It’s an Unspoken Kinda Normal. #Underwareness #DropYourPants

I was provided with compensation from Depend as part of my participation in this campaign.

You know there are things we are told when we are growing up that don’t get discussed. We are straight out told not to discuss them because they are considered controversial. There are other things we are told not to discuss because they are rude or impolite. Then there are things that are just never discussed. No one was talking about it. Why? Well, because honestly, it’s really embarrassing. Things like bladder leakage.

#Underwareness #DropYourPants

Don’t roll your eyes at me and say I’m not THAT old yet. Twenty three MILLION Americans under the age of 45 experience bladder leakage. That’s you & me people. I know that many of you read my blog because you’re a mom or you’re trying to become or are pregnant. Well, after you spit out a few babies sadly not all your parts are the same. I remember the first time I sneezed after number three. I was horrified. It’s not just sneezing either. Get the case of the giggles? How about trying to run a faster mile? The list goes on but the problem doesn’t have to.

#Underwareness #DropYourPants

If we started speaking up we’d realize there are things that can help. My first recommendation would be to talk to your doctor. Another would be to check out Depend. Depend understands that life happens which is why they have designed the other underwear.

There are a few misconceptions around Depend:
• Depend is for a few old, debilitated Seniors in nursing homes
• Depend is just a big, bulky diaper
• Depend garments are for people with a condition that is ‘way worse than mine’

 #Underwareness #DropYourPants
Over 65 million Americans experience bladder leakage. To 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. At Depend®, they believe wearing a different kind of underwear is no big deal—and they’re willing to prove it. Join Depend® employees and Drop Your Pants* for Underwarenes* to help spread awareness about bladder leakage and to help us donate $1, up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage for:

-Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants; and
-Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants

 #Underwareness #DropYourPants

Want to give them a try without having to buy them? Well, here’s a free sample to see how you can start laughing a little harder and running a little faster. 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.


  1. Dandi D says

    It’s good to be aware of things like this.

  2. One in FOUR?! That’s crazy! I’m glad Depend is trying to change the perception of their brand.

  3. I don’t have this issue yet, but glad to know there are options if I ever do!

  4. I will have to say I am a little shocked by the 1 in 4 statistic. That is A LOT of people.

  5. After 3 kids…I totally get this!

  6. It’s funny how subjects like this are so hush hush but so many people experience it. How nice of them to be offering a free sample!

  7. If we’re all in the same boat with us, you’d think we’d be more open to talk about it. I’m glad that things are starting to change with that. There’s nothing shameful about it!

  8. After two children I understand light bladder leakage! It happens!

  9. Have you tried jumping rope? Ugh. That’s for people with less than three kids.

  10. I’ve always thought of Depends as not for my generation, but I guess I’m shocked to know so many of us are dealing with bladder control. I’m glad you are sharing this information.

  11. Wendy says

    I turned 44, and my body turned traitor. Yup, I have a stash of those neat pads hanging out for me when I need them. Honestly, when I sneeze and pee my pants (It happens) I tell my kids- dammit! I peed my pant! I won’t be embarrassed about it, I’ll just take better precautions!

  12. Wow that’s a lot, I had no clue. Honestly I thought it was because I had so many kids and I was abnormal.

  13. After having kids, I absolutely cannot jump on our trampoline without leakage, ugh!

  14. I’m soo glad you are bringing awareness to this! So tired of such common things being pushed under the rug.

  15. I have a relative that’s used them for years, particularly when she’s traveling. S/he swears by them.

  16. I definitely know about this issue and I am not surprised its 1 in 4.

  17. Naomi says

    Well, I’m not ready to use these yet, but my father used them. They worked very well for him.

  18. I don’t think people realize just how common this issue is.

  19. That’s a very high and surprising statistic.

  20. It’s way more common than people think. We should just talk about it so we don’t have to feel embarrassed.

  21. Cynthia R says

    I’ve had this issue for years, so embarrasing. I have never even had kids yet.

  22. Great post! Love your graphics!

  23. Yep, I know i have issues from time to time.

  24. I haven’t experienced bladder leakage yet (my mom does after having 5 children in her lifetime), but I have always had an overactive bladder, even as a child. I never know when it will turn into LBL.

  25. I am proud to say this was an issue with me at one point but has gotten better with exercise. Those good old Kegel exercises work wonders.

  26. Yep having babies can do it to you! I used to laugh at my mom when I was a teen. How cruel of me. Karma. 🙂

  27. I think this is great that you are spreading the word about this!

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