Just 3 months ago, I wrote a post about panties. These weren’t any ordinary panties, they were period panties. No, not your battered, beaten and stained “time-of-the-month” granny panties, these were stylish, sexy and functional THINX period panties. I took it upon myself to find out if THINX period panties lived up to the hype, and dropped $75 on three pairs of panties so that I could be a guinea pig for you. You see, I know that you, my readers, love reusable menstrual products as much as I do, so I thought I’d throw a little something different in the mix — no cup, no mama cloth, just THINX.
Anyway, I shared my embarrassing period HERstory, with all of my menstrual mishaps described in gory detail. At the end of the piece, after sharing some of my most embarrassing moments, I gave THINX panties a rave review and shared my referral link for readers to save $10 on their THINX purchase. The thing is, my friends, for every purchase made with my referral code, I’m sent a $10 gift card for THINX panties. Awesome, right?
Well, I’m here to say that much as you feel you can never have too many tampons/pads/cloth, you definitely can have too many pairs of period panties. I mean, how many pairs of period panties does a gal really need for her time of the month? Definitely not as many as I had credit for, to be certain.
Referral gift codes began rolling in, and after I sent period panties (dubbing myself the panty fairy) to every girlfriend of mine who was interested, I continued to accrue gift codes. With the accrual building, I contacted my local domestic violence agency, Laurel House, to see if they were interested and if they would accept them; I was given the go-ahead and began placing orders.
You will not believe how many referrals I began getting a day — sometimes up to 40 in a single day! It became clear to me that I needed to find another organization I could send panties to, and after some research, I found a local chapter of Days For Girls. Days For Girls, if you’re not already familiar, is an organization that provides quality, sustainable feminine hygiene products, allowing women in impoverished areas the opportunity to attend school, learn trades, become educated about reproductive health and so much more! Again, I reached out, and again, my panty offer was accepted.
Here’s where it gets really crazy, my friends. As of last week, I have donated over $10,000 in period panties to Laurel House and Days For Girls — that’s a lot of panties, my friends! In just three months I’ve been able to give SO much to young ladies and women in need!