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Just 10 Posts About Living With Vaginal Discharge

There's a reason we go through so much underwear, and it's because vaginas KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

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If you're unfamiliar with the highs, lows, and overall wonders of vaginal discharge, boy, do we have some news for you. Here are 10 things to know:


1. This real talk:

That awkward moment when men think that cervical mucus is cum/ a girl being wet. Nah fam the vagina is self cleaning it happens.

Via Twitter: @Bicuriousbogle

📢 Tell 'em! 📢

2. This TIL:

I don't know if you knew or not, but you can track your "Cervical Mucus Quality" on your iPhone.

Via Twitter: @xSeanLyle

Cervical mucus tracking has been a feature of HealthKit since iOS 9. Tracking your cervical mucus is a good way to gauge your fertility, and even if you're not trying to get pregnant, understanding what's normal down there and what's not can help you stay healthy.

3. This straight up knowledge:


Get those burritos, girl.

4. This necessary guidance:

Via Facebook: PlannedParenthood

There is *nothing* gross about vaginal discharge. If anyone knows what they're talking about, it's Planned Parenthood.

5. These life-saving cleaning tips:

Today is the day we will talk about your dirty underpants

Via Twitter: @Jezebel

Bleached-looking stains? Crusty buildup? Don't relegate those panties to your "period underwear" just yet.

6. This crucial reminder about our trans and non-binary partners in the underwear struggle:


7. This reassurance:


When in doubt: use lube.

8. These warning signs:

Discharge is normal. Unless it's clumpy (like cottage cheese), yellow/green, and/or has a foul odor, pain associated with it.

Via Twitter: @antifleezus

Again: it's important to know what's normal for *you.* If you have a concern about your discharge or general reproductive health, always talk to a doctor.

9. This throwback video:


All hail Laci Green. Skip to 2:04 for a primer on what vaginal discharge is (and what it shouldn't be.)

10. And finally, this awkward moment:

when people think vaginal discharge is unnatural or means that you're dirty i truly don't know what to say to them

@wxndxrlxss / Via Twitter: @wxndxrlxss

Ain't nobody got time for a fundamental misunderstanding of reproductive organs. Seriously. How many other things in your life clean themselves? Your clothes? Your carpet? I didn't think so.

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