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We're all used to the familiar sick, squeezing feeling we get when we're about to start our period - and we realise we don't have any tampons or sanitary towels.
Well, Primark want to wave goodbye to sanitary products, and replace them with their smart and comfortable 'period knickers'.
Coming in lighter and heavier flow options to cover all stages of your period, the smart period pants can hold between three to four tampons' worth of liquid.
The knickers have four inbuilt layers of protection; the first layer quickly wicks away moisture, fights bacteria and stops smells so that you always feel dry and fresh. Then, an absorbent secondary layer will soak up fluid and lock it away. The third layer gives you extra waterproof protection to help prevent any pesky leaks and finally there's a fourth layer of super soft fabric for ultimate comfort.
And the period underwear is easily rewearable - needing only a cold soak until the water runs clear and then a cold wash (without any fabric conditioner) and you're good to go again.
The period panties, which come in high waist, hipster and mini-briefs and start at just £6, were shared on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK.
But while the period underwear makes a far cheaper and eco-friendly alternative to other sanitary products, some people on the group were left uncertain at the panties.
"I find bleeding into pants so strange," wrote one woman.
Another added: "I would not use same pants til my period lasts, bloody disgusting," while several more immature people on the group simply posted vomiting emojis.
However, other users pointed out just how beneficial the pants could be to those in period poverty, or others who find themselves struggling with the usual sanitary products.
"Here we go again, fully grown women using sick face emojis to try and embarrass or shame other females for using cost effective and environmentally friendly period products. Grow the hell up," one person wrote.
"Best thing I have ever bought for bed time... and not ashamed to admit it...sleep without worry... nothing unhygienic about them.. can't believe women are shaming other women.. now that's disgusting!" a second said.
A third chipped in: "Honestly these are ace. A real step in the right direction from Primark and hopefully a step closer to bringing an end to period poverty."
Looks like these could be a real turning point for all those who menstruate!
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