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Don’t let your period put you off your game: sports period underwear for every athlete

Hands up: who’s ever sat out on sports during their period? Honestly, most of us have at some point.

Because let’s face it – playing sports during your period can be a real challenge. Between contorting your body into odd positions, wearing body-baring outfits and changing in communal spaces, the thought of mess, leaks and pain can be pretty intimidating. Even Dr Jana Pittman, an Olympian, knows this struggle too well.

A recent global survey revealed 3 out of 5 teenage girls have skipped or quit sports due to the fear of leaking or revealing their period. That’s a huge shame.

Periods are a fact of life; they’re here for a long time, not a good time. So why should they hold us back?

Enter sports period underwear and activewear. These clever styles are just as comfortable, breathable and absorbent as regular period undies, but they’re designed specifically for sports. So you can move, jump, bend and sweat to your heart’s content without worrying about discomfort or leaks.

We know the term ‘life changing’ gets thrown around a lot, but when we say period undies and activewear are changing the game, we seriously mean it. In this article, we’ll explain what they are, how they work and how they’ll revolutionise the way you train, compete and play.

Can I exercise and play sports during my period?

You absolutely can. Exercising during your period can be really beneficial.

It’s important to remember that everyone’s menstrual cycle is unique. If you’re feeling sluggish or experiencing painful cramps, you might feel more inclined to hit the couch than the gym. And that’s completely valid – we should listen to our bodies and slow down when we need to.

However, research suggests that exercise can increase blood flow and oxygen levels, which can help reduce menstrual pain. Plus, exercise releases endorphins, boosting your mood and making you feel stronger. So if you want to, go for it.

How can I deal with my period during sports?

Have you ever found yourself resorting to less-than-ideal solutions to deal with your period during sports? Like wearing a just-in-case tampon before your period has even started or getting all hot and bothered in baggy shorts so no one notices a pad? Been there, done that, bought the T-shirt.

This takes us back to our sports period underwear, which is exactly what it sounds like: breathable, absorbent period undies designed specifically for training.

Made from recycled fabric that absorbs moisture and sweat, our sports period underwear keeps you fresh throughout your workout. Featuring our signature leak-proof technology, they absorb up to 2-3 tampons. Pretty cool, huh?

It doesn’t end there – they’re also undetectable under your sports uniform or activewear, making uncomfy bunching a thing of the past.

Plus, if you take care of them, sports period underwear can last for years, so you can opt to wear them instead of reusables and feel great about reducing your environmental impact.

What features should I look for when I buy sports period underwear?

Ready to try for yourself? Here are some important features to look for when you’re on the hunt for sports period underwear and activewear.

  • Absorbency is key. Just like regular period undies, sports period underwear comes in different absorbencies to handle your flow, from super light to moderate-heavy. Make sure you choose the level that works for you.
  • Fit is everything. Sizing can vary between brands, so double-check the size guide to find the perfect fit for your body. You want a pair that’s snug but still comfy.
  • Stay cool with breathable materials. Look for breathable fabrics that help regulate your body temperature and maximise airflow.
  • Moisture-wicking is a must. Whether you’re hitting the gym or running outdoors, you want underwear and activewear that can keep up with your sweat. Look for moisture-wicking capabilities that will keep you dry and comfortable.

Okay, I’m convinced. But what kind of period underwear is right for me?

No matter what kind of athlete you are or the body you inhabit, PUMA X Modibodi’s groundbreaking period underwear range caters for you.

New to the period underwear game? Take the plunge with our supportive Active Briefs and Active Boyshorts, or banish the VPL (visible panty line) with the Active Thong (perfect for light-flow days).

Feeling more confident? Dive straight in with period-proof Cycle Shorts and Active Leggings. These styles can handle a moderate-to-heavy flow all on their own, so you can move easily and freely without any added layers.

Don’t let your period hold you back

Periods can be inconvenient. But they don’t have to stop you from doing the things you love.

Stay confident, comfortable and leak-free with PUMA X Modibodi’s underwear and activewear.

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