What is femtis period underwear and how does it work?
femtis period panties are panties that accommodate your period. They replace disposable period products or are worn in addition to tampons, pads or menstrual cups. All period briefs are equipped with a multi-layered protective area that absorbs the period and thus provides you with optimal protection during menstruation.
Is femtis period underwear sustainable?
A menstruating person uses approximately 10,000 - 17,000 tampons or pads / panty liners in their lifetime, depending on individual needs. Unlike disposable products such as tampons or pads, period underwear does not produce any plastic waste, making it a sustainable alternative or addition. Our femtis period panties are therefore kind to the environment and your wallet at the same time.
What are the advantages of femtis period underwear?
Period underwear is comfortable and feels like your favorite underwear. It is easy to use, comfortable, leak-proof and reusable. You can wear it for up to 8 hours, making it a great companion for your everyday life.
How much liquid can femtis period underwear absorb?
The absorbency of the period panties varies depending on the model: from 1 tampon (5 ml) to 3 tampons (15 ml). Choose the femtis model that suits you according to your desired absorbency. We recommend trying the period panties at home for the first time to see how they work for your flow.
Can I also use femtis period underwear with tampons or a menstrual cup?
Of course you can use femtis period underwear in combination with tampons, pads or menstrual cups if you feel more comfortable with them. Thanks to their multi-layered absorbency, our period panties are leak-proof for up to 8 hours, even during heavy bleeding.
Do femtis period panties help with severe period pain?
Period panties from femtis are your best companion for severe period pain. They help your body to bleed naturally, are non-invasive and very comfortable. Wearing a foreign body can increase menstrual pain and cramps and cause toxic shock syndrome. You can also find tips for menstrual pain on our blog.
I suffer from endometriosis or adenomyosis: Are femtis period panties suitable for me?
Period panties are very suitable for endometriosis or adenomyosis. Many sufferers find inserting tampons or menstrual cups uncomfortable, especially on the first few days of their period. Our period panties are soft and mould to your body. You can find more information about endometriosis here.
Do odors arise?
The femtis layer system absorbs your period safely and keeps you dry and fresh. If you change regularly, no odors will develop.
Can others see that I am wearing a period panty?
femtis period panties are designed to be cut like regular panties. Although the protective area has several layers, it is thin and does not show. So period underwear doesn't feel like a nappy, it feels like your favourite underwear.
How long can I wear femtis period underwear?
We recommend changing period underwear after 8 hours or at the latest when it starts to feel damp. The frequency of changing also depends on your individual bleeding intensity.
Do femtis period panties feel wet when worn?
No, femtis period underwear is made of high-quality materials that absorb your period quickly. Our femtis absorbent layer system directs the liquid to the absorbent core as fast as lightning and gives you a dry feeling when wearing them.
Can I also wear period underwear for incontinence or light bladder leakage?
Yes, femtis period underwear is also suitable for light bladder weakness and incontinence.
Are femtis period panties also suitable for postpartum?
Yes, femtis period panties are also ideal for postpartum bleeding. They are softer and less irritating than disposable pads and sanitary towels. In the postpartum period, the panties should be changed every 4 hours.
Are femtis period underwear also suitable for teens?
Yes, all femtis period panties are also suitable for teens and young girls. Particularly popular period panty models for teens here.
How long do femtis period panties last?
femtis period panties last as long as normal underwear when cared for according to instructions. Washable biocides such as silver chloride, which require a mandatory change after two years with other suppliers, do not exist with femtis.
femtis fit & size
What size do I need?
Our size chart will help you find the right size.
Can I try on femtis panties?
When it comes to period underwear, the right fit is crucial. That's why you can try on femtis panties over other underwear to see for yourself. If they don't fit perfectly, you can simply exchange or return them.
Which femtis period panty model suits me?
In our product overview you can directly compare all femtis period panty models based on various features. Our period panty guide will help you find the perfect period panty for you.
What materials are femtis period panties made of?
All our materials are STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. You can find the exact material composition of each model in the product description.
Do femtis period panties contain silver chloride or other biocides?
The vulva is the most sensitive and absorbent part of your body. At femtis we do not use any harmful substances that could endanger the environment or your health. In particular, the following harmful substances are not contained in femtis menstrual underwear:
Silver chloride: according to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, biocides such as silver in clothing can cause allergic reactions, impair the skin's own bacterial flora and contribute to the development of resistance by pathogens.
Zinc pyrithione: according to OEKO-TEST, the anti-mould agent is suspected of endangering reproductive ability. Magazines like UTOPIA or FOCUS recommend avoiding period underwear with silver and other biocides.
The magazine Gesundheitstipp also advises against period underwear with silver and quotes a gynaecologist: "Biocides can reduce the bacteria in the skin flora. This increases the risk of infections."
