Light Bladder Leakage? Take a Moment to Poise

Light bladder leakage isn’t the sort of thing you talk about openly and publicly right? Especially, not on a beauty blog. Why not?


Beauty isn’t just about how much makeup you put on, how sassy you can style your hair or how absolutely gorgeous you can paint your nails (Can you tell those are the things that I tend to obsess over? :-))

On the contrary; beauty is also about how you feel in the parts that people DON’T see. You know. The feminine parts. You want to feel fresh and smell fresh but if you have an issue like light bladder leakage, all the perfume in the world won’t help you. That’s where Poise comes in.

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Now, I’m going to be a little transparent with you and share something that not many people would willingly talk about in a public forum. Before I do, I want you to know why I’m sharing it.

Women are often competing against each other when what we should be doing is uniting with each other on common concerns. That’s why I have no problem sharing about certain personal issues if the end result is helping someone else. Now, onto my deep dark secret.

I sometimes deal with Light Bladder Leakage. That’s right y’all. There are times when these 44 year old kegel muscles aren’t able to contain what they once used to. If you’re a younger lady reading this and experiencing LBL then you know age isn’t always a factor.

Some Causes of LBL

There are a number of reasons why you may have Light Bladder Leakage or LBL. While I did mention my age, age is not always a factor. Here are some causes of LBL:

- When you have to go #1 (Pee pee. You say it to the kids so don’t act all stunned), if you can’t get to a bathroom immediately sometimes you leak a little. Hey, it happens.

- After a vigorous work out, it’s possible to experience LBL

- Simply laughing or coughing.

- Hormonal changes (ex: Pregnancy)

- Weight gain

A Fresh Way to Deal With LBL

When your bladder isn’t holding itself the way it should, you need something to absorb and neutralize any odor that may result. Poise LBL products are made specifically for that purpose. Now, you could use regular old panty liners if you choose but they don’t absorb as quickly nor are they as effective at neutralizing odor. Poise pads do both immediately and are just as thin.


Get a Free Sample AND Enter A Sweepstakes!

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While this post was sponsored by Poise and BlogHer, LBL concerns are real. That’s why Poise is offering a free sample of Poise pads and liners for making the fresh switch. Poise and BlogHer are also sponsoring a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Psyched yet? Here are the deets:

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 brown beauty gal


  1. Karen Drake

    I shower every morning and try to wear all cotton clothing and use panty liners to stay fresh and clean through the day.

  2. Gianna

    Wash daily.

  3. Yes it does need talked about! Same age group here lol
    I take showers or use wipes or powder

  4. Sonya Morris

    My mom experiences LBL and I am sure I will later too! After having four kids, I did have it during pregnancy and a few weeks after. I am thankful Poise makes great products to help us feel our best! For me to feel fresh and clean, I shower and put on my favorite scented lotion.

  5. Tabathia B

    Depending on the time of the day I either take a shower or a bubble bath, use some body spray or some perfume

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  6. Thomas Murphy

    I use deodorant many times a day to feel clean and fresh.

  7. susan smoaks

    To feel fresh and clean I shower in the morning and bath in the evening.

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

  8. Sherry Cunningham

    I shower daily and more if needed, I use powder and also use pantyliners to keep fresh.

  9. Sky Kory

    To feel clean, I shower often and use scented body lotion!

  10. vivian

    take showers

  11. Lori L.

    Hot shower with a scented bodywash that I love.

  12. I stay clean and fresh by showering frequently. I also use moist wipes in the bathroom.

  13. tina reynolds

    I take a shower twice a day once in the morning and then again after a workout each day.

  14. Nadine L

    Besides showering twice s day , I use Feminine Wash or Wipes in between showers. With LBL a daily problem now (stupid menopause) I find I have to use something every time I use the rest room or I start to smell like a truck stop toilet

  15. kolpin

    I exfoliate after using body wash to feel clean and fresh.

  16. Amanda Sakovitz

    I shower daily and put on perfume throughout the day

  17. Sarah L

    I go swimming 3 times a week all year round. Love the water.
    Thanks for the contest.

  18. LAMusing

    A bubble bath and body lotion make me feel fresh

  19. I shower twice a day and use the cottonelle wipes!

  20. kathy pease

    I like to use Intimore Therapy- Intimate Feminine Wash w/ Sea Buckthorn oil to stay fresh

  21. Brenda Elsner

    I take a shower every day.

  22. Lisa Garner

    I use panty liners and carry individual packets of moist wipes with me.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  23. Betty C

    Liners, wipes, deodorant and frequent showers help me feel fresh.

  24. Maria Iemma

    I shower daily and I use a pad to feel fresh

  25. During my not so fresh times of the month, I take the hottest shower or bath I can stand. It makes all the aches and odors go away!

  26. Kim H

    Daily showers and when needed help from a feminine deodorant!!

  27. Mihaela D.

    I shower every night and morning and I use feminine deodorant spray :)

  28. LM

    cool showers!

  29. Kelly Massman

    i wear a pad every day! thanks kmassman gmail

  30. Daniel M

    shower every morning

  31. Jennifer

    I shower in the mornings to clean and wake up and at night, once the kids are in bed, I take a great smelling bubble bath when I can!

  32. Shannon

    Wash my face and brush my teeth!

  33. Bruce

    I shower daily

  34. jen gersch

    i bathe daily

  35. Cody Anderson

    I always wear clean clothes, take showers daily (or a bath on Suday) and wash my face at bedtime.

