1 in 4 Americans Experience Bladder Leakage – Join Me & #DropYourPants for #Underawareness

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Thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s discussion.

After giving birth to my absolutely adorable little girls I knew my body would change.  I knew my stomach would never be the same again.  I knew my breasts wouldn’t be as perky… especially after many years of breastfeeding.  I knew those veins and dimpling in my thighs would be around for the long haul.  But something I wasn’t prepared for was losing the control I had over my bladder.  That thing now seems to have a mind of it’s own.  I can’t laugh, sneeze, cough, or throw up without peeing myself!  And that is why if I feel a sneeze coming on you will see me stop and cross my legs as tightly as possible.  I absolutely hate coming down with a cold because not only do I feel miserable sneezing and coughing constantly, but I have to deal with my bladder leakage issues on top of it.


But I know I am not alone.  In fact 65 million Americans experience bladder leakage.  And no they are not all “old people”.  The truth is that 12 million of those Americans are under the age of 35.  Yup, that’s where I fit in…. not even 30 yet and my poor bladder just doesn’t want to listen anymore.  But the good news is there are products out there to help save us from embarrassing bladder leakage.  Depend provides a variety of discreet products that can help people regain their freedom and get their lives back including Depend Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs which look, fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit.  Another option is Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection which features more Lycra for a smooth and comfortable close-to-the-body fit.  With any of these options you can feel comfortable, confident, and DRY.



But if those 65 million Americans don’t know about these great products then what good will they do?  Depend wants the world to know that bladder leakage is manageable and that there’s nothing to be embarrassed about.  That is what the Underawareness campaign is all about.  It is a social movement and charitable cause to raise awareness and break the taboo surrounding speaking about bladder leakage.  Even if you don’t experience bladder leakage yourself you can still help spread awareness!


So let’s drop our pants and hit social media full force.  Simply take a photo or video, tag it with #Underawareness and #DropYourPants, then share it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.  During the next three years for each pant drop video or photo shared Depend will donate $1 to United Way Worldwide & The Simon Foundation for Continence up to $3 million!  Just think of how much Underawareness will come from those 3 million photos and videos!

Thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s discussion.

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12 Responses to 1 in 4 Americans Experience Bladder Leakage – Join Me & #DropYourPants for #Underawareness

  1. Looks fun but I am not sure if I can drop my pants and have a photo like this, really nice cause though..

  2. Melissa Smith says:

    Ahhhh, I so could’ve used these after I had my last baby. Ever time I sneezed, coughed or laughed I’d tinkle a bit. But I always just assumed that these were for elderly people. Guess I was wrong…shhh, don’t tell my hubs I said that! 😉

  3. Amanda Love says:

    OK before I started reading I started laughing at the pics for the ad. I’m sure I’ll need these eventually but for now I’m good. 🙂

  4. Alexandra Young says:

    I am literally cracking up at these photos, haha. I didn’t know that they made products that were more discreet.

  5. Sarah L says:

    Some of the medications I was taking made me lose control and I wore panty liners. I’ll have to remember these if I need it again.

  6. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    I don’t have leakage issues, but there is a whole group of moms in my zumba class who do & there is always a collective sigh when a song with jumps comes on!

  7. Danielle says:

    I’m now pregnant with my second child and lately have been experiencing bladder leakage at night. It’s crazy! I just sit up in bed to get up and go to the bathroom and as soon as I sit up, I fill that little trickle escaping! It drives me insane!

  8. Jenna Wood says:

    There’s nothing sexy about Depends, but there is something sexy about the confidence Depends gives people dealing with LBL. Great job Depends!

  9. Anne says:

    After 3 kids I have trouble with LBL once in a while – and colds are the worst. Cough and sneezing for days at a time doesn’t go well at all.

  10. Janice says:

    I am so glad that this hasn’t been an issue. Yet. But I’m 40 now so who knows, right?

  11. I can see how helpful these would be after having kids!! I love this campaign bringing awareness to such a common problem.

  12. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    Luckily for me the only time I’ve had these issues have been right before or after babies. More power to the models who could drop their pants with confidence!

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