If you use tampons for your period you can do that when you swim as well. But if you for some reason can’t or don’t want to, you can use period underwear for swimming. No tampons required. At least not if you don’t have a super heavy flow at that time. The water pressure actually helps to reduce the flow, but not entirely. And you have to get up at some point.

Reading through recommendations on the internet, I can see that most aren’t up to date. Everywhere I look I see that “you can’t use a pad for swimming”. That’s not really true anymore. There are bikini bottoms that allow you to wear special pads. This means protection up to 6 tampons worth. I will give you an example of that further down.

What I love about period underwear for swimming is that you don’t have to wear or worry about tampons, liners or pads. You just put on you one-piece or bikini and you’re good to go. The protection is built in. Easy peasy. No one can ever know you’re on your period. They work like a charm.  Let’s dive in and take a look at what’s available.

Women’s period underwear for swimming

I know of 2 great brands that make period underwear for swimming. We have Modibodi and Rubylove. Modibodi has a very small but super qualitative selection. Rubylove has tons of stuff in good quality. They have a couple of different designs with different absorbency capacities and functions. Make sure you read the descriptions.


Period proof One-pieces

A classic black one piece will never go out of style. You can use it for years to come. On the other hand it’s not as fun and enjoyable as something colorful matching your sun kissed skin. The one piece is great if you want to do something a little more active, like swimming, surfing or snorkeling.

Period proof One-pieces

This one holds up to 2 tampons worth and is perfect for light period days. Or as back up for heavier bleeding. Don’t let anything stop you from doing what you want.

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period proof one piece for swimming

With a sense of flare

This lovely thing comes in a variety of colors and can really keep you safe throughout any kind of flow. On its on it holds up to 3 tampons worth. You can also with Rubylove’s double sided pad for up to 6 tampons of absorption (you find the pads under Accessories on the site). These One pieces are designed specifically for water. That means no swelling. No one can ever tell it’s a period proof swimsuit.

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Period proof Racerback

If you want something a little more sporty this Racerback with Hot lava print is a great choice. No swelling, no leaks, and no tampons needed. There are a lot more colors and prints if Hot lava ain’t your thing.

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