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Tour de l'Île de Montréal: My Experience with the Oko-Flow Menstrual Underwear

My 50-Kilometer Adventure with Oko-Flow

Today, I embarked on the Tour de l'Île de Montréal, a journey of about 50 kilometers. Yes, 50 kilometers, which is quite a distance—very, very, very, very long. (Especially for someone who isn't particularly in shape!) And the timing wasn't perfect: the day before and that morning, I started experiencing spotting. For those familiar with this charming phenomenon, you know what it heralds.

So, to be on the safe side, I decided to wear my Oko-Flow menstrual underwear, without an insert, just the underwear. My goal? To ensure everything went smoothly during the ride.

Pedaling Under the Sun: The Physical Challenge

I don't have an electric bike, so I really pedaled the entire 50 kilometers from start to finish, relying solely on my leg muscles. The weather was perfect!

While pedaling, I felt some slight leakage twice. At that moment, I panicked: had my period actually started or was it still just spotting?

The Moment of Truth

As soon as I got home, I rushed to the bathroom to check the state of my underwear. I pulled down my cycling shorts and inspected the situation. Surprise, surprise, everything had stayed centered in the underwear, with no overflow. If you've seen the photo, you know I sweated like never before, but the underwear absorbed it all. No excessive heat on my buttocks, at least less than under my helmet!


Comfort and Effectiveness: Final Verdict

In addition to absorbing everything, the Oko-Flow underwear is super comfortable on the bike. The elastics are imperceptible, no annoying snap buttons, and nothing moves during pedaling. Honestly, I had a great experience and recommend this underwear to all menstruating cyclists.


A Few Tips for Riding with Peace of Mind

- Mentally Prepare Yourself: 50 kilometers requires endurance, so stay well-hydrated and start early if possible.
- Equip Yourself Well: Choose comfortable clothing and don't forget your helmet.
- Listen to Your Body: If you feel any discomfort, take a break.


- Is menstrual underwear really effective during a long ride? Yes, the Oko-Flow underwear proved its effectiveness during my 50 km bike ride.
- Is it comfortable to ride a bike with menstrual underwear? Absolutely, the elastics are imperceptible, and there are no annoying chafing.
- Does it absorb sweat well? Yes, the underwear absorbed everything, keeping me dry even after several hours of pedaling.

In conclusion, this Tour de l'Île de Montréal was a unique experience. Between the heat, the effort, and managing my period, the Oko-Flow menstrual underwear truly rose to the occasion. So, if you're still hesitant about combining sports and menstruation, this underwear could be your new ally!

Written by someone who prefers to keep the color of their underwear private!

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