6:12 pm - 01/09/2008

stained undies, always and forever

all my underwear are stained in and about the crotch area. i bath and i don't think my vag produces an irregular amount of goo (i also know for a fact that i don't have any kind of infection), but, all my undies seem to have at the very least a yellowish discoloration.

this is a totally different issue from period stains. it seems like my normal fluids just stain them to hell. anyone else have this problem? it's annoying, my only sex undies are dead black, other wise i feel like it'll look like i've had them on since last christmas or they're "dirty."

this may or may not be normal, i have no idea, as i've never had an opportunity to check out other chicks underwear.
missjecka 10th-Jan-2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Mine, too. I started wearing pantyliners religiously, except when I wear thongs. Now only my thongs are stained, which is still annoying. I know they sell pantyliners for thongs now, too (I think they're by Kotex) so I may invest in them.

So, yeah, definitely get some pantyliners. Welcome to my world.
min_song 10th-Jan-2008 01:27 am (UTC)
i use regular pantyliners for thongs. they pretty much work the same I think. I bought the thong pantyliners for awhile, but it kind of was a complete rip off.
x_crazyness_xxx 10th-Jan-2008 03:03 am (UTC)
They have thong pantyliners too :) kotex makes some.
missjecka 10th-Jan-2008 03:16 am (UTC)
Heh, that's what I said in my comment.
x_cupkake 10th-Jan-2008 01:20 am (UTC)
I know what you mean, I get that :/.
I normally rub some washing up liquid on the crotch them put them in the washing...or, in the case of my favourite white Wonder Woman knickers, I put some diluted bleach.

I think it is normal, because I know so many other people that get that.
nandy_pandy 10th-Jan-2008 03:39 am (UTC)
Sometimes I put some detergent on 'em before throwing them in the hamper, but I find that Oxy Clean spray works even better.
kaceemorivan 10th-Jan-2008 01:24 am (UTC)
Totally normal. The color discharge most women have (because we always have some kind of discharge going on, even when we're healthy) is anything from clear to whitish to yellowish. And of course brownish before or after a period.

Mine tends to be a whitish to yellowish, so of course all my panties got stained. I haven't started investing in pantyliners yet because I haven't had the money to buy new undies. When I do, though, I'll keep the old for period days and the new I'll just wear with pantyliners.

So yes, totally normal and an unfortunate aspect to having a vagina.
nz_taniwha 10th-Jan-2008 01:41 am (UTC)
Just chiming in - same with me. I just dealt with it for ages but then invested in panty-liners when I first started using tampons, as a kind-of precaution against 'overflow'- and now I wear them all the time to protect my underwear.
I bought some new undies just after Christmas and I now religiously wear pantyliners with them - determined not to let them get mucky!
queensugar 10th-Jan-2008 01:49 am (UTC)
Yep, happens to me too. Haven't really found a good remedy, other than stocking up on loads of supercheap cotton undies and tossing them on a semi-regular basis.
elizabethfox 10th-Jan-2008 02:00 am (UTC)
I do that, too. Just replace my undies often. Make sure not to spend lots of money on fancy ones unless you're going to be wearing them for very short spurts.
elizabethfox 10th-Jan-2008 02:02 am (UTC)
Oh and also, my fiance does my laundry often, and he seems to understand that it's a natural part of being a woman. He's never commented on it and we've actually talked about spotting I've experienced because of my birth control. He's really good about not getting freaked out by it and he still thinks I'm sexy!
gemfyre 10th-Jan-2008 01:51 am (UTC)
Some of my knickers are yellowish due to discharge or have old period stains that I didn't wash out properly initially.

They don't bother me. No-one else looks that closely at the crotch of my underwear anyway.
my_neighborhood 10th-Jan-2008 01:59 am (UTC)
I get it too. It doesn't bother me. I wash them after every wear, and I replace them pretty often anyways (I buy cheap undies). My boyfriend doesn't inspect my crotch area of my undies and even if he did, it's normal so whatever :)
violet_tigress1 10th-Jan-2008 02:00 am (UTC)
Most of my underwear is stained, too, if it's not brand new.
krisssa 10th-Jan-2008 02:19 am (UTC)
LOL!
hope_is_love 10th-Jan-2008 02:03 am (UTC)
Pantiliners are my best friend :D
hexvenus 10th-Jan-2008 02:38 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you posted this and I read the comments to know I'm not the only one. (i've had two kids so I sort of have an excuse but still!!)

All my nice undies are black now too for this exact same reason! Although I have a few black ones that are stained from an infection ugh.

