Thinx high waisted panty review part 2

I am going to be doing an updated review on these panties. I’ve worn them twice since my first review of them.

March 29, 2017

When I got my period in March, it was breakthrough bleeding that lead to a period. It started March 7th, and ended March 31/April 1. From the 7th – the 28th it was spotting. The kind of thing I could get by, if I used a tissue or panty liner. The 28th, I remembered that I had these panties, for some reason I forgot. Anyway, I found them, and decided to wear them the next day. If I remember correctly, I probably started the sugar pills a few days before, so I was expecting my period the 29th (I always get it on wednesdays). My periods on birth control are generally light, so I didn’t think twice when I put the panties on and left for work. When I say light, I mean a light tampon may or may not be filled, 6 hours later when I pull it out. After the first time I used to the bathroom, I noticed that the gusset felt damp. I was able to get past it, but the next time I went to the bathroom, I still felt it, and it bothered me, I literally had this expression on my face: 

Dampness in my panties is something that drives me crazy. So I got a tissue and tried to remove as much blood as I could (blood that for whatever reason didn’t get absorbed), tried to put the panties back on, and I still felt the dampness. So I did what I didn’t want to do- I put a piece of tissue on top,of the gusset. (See facial expression above). I didn’t feel any dampness any longer, however, it was a thin layer for my blood to go through. And Everytime I went to the bathroom at work after that, I had to use toilet paper. Granted I didn’t go to the bathroom that much. I did not feel secure with these panties on. I mainly sit at work, and Everytime I got up, I had to check my seat to see if there was any blood. (There wasn’t any) But, by the time I got home, I noticed that there was some blood on the outer part of the panties. The blood has seeped through all of the layers. I didn’t think to bring a backup pair of panties because I knew I wouldn’t have filled 2 tampons.

I am posting links to the pics of the bloody panties, in case someone reading this doesn’t want to see the pics.

The inner part part of the gusset (his was taken when I got home)

The outer part, it’s hard to see the wetness, but it’s in the middle


June 30, 2017

So I decided to wear these panties again. Main reason being, I only had ‘regular’ tampons, and no panty liners. (I just came back from vacation, and didn’t go to the store, and on my day off, I forgot to get tampons– I forgot to get some today as well…) Anyway, so I wore these to work, not expecting anything. Certainly not thinking I’d need to update y’all about the panties. So I definitely didn’t bring extra panties, or panty liners (which I still didn’t have). I put the panties on around 7am. By 10:30am, I’m at work like:

I felt that wetness, that I’m sure everyone who has had a period before, has felt. It was wetness on the outer part of the gusset. I went to the bathroom, and there was blood on the top, some had soaked through, AND there was blood on my pants. I know this sounds crazy, but this day, wearing the thinx panties basically felt like I’d worn nothing but tissue between my legs, with regular panties. Luckily for me:

-I work at a place that at one point required black pants, they’ve allowed us to wear different colors, but I still wear black. (So no leaks were visible to anyone)

-We have a washing machine & dryer. I didn’t wash my panties there, although I could have. I did have a clean pair of pants fresh out the dryer to wear (but I do have a spare pair in my locker)

-There is a store a hop, skip & jump away

-I had a patient not show up.

So I was able to go to the store and buy some panties, and panty liners, and change with no issue.


In case you’re wondering, I was able to only use 2 panty liners from 11 to 4 when I got off work. So it wasn’t like my period was regular or even heavy. (In case you’re wondering, the day before I wore a regular tampon; I wore it for 8 hours, and when I pulled it out, it was still very white. A dry tampon isn’t very comfortable to pull out)

More pics; these were taken when I was able to change, not when I first went to the bathroom.

Inner gusset 

Outer gusset (I did wrap the panties in tissue to prevent more leakage)

Closeup of outer


Based on these last 2 experiences, I most likely won’t wear my thinx panties anymore. I don’t fee so secure, and I don’t think I should have to change in the middle of the day, especially since I had light periods. I shouldn’t have had bloody pants 3 hours after putting the panties on.

Earlier in the morning I was thinking to myself that I needed to buy more, but if I only wore the panties 3 times, and they’re already leaky, I’m not taking that chance. Especially since they weren’t cheap. It would have really sucked if I had on white pants.

Thinx High Waisted Panty XS review

High waisted style

Thinx panties come in 6 different styles, Some are for light days, some for medium, and some for heavy days. The high waisted style is for medium days  and it holds up to 1 1/2 tampons worth.


