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My husband and I are creatures of habit aka our date nights fall into two categories (and have been the same in the 18 years we’ve been married). We either go out for dinner (and ALWAYS order the same thing) or go to a movie. And, while I can’t imagine doing these things with anyone else- I must admit it would be nice to go out on a date or do something that is a complete departure from our standard dinner and a movie. The only reason we do those date nights are so that we can find a way to reconnect without any other interruptions. We ban all talk of kids and dogs and in between bites of whatever is on the menu we try and talk about anything other than our roles as parents. But, what I really like are date nights that are a departure from our standard and stale date ones that will ultimately make us laugh and reconnect on a visceral and primal level.
Unfortunately, there is nothing that makes me feel less like going out on a date than experiencing bladder leaks. The truth is I am totally open about it with my husband- in fact we have a running joke in our relationship that when we do go out on a date night we always need to make sure there is a bathroom close by—just in case! Of course it is not really funny since I do have a problem in that area and I sometimes can use a little help. It can happen when I am least expecting it when I laugh or strain lifting something or even when I am at the gym. And, the last place I want it to happen is when I’m out for a romantic evening with my husband.
Which is why I loved attending a recent event hosted by Always Discreet where I learned all about their new line of bladder leak underwear, Always Discreet Boutique that, in my humble opinion, is going to revolutionize the stigma surrounding bladder leaks and is a total game changer when it comes to the bladder leak underwear products that are currently on the market!
At this Always Discreet Boutique event I learned that bladder leaks affect 1 in 3 women1. What I loved about these undergarments is not only did they look different than any other product on the market but they also work better.
Here are just a few questions I got answers to at the event.
Why don’t women want to use the currently available undergarments?
2 in 3 women who have tried bladder leak underwear avoid wearing them all together, even when they know they need them2. Women told us that bulky bladder leak products can erode their confidence and femininity, and 77% of women say wearing their current bladder leak underwear makes them feel older than they would like to feel2. Only one out of four women currently keep bladder leak underwear in their panty drawer, but 71% of women state that they would put their bladder leak underwear in their panty drawer if it was pretty2.
What type of bladder protective undergarment do women want?
We learned that 88% of women say they would be more likely to wear bladder leak underwear if it looked and felt like regular underwear2. More than half of women say they feel confident when wearing a pretty bra and matching panty2 and thanks to the feminine, beautiful design of Always Discreet Boutique, women who experience bladder leaks can now pair their bladder leak underwear with their prettiest lingerie.
Why is Always Discreet Boutique so important to women who want to continue all of their regular activities?
The top types of social activities women who have stopped participating in because of their bladder leaks are dining out with friends, exercise, running or fitness classes, and romantic evenings/date nights2.
40% of women that experience bladder leaks at least once a day say they have avoided going out on dates or having a romantic evening because of their bladder leaks2. More than half of women say it is unlikely they would wear bladder leak underwear on a date or romantic evening out and 86% of women say they would feel more comfortable wearing bladder leak underwear around their partner if it looked and felt like regular underwear2.
Why will women feel good when they put on Always Discreet Boutique?
Always Discreet Boutique. Bladder leak underwear that is made with silky smooth fabric and curve hugging contours that come in a rosé color with delicate lace prints. The design is inspired by fashion industry experts and pantone trends, with a flowery pattern that goes from the front to the back on one side.
Not only did they listen to women about the design elements of the product, they also addressed the different needs of women when it comes to the fit of the product. Always Discreet Boutique isn’t just the same product in a smaller and larger version. Their small/medium size is cut low so women can still wear the clothes and looks they love. Their large size panty has a higher waistline and a control top feel, because women who used the product stated this was the most comfortable cut for them.
73% of women think bladder leak underwear could look and feel like real underwear2 and Always Discreet Boutique is listening. They are changing the category with a product that offers maximum bladder leak protection, made feminine and beautiful.
So, if you too experience bladder leakage and are ready to get your date night on armed with Always Discreet Boutique here are a few of my date night tips!
#1 Go for a totally non-traditional date: Ditch the boring dinner and movie and become creative with your dates/quality time. Enjoy a tandem ride (also a great way to work on, strengthen and/or improve communication skills), plan dates around your significant other’s interests – for example if he adores architecture, choose a romantic location for its architecture detail. Pack a light basket lunch (including wine) take a blanket and have lunch in a beautiful outdoor space. Star/moon gaze in the comfort of your backyard (sans the gadgets – phone, computers, etc.) and have fun, intimate (non-work/business/family related) conversations.
#2 Learn a New Language: What is your significant other’s love language? Love is definitely a language and similar to Spanish, Italian, English or French, the best communication is when both parties speak and comprehend the language. Take a few moments and complete Gary Chapman’s Love Language questionnaire and begin to express your adoration to your significant other in their language ON YOUR DATE NIGHT!
#3 Bring Sexy Back: Justin Timberlake is not the only one who can Bring Sexy Back: Both men and women are visual beings and appreciate when their significant other pays attention to the details. And you can wear that little black dress with confidence thanks to Always Discreet Boutique which has a non-woven waistband and its sides and waist have a silky smooth fabric all around to help the product feel comfortable while you’re wearing it. It is outfitted with a superabsorbent core with unique RapidDry™ technology that absorbs leaks in seconds, Odor Lock technology that helps neutralize odors instantly and continuously, and Absorbent Gel Material (AGM) that helps lock the fluid deep within the core and away from your body. The AGM is uniquely placed within a “Channeled Core” technology that helps enable an efficient absorption system (protection without the bulk). Rather than absorbing leaks in one spot (where the leak hits), this core is engineered to redistribute the liquid across the full length of the core. This means absorbency power can be spread more thinly across the full length of the core. Many years of technical expertise went into the technology and design of Always Discreet Boutique Underwear.
