Apparently it is quite common especially for women to have small urine leaks. Pregnancy and child birth and menopause all work together to give the problem. Despite pelvic floor exercises it is something that I can never completely shake, and it occurs during a few specific activities – like skipping rope, jumping on a trampoline and doing the parent’s sprint events at kid’s sports days!
I’ve tried a few solutions – from super absorbent liners, to just not doing the activity – and have now found a solution that works the best for me. It is simply to wear black ‘sports’ knickers and shorts that are designed to cope with sweat. K-mart is my davour!
They are fast drying and do not show wet patches, so the small leaks (that would be a disaster in grey track pants, are not noticable). And some days the aforesaid activities do not even generate a problem, but when they do I just let that half-teaspoon of pee come out and get on with doing what I want to do! So far so good!
If you have ever struggled to do activities that you want because of this problem I encourage you to think about it and try this and see if it works for you! K-mart pants are $5 and the polyester shorts about the same, so already a lot cheaper than using all those pads!
Posted anonymously, 8th March 2017