If you’ve ever menstruated, chances are you’ve stained or ruined countless pairs of underwear. No matter how diligently we aim to be in changing our pads and tampons, spills happen. Often.
Enter THINX®, the “period panties” gaining major buzz on social media for good reason. They not only help stop the monthly underwear massacre, but provide a body-safe alternative to conventional pads and tampons (which often contain risky chemicals).
I’ve admired creator Miki Agrawal’s work for some time, and recently and the chance to gab with her on Girl Boner® Radio. She’s complete awesome-sauce (totally going to embrace that pun—HA! ;)). Her socially impactful goes far beyond period problems in the U.S., helping girls in Africa stay in school and more.
In this short episode, you’ll learn:
- How THINX came into fruition and how to use them
- How problems surrounding menstruation hurt girls worldwide
- How THINX helps these girls
- Miki’s top advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs
You’ll also hear a wonderful #AskDrMegan segment, answering a listener’s question on regaining sexual desire for her husband, when she’s only craving sex with other men. If you relate on some level, there’s so much hope to be had.
Listen and subscribe on iTunes, or stream the episode here:
To watch an eye-opening short film created by THINX®, visit shethinx.com/theweek. It’s fabulous!
Have you tried THINX®? What did you think of our chat? Or Dr. Megan’s advice? I LOVE hearing from you.
Elizabeth Gnazzo says
OMG!!! How could I have lived my entire life, approaching 50, and nobody has ever thought to make these before now??? THANK YOU so very much for bringing these to our attention! I am so stoked to buy some (have not one iota of care in the world that I might not need to use them very long, w/menopause around the corner, but will guarantee you that I will pass the word FAR and WIDE that these wonderful undies are OUT THERE!!!!)
August McLaughlin says
Aw, I’m stoked *for* you! Aren’t Miki and her work amazing? Wishing you blissfully uneventful periods from here on out. Huge thanks for spreading the word!
Scott L Vannatter says
I watched the film. It was very informative and interesting.
I have always felt sorry that girls and women had to put up with the joking and pain and whatever else that people knowing you were on your period brought to mind.
It is so wonderful to see so much being done, especially for those who, up to now, could not do much for themselves.
*I think I will reblog or repost this to my site!
August McLaughlin says
Thanks so much for taking the time to watch, Scott, and for your compassion! These kinds of strides are so very important. May the stigma keep lessening.
Aurora Jean Alexander says
This was very educational, interesting and I listened with curiosity like a little girl. Who would have thought? *sigh*
Thank you, August.
I have been hearing so much about Thinx and thanks to you, I finally got to learn more. Great interview – thank you so much for the information. Love your work!!!