How I Solved My Peeing Problems & Saved Myself Over $200 Per Year

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Ladies, do you struggle with leaking?

Hey Hip2Savers! It’s Bryn, Collin’s sister, and Hip sidekick! I’m excited to share a little secret with all you ladies which I’ve been using for over a year!

But men, let’s be real, this post doesn’t directly pertain to you so if you found your way here, let me help you get back to all our latest deals for men! For the rest of you ladies who are sticking around, I’m getting super personal and hope to help you deal with the leaking so many of us deal with on a daily basis.


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Let’s get right to the point…do you pee or leak when you run, jump, exercise, laugh, or even cough?

If so, I can totally relate as I’ve had these same issues for many years and my peeing problem became even more of an issue after kids and several years after that when I started doing more high-intensity workouts.

Although I’m aware there are surgeries to solve urinary incontinence (which I’m not personally interested in) and I know I can practice regular Kegels to strengthen my bladder, my immediate & short-term solution was to stock up on pads. I’ve purchased so many Always Pads in the last few years, I should own stock in Procter & Gamble. 😉

Beige & black Speax by Thinx Underwear

However, one day it dawned on me that there had to be a better solution than pads – which led to my discovery of Speax Underwear by Thinx (formerly called Icon Undies)!

Nearly 3 years later, I’m here to report I’m still wearing these undies every day when I exercise as they really do work! 🙌

Speak underwear tag

The Speax pee-proof underwear completely replaces pantyliners and pads for light bladder leaks – talk about way more comfortable than a pad too!

Choose from bikini style, thong, hip-hugger, French cut, or hi-waist. They can be worn for just a workout or all day long as they hold between 3 and 8 teaspoons depending on the style you choose.

Black Speax Thong Underwear with care instructions

Speax also promises that the lining is anti-microbial and anti-odor so you can stay dry and smell fresh for the entire day.

To clean, just machine wash them in cold water and tumble dry on low or hang them to dry. Just be sure to never iron and avoid bleach or fabric softener.

Want to try them out at a discount of 20% off?

Shop the Speax Saver Sets and/or consider creating your own set and you’ll save as much as 20% off your purchase!

icon undies vs pads

Here’s why I LOVE my Speax Underwear by Thinx:

  • I can ditch pads. This means less waste and lots of savings. In fact, according to the diagram above created back in 2018, I save about $280 per year (hence, the title of this blog post)! Sweet!
  • They stay in place. Pads can often shift when running & working out but the lining in these panties does not move since it is anchored within the panties.
  • They’re easy to clean. Simply throw them in the washing machine.
  • They really do work. I have never experienced any leaking when sporting a pair of these panties! They’re truly game-changing.
  • They’re guaranteed. You can try them out for 60 days – if you don’t love them or find you need a different size or style, they’ll process an exchange or complimentary return within 60 days of your first order.

Beige & black Speax by Thinx Underwear

Here are a few things I don’t love about them:

  • They’re spendy. This underwear is quite a splurge with prices ranging from $28-$39. That said, they far outweigh the costs spent on pads, hence the title of this post!
  • They can feel a bit bulky. I own several pairs and when wearing the bikini style for moderate support, it does feel similar to wearing a maxi pad. For this reason, I really prefer the thong style and still get just as much support.
  • They’re not super sexy. They would not be my first choice when spending a romantic evening with my hubby. 😊

Check out these raving reviews on Speax Underwear if you’re still not totally sold:

women wearing colorful underwear and holding hands

“Since buying my Speax underwear, I’ve been able to work out and not worry about leakage or odor. I’ve been able to laugh with friends without the embarrassment of having to excuse myself to ‘clean’ up. But most importantly I don’t panic when I have a cough or sneezing attack. Thank you for the regained confidence!” – Sira ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“These are the best undies ever and I find the French cut Speax underwear to actually be pretty sexy! I recently wore them skiing all day and experienced no odor, wetness, or wondering if my ski pants were wet. I already can’t wait to hike, bike, & fish in them too! I’m totally purchasing more!” – Sandra ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I love the look and feel of the Speax thong undies. I wear them with my yoga pants, dress pants, under dresses you name it. I love the look as well as the fit. They’re so feminine and so functional for their purpose. I’ve bought 2 more pairs since my 1st and I’m planning on buying more soon!” – Lisa ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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