REVIEW: Modibodi Period Underwear

Review of Modibodi by Freya Bennett


If you had told me a couple of years ago that there was some new technology for dealing with periods, I couldn’t have even imagined what you were talking about! I honestly thought there wasn’t anything new we could do apart from some kind of new packaging on our everyday pads and tampons.

Cue period undies! Such a simple concept, but I honestly had never imagined it!

I recently tried Modibodi’s period underwear and was blown away! I am quite a lazy person when it comes to periods and I think I have been awarded that luxury by having a pretty light flow, so I don’t really have to worry too much if my period surprises me.

I never seem to have pads or tampons right when I need them, which can be a little annoying, but I can usually manage to get to the shops in time before the crimson wave is at high tide.

Having reusable undies is perfect for someone who really can’t be bothered having a cupboard stocked full with pads and tampons. Plus, you save a hell of a lot of money each month and you can feel good about doing your bit for the environment.

I was sent two Modibodi undies (the active brief and classic boyleg). They look just like my regular underwear, so I was pleasantly surprised after thinking they would be huge nanna undies. And they are really comfortable! I thought in order to absorb enough, they would have to be pretty padded in between your legs, but I honestly didn’t really notice any difference from my normal underwear.

Because I have a light flow, I wore them as soon as I got my period—for heavier flows, I would recommend using them for your lighter days near the end of your period or for extra protection when you’re using a tampon or menstrual cup!

Knowing I was going to be writing a review on my new Modibodis, I wanted to give them a red hot go (pun intended) so I went out to the city, spent a couple of hours wandering around and shopping, and although I was feeling anxious, there was absolutely no leaking! WOO! Go active brief!

That night I decided to try the classic boyleg to test out how they worked for sleeping. I usually roll around during the night and used to regularly have some leakage so I wasn’t super excited to run this test. However, I woke up absolutely fine! The classic boyleg I have is a light flow underwear, which means it’s really only for light flows like mine, but Modibodi have a moderate flow product out now and will be releasing a heavy flow product January 17th, so I would recommend these for night times if you have a medium to heavy flow!

But how does it work? How does underwear that feels just like normal underwear really work like a pad? Well, because technology! You can watch this super short and informative video of founder Kristy Chong explaining how it works. (Side note: FINALLY someone is using the actual colour of periods, no more blue liquid!)

I would recommend these undies to anyone who is no fuss, to anyone who is conscious of the environment, and to anyone who doesn’t like the feeling of pads or tampons. Also, they are super handy if you are out and about; you can wear them if you are expecting your period to arrive and not have to worry about being caught without any protection.

I have tried everything under the sun when it comes to periods. Disposable pads and tampons, menstrual cups, reusable pads—you name it, I’ve tried it all! I’m always hoping to make my period as easy as possible (I’m really lazy, remember?) and I have to say, Modibodi’s period undies are my favourite thus far. It’s pretty much like not having a period at all.



Freya Bennett

Freya Bennett is the Co-Founder and Director of Ramona Magazine for Girls. She is a writer and illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who has a passion for youth rights and mental health. To combat her own battle with anxiety and hypochondria, you can find Freya boxing, practicing yoga, taking sertraline and swimming in the ocean. She believes in opening up about her mental health struggles and shining a light on what is not spoken about. Freya welcomed her first daughter, Aurora into the world on the 21st of November, 2017 and spends her days building blocks, reading stories and completely exhausted. With a passion for grassroots activism and creative community, Freya began Ramona Magazine as an alternative to boring, image-obsessed teen media. The magazine is founded upon Freya’s core values of creative expression, equality and kindness. You can follow her on Instagram @thecinnamonsociety

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