I turned 31 this past June. With that came a whole lot of surprises, including that I am officially in my 30s (okay, that was no surprise), but seriously. Something happened that summer that blew my mind. I started experiencing bladder leaks. I blame this on being into my 30s, having 2 kids, and probably the specific birth control I'm on. That didn't make that fact that I had little accidents any better. I was tempted to stop adventuring. Spending all night in the woods or haunted house with no access to a bathroom is bad enough, but when you add in the leaks, I thought it would be unbearable. I decided to start my search for incontinence protection. Well, I talked to my MIL about it and she had a solution.
Depend Silhouette. They work perfectly. They aren't like wearing a pad or thick like some underwear protection, these fit like wearing your favorite panties and being comfortable all night long. I love the lower rise of these- I don't feel like I'm wearing those horrible white briefs. They come in black and beige, so you can wear them with anything! I really feel no different wearing them and no one else has to know. Yay, I don't have to give up my adventures, so I have found my favorite bladder leakage protection.
It did get me thinking, though- is it really all that common. I'd like to share with you some facts about bladder leakage.
1. Did you know that there are more people in their 20s with bladder leakage than in their 80s? Shock!
2. The average age of someone with bladder leakage is only 52.
3. There are more people 50 and younger with bladder leakage than 60 and older.
4. Stress incontinence and urge incontinence are the most common types of urinary incontinence in women.
5. 51 million women suffer from bladder leakage.
I've also got something really amazing to share about Depend. They are entering year three of underwareness. Underwareness a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma.
Depend is encouraging people to show their support for women with bladder leakage. For every photo and video shared using #Underwareness and featuring Depend products, the Depend brand will donate $1, up to $3 million, through 2016 to fund charities that advance the research and education of bladder leakage.
Are you going to "drop your pants for the underwareness movement?"
If you head on over to Underwareness.com, you can support the cause and even request your very own free sample of Depend Silhouettes. Just click on the "free sample" button.
Depend provides a variety of discreet products that help people regain their freedom and get their lives back, including: Silhouette Active Fit
Silhouette Active Fit for Women briefs: Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are a new moderate-absorbency brief that feature a thin design for complete comfort with the trusted protection of the Depend brand and a lower rise+ for an underwear-like look, fit and feel. As a category first, the product is available in black and beige colors.