Thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s discussion!
I’ve always been one to march to the beat of my own drummer and that will never change. The great thing is that I’m realizing more and more that I’m not alone! In a world where everyone from your grandma to your teacher is telling people to “pull up your pants” I’m going to do my own thing and join the “Drop Your Pants” movement for Underwareness. Typically, bladder leakage is one of those things we just don’t talk about. With so many affected, don’t you think it’s about time to get it out in the open?
I’ve shared with you before about my problems after having two babies and a hysterectomy. I told you how every laugh, sneeze or cough brought on an OOPS moment! It’s not a lot of fun when you can’t laugh and enjoy time with friends! I come to dread those moments because they sent me running to the bathroom! Oh, and that’s another thing! Everywhere you go, you scope out the nearest restrooms – because you know you’re going to need them! Those dreaded OOPS moments and bladder leakage can leave you feeling ashamed and alone, especially since no one seems to talk about it. I spent more than a little time looking for tips for bladder leakage. In my search, I found a few things that help like making sure I’m drinking enough water (yes, too little water can lead to leakage) and making sure I go often but there are times you need a little backup. That’s where bladder leakage protection comes in.
Everyone knows that pregnant women have trouble with bladder control and many people know that for a lot of women, it doesn’t go away after the baby is born, especially if you’ve had more than one child. What I found out ,and what is less known, is that it isn’t just pregnant women and it isn’t just older people! In fact, there are more people with light bladder leakage in their 20s than in their 80s. The average age of someone with bladder leakage is 52 and it affects men as well as women. With 1 in 4 people affected, I believe it’s time to get it out in the open and talk about it – don’t you? Drop Your Pants for Underawareness is doing just that!
Check out the funny “Drop Your Pants” commercial!
I’ve never actually “sagged” my pants, but maybe I will for this awesome cause and to show off the fact that Depends are not just for old people and they are not a diaper! They are thin and comfortable with a cloth-like fit and feel. If you are more active and need bladder leakage protection, there is also a version with “Fit-Flex” protection with more Lycra strands to keep it close to the body while you move. So, what’s the big deal about a different kind of underwear?!
Join the Movement! Drop Your Pants for Underawareness!
What is the Drop Your Pants for underwareness movement all about? Well, it’s a social movement to try to remove the stigma associated with bladder leakage and it’s also a charity. For every video and photo of a pants drop shared using the #underwareness and #dropyourpants hashtag along with every YouTube about your experiences with bladder leakage, Depends will donate $1 up to $3 million over the next three years to advance the awareness and research and education of bladder leakage.
If you’re still a little hesitant to admit you might have a problem and want to know what to wear for bladder leakage you can Claim your free samples today by visiting the Depend landing page and clicking on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive.