This is one of those posts that may be a little TMI, but after reading that over 65 million Americans experience bladder leakage I felt that I can relate to this post, and as funny as the topic may sound, it’s really one of those topics that sucks, but exists with more people in their 20’s than in their 80’s. One of those things that you thought was an “older” person problem. At 41, I am not old! But at 41, I have learned that this is a very common issue, one that I am now learning to deal with myself.
I have friends that for years since having their kids would laugh and say they sneezed and peed their pants. Or couldn’t jump on the trampoline for they said it would cause them to leak, and a few of my friends have to cross their legs when they laugh. I didn’t get it, but now I do. Over the last year I can see my body changing with hot flashes and yes, even some moments that I am finding a cough with anything more than an empty bladder can cause me to cross my legs or have to run to the bathroom. Sucks. And trust me, I checked to see what I can do to make it better and really, not much more than do your kegels and trust a brand of panty protector. Ok, I will admit, while recently fighting bronchitis, I had to break down and wear some type of protection. I chose to wear a maxi pad, not a pad made for the problem, for I wasn’t ready to put that box on the belt at check out yet.
Laugh, Cough, Leak: Drop Your Pants for Underwareness
Well, then this campaign comes along, and Depend has hired a few bloggers help support them and bring the condition and Depend Underwear out of hiding. Depend has created a new social movement and charitable cause called Underwareness. By sharing my story, I am helping to highlight Underwareness, with the hope of supporting the millions of Americans also dealing with bladder leakage. My goal is to help to break down the stigma of this very common condition and Depend Underwear.
So here’s the deal, Depend will be donating $1 for up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage. How do you participate? Depend to donate a dollar for:
– Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants
– Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants
Depend provides a variety of discreet products that help people regain their freedom and get their lives back, including:
Depend Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs: Look, fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit.
Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection: Features more Lycra stands for a smooth and comfortable close-t0-the-body fit.
Make sure to visit www.Underwareness.com to join the movement and request free samples of Depend for yourself or someone else dealing with the issue of leakage. To claim your free samples today, visit the Depend landing page and clicking on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then just select which sample you would like to receive.
*Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Depend. All opinions are my own.