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THINX Review – I Tried THINX Period Underwear

review of thinx period pantiesThis THINX Period Underwear review is two years in the making. I’ve been using THINX for awhile now, so I finally wanted to blog about my experience using them.

Throughout two decades of having periods, I’ve only used pads. (Tampons just aren’t for me.) Buying pads month after month add up, and in the effort to save money long-term and to help the environment, I bought period underwear from THINX.

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Why is My Period Late?

Late PeriodMy period is always on time – always! – but a few weeks ago, when I went on vacation, overseas, I found myself panicking. My period was late. And not only by a few days, but over a week late.

I knew I wasn’t pregnant, but the idea of having a baby completely scared me. Like most of you, pregnancy is a life-changing event and one of the scariest experiences if you’re not planning on having a baby anytime soon. I mean, having a baby is a game changer (and really expensive too boot.)

Fortunately, my period came and went, and I realized it was all the stress and the few extra pounds I had put on, due to the holidays and yummy holiday food I was binging on, and my oversea travels that threw my body for a loop. I went 52 days from one period to the next – so it definitely freaked me out! [click to continue…]

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Understanding Toxic Shock Syndrome from Tampons

Toxic Shock SyndromeToxic shock syndrome is a life-threatening bacterial infection that is linked to using tampons. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) can cause your body to go into shock, and it can cause liver failure, kidney failure and even heart failure.
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Reasons for Missed Period When You’re Not Pregnant

reasons for missed period

Missing your period is one of the scariest feelings! For most women, a missed period is typically the first sign of pregnancy. (And the thought of having a baby can be terrifying, especially if you haven’t been planning to get pregnant.) Before you worry too much, take a home pregnancy test. If the results are negative, and you haven’t been intimate around the time of your ovulation, you are most likely safe.

So what can cause a missed period (or a late period) if you’re not pregnant?

What are the reasons for a missed period when you’re not pregnant?

There are many reasons that cause your period to be late.

(You may also like to read about PMS or Pregnancy? A related article that compares PMS symptoms to the very first pregnancy signs.)
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