Understanding the Different Types of Adult Incontinence



Even Lego People do the Pee Pee Dance.  These were the signs for the restrooms at Legoland in California.  Had to chuckle everytime we went in to one.

One of the first steps to understanding incontinence is realizing that, although it may feel like it, you aren’t the only person who suffers from incontinence. According to the National Association for Continence, over 25 million American experience some type of incontinence issue. Although the causes are varied, it’s best to identify the type of incontinence first because treatment methods will vary depending on the diagnosis.

Bladder Incontinence

This condition results in involuntary urine loss, and it is what people commonly think of when referring to incontinence issues. It is also known as urinary incontinence. While this will affect more women than men, nearly 1/3 of people between the ages of 30 and 70 have lost bladder control. There are three different types of bladder incontinence:

  • Urge Incontinence: Everyone is familiar with the “pee dance,” but when you can’t make it to the toilet in time is a reality many people

This Pop Up Shop Sells All Things Related to Periods

Walk into any shopping area and you’ll find niche stores everywhere. Need flip flops? There’s a store over there. Gotta have the newest phone accessory? Just walk across the street. But have you ever seen an entire store dedicated to period gear? Probably not. Until now. Learn more about the newest “Period Pop-Up Shop” below with a full breakdown written by Eva Recinos from psfk.

U by Kotex hosted a pop-up shop where women can feel safe and comfortable when it comes to discussing — and shopping for —their period. 

With conversations around legislation and women’s bodies, it’s become increasingly clear that periods are still a taboo topic for some.

For this reason, U by Kotex creates a space where women felt comfortable shopping not only for basic supplies but also items like mugs, sweatshirts and travel bags.

The Period Shop featured items from brands and makers like ban.do,

Cotton is Queen: How One Material is Solving Consumer Concern

Shopping for  tampon

For more than 20 years, Tom Wilson was responsible for marketing brands like Huggies, Kotex, Depend, Poise, and Pull-Ups. Over time, he learned what consumers were really looking for and what kind of benefits they expected from these types of products.

He says, “For example, whenever a change was made to Huggies diapers, there might be thousands of moms contacting the company about rash and skin health concerns.”

For many, skin sensitivity is a huge concern and when a company is transparent and authentic about their products, they gain trust. Just check out some these stats from a 2015 study conducted by CenterBrain, Inc.

CenterBrain Partners

A Cauldron of Chemicals

Go into any big box, supermarket or drugstore today and you’ll find personal care products “are made with chemicals, dyes, inks, strong fragrances, plastics, and more,” all of which help “solve” the issue of absorbency for customers. But at what cost? Modern consumers have begun

Want to Know What’s Really in Your Tampons?

When it comes to knowing what’s in your feminine care products, beauty products, and even your baby’s diapers, it can be hard to distinguish what’s good and what’s bad in the long lists of scientific, hard to pronounce ingredients. Here’s a helpful infographic to help you learn more about what’s really in your everyday products.


Health Scare Leads to New Zealand’s First Organic Tampon

Great international news from our friends at Stuff.co.nz!
Written by Abbie Napier; Photos by David Walker

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Ana Ames-Durey started an organic tampon company to supply New Zealand women with a quality product.

Ana Ames-Durey was rushed into surgery having just signed a form giving doctors permission to remove both her ovaries.

At just 28-years-old, she was crippled with abdominal cramps and an ambulance had been called. Scans revealed two cysts, both about 7cm in diameter, were growing on her ovaries. One had twisted and split, leaking toxins into her body.

Fortunately, she survived the surgery with great strength and doctors were able to save her ovaries. It ended up being a life-changing experience.

Medical staff recommended she switch to organic tampons to reduce the stress on her system.

“Regular tampons are filled with chemicals, pesticides, fragrances, bleaches and dyes,” she says.

“That’s going

The Tampon Tax, Explained

courtesy of The Washington Post & Sarah Larimer

The so-called “tampon tax,” the issue Cristina Garcia now finds herself championing, isn’t one she just stumbled upon; the California assemblywoman said she has been thinking about this “gender injustice” for awhile.

“I think a lot of women have at some point, thought about it, you know?” Garcia said this week.

Last year, Garcia kicked around the idea of introducing legislation that would make feminine hygiene products exempt from sales taxes in America’s most populous state.

She didn’t pull the trigger just then. But at a meeting in October, she heard from women in her district, and they talked a lot about their daily struggles and “how it all adds up,” she said.

On average, according to Garcia’s office, women in California pay about $7 per month for 40 years of tampons and sanitary napkins. Statewide, it adds up “over $20 million annually in taxes,” according to