I have a friend who is in her mid twenties, and just had her first child. Since she knows I am a mother of 3, she called me recently to talk about some issues she’s been having. She’s been experiencing Light Bladder Leakage when she coughs, sneezes, laughs, or strains to lift or reach something. She isn’t comfortable getting together with her local friends because she doesn’t want to have an “accident”. When she must leave home, she had been using feminine products, but those weren’t working for her, because that’s not what they were designed for. She couldn’t figure out what to wear for bladder leakage issues.
Many of you might also have dealt with this issue, because while the average age of someone with bladder leakage is 52, there are more people with light bladder leakage in their 20’s than in their 80’s! Because so many people aren’t really comfortable discussing this issue, you may be surprised to know there are more people with bladder leakage 50 or younger than 60 or older.
Depend is entering year two of Underwareness, a social movement and charitable cause to break down the bladder leakage stigma. As part of Underwareness, the Depend brand 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.
I often hear women who are curious enough about Underawareness, but not quite comfortable yet with the topic ask why it’s so important to discuss the issue. Personally, I feel that it’s important so that the stigma is eliminated. I have people comfortable calling me to ask questions because they know I have a couple of family members who’ve dealt with this issue for a while, and they know I’m educated on the topic. I’m not embarrassed to discuss the issue, provide helpful suggestions that doctors have offered us (what works for one person doesn’t work for everyone, so sometimes you have to try several things to fix an issue). One thing that I am QUITE impressed with is how Depend has listened to women’s stories, heard complaints about products, and worked to implement product design and style changes. They are first in this product category to offer products available in black and beige colors. Depend Silhouette Active Fit briefs are designed with a lower rise and an underwear-like look, fit and feel.
I would like to encourage YOU to visit www.Underwareness.com to support the cause and request FREE SAMPLES of Depend Silhouette Active Fit, so you can see for yourself (or offer to a friend in need) just how updated and current this product is.
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.