First off let me say that Depend is making it very, very easy for anyone with a social media account to help contribute to their drop your pants for underawareness movement. With a photo and/or video shared with the proper hashtags, they have generously offered to donate $1 to $3 million over the next (3) years. The donations will go to charities working to advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage.
There are two ways to help donate:
- A donation will be made for every pant drop photo and video shared using the following hastags: #Underawareness #DropYourPants .
- A donation will be made for every personal video made about what underawareness means to you, that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underawareness and #DropYourPants
Most everyone knows someone who suffers from the challenge of bladder leakage. Because it is such a sensitive topic however, there is often a stigma attached to it that is hard to break through. By bringing awareness to how common bladder leakage really is, maybe people who suffer from it will be more likely to reach out for help.
In our family there is an aunt who cracks jokes about herself, in regards to having a bladder that leaks when she coughs, laughs, or does jumping jacks (that's what she said), but when I talked to her recently about it, she said it was in fact a very serious thing.
Me: You joke about the bladder leakage challenge you face, but in reality it's not really very funny, I'm sure. How long have you been dealing with it?
Aunt: I have been dealing with it since I had my last child, many years ago. And nope, it's not funny at all, but you gotta laugh. What else can you do?
Me: How are you dealing with the problem of bladder leakage on your own?
Aunt: I take a change of clothes with me everywhere I go, and I hope and pray a lot that I get through events without an incident.
Me: Have you talked about bladder leakage to anyone else?
Aunt: My friends and I laugh about it (not too hard, mind you), but those are only sympathy laughs. We all know how just not-funny leaks are, and we all know it's an embarrassing thing to have going on in your life.
Me: Do you have any advice or tips for bladder leakage to give to others who might be going through the same challenge?
Aunt: Yes! Don't stop laughing. You're going to tinkle no matter what, don't let it make you give up your laughter! (Yep, she said 'tinkle'). :)
I thanked auntie for the information, told her she could click on the free samples link in my blog post to try a Depend product for bladder leakage protection, and we moved on to different conversation.
It may not seem like a big deal to many people, but there are other issues associated with bladder leakage that can ill affect those who suffer from it. Feeling ashamed, embarrassed, or not wanting to laugh, exercise, or go out in public are all things that could possibly occur with bladder leakage. Depend understands that, and they work hard to create a product that is highly effective for incontinence protection.
There is a common misconception that this is something that only happens with the very elderly, and that is completely untrue. Anyone at any age, can experience it, and if they do, it just makes good sense to purchase Depend products for bladder leakage protection.
Another misconception is that adult diapers are big, bulky, and detectable under clothing. Depend is a reputable company that has been dealing with protection for a very long time. They understand the importance of offering a product that is not only highly effective, but also very discreet.
A third misconception, is that Depend garments are for 'others, who have a more serious condition than I do.' Nothing could be further from the truth. They are for anyone who suffers from bladder leakage, at any age, and at any time. Depend is offering free samples to anyone who would like to give them a try.
Depend can help you find what to wear for bladder leakage. Depend products provide discreet protection that helps men or women regain their freedom and get their lives back.
Look for Depend Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs. These fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit.
Also available for sale are Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection. These feature more Lycra stands for a smooth and comfortable close-to-the-body fit.
Claim your free sample today by visiting this page. Click on the 'Get a Sample' button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Select which sample you would like to receive, then all you have to do is sit back and wait for it to arrive.