A PERIOD underwear brand has launched gender-neutral undies for the transgender and non-binary community.

The reusable absorbent shorts have been created by Brighton-based company Flux Undies.

Titled the Boxer Short, the gender-neutral period pants have been made to replace the need for other period products and last for three years.

The undergarment can be worn for up to 12 hours leak-free, according to Flux Undies.

Brand founder Paige Fashoni said the underwear is designed with transgender men, non-binary people and those who prefer gender neutral underwear in mind.

“As part of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I know from first-hand experience how difficult it can be when you feel forgotten by society,” Paige said.

“We've created this product to represent and cater to the communities that are too often excluded.”

The Argus: Brighton-based underwear brand Flux Undies has launched gender-neutral undies for transgender and non-binary community Brighton-based underwear brand Flux Undies has launched gender-neutral undies for transgender and non-binary community

The launch is also in line with Transgender Awareness Week, which runs from November 13 to November 19.

“The inclusion of transgender and non-binary people when it comes to menstruation is still almost non-existent here in the UK,” Paige added.

“As a society, I feel it’s time to start recognising that it is not only cisgender women who menstruate, for me I believe everyone who menstruates should be represented in the media and catered to, by all companies.”

Along with being vegan, cruelty-free and made from sustainable materials, the Boxer Short also features comfortable seams and is designed with a sweat resistant gusset area to keep the wearer cool and dry.

After a year in the making, the underwear went through multiple rounds of testing and was developed with help and feedback from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Paige added: “For many people, the only options accessible to them are feminine period products and this doesn’t feel right. It’s the 21st century - there needs to be products that suit everyone, regardless of gender.”

Alex, a transgender man who modelled the Flux Undies’ Boxer Short, said: “When I first got my period, I didn’t want them and dealing with them was extremely difficult.

“It was hard having to go into shops. It’s not easy dealing with periods as a man that has one. When I first started my period, it would have been amazing if products like this were about.”

The underwear retails at £27.95 and is available online on the Flux Undies website.

The launch is also in partnership with Mermaids - a UK charity that has been helping gender-diverse children and their families since 1995.