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So I have some boundary issues. I share TMI. Sometimes of the bathroom variety. But ya know what? More people usually thank me than complain. Because this stuff happens to everyone. I recently learned Depend is entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma.
And you can help! They are asking you to take part in the drop your pants for underawareness movement!
Show your support for women with bladder leakage by tagging photos #Underwareness and featuring Depend products. In return, Depend will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.
So here’s my story. I once peed on the dog.
Our Boston terrier was blocking my path in excitement when I got got home from work, so I decided to just step over her. And out some tinkle came. Right on the pooch.
(That’s okay, she paid me back not long after by peeing on the floor herself. I slipped in it and fell flat on my back.)
Like many women, I started having bladder leakage issues in my 20’s, but I didn’t know it was a pretty normal thing. I thought there was something horribly wrong with me, but I was too embarrassed to mention it to my doctor.
Did you know more people have bladder leakage issues in their 20’s than in their 80’s? The average age of someone suffering with bladder leak issues is 52. More people with bladder leakage are under 50 than are over 60.
Visit www.Underwareness.com to support the cause and request free samples of Depend Silhouette Active Fit. These aren’t your grandmother’s Depends. They are briefs with a lower rise that look, fit and feel like underwear. They are available in black and beige.
I picked them up in Target. Check out the cute little pouch they come in! So discrete!
So if this is something you deal with, you AREN’T ALONE.
I definitely wished I had some bladder leakage protection when I was at a retreat with other moms a few months ago. I laughed so hard I leaked. And I’d bet I wasn’t the only one.
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And because we’ve talked about pee, I think I owe you the chance to get a cup of coffee on me. Enter below for a $5 Starbucks gift card.