WUKA Period Activewear Guide

Our guide to WUKA’s period activewear

Author: Kate Sellers

Read Time:   |  May 11, 2022

Wanted to try period underwear or leggings but not sure where to start with exercising while menstruating? Here's our guide to WUKA's period activewear

Did you know 1 in 6 of us women worry that exercising whilst on their period is harmful?

The good news is that it’s not! It can even be a great way to reduce some of the pain associated with periods, thanks to that exercise endorphin release.

That doesn’t meant that working out on our period is easy. In a new survey of 1000 women, WUKA found that 60% specifically plan a workout around their period and 61% are likely to opt for a particular type of exercise to adjust to this time of month.

Who is WUKA?

WUKA’s story began in Nepal, when founder Ruby Raut got her first period aged 12. Like other girls in Nepal, she was given old sari rags to use for bleeding. Though eco-friendly, this wasn’t leak-proof nor comfortable.

Ruby founded WUKA in 2017 with the determination to Wake Up Kick Ass (yep, that’s what it stands for). WUKA’s mission is to break taboo and create the world’s most hassle-free, comfortable and sustainable period pants accessible for all. Every pair of WUKA replaces 200 disposables, kind to your body and the planet.

WUKA want to help us find more freedom around our period, and help us to feel comfortable about exercising – without the worry of leaking.

Not only do their offer brilliant period pants, but they also have a sustainable activewear collection, including period-proof leggings, shorts and swim briefs, keep you active and leak-free in one go. Plus, they’re available in sizes XXS to 6XL.

Read on for our guide to WUKA’s period activewear…

Get an exclusive 20% off WUKA’s activewear with code NOLIMITS.

Shop now: www.wuka.co.uk

WUKA Period Sports Shorts

WUKA Period Sports Shorts (new!)

With a leak-proof layer of TENCEL™ fabric (wood pulp from sustainably certified beech), these sports shorts mean business – no chafing, breathable and stretchy. Plus, they have two handy pockets perfect for your phone and keys.


WUKA Period Swim Bikini Briefs

WUKA Period Swim Bikini Briefs

Smooth, stretchy and perfect for your light-flow days, when you fancy jumping in the pool – or wild swimming if that’s more your thing. They’re so thin, you can even wear them under your favourite swimwear unnoticed. Absorb up to 2 small tampons’ worth.


WUKA Period Leggings

WUKA Period Leggings

Made from eco-friendly recycled polyester, WUKA’s Period Leggings have an absorbent hi-tech moisture barrier, making them period-proof and VPL-free. They’re great for if you like to do a bit of yoga on the side too. Absorb 2-3 tampons’ worth.


WUKA Seamless Midi Briefs

WUKA Seamless Midi Briefs

Always wear your lucky running shorts? Wear WUKA’s silky-smooth seamless midi-brief period pants underneath to avoid period leaks. Seamless = no VPL. They gently hug your body with great elasticity. Available for different flows.


Written by

Kate Sellers

Kate Sellers

Kate loves running for fun, especially on a trail with her dog in tow! She's also a qualified Personal Trainer and yoga teacher, so she knows her stuff about workouts and stretching.

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