Hey, it’s your body and you want to make the best decisions for it. We get that. To give you the best answers to all of your questions about vaginal discharge and panty liners, we asked the experts.
One we hear a lot is “Is it bad to wear panty liners every day?” According to Prof. Dr. Werner Mendling, Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Germany, it’s perfectly safe to use panty liners to help with:
Daily underwear protection and when traveling
Natural vaginal discharge or sweat
Discharge during pregnancy
Protection before, during and after a period
Any moisture-related irritation
Numerous clinical studies have been conducted that prove panty liners are extremely safe and well-tolerated, even for daily use, not causing any clinically significant changes in the intimate region. Modern panty liners are preferred because of their product performance and better comfort (this applies particularly to air permeable products, like CAREFREE® daily panty liners). You can even wear them under the tightest of jeans and nobody but you will know!
Dr. Mendling also went on to say, you should change your panty liner regularly, although the frequency will depend on individual needs. For hygiene, you should use a new panty liner every day.
General intimate hygiene also includes keeping an eye on your vaginal discharge. It’s normal for the intensity to change and for the color to vary during the cycle. For example, it can be somewhat heavier and often clearer and has more mucus at the time of ovulation.
If you suddenly spot brown discharge during pregnancy, it smells odd, or it itches or stings, you should consult your gynecologist.