by JULIE SYGIEL, Founder of Dear Kate
Have you seen this recent CrossFit video? It’s hard not to click on a video titled: “Do you pee during workouts?” and it’s no wonder that it’s already reached over 200,000 views. CrossFit opens up a conversation about an issue that millions of women experience, often in silence: stress urinary incontinence, aka “the workout leak.”
So what’s a girl to do? Daily Kegels and avoiding over hydration are recommended, and if the problem persists and/or becomes unmanageable one should consult a doctor. With those recommendations in mind, it’s a wonder what a good pair of underwear can do help ladies avoid the embarrassment often experienced by this leaky situation.
Enter Dear Kate, the fashion + function lingerie company I developed to help us ladies with unwanted spills. Our fabric combination has multiple patents-pending. The outer layer has a leak-free hydrophobic finish that acts as a barrier to leaks reaching your Lululemons. The inner layers are a microfiber that is stain-releasing and wicking through the use of special finishes similar to those found in other sports apparel. They allow the inner layers to dry faster and in case of a mishap during that time of the month, you can toss them in the washing machine without wasting time scrubbing while hand washing.
Think it’s too good to be true? Check out this demo video from our site showing the difference between how a pair of regular cotton underwear absorbs (or doesn’t) just one tablespoon of water compared to a pair of Dear Kates:
So stop worrying and focus on doing AMRAP. We’ve got your butt covered.