I bought this particular style because I loved the lace on the side. It didn’t dawn on me until right after I hit the order button that a high waisted style is not what I want to wear during my period. I get bloated, so I dislike anything near my stomach– the lower the better.



I do want to mention that while wearing these panties, I was between a spotting and a light day. I am on the extended cycle birth control, so I {should} generally only get my period every 3 months. The last time I had my period, was somewhere between Jan & Feb, possibly in March (for whatever reason I didn’t mark down in the app I have on my phone when I got my period last). Anyway, I was supposed to get it early June, but it never came. I was not good at taking the pill at the same time everyday (I accidentally forgot 2 pills in a row, and one 2 days pervious). So I had what they call breakthrough bleeding. Imo, breakthrough bleeding is different from a regular period, because it’s always darker (rarely a bright red), and also very hard to get out of panties. The other I times I’ve had breakthrough bleeding, it’s lasted for 1 month. The breakthrough bleeding tends to be light. Some days it’s too light to wear a light tampon (which is very thin), some days it’s even too light to wear certain panty liners. Some days either is fine.

So this review is going to be for the one day I wore these panties, which was the second ( and also the heaviest) day. The heaviest day, still being only about 1 slim fit tampon.


The fit

I chose XS, because that is the size I normally wear. Also since they’re high waisted, a small would probably be too big in the waist. The waist on these is perfect. They are high, which visually isn’t good for me, since I short. They come up to my belly button. Even though they were high, and I was bloated, the waist didn’t bother me, it wasn’t too tight. The waist was very comfortable.


However, the leg openings were tight. For my size, I don’t think I have thin thighs. My thighs touch. If it helps, my thighs are 21.25 inches (54.5cm) across the top. The actual leg opening for the panties is a hair smaller than 21.5 inches.


The leg opening was right enough to be uncomfortable after a few hours. There was a mark on my leg after I took them off. However, it wasn’t uncomfortable enough that I wanted to take them off as soon as I got home.



The material

The panties are very soft, the lace isn’t scratchy at all (like how the lace on some bras can be). The outer piece of the solid black fabric almost feels like swimwear. The inner portion of the fabric feels like it’s at least 3 layers thick. The material itself isn’t thick (you won’t feel like you’re wearing a pad), it’s just more than the basic 2 layers most panties have. The gusset goes very high in both the front and back (higher than regular panties), so these would be good for sleeping in. The gusset is wider than normal gussets, but not uncomfortable. The non gusset, non lace portion of the panties is lined. 


Wearing them

I will say I was hesitant to wear them at first. I love the idea of not having to wear a tampon or panty liner, but there comes an uncertainty when trying a menstrual item out for the first time, especially when you’re at work. (In order for me to do my job, I have to sit in front of people with my legs open, so I can’t have any surprises.  But everything went smooth. There were times at work when I felt fluids coming out of me (a normal thing when I’m wearing a pad/panty liner-because gravity). And at one point, I needed to go to the bathroom. When I went to the bathroom, there was some “period” visible on the panties. When I get breakthrough bleeding it is oftentimes full of clots, which isn’t something that it going to seep into the fabric. So that is what I saw on the panties. And since the clots were on top of the panties, it is something I was going to feel if I put the panties back on normally. So I wiped it down, and put a small piece of tissue there (I didn’t want to feel any wetness). At the end of the day, when I got ready to take a shower, I mixed that there was some sweat in the panties (when I walk into my apartment it’s always hot- I don’t keep my AC on when I’m at work). However, I did not feel the moisture from the sweat (or the period for that matter). So these would be good for working out in. I was amazed, because I could see the sweat, but not feel it.

Also, I feel it’s worth mentioning that there wasn’t a smell. I notice when I wear pads or panty liners, there’s always a smell. I think I read the smell comes from the iron in your blood mixing with the oxygen in the air? The smell from pads/panty liners is something I’ve noticed even after showering & wearing one.


I hand washed these, as I wanted to wear them the next day, but the next day they were still too wet to wear. I hand washed them in my bathroom sink. I felt as though I didn’t clean them enough, because the water didn’t turn red  or pink. 😳 I let water run on the gusset for about 5 minutes after washing them, and the water was still clear. I rang them out, and put them on a towel in my hot ass apartment and hoped they would be dry by the morning. After they dried I noticed the  gusset doesn’t really seem soft. But I may just need to put them in the washing machine.


In the future, I do want to try all the styles, so that I can compare them. I do love them in place of other feminine hygiene products,  and urge everyone to try them.