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Bleached Gusset - Sorry

(58 Posts)
TMIname Tue 07-Jul-15 17:25:17

Sorry for the G word in the title blush

My vagina is bleaching my knickers! Just wondering if anyone else has this problem?

I know it is likely to be something to do with the ph but I'm otherwise healthy down there.

Wearing panty liners all day every day seems to go against the point of cotton knickers. But all my coloured pants have this bleached appearance in the crotch. I'm too embarrassed to hang them on the line or over the radiators.

Is there anything I can do?

I can't believe I have typed half of these words let alone that I'm going to post them on the net blush. Please work name change.

usualsuspect333 Tue 07-Jul-15 17:27:54

It's quite common. There have been loads of threads on MN about this before.

Lizaa Tue 07-Jul-15 17:28:28

This used to happen to me. I never really gave it much thought. No idea what caused it.
Not really much help but just wanted to say you aren't on your own with this.

SoljaBonita Tue 07-Jul-15 17:29:08

J get that sometimes, some knickers seem bleach proof but theres no logic to it as far as I can tell.

Hang your knickers on the line by the gusset if needs be

Fatstacks Tue 07-Jul-15 17:31:51

It's piss.
Mnet told me about it when I wondered why mine were fading grin

MewlingQuim Tue 07-Jul-15 17:34:36

It's normal. It is because the vaginal pH is acidic.

wishingchair Tue 07-Jul-15 17:37:05

It's not piss. Just different ph levels in vaginal discharge. Lots of Internet advice like add cup of vinegar to a bath couple times a week, or eat more probiotic yogurt. V common though.

FortyCoats Tue 07-Jul-15 17:38:49

<<waves bleached knickers>> (They're clean!)

Perfectly normal but I have no idea how to stop it. Agree hang by gusset smile

Fatstacks Tue 07-Jul-15 17:41:20

Is it really not urine?
Mnet told me it was leaked urine breaking down into ammonia.

I'm so gullible. angry

TMIname Tue 07-Jul-15 17:47:17

Thanks for the replies. So glad it's not just me.

Think I will just buy cheap pants and bin after a few wears then. Or just buy white.

I already hang by the gusset btw. But I have a very helpful interfering neighbour/friend who will bring my washing in or fold up anything dry on my radiators while I'm making her cuppa.

SirVixofVixHall Tue 07-Jul-15 18:02:00

Strangely some knickers do this more than others. Sloggi for instance, they bleach straight away, whereas others never do it. Black tends to do it more than colours. But I've had it happen on nude pants too. I just bin some faster than others! I would say it happens on roughly a third of the knickers I wear, so it must vary with the dyes used. Also it never used to happen, it only started happening a few years ago, why on earth is that?

wishingchair Tue 07-Jul-15 18:10:39

Fatstacks - def discharge not urine. Even the positioning of the bleached bits says discharge not urine IYSWIM smile

Fatstacks Tue 07-Jul-15 18:13:08

Aye more undercarriage than bullseye, but what's the caustic discharge shock

Bv? (No smell though)

flanjabelle Tue 07-Jul-15 18:15:15

I have had this happen before. I'm completely healthy down there and it's only happened with a couple of pairs. I really wouldn't worry op.

PenelopePitstops Tue 07-Jul-15 18:17:20

Binning pants for this is crazy. They are clean!!

Tutu1000 Tue 07-Jul-15 18:18:55

Funnily enough when I got some of my pants out the tumble drier today I noticed I had this problem as well. I didn't know if it was a sign that I needed to rush out to the dr's! One pair of black pants has a small pink dot now. Glad to know it's not just me.

PinkPopPony Tue 07-Jul-15 18:24:44

Surely it would be cheaper and more environmentally friendly to just wear pant liners rather than chuck away your pants all the time confused

Peaceloveandcustardcreams Tue 07-Jul-15 18:31:21

Wow this used to happen to me too but I never even thought about what it could be. Perhaps I just presumed someone was bleaching the grot out of them when doing my washing?! grin Doesn't happen anymore, interestingly.

Fatstacks Tue 07-Jul-15 18:38:44

Peace you just made me think about a Crusty Gusset task force.

So wrong grin

Haggisfish Tue 07-Jul-15 18:42:21

Why would you either wear panty liners or throw away when it is just a perfectly normal thing?! Your vaginal secretions are meant to be slightly acidic to kill and invading microbes.

MishMooshAndMogwai Tue 07-Jul-15 18:46:58

Mine too!

and I love the word gusset

TMIname Tue 07-Jul-15 18:48:02

pinkpoppony I doubt panty liners are cheaper or more environmentally friendly. When I say bin after a few wears I mean a good few rather than keeping them until the elastic is no longer stretchy as I do now. blush
I also recycle pants (sans gusset) as rags for dusting and general cleaning so it's not really shock horror! smile

PinkPopPony Tue 07-Jul-15 19:51:03

OP I use washable Pant liners but I see what you mean.

Don't you have favourite pants though blush
I would be gutted if some of my lovely under crackers got ruined !

SoljaBonita Tue 07-Jul-15 20:06:27

peaceloveandcustardcreams your post has me in stitches. I had vaguely similar thoughts as a teen.

WhenMarnieWasThere Tue 07-Jul-15 22:44:02

This is definitely a thing. There was even an advert for black panty liners for a while that hinted that it might be to cover up this issue.

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