I'm totally embarassed to hang out my underwear incase someone sees them and thinks I'm grotty. I wont be so embarassed now.
lovethatlovage 10th-Jan-2008 03:52 am (UTC)
glad you got something out of it too :)
heysmilepretty 11th-Jan-2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Ugh lol I have the opposite problem. My discharge faintly bleaches my black undies. (No infection, either.) :( lol
pamplemoussi 11th-Jan-2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
Me too! What is with that? How is my vag so acidly strong that it can bleach underwear? Gah!
hexvenus 12th-Jan-2008 02:30 am (UTC)
My discharge only does this around my period I've noticed (or if I'm dehydrated)
laurenmarie 10th-Jan-2008 02:52 am (UTC)
mine are too, but i don't really care because no one is really looking at the crotch of my underwear. also, most of my underwear is all sorts of fun colors, so the white part is only sometimes on the inside of the underwear.
pocochina 10th-Jan-2008 02:52 am (UTC)
I think it's unavoidable. I tend to wear cute panties in dark colors, though, so I don't notice it so much any more. :)
hgbluesparkles 10th-Jan-2008 03:08 am (UTC)
This has been happening to me all the time lately. I refuse to wear pantyliners because they irritate me so I end up washing and tossing a lot of underwear. I recommend getting the 6 packs of Haynes with cute prints that way you don't feel bad throwing them out.
foureyedgirl 10th-Jan-2008 07:54 am (UTC)
I love those. They are the only kind I wear and they are affordable.
shirasade 10th-Jan-2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Another woman with colored discharged here - as most others I've used pantyliners, but that resulted in itching and even infections, so I've switched to thin cotton cloth pads. Those work quite well and protect my undies wonderfully - I just have to remember to remove them when there's the chance that someone else will see them, as they're not very sexy. :)
girlnameddoor 10th-Jan-2008 04:36 am (UTC)
These stains are pretty normal, and most of my underwear have them. I think all of my "nice" underwear (as in, not the period panties) have been seen by a sexual partner, and I've never heard a comment about stains or noticed any reaction to it. That being the case, it seems to me a little wasteful to use pantyliners on a daily basis. That's a lot of trash being generated over the year, so if it's really a concern, you can buy washable pantyliners from lunapads ( http://www.lunapads.com/Department.aspx?DeptID=9 ) I've never bought anything from then, but I've only heard good things.
cmhkorn 10th-Jan-2008 04:47 am (UTC)
in HS i used to take my underwear in the shower with me. soap, scrub, rinse, hang (cause if you throw it in the hamper... mildew smells yech), and add to the wash.
doomweasel 10th-Jan-2008 04:49 am (UTC)
It doesn't bother me in the least. I mean, that's what underwear is for, innit? To keep gunk from getting on your pants and whatnot?
pocochina 10th-Jan-2008 07:56 am (UTC)
Seconded!
godchildren 10th-Jan-2008 05:31 am (UTC)
I feel you. I have to throw away a lot of underwear.
thetaoofdao 10th-Jan-2008 05:39 am (UTC)
stained panties are hot, though.
lileprechaun 10th-Jan-2008 06:02 am (UTC)
As others have said, it's normal. For many women, the pH of their vaginal fluids is such that it has a bleaching effect on many fabrics.
in_this_love 10th-Jan-2008 10:28 am (UTC)
in my opinion, #1. it's totally normal. #2. who really looks at the little crotch of your panties. & #3. the whole point of undies is to catch that stuff, so wearing panty liners daily seems a little excessive!
patsrockmybosox 10th-Jan-2008 12:12 pm (UTC)
Happens to me, too. It doesn't bother me that much because while my boyfriend DOES loook at my underwear, I would really be bothered if he started inspecting the crotch. No one looks that closely, and for me they're only really visible after I take them off and before I watch them. I've thrown undies out after they get too bad, but that's more because I bought new ones that I liked better than because I thought the old ones were wrecked.

If it bothers you that much, pantyliners, like everyone else has suggested.
goth_kittykat 10th-Jan-2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
mine too. i've wondered because whenever i've seen my roommates lying around they look clean and i wonder what's wrong with me!!! x.x
living__a__lie 10th-Jan-2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
so, i pay $18 for each pair of my panties (i religiously wear hanky panky lace thongs).. and this discoloration problem is a huge bitch. i thought it was just me, and have been embarassed when girls in my sorority house take my laundry out of the washer and/or dryer, for fear they have seen my stained fancy panties. i have pantyliners but am reluctant to wear them, and washing my panties out in the shower/sink is pretty difficult considering where i live... i usually put shout spray on the crotch before throwing them in the hamper, but it seems that this has bleached out even my black/dark panties.

so, in short... i haven't found a proper solution. being a girl can really blow.
pididdle 10th-Jan-2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
This happens to me too, I've taken to only wearing dark underwear almost always (except when I wait a while to do laundry and I have only the whities left...)
today_mylove 10th-Jan-2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
I don't have anything significant to contribute, other than: me too!
I was just happy I saw this post because I've always been a little wtf? about it, but its reassuring to see so many other people have the same problem and it's perfectly normal.
My only really solution is buying cheapo underwear and then tossing them whenever it's get noticeably bad looking.
dayglow 10th-Jan-2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
It happens to me too. I really don't care anymore, cause who ever sees it but me and the boyfriend? And he either doesn't notice (one time I wore underwear that was baby blue and I had accidentally bled all over during my previous period and stained like hell - I fretted about it being ugly and gross and he was like 'what stain?') or just doesn't care. Other people have weird stains in their underwear too, so I'm not the only one. :P
unripe 10th-Jan-2008 10:06 pm (UTC)
Meh. Happens to me too, but I've really never worried about it. Vaginas do some weird stuff and mine just happens to have yellow/white bleachy toxic discharge (not really toxic, people seem to quite like it actually.) Wahey! And who looks at the crotch of my undies that closely?
quixotical 12th-Jan-2008 02:35 am (UTC)
I have this problem too! I just wear pantyliners everyday now... it's greatly helped!
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ext_1625365 Period panties31st-Jan-2013 07:08 am (UTC)
I too had stained panties. Now i use adira period panties for my that time of the month,because i cannot afford to stain my cute panties.And they are very comfortable and cotton.I have invested in them.You can wear them whenever you want to.
Richard Musto Richard Sheppard11th-Sep-2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
I am called the Stain Master in my house, and one of the things I tackle is what you are all discussing. My solution doesn't always work, but depending on the fabric, try putting some bleach directly on the yellow stain, and then adding some laundry detergent right over it. Sometimes the yellow stains disappear within seconds, so I skip the detergent. Works on other stains on white clothing as well. Good luck. R
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