Often biocides like silver chloride are hidden behind terms like "bacterial inhibition" or formulations like "bioactive silver salts", which point to the greenwashing of biocides.
Do femtis panties contain organic cotton?
Yes, the layer closest to the skin of our panties is made of certified organic cotton. This is particularly soft and kind to the skin.
Are femtis panties vegan?
It is important to us that our panties do NOT contain any materials of animal origin, such as merino wool. femtis period panties are therefore 100% vegan.
Does femtis use merino wool?
No, we do not use merino wool. Merino sheep wear unnatural amounts of wool due to the way they are bred. Due to heat problems and diseases these sheep suffer even if they are shorn 'mulesing free'. Therefore, our period panties do not contain merino wool.
Has the skin tolerance of the femtis panties been tested?
The accredited research institute Dermatest®, Gesellschaft für allergologische Forschung mbH, Münster, has tested the innermost protective layer of our panties. Result: femtis period panties were awarded the Dermatest seal "very good".
How do I wash my femtis period panties?
Wash your femtis period panty briefly by hand in cold water after use. This is especially important to avoid permanent stains.
Afterwards you can either wash them directly or, after a short intermediate air-drying period, machine-wash them at up to 60 degrees. For the longevity of the fabrics, we recommend 40 degrees. In order to protect the panty, you should ideally use a laundry net.
Then let it air dry and your panty is ready for use again.
Please do not use fabric softener, do not put the panty in the tumble dryer and do not iron them, as this could damage the absorbency of your period panties. If necessary, you can use a hygiene rinser.
Can femtis panties also be washed on the full wash cycle? Can I use all-purpose detergents?
femtis period panties can be washed on a full cycle and you can use a full detergent.
Shipping & Returns
What does shipping cost?
Shipping is always free at femtis.
Where does femtis deliver to?
We deliver to Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other EU countries. You can find all the information here.
What makes exchange and return so simple and fair at femtis?
If you would like to exchange or return panties, you can do so easily via our returns portal. You can find out more about returns and exchanges here. hier.
Does femtis use MicroModal?
No, we do not use modal fibers. Modal is a synthetically produced synthetic fiber that is often advertised as sustainable. But Modal or MicroModal has a decisive disadvantage: to produce an elastic material from beech wood, manufacturers use a whole range of chemicals, a process that not only uses chemicals but also a lot of energy and water. Find out more at UTOPIA .
Do I wear polyester on my skin at femtis?
No, femtis does not use polyester for fabrics that come into contact with your skin. Femtis always uses certified organic cotton as the innermost layer.
Why is there no "Bamboo-Collection" at femtis?
femtis does not sell underwear made from "bamboo fibers". Find out the reasons here (with English translation by Google): https://natur-ratgeber.de/textilien-aus-bambusfasern-verbrauchertaeuschung/.
Are the femtis panties test winners?
Yes, femtis is period underwear test winner. The fitness and lifestyle magazine SHAPE has tested period underwear. femtis emerged as the period underwear test winner and darling of the editorial team, find out more here.
Is there a comparison chart for femtis panties?
Yes, the product comparison allows you to compare all period panties models directly based on different characteristics.
Can I additionally disinfect the femtis panties?
Yes, just add half a cup of white table vinegar (5% acid) to machine wash. The vinegar has an antibacterial effect, even at low temperatures. Another advantage: the tried and tested natural product is easily biodegradable. Hygienic rinser are also possible, but please note the environmental impact here.
What is the included ZIP bag for?
Each panty comes in a leakproof zipper bag, which you can use to carry used panties on the go.
Is femtis period underwear pleasant to wear in warm months?
Yes, femtis period underwear is breathable, very well tempered and therefore very comfortable to wear even in warm months. Wool, which can store heat on the body, is not used in femtis panties.
Can I also wear femtis period underwear after childbirth?
Yes, femtis period panties are also ideal for postoperative bleeding. They are softer and less irritating than disposable liners and pads. During the puerperium, the panties should be changed every 4 hours.
Can I use femtis period underwear when I sweat?
Yes, the innermost layer of the protection area wicks moisture away from the skin. Plus, the panties are breathable across all layers, making you feel dry and fresh, no matter how hot it gets.
How fast does femtis deliver?
femtis delivers fast. Payed orders placed before 10 am are guaranteed to be shipped the same day by Deutsche Post or DHL (Mon-Fri, except public holidays).
How long can I check femtis underwear?
femtis will accept returns and exchanges within 30 days after receipt of the panties.
Is femtis also socially engaged?
Social commitment is central to femtis. We not only support the work of the Endometriosis Association Germany e.V. and educational programs for young people at family counseling centers, but also promote roller derby in Germany. Find out more here.
Why does femtis advertise without feminism?
For us, equality is an honest concern that should not be misused for marketing purposes. We therefore do not advertise with feminism (so-called "femvertising"). We believe that the benefits of our period underwear should speak for themselves.