Don’t make me laugh…I might leak?!
You're not alone
The research says that as we age, more and more of us will be living with incontinence. As a woman of a certain age, I can assure you that this is true. My girlfriends are all ages and every other one has some type of bladder leakage that affects their normal activities.
One in seven
Around the world, and not just in my office, one out of every 7 women in the world have urinary incontinence. Of those women, half of them have the very common Stress Urinary Incontinence condition. SUI is really code for the “No laughing, sneezing, coughing, dancing condition that causes you to cross your legs, time after time”. Because we don’t discuss it, I’ll bet that my younger and middle-aged female friends under the age of 55 have no idea that this is most prevalent type of incontinence.
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We're all reluctant - but shouldn't be
Despite the steady worry about leaking or dribbling, many women are reluctant to discuss their condition with their partners, friends or even with healthcare professionals.
“Don’t make me laugh” is a common cry at a party, card club or gym class. Everyone knows what it means and yet, no one steps forward with a helpful panty liner or Kegel exercise app for her phone.
New ways to cope
The extent that women will go to in order to cope with or hide a leak is pretty remarkable. The plethora of black pants on the fashion landscape has a lot to do with their hiding powers. I had an elderly aunt who never drank in public. She was well known for her steady refusals of water, tea, and coffee for years and years at any point of the day or night in case she had to use the facilities, again.
Use the correct protection
How many women do you think manage using period pads to absorb accidental urine? Who is going to tell them that it smells. Period pads are not scientifically designed to hide the odours. And yes, you can tell.
It goes without saying that knowing the location of all toilets in order to change one’s underwear in the event of accidental leakage has been elevated to a new level.
Ask yourself when you stopped dancing? Going to gym class? A long car ride?
Don’t let embarrassment, psychological distress, social isolation and loneliness rule your life.
Get laughing as hard as you can and let MyLiberty.Life do the work for you.
No leaks, no limits!
- Cindy Clegg