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Show Your Best Potty Dance #Underwareness #DropYourPants

Say it Rah-shay By Mar 04, 2015 25 Comments

Full disclosure: Many thanks to Depend for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging people to #dropyourpants for #underwareness. Affiliate links are used in this post. Please

One of my favorite books to read is “Dinosaur vs the Potty” by Bob Shea. In this book, Dinosaur is potty training and scores victory after victory in an effort to not use the potty. Just when he thinks he’s going to be undefeated, his victory dance is revealed to be a potty dance and off he scurries to use the potty.

I often joke that I have to do potty dances and there is my mad scramble for the potty at work. Luckily, I score victories but there are many adults who are not quite as victorious. Over 65 million Americans experience bladder leakage.  At one point in time, I could count myself as one of these adults; when I was a regular wogger there were times my wogs (walk/jogs) were interrupted because of visits to the bathroom where I would find myself needing to rush home.


It has taken me a while not to feel ashamed of the changes in my body. I know that I am working to make me stronger, but as I age the body just ain’t what it used to be. Bladder leakage is not something I toss around in everyday conversation; but I am more confident now that I have found out more about Depend. You too can toss that stigma aside and know with pride that you are not…moist.  Thankfully I found ways to protect myself and keep going with minimal embarrassment. You shouldn’t be afraid to wear Depend! Millions of people experience bladder leakage and it’s ok to reach for a thin, comfortable option. You no longer need to think that Depend garments are for people with a condition that is ‘way worse than mine.’

Here are the facts:

  • Depend is not just for old people! Depend is for all ages and bladder leakage is a common condition affecting 65 million people.
  • More people with bladder leakage are in their 20’s than their 80’s. 
  •  • The average age of someone with bladder leakage is 52!
  • More people with bladder leakage are 50 or younger than 60 or older. Claim your free samples today by visiting the Depend landing page and clicking on the “Get a Sample” button located at the top right-hand side of the screen. Then, select which sample you would like to receive and wait for them to arrive.
  • Depend is thin and comfortable to wear, it is not a big, bulky diaper!
◦Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Depend

◦Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Depend

Depend offers Real Fit for Men and Silhouette for Women briefs: Look, fit and feel like real underwear and feature a cloth-like fabric for a sleek, ultra-smooth fit.

◦Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Depend

◦Full disclosure: this article is financially supported by Depend

There is also Depend Underwear with Fit-Flex protection: Features more Lycra stands for a smooth and comfortable close-to-the-body fit.

To help raise awareness for this campaign, Depend will donate $1, up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage for:
– Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants; and
– Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants.

Get started by sharing this tweet:

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Tell me…do you have a potty dance?


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  1. I don't have leakage issues, but there is a whole group of moms in my zumba class who do & there is always a collective sigh when a song with jumps comes on!

  2. I can see how leakage would be a real concern for women who have had kids. Lots of my mommy friends complain about this issue!

  3. Christina says:

    Ah the joys of motherhood! It happens to many women.

  4. Good post. I do not like being ashamed that I belong to this category. I had no idea that after having kids this would be an issue. thanks for sharing!

  5. becca says:

    Both my mom and grand,a are depend fans. They swear by them.

  6. Oh yeah, I know the “potty dance”. Things are just so different as we age, but thankfully there are products like Depends to help!

  7. Lorane says:

    I don’t have leakage issues but Depends has always been a great Brand

  8. Maria Pigato Long says:

    I am amazed at the young age range that people need depends, you think it would be older but after 3 kids I get it.

  9. I know people who swear by them on long car rides across country and don't want to make a stop.

  10. Debbie Denny says:

    Love the sound of that book. A lot of people do have that problem.

  11. Liz Mays says:

    It sounds like leakage is a really common problem! Thank goodness there are options like Depend available.

  12. Rosey says:

    The facts about the younger people needing them surprise me. I’m glad there’s a dependable product available!

  13. Ashley Saunders says:

    I had no idea young people needed these more than older people. I can see how Mamas have that issue though

  14. Jess Weaver says:

    I love the Depends Commercials. I am pregnant with my 4th child. I must say its not as easy to “hold it” as it used to be.

  15. I will be 46 this year and I have been sick and coughing like mad and boy, let just say I could have definitely used some of these. Ordering a sample ASAP! Thanks

  16. lisa says:

    I don’t have leakage issues yet, however my mother keeps telling me it will happen!

  17. I don’t have that problem at this time. I understand younger kids need them who are not able to help themselves . Thanks for sharing.

  18. My aunt wears Depends and I am thankful for this product because it helps her keep her independence.

  19. Kristin says:

    My toddler definitely has a little potty dance! Haha!

  20. Mia Jones says:

    I own three child development centers, so I am very familiar with the potty books.

    Even though I do not have this issue, I believe this article is a great “ice breaker” , if you will into having the conversation with adults. Excellent post.

  21. Debi Gerhart says:

    I have heard that leakage is a big problem. It is good to have an easy solution.

  22. Bernetta says:

    My grandmother uses these! I know its common in addition to many pregnant women that have leakage. I’m glad these work so well.

  23. MJ says:

    This is such an important topic and I know Depend makes the best products to help people feel confident and well protected. LOL at the potty dance. I do it triple time now that I’m pregnant.

  24. Krystal says:

    This is such a fun campaign! It’s nice to get the word out and let people know they are not alone!

  25. Yes! I sure do have a Potty Dance, my little cracks up every time I do it too! LOL!

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