1. Why are there ‘bleached’ patches on one’s underwear, and what does it indicate? Bleached patches on underwear are normal, especially when you are wearing dark panties. This is a good sign that your vagina is healthy. The primary reason for the same is the acidic nature of the vagina; its average pH value is somewhere between 3.8 and 4.5. Thus, when the vaginal discharge is washed away from the underwear, the orange patch is left behind.
2. What are some common myths about panties getting bleached orange? Some common myths around underwear getting bleached are: – The discharge is a sign of bad hygiene or dirtiness – It has stemmed from a vaginal infection However, this is false. The bleached effect is a result of the acidic nature of the vagina as mentioned above.
3. What are some remedies to remove bleach stains from one’s underwear? Some remedies to remove panty bleach stains are: 1. Wash and rinse the underwear properly to prevent oxidation and to avoid the stain. 2. You may use Lemon juice or Hydrogen Peroxide on light fabrics. 3. Use salt and rub it on the stain, allow it to sit for a while before rinsing it off.
4. Can anything be done to stop this bleaching? No, nothing can be done to stop the bleaching because it is a natural process. The fact that the vagina is acidic because of Lactobacilli does not change. In fact, the acidic nature of the vagina serves as protection from fungal and bacterial infections. If it bothers you too much, wear light-coloured panties to have less-dark stains.