I always have discharge in my underwear and sometimes it feels like I wet myself. It’s really uncomfortable—is there anything I can do to help?
Hey there distressed friend, do not fret! Discharge can make ya feel like you had an accident in your pants and is such a pain. But while it might seem messy and sometimes annoying, discharge is a normal part of being a woman.
Sometimes the consistency of the discharge may be a result of changes in the body. It can be from something as serious as an STD to something minimal like a change in your diet. Of course you don’t have to worry about anything serious if you’re not sexually active. It can also be affected by sexual arousal (thinking about a cute crush?) or when you’re in different stages of your menstrual cycle.
When I feel that “did I just pee on myself?” sensation, it’s more than likely a sign that the crimson wave is on its way. This may be the case for you, as discharge gets very watery around that time.
It can also be the result of all the working out you did in gym class. After a work out, it’s common to feel like you’re wearing a soggy diaper (eww). But our bodies need our discharge to cleanse the vagina and restore its pH balance.
Still, there’s no need to feel super soggy, so try wearing a pantiliner with your undies the next time you get dressed. Also, make sure that you’re wearing breathable cotton underwear (nothing too tight) as that can create added moisture that you definitely don’t want.
Some other tips you may want to follow include maintaining a nutritional diet, avoiding stressful situations and the use of irritable fabrics, lotions and even harsh toilet paper near the region “down there.”