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Most Frequently Asked Questions

Reusable Period Panty FAQs

The Basics

What is Soch period panty?

It is a reusable and leak-proof underwear that can be used for a variety of purposes. They are made of a leak-proof crotch panel that can accommodate removable inserts and interlabial pads, if needed.

What are Soch Inserts?

Soch Inserts are cloth pad inserts that can be used along with Soch period panty to extend the amount of time one can use the period panty. They do not have a leak-proof layer and come with snap-on buttons on the side so that they don’t move around.

What are Soch interlabial pads?

These pads are much smaller than pantyliners and are to be worn externally along with cloth pads or menstrual cup. You need to keep this between the labia (lips or folds of skin at the vaginal opening) to catch the menstrual flow much closer to the vagina to avoid messy leaks during heavy flow/ flow with clots.

What can Soch period panty be used for?

It can be used for daily discharge, period flow, postpartum bleeding, daily discharge, urinary incontinence, or as a backup for menstrual cups.

Who can use it?

It is an eco-friendly period product option for menstruating women as well as older women with urinary incontinence issues or issues with bladder control.

How can Soch period panty be used?

It can be used as is or can be coupled with inserts. If you use inserts, you can keep changing the insert as needed and you can use one Soch period panty through the day.

What is it made of?

Soch period panty is made of 95% cotton and 5% percent spandex. The outer layer of inserts are made of combed cotton. Internal pad is made of polyester.

  • 195% Cotton, 5% Spandex Absorbent, Breathable and Soft Against Skin
  • 2100% Polyester Absorbent, Moisture Wicking, Quick Dry
  • 3100% Polyester Leakproof
  • 495% Cotton, 5% Spandex Breathable and Soft Against Skin

What are the different types of Soch period panty?

Soch period panty is available in half-pad and full-pad versions in both hipster and brief styles.

What are half-pad and full-pad versions?

In the half-pad version, the leak-proof crotch panel covers half the underwear, while in the full-pad version, the leak-proof crotch panel extends all the way till front and back of the underwear (till the end). Half-pad period panty can be used for daily discharge, light period flow, very mild incontinence, and as a backup for cups. Full-pad period panty is suitable for heavy period flow and mild urinary incontinence.
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What are the different sizes of period panty?

Soch period panty is available from XS to 4XL sizes.

How do I know which size to buy?

For this purpose, kindly see the size chart below –
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Is it safe to use cloth for period protection?

Absolutely. Cloth and products made of cloth, like period panty and cloth pads, are not only soft and comfortable to use, but are also economical and eco-friendly. They are free from chlorine, dioxins, pesticides, harmful dyes, fragrances, and allergens that are otherwise found in disposable sanitary napkins.

Can I use Soch period panty for postpartum bleeding?

Absolutely. Soch period panty can be used along with inserts for postpartum bleeding. We recommend you use the larger sizes for the same.

Can Soch period panty be used as a reusable cloth diaper?

No, it can only be used for mild to medium incontinence. It cannot be used as regular cloth diapers. It is ideal for mild urinary leaks / bladder leaks.

How many years does Soch period panty last?

If maintained well, it easily lasts as well as other underwear. On an average, they last for 70+ washes.

USE, CLEAN & CARE

I just bought the Soch period panty. Can I use it directly?

Before you use it first time, wash the underwear according to the clean & care instructions. Make sure you dry it thoroughly before you using it.

How do I wash Soch period panty?

If you are washing by hand, run the period panty and/or insert under cold water to remove blood/urine. Then, soak it in a mug of cold or normal water for 30 minutes to 8 hours. Scrub by hand with mild soap and water. Do not brush. Dry the washed underwear and/or insert in sunlight or in a well-ventilated place/low tumble dry. Make sure you hang it straight.
If you prefer machine wash, make sure you remove the blood/urine by squeezing the underwear and/or insert in cold or normal water. Put the underwear and/or the inserts in a cotton bag (optional). Wash in a short cycle. Tumble dry (on low setting) and hang it straight in sunlight or in a well-ventilated place.

Why shouldn’t I brush Soch period panty?

We do not recommend brushing the underwear and inserts because brushing may cause the fibers to harden and cause irritation. It may also reduce the life of the products.

Can I use Dettol to wash the period underwear?

We do not recommend the use of Dettol, fabric softners or other harsh chemical-ridden soaps on Soch period panty and the inserts. Use only mild soap as required. You can use vinegar or essential oils once in a while in your soaking water.

Can I wash it in hot water?

Rinsing directly in hot water sets stains. Therefore, we recommend you first remove the stains with cold water. Once the blood is removed, you can wash in hot water.

How do I store a used period panty and insert before I can wash it?

If you are not at home, carry a ziploc cover/pouch with you to store your used period panty and insert. The used insert can be folded to make it smaller. Once you are home, soak them in cold water for 7-8 hours before washing.
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