Can You Wear a Thong During Period?

18 August 2022  |  Admin

 Absolutely, you can certainly wear a thong or -string during your period. It's worth noting however that you can't wear standard sanitary pads, so your options for period protection are slightly more limited than usual:

For many people, thong undies are their daily 'go-to' from their knicker drawer. There's no VPL (Visible Panty Lines) and if you're used to wearing them they're super comfortable. But how do you wear a thong during your period?

Can you wear a thong on your period?

How to Wear a Thong on Your Period

To wear a thong on your period,  you just use your 'normal' period products, unless you're a sanitary pad or panty liner user.  For tampon or menstrual cup wearers, this is easy as your internal period protection remains unchanged and if you find that you have light flow this is fine for you to wear your regular underwear, even a G-string!

You'll come unstuck however if you usually wear a sanitary towel or panty liner alone and may have to look at alternatives. That's because normal period pads won't fit a G String or Thong.

Standard disposable sanitary pads which have a sticky backing don't have enough material to attach to. And pads with wings have the same issue. And even the slimmest cotton reusable pads aren't suitable for wearing with thongs.

So what are the options if you can't or don't want to wear internal period protection?

'Just what I needed after getting the coil put in, only bought one pair to try out but have ended up washing every night to rewear the next day �� Kept to my original size and works well, slightly tight but wouldn’t want any looser'   Sarah

Period Thong from Cheeky Wipes

Can you get pads for thongs?

Yes, you can get thong liner pads for thongs.  Thong liners are triangular shaped disposable panty pads made specifically for wearing with thongs. They're thin and shaped to fit into your knickers.

Do thong liners work?

Thong liners do work, but because they are thin and shaped, they only work for very light period flow.  For heavier period flow you'd need internal period protection or a G-string period undies.

And, of course they're disposable which isn't great for the planet either.

How to wear a thong on your period

Can you get period thongs?

Yes you can get period thongs from many brands of period underwear. Like normal period pants, period thongs have got a moisture wicking layer, an absorbent layer to catch the blood and a waterproof layer to stop leaks.

'Love them so much and wear them even when it’s not my period, they are so comfortable and reliably leak proof.' John

Period thongs are just like normal high-waisted period panties. All period knickers are super comfy compared to wearing pads. They're easily washed in cold water just hold off on adding any fabric softener.

However because there's much less material in a thong than regular period underwear, period thongs are only suitable for light flow. They're perfect at the start or end of your period, but if you're heavy for a day or two, you'd be better off switching to regular pairs of period pants.

'Love these! I prefer to wear thongs when not on my period so these are great for those days before or the last few days of your period when there's not much but you need something there. I will definitely be buying more, they're so comfortable.'  Emily


Cheeky Wipes have a range of period pants and period swimwear to cover the whole of your period. From High-Waisted to Heavy Flow, with specific styles for teens and tweens, we've got period knickers for everyone. We also have a fantastic questionnaire to help you make the switch to reusable period products. Simply complete a few questions and our expert team will provide you with a tailored recommendation to help you make the switch!

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About the author: Helen Rankin is a Mum of 4 and founded Cheeky Wipes,  the original reusable wipes kit back in 2008 after disposable wipes caused her eczema to flare up. She went on to develop their range of 'Simple Reusables' to include period pants, reusable sanitary pads and reusable makeup removing pads. The team pride themselves on providing relatable friendly advice and just LOVE to chat pee, poo and periods all day long! The Company was recognised for their hard work in developing environmentally friendly products with the Queens Award in Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2021.  

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