The bottom line is this-Always Discreet Boutique believes that women who experience bladder leaks shouldn’t have make a tradeoff between maximum protection or a product that is made beautifully. In fact in order to better serve this silent group Always Discreet sought out a number of important opinions and issues regarding undergarments.
#4 Create a ‘treasure hunt’ of sorts for your man. Place a note on the door (whichever one he uses to enter the house) stating: “You are the love of my life and I am so happy you are my husband. This evening is about you…enjoy.” When he walks in he is greeted by a cold drink with a note as his 2nd clue. Continue with this method, guiding him to various places within the house obtaining tokens/gifts with clues. Bottom line; spontaneity is a great way to keep the passion ignited. This easily develops into a ‘friendly competition’ where both parties try to ‘out do’ each other as it pertains to romance, fun, spontaneity, etc.; a competition where both parties are winners.
So how are you going to get your Date Night on this week?
1 Fem Care AI analysis – “Nielsen Homescan Panel ending March 2012 looking at Fem Care purchases in HH 50+ that have no teenagers at home.”
2The Always Discreet Boutique Online Study was conducted by MSLGROUP Research and surveyed a total of 803 Americans. There was a nationally representative sample group of 803 females aged 18 and older. The survey was implemented between the dates of August 11, 2017 through August 16, 2017. A number of trends were noted and make the new Always Discreet Boutique a product that is needed as well as wanted by the majority of women. The findings of their survey are sited here throughout this article.
Amber Nelson says
Ugh, I hate bladder leaks. I have noticed it a little more as I’ve gotten older that I at least need a pantyliner!
Catherine Sargent says
This looks like a great product and I like that they have lace prints. I don’t have any issues with bladder leaks, but I have a few friends that will want to try Always Discreet Boutique.
Susan Carraretto says
You look so stunning!!!
And you’re right… those panties are a game changer.
Becky Willis says
First off your pictures are just beautiful! You look beautiful. We do not have date nights very often with the fact that the kids are no longer living at home. But we still do go out to dinner here and there. If I had this issue I would definitely try these out because they look comfortable and that they do the job.
AnnMarie John says
I really appreciate products like this because it makes us women feel more confident about our bodies especially since we experience bladder leaks without ever knowing when it’s going to happen. It’s good to be prepared.
Everyone should be able to have a night out for a date or with friends without having to worry about leakage. This sounds like a great solution.to take the worry away.
Awesome product and I love that they made it look so pretty. It’s a horrible problem to have and one a lot of women face, so it’s nice that it’s a nice looking solution.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Discreet Boutique sounds like a great line of products. I love that women can be protected without feeling like they’re wearing diapers.
Christie Cronan says
I don’t have this issue yet, but I know at some point i probably will. It seems like women were designed to have leakage at some point. It’s nice to know that when I have to deal with it, I’ll have something that protects me without making me feel like a giant walking baby.
Bladder leaks are the worst! SO glad that Always discreet boutique is making it easier for us as we age. Love that you shared this and you look beautiful!
First of all, can we just all pause to take a moment to talk about how STUNNING YOU LOOK! Also, the packaging on these products is so on point. Way to make women feel comfortable Always and Melissa!
Our Family World says
I am happy that there are many options available now for women suffering from bladder leakage. Always Discreet Boutique will definitely boost a woman’s confidence because it does not look like protective underwear at all. I will recommend this to friends and family whom I know have bladder leakage.
robin rue says
LOVE this so much. Every woman should be able to go out on a date night or anywhere without having to worry about leaks!!!
Thankfully, this is not currently something I suffer from, but imagine it can be really annoying and embarassing. Good on Always for making underwear that not only does the job but looks pretty too. We can’t have this issue ruining date night now can we?!
Carol Cassara says
This will really help women feel more confident about themselves especially when they’re out with their special someone! Bladder leakage has been an ongoing issue that steals our confidence and I love that there are products that we can use to deal with it.
Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says
I love that we can rely on this especially on date nights with the hubs! It’s definitely something I’ve dealt with since I gave birth to my first son.
Ok first you look absolutely gorgeous. And I love their new design for women!
I had no idea that bladder leaks affected so many people. It’s just so common and no one talks about it.
Beeb Ashcroft says
I haven’t had to use these yet. However, I know there will be a day and I’m glad they’re available in this style.
Sara Welch says
This is such a handy product. You look am amazing too!
Wendy Polisi says
This helps so many women. It is truly invaluable.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
This would be a great help for women with bladder leaks. Thanks for sharing your tips on a fun date night!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I have had light bladder leakage for several years now. I am happy to see Always has made a product to make women feel more confident with this issue.
I love how Always had this amazing event in NYC. Looked very chic and interactive and I am so happy you learn more about the Always discreet brand this way!
Myrah Duque says
Always is “Always” looking out for us, keeping us comfortable and confident. Looks like an awesome even!
Not only women are affected by bladder leaks. Even as a male I was diagnosed with overactive bladder and I was having accidents during the day.
Then if I would like to keep my normal life style I would need something discreet rather than wearing bulky adult diapers.
Then finally I decided to accept always discreet boutique and then I can go everywhere with no worries about an accident.
They’re too feminine for me due to the flowers and bows design which make them to look and feel as panties rather than wearing adult diapers.
They’re so comfy and discreet!