  36. Erica Best

    daily shower with smell good shower gels

  37. Marcia Goss

    I love a long, warm shower with philosophy’s Amazing Grace Shower Gel. My all-time favorite fragrance!

  38. Stephanie Larison

    I wash my face or redo my hair to make myself feel fresh.

  39. Denise S

    I take showers, wash my face and use scented lotion to feel fresh.

  40. Emily

    I take showers and use panty liners to stay feeling fresh.

  41. Lisa V.

    A good hot shower and powder help me feel fresh and clean.

  42. I take a shower every morning and sometimes in the evening to feel clean and fresh.
    smchester at gmail dot com

  43. Diane baum

    To keep fresh, I take my daily shower and sprinkle on baby powder for a light fresh smell.

  44. I like to shower in the evenings to go to bed clean. Helps me feel more relaxed, too.

  45. couldn’t be more true, beauty is not just about hair, nails, or clothes that people can see. But also area people can’t see and also how we feel. :) I usually use liners to stay clean and fresh. These Poise one sounds like a great choice!

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  46. Kelly D

    I like using nice smelling soaps and taking hot showers to feel clean and fresh.

  47. I shower daily

  48. Wild Orchid


  49. Wild Orchid

    I take showers daily and wear some antiperspirant/deodorant daily to stay clean and fresh.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  50. joni

    Brushing and flossing my teeth a few times a day always makes me feel fresher.
    dolniaks at consolidated dot net

  51. Barbara M

    I shower daily and wear a mini pad when doing intense cardio – thank you.

  52. Sarah Hirsch

    I feel fresh after a shower!

  53. steph

    i shower!

  54. Becky Richied

    I keep fresh wipes with me, you never know when they might be all you have in an emergency the way some public bathrooms are set up.

  55. hallie p

    I shower always helps, on a hot day freshing up with baby wipes!

  56. Anastasia

    To feel fresh, I shower often! If I start to feel too gross, it’s shower time :) I also use baby powder to try and stave off sweat and to feel dry and comfortable during the day :)

  57. Tamar

    I shower, wear new clothes, and put on nice body mist!

  58. Christine burd

    To stay fresh I like to spritz myself with clean fresh smelling spritzer especially on hot days.

  59. Kim

    I like warm showers and baby powder.

  60. Cathy Truman

    I take a shower in the morning before I go
    to work and I take a shower at night before
    I go to bed.

  61. Stephanie V.

    I use baby wipes – don’t leave home without them!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  62. crystle tellerday

    take a shower and sprinkle baby powder on my underwear

  63. Kim Ripley

    I take a shower every day.

  64. Cynthia C

    I shower, moisturize, put on deodorant and nice clean clothes.

  65. Rebecca Graham

    I take twice a day showers.

  66. Cindy Merrill

    I use mini pads throughout the day to stay clean and fresh!

  67. Chase smith

    To feel fresh and clean everyday i shower at least once a day and brush my teeth after every meal, i also excersize alot and that helps me feel mentally refreshed

  68. Amanda E.

    I take showers

  69. soha molina

    I shower!

  70. Margaret Smith

    I like to shower often.

  71. Tina M

    I take a shower

  72. Nicole Larsen

    I take 2 showers a day and reapply deodorant throughout the day to feel fresh!

  73. rachel

    I try to shower every day — but always after working out!

  74. Jessie C.


  75. Jessie C.

    I take showers to feel clean and fresh
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  76. Susan Smith

    I shower frequently to stay fresh and clean.

  77. Kerry

    I think the only thing that REALLY makes me feel fresh is to shower – especially after exercising!

  78. Ashley C

    I make sure I always have Cottonelle Fresh Wipes on me!


  79. I keep cottonelle wipes in the car. You can use them for wiping down anything. Your kid, your face and other such regions.
    onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

  80. Heather S

    I shower twice a day!

  81. All night protection, very comfortable, no need for fear of leakage, best liner on the market, would recommend to everyone.

  82. I never leave home witout my Poise, especially after surgery 4 years ago.

    • I’m glad to know that I’m not alone and others are as well. Thanks for sharing

  83. amy pugmire

    I love to exercise and shower regularly and do a deep cleanse once a week.

  84. Ang

    I’m 47 and yes I experience LBL. I am not a bit ashamed of it because this chick is serious about hygiene. Poise pads have been the best product I purchased since hysterectomy. It is what it is- lol. I applaud you for sharing bits about you, it shows that you’re HUMAN.

    • Thanks Ang I appreciate you sharing as well. Like you said it is what it is :-)

  85. Jessica To

    I like to shower in the morning and at night to feel fresh.

  86. i take a bath with lots of bubbles!

  87. rebecca shockley

    I wear comfortable clothing and warm shower’s!

  88. D Schmidt

    I bathe and shower often to stay fresh and clean and I also have a habit of changing my clothes twice a day (but that is more about my toddler making a mess all over my clothes)

  89. Lisa Brown

    I bathe a lot, to stay fresh and clean, I love baths.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  90. Elena

    I take showers twice a day

  91. Becky Horn

    Take lots of showers and keep fresh

  92. Mami2jcn


  93. Mami2jcn

    I take frequent showers to feel clean and fresh.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  94. Hi Michelle,

    Your photo is pretty and I just adore the eyeshadow.

    I learned a lot about LBL. I really didn’t know what it was. I’m in my 40′s and I know now what to use, if I have this happen.

    I appreciate you being open about your experience.

    • :-) Thanks Eve. I’m pretty sure a lot of women experience this. You keep fit and I think that really helps

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