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Bec Judd is swearing by period undies in isolation, so why is everyone talking about these celeb-approved knickers?

Now is as good a time as ever to give these bad boys a go.

By Jess Pullar
Period underwear isn't anything new to the market, per se, but you might have noticed they've been mentioned a little more of late.
There are a few reasons that could explain why. For one, we're now spending more time indoors than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, which means there's no better time for ample research and trial - and that includes nifty new knicker designs for that time of the month.
Another reason why you keep revisiting the period-proofing option? It seems even some well-known celebs are on board, and they can't stop talking about it.
In case you missed it, presenter Bec Judd has long been a fan of period-proof underwear.
The mother-of-four proved as much last year when she spoke to KIIS FM, revealing that leak-proof underwear was her favourite kind - and not just when it came to that time of the month.
Admitting that when her hay fever picks up, she often "wees her pants" when she sneezes, her preferred brand of underwear happens to be Modibodi - an Australian label that uses state of the art fabric technology to create a stain resistant lining for modern periods and leaks.
Bec Judd is a huge fan of period underwear. (Instagram / @Becjudd)

So what are period undies, and do they actually work?

As it so happens, Bec is certainly onto something - after years of prodding, prototyping, washing, wearing, testing and fine-tuning the fabric, Modibodi came up with a design that looks exactly like underwear, yet provides the comfort and peace of mind we've all struggled with when it comes to that time of the month.
The designs feature lining that's stain resistant and leak-proof, with an added air technology which wicks moisture and fights odours and sweat.
So you can say goodbye to forking out money each month on tampons and pads, because period undies will protect you no matter how heavy your flow.
Feeling a little more reassured now?
Period undies, like this Modibodi style gives the wearer a little more peace of mind when it comes to that time of the month. Shop them online here. (Image: Modibodi)

Why wear period undies?

There are a myriad of reasons why making the switch to period undies is beneficial.
First and foremost, the lack of tampons and pad waste is undeniably a good thing for the environment.
According to recent stats, tampons, panty liners and pads, as well as their packaging can generate over 200,000 tonnes of waste per year.
Even if just 10 per cent of people switched to period underwear, the stats would undoubtedly be vastly different.
In addition, our current isolated climate amid the COVID-19 pandemic means there's actually no better time to give the underwear a go.
We're largely in the comfort of our own homes each and everyday, meaning that you'll have peace of mind and a little more trust in the process when you give them a go.
Oh, and one more thing, imagine waking up and not fretting about spotting on your sheets? Hello blissful iso sleep-ins!
There is even a leak-proof swimwear range. Shop it online here. (Image: Modibodi)
There's also a significant range of styles out there for all shapes, sizes, and ages.
Modibodi has even gone so far as to design a swimwear range - which has a unique fabric technology making it water repellant, leak-proof and comfortable to boot.
Another great way you can use period undies is to wear them around your due date. Some cycles, your period may not always stick to the script and arrive when predicted - so for extra peace of mind you can wear period undies in the days leading up to your forecast due date to prevent any unwanted accidents.
So if you weren't already convinced by Bec, a quick glance at the above might convince you that now is the perfect time to trial these bad boys. We're pretty sure you won't regret it.