A Brief History of Period Panties

Not Your Average Period Panties

Julie Sygiel reinvented the period panty with her company Dear Kate. Cristen and Caroline chat with this startup STEM major-turned-underwear entrepreneur about everything everything from venture capital to feminist dads and how Dear Kate is hoping to disrupt the lingerie industry.

A History of Panties

The history of women's underwear is probably shorter than you think. Cristen and Caroline unpack the evolution of pantaloons to panties and how what women wear under their clothes reveals a lot about the world outside of them.

Why is "panties" a creepy word?

For some, this common American nickname for women's underwear is the cotton-lyrca-blend height of word aversion, bested only by the cringe-inducing sound of "moist"...