Here at Modibodi, we’re proud to be home to an Adaptive Collection designed to make wardrobes easier and more accessible for folk with varying abilities. For people living with disability who have periods, adaptive period underwear is a game changer.
The scoop on adaptive underwear
To understand the true impact of adaptive underwear and how handy it can be for people living with disability, we spoke to Cait Ruth, a disability activist from New Zealand.
"Disabled people get periods too, and these briefs help make that experience more sustainable and easier to manage. I’m genuinely excited about it, and I’d never have imagined that,” she said.
"The idea of period underwear has appealed to me for a while now. The sustainability is compelling, of course, but the thought of not having to battle with traditional period products as someone with limited mobility is huge.
Periods are messy and inconvenient with an able body, and to take from my own experience, doubly so with a disability like paralysis. The fact that Modibodi has a range specially adaptively designed is quite exciting, and I was keen to try it.
They’re stylish, and the quality is amazing. The adaptive design works and is super handy for managing medical devices, and they’re so comfortable. Disability inclusion is often an afterthought for new technologies, but these briefs prove that Modibodi wants to provide their products to everyone who needs them," Cait said.
Our adaptive range features our trusted leak-proof Heavy-Overnight lining, which can hold up to 20 mls. It also features a hook and loop tape fastening and elastic hoops, making them easier to grasp. These aspects make changing into underwear simpler and a little more stress-free whether standing, sitting or lying down. They are the perfect pair for those who live with disability and those who experience mobility challenges and their carers. Modibodi Adaptive Underwear starts at a size 06, which equates to our Teen Youth size 10-12.
But we’re not here to toot our own horn. Having period products that are accessible and adaptable is an important right for the 1 in 5 Aussies who live with a disability. So check out how adaptive underwear like ours are changing lives and bridging the gap in otherwise tricky period situations below.
Real reviews of Modibodi adaptive underwear
Emily and Jenny Prior
"Sometimes buttons, hooks and zippers can be tricky when you have a disability. So, when Emily got her hands on Modibodi's NEW adaptive period underwear, she was so excited. The velcro closures and loop pulls on either side make it easy for someone to put on or take off their underwear whether they are standing, sitting (in a wheelchair), or laying down. Being independent and maintaining a level of privacy and dignity is important for Emily. These adaptive period pants are awesome!"
Kate Stanforth is a dance teacher, model, disability activist and charity founder from Northumberland. After becoming disabled at 14, she’s strived to make the world more accessible, with a particular focus on the dance industry. Now best known for her inclusive dance academy and high-profile dance campaigns, she’s a woman on a mission to give everyone who wants the chance to dance.
"Part of my disability means that some days I can’t move my legs very well, or at all. Having the adapted Modibodi means I can independently put on my underwear, which is important to me”.
Robyn Lambird is a Paralympian wheelchair racer.
"I’ve tried a few pairs of adaptive undies now, but I can seriously say the Modibodi Adaptive Boyleg period and incontinence pants have worked the best for me. Other options have tended to have a clasp system similar to most bras, and because I have limited mobility and dexterity in my hands, this can be a challenge, but these were no trouble at all!"
Looking for more underwear for people with disabilities?
Adaptive wear is all the rage because it deserves to be. From boosting independence to increasing social participation in everyday life, adaptable period products support people who have periods around the globe. They’re also incredibly versatile and can support people with bladder leaks and incontinence issues too.
Millions of people live with a disability, and many deal with periods too. We’re proud to be supporting adaptable periods, and we’re always striving to do more.