Sunday, July 8, 2012

Adira Period Panty- a pragmatic approach to avoid staining during those days

Hello Beauties,

I have been always writing reviews for cosmetics, skincare & nail art & other stuff, however this is the first time I'm gonna be talking about a normal but sensitive topic-Hygiene during periods.

We all know how important it is & how Young girls and women have been facing the problem of staining the longest time in history without a solution till now. Not only is a stain embarrassing, it is also un-hygienic as stains left on furniture or sheets can be a thriving ground for bacteria.

Research also  shows that young girls are missing on school and activities during periods due to the fear of staining. They also do not perform as well in exams if they have their periods due to added stress.

Like any other women,  Deepa A Kumar, a 34-year-old  Bangalore based telecommunications engineer also felt the need for a solution for the problem of period stains & invented the Period Panty which was named Adira.
 Adira means strong! Isn't the name very apt! Since we all believe women are strong.
Deepa had been working on the idea for more than a year. The Bannerghatta Road resident was a part of the software industry before venturing into the garment business three years ago. 
She was interested in clothes and had done lot of research on different kinds of fabrics. When she decided to start a business,her  focus was on maternity wear & her company was  the first to make maternity salwars.

Here's what you need to know about a period panty:

Price: Rs.250 INR

Sizes: From XXS to XXXL

What is a Period Panty ?
Well, they are just like regular panties; except they are leak-proof. With Adira Period Panties, you don’t have to worry about staining sheets, clothes or furniture. And there is no need to fret, they are made of 100% Cotton and are SUPER COMFY and are 100% Safe to Use

Why should I use it ?
No one likes to leave a stain behind or have a stained behind. And what’s more, stains area breeding ground for bacteria. So Adira Period Panties keeps you clean and stress-free.

How does it work ?
The special fabric is made of 3 layers. The first absorbent layer, the second layer is the leak-proof layer and the third cotton layer. All the layers breathe to keep you cool and comfy

Why Boxer Fit on HIGH FLOW DAYS ?
The Boxer protects all the areas of staining, which are the Front, Back and Inner thigh regions.
The Boxer has a special inner layer that keeps the pad from shifting and crumpling.
This special layer works great with Pads and wings, Pads without wings and Tampons.

Why Hipster on LOW FLOW DAYS ?
The Hipster keeps the Front and the Back regions free from stains

Which one should I choose ?
We recommend the Boxers for high flow days, for women who are physically active and for school going girls
We recommend the Hipsters for low flow days and for everyday protection.

How do I care for them ?
Adira Period Panties are machine washable.

How many should I buy ?
We recommend you have a period wardrobe of at least 2 boxer and 2 hipster fit Adira Period Panties.

My Two cents:

During school days, I always enjoyed going to the classes & never wanted to stay back at home to feel bored. Always wanted to enjoy being with my friends & have fun. So during the periods my mom used to make sure I carried extra sanitary pads during  the heavy flow days. In spite of that, I used to sometimes ask my friends to walk behind me  for a few steps to see if my school skirt was stained, to avoid embarrassment( Oh I also need to mention I studied in a co-ed school). However be a co-ed or girls school,it is really awkward for a girl.

When in school there were times when I felt I needed to wear an extra underwear to avoid staining, but because of the though of discomfort, I refrained most of the times. 

My Experience:

I got the boxer fit & used it during heavy flow days. The boxer  is bit thick probably because it has extra leakproof layers to prevent leaks and stains on bedsheets and clothes.

The fabric is 100% cotton and the leakproof layer is breathable & doesn't make you feel uncomfortable & gives a snugger fit. The elastic around the waist is of high quality & stretches to your exact fit & doesn't make the skin irritated. 

When one wears it, it just feels like a regular but secure kind of panty that holds your pad firm & secure. It doesn't cause any irritation on the inner thighs. Often girls complain complain about rash & irritation that leads to marks, but this doesn't irritate the skin at all.

When I used it during heavy flow at night time, the first absorbent layer got stained but it didn't  get transude to the other layers. The boxer protects the front, back & inner thigh areas from staining.

I thought the boxer would shrink or change it's shape after wash because of the thin plastic kind of  inner layer but it didn't. Since it has 3 layers, when I put it for drying in the  balcony during rainy season & there was no sight of sun for 2-3 days, it didn't dry completely it was little moist.

The best part is that, this can be used with Pads and wings, Pads without wings and Tampons. And it has instructions written  which guide you to use it.

At times when I had to attend a party, the mere thought of staining my party wear would make me think twice about attending a party or a wedding. But now I can give this boxer a try when donning party wear.

So, this is like a blessing during periods, no more worries about staining at school, workplace or staining the sheets. This is like a  pragmatic solution for  the staining during mensuration which is a major problem for women across all age groups.

Do check their website to see the collection & order one for yourself here

Here are links to demonstrate how it works:
Breathability Test :

P.S : Right now they are offering a 30% discount on Marron & Brown Colored Period Panties.

PR sample


  1. Thanx Uzma... This one is useful

  2. thanx fr d review u tell me whre it is available?

  3. Yendrilla, my pleasure! It's available on their official website

    1. Hey Uzma I got Adira Panties on Urbantouch also
      Check it out here

    2. Yendrilla, brown & maroon colored ones are for even less price at Adira website.Do check the best deal online & purchase :)

    3. Okkay .. I have checked the website... Price is much less there.. :)

  4. Ok thanx.. I would definitely check it out!

  5. Thanx.. I will check their website!!:)


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