So apparently, one in three women, pregnant or not, experience embarrassing bladder leaks. Who knew it was this common? If you’re one of these women, it probably happens when you laugh, sneeze, cough or engage in physical activity. These leaks are light enough to be caught by panty shields. The problem with using disposable products is that the cost adds up over time and these used products are sent to landfill every year.
Stride Femme panties are regular panties designed to address these problems. The crotch is lined with three layers of material. The one closest to the skin is designed to draw moisture away from the skin. The middle layer turns the liquid into an odorless gel. The last is a leak-proof layer that keeps your clothes from getting soiled. I know what you’re probably thinking….three layers sound bulky! On the contrary, the underwear looks like a regular panty,with a different colored crotch area. I expected the leak-proof layer to feel like plastic but it didn’t.
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The Stride Femme panty comes in three cute styles. My favorite is the seamless panty. There was absolutely no visible panty line! It fits the shape of your body and stays put until you take it off. I also like the lacy thong. This panty is telling you that you can be sexy with your clothes off without having to share your little secret, if you don’t want to. I love that, along with some feminine colors, this comes in nude and black.
The last style is a Sport Bikini for active lifestyles. This fabric is also super soft against the skin. The best part is that you can toss these in the wash with the rest of your undies. At the launch event at the Plaza, I chatted with some of the women behind this incredible new product.
Dr. Jill Rabin, author of Mind Over Bladder, told me that light leakage affects more women than we may think. Because its something most women are embarrassed about, they suffer in silence. Hopefully, this underwear can lead to a better acceptance of the problem and the next step, which is going to a doctor and getting the right treatment. Stylist Gretta Monahan talked about the durability of the Femme Stride and that she’s so happy to tell her clients they can get rid of their panty shields and embarrassing underwear. They can be sexy, while addressing this problem.
The Femme Stride panties retail for between $19.99 and $29.99 and can be found in your local Duane Reade.
Written by Tabitha