Can Period Underwear Cause A UTI?

Apr 10, 2024

Can Period Underwear Cause A UTI?

Let’s Chat: Can Period Underwear Cause A UTI?

Does period underwear contribute to urinary tract infections (UTIs)? It's a question worth exploring, especially since we're all about making periods as stress-free, comfortable and positive as possible. So, let's break it down, shall we?

Understanding UTI’s

A urinary tract infections are bacterial infections that affect any part of the urinary system. Symptoms can include a burning sensation when peeing, frequent urges to urinate, and cloudy urine. Not the funnest thing to deal with. If you think you may have a UTI speak with a medical professional for advice on treatment. 

Does period underwear cause UTI’s 

Short answer, no! There's no direct evidence to suggest that period underwear causes UTIs. However, like any menstrual product, the key to maintaining your health down there is all about proper hygiene. UTIs are usually caused by bacteria (often from the bowel) entering the urinary tract. This means that the risk of a UTI is more about how bacteria is managed rather than the menstrual product itself.

Best Practices for Period Underwear Use:

  • Keep it Clean: Washing after every use is a must. Our underwear can be washed and dried in a machine making it easiest for you! 
  • Change Regularly: Just like you would with traditional period products, change your period underwear regularly, especially on heavier flow days, to prevent any buildup of bacteria.
  • Listen to Your Body: Everyone's flow and body are different. Pay attention to what works best for you and adjust accordingly.

In conclusion, period underwear is a fabulous option for those looking to make their menstrual cycle more sustainable and comfortable. With proper care and hygiene, the risk of UTIs can be minimized, letting you enjoy the benefits of period underwear worry-free. Remember, we're all about open conversation here, so if you have concerns or experiences you'd like to share, we're all ears.

Looking for a safe Period Underwear option?  Poppins Period Underwear is free of PFAS and is Oeko Tex certified. It's HIGHLY absorbent, AND it is safe to throw in the dryer.

Let's continue to support each other in our wellness journeys and keep the conversation going. Stay fabulous and informed, everyone!