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Frequently Asked Questions - Soch Underwear

The Basics

What is SochUnderwear?

SochUnderwear 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 labia pads, if needed.

What are SochInserts?

SochInserts are cloth pad inserts that can be used along with SochUnderwear to extend the amount of time one can use SochUnderwear. 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 SochLabiaPads?

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 SochUnderwear be used for?

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

Who can use SochUnderwear?

SochUnderwear 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 SochUnderwear be used?

SochUnderwear 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 SochUnderwear through the day.

What is SochUnderwear made of?

SochUnderwear 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.
  • 1 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex Absorbent, Breathable and Soft Against Skin
  • 2 100% Polyester Absorbent, Moisture Wicking, Quick Dry
  • 3 100% Polyester Leakproof
  • 4 95% Cotton, 5% Spandex Breathable and Soft Against Skin

What are the different types of SochUnderwear?

SochUnderwear 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 SochUnderwear can be used for daily discharge, light period flow, very mild incontinence, and as a backup for cups. Full-pad SochUnderwear is suitable for heavy period flow and mild urinary incontinence.

What are hipster and brief styles?

While there is no difference between hipster and brief styles in terms of size; the only difference is in terms of where the waistband would be. In the hispter style, the waistband is lower, while in the brief style, the waistband sits much higher.

What are the different sizes of SochUnderwear?

SochUnderwear is available from XS to 2XL sizes.

How do I know which size of SochUnderwear to buy?

For this purpose, we have designed a quiz that can help you choose the right size -

Is it safe to use cloth for period protection?

Absolutely. Cloth and products made of cloth, like SochUnderwear and SochPads, 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 SochUnderwear for postpartum bleeding?

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

Can SochUnderwear be used as a reusable cloth diaper?

No, SochUnderwear 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 SochUnderwear last?

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

USE, CLEAN & CARE

I just bought the SochUnderwear. Can I use it directly?

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

How do I wash SochUnderwear?

If you are washing by hand, run Sochunderwear 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 SochUnderwear?

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

Can I use Dettol to wash SochUnderwear?

We do not recommend the use of Dettol, fabric softners or other harsh chemical-ridden soaps on SochUnderwear 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 SochUnderwear in hot water?

Rinsing directly in hot water sets stains. Therefore, we recommend you first remove the stains with cold water.

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

If you are not at home, carry a ziploc cover/pouch with you to store your used insert. The used insert can be folded to make it smaller.