This Tik Tok Video About Vagina Discharge Went Viral and Well, the More You Know . . .
Tik Tok is a wild, wonderful place filled with all the content we so desperately need and deserve to get us through 2020. One of our favourite things about the social media platform is the viral moments it gives us. Case in point: the video of Alyssa Cochran-Caggiano asking what anyone with a vagina has always secretly wondered — Why does vaginal discharge bleach your underwear?
In a video that's been viewed over four million times, Alyssa decides to pose the question and show anyone without a vagina exactly what she's talking about. "Is no one else completely terrified by the bleaching properties of a vagina?" she asks, "Like, how does she do that?". Alyssa then goes on to show the panty line of a few pairs of her clean underwear, and whaddya know, the crotches on all of them were discoloured.
Anyone with a vagina and wifi access immediately felt seen and could relate with the comments section being flooded with praise for normalising vaginal discharge. As someone with a vagina, who has always looked at her undies post-wash and thought WTF happened here? GIRL CAN RELATE.
After her video went viral, Alyssa decided to do a follow-up video explaining why exactly discharge bleaches underwear, "The bleaching of the underwear from vaginal discharge is entirely normal. Vaginal discharge can be pretty acidic and therefore interacts with the dye in your underwear and bleaches it."
She goes on to note that if you don't experience this "it's also ok, what you do need to be wary of, is changes in your body, so if you're experiencing one thing for a while and then suddenly experience something else, maybe you should go get checked out," explains Alyssa.
All of this info comes courtesy of Alyssa's mother who is, in fact, an Ob-Gyn. You gotta love Tik Tok and Alyssa!
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