Sometimes there’s a lot. Sometimes there’s a little. And sometimes there’s even a faint odour. Either way, you feel it in your knickers. Vaginal discharge. All women get it, and it’s perfectly normal. But exactly what is vaginal discharge? What causes it and why is it there?
And perhaps, most important – what can you do about it? We’re here to unpack the mystery for you.
Vaginal discharge is created by glands in your vagina and cervix. It’s your vagina’s way of cleaning itself. Just like your eye produces tears to rid itself of irritants, the vagina has glands that produce discharge to maintain its wellbeing. This way, harmful bacteria have a harder time getting through and causing irritation – or worse. Amazing vagina!
Your discharge and the amount you experience will vary based on the normal hormonal fluctuations throughout your cycle. This means you may experience more discharge when you are ovulating, breastfeeding, or sexually aroused.
There are different types of discharge. Vaginal discharge can vary in consistency and colour. In case you’re wondering what vaginal discharge looks like, sometimes it is clear, and sometimes it is milky white. Sometimes it is watery, and sometimes it has a more stretchy, egg white-like consistency. All of this is normal. Other types of discharge may be a sign that something isn’t quite right. For instance, if your discharge has a chunky consistency, is itchy, or is off-colour (think yellow or green), this is a sign of infection. A visit to your doctor will clear things right up, so it’s best to make an appointment as soon as you can.
Luckily, ALWAYS DAILIES panty liners are specifically designed to absorb daily vaginal discharge, helping you stay fresh and confident throughout your day. ALWAYS DAILIES come in a variety of shapes, sizes and absorbencies so you can find the liner that is just right for you. With ALWAYS DAILIES you can keep the morning fresh panty feeling all day, every day.
ALWAYS DAILIES is on a mission to bust common myths around vaginal discharge. In fact, vaginal discharge is totally normal and happens to all of us women. Why make it a taboo topic? We want to provide you with all the information you need and ask for. In case you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us under 0080077634434 or 08000285884 (UK), 1800509203 (IRE).