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Bleached Patches In Your Underwear: What Are They?

What are the bleached patches in your underwear? People are only just realising what they mean.
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People have been questioning why they get pesky bleached patches in their underwear and finally, they now have the answer – don’t worry, your washing machine isn’t broken.

You may have heard people preaching about how powerful their nether regions are and it may surprise you to know that the v**ina actually has the power to change the color of your knickers.

Specifically, it’s even able to ‘bleach’ them.

A number of people have reached new levels of frustration and have been desperately searching for the answer as to why their knickers are ‘stained’ with odd bleach-looking marks.

However, they finally have the answer.

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People have been questioning why they get pesky bleached patches in their underwear and finally, they now have the answer. Credit: Pexels

It turns out the ‘bleach’ patches are actually coming from your v**ina’s natural pH levels.

This may sound scary but the healthy reason actually debunks speculation of it being down to broken washing machines or poor-quality clothing.

PH levels determine how acidic or alkaline something is.

Many people have taken to the comments and have explained that this is perfectly normal and healthy.

One person tweets: “Now that y’all know it’s very normal to find lighter patches in a woman’s knicker or underwear because a v**ina is acidic enough to bleach fabric with a PH of 3.8-4.5.

“I guess you should stop calling it poor hygiene. Otherwise, a healthy v**ina is one that bleaches fabric.”

Woman explains bleached underwear.
People are only just finding out what the bleached stains are in their underwear. Credit: @annrussell03/TikTok

Another adds: “I am here for the normalisation of body function chats! And everything else too.”

“As a V owner, not everyone will have this issue, nothing wrong with you if it happens, nothing wrong with you if it doesn’t,” a third person comments.

According to Medical News Today, the normal pH level of the v**ina is between 3.8 and 5. The balance can be changed by infections, douching, and the presence of menstrual blood.

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It turns out the ‘bleach’ patches are actually coming from your v**ina’s natural pH levels. Credit: Pexels

The Mirror reports that Dr Vanessa MacKay, a spokeswoman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, says: “The v**ina is designed to clean itself with natural secretions.

“The v**ina contains good bacteria, which are there to protect it.”

MacKay goes on to say that if this is ‘disturbed’ it can lead to an infection such as bacterial vaginosis or thrush, and inflammation.

“It’s normal and healthy for a woman to produce a clear or white discharge from her v**ina,” she adds.

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Written by Ryan Wilks

Ryan is a former content editor at IGV who specialises in celebrity and entertainment news. He has a degree in Magazine Journalism and Production from the University of Gloucestershire. He previously worked as a social media editor for Reach PLC’s national brands including Daily Star, Daily Express, OK! and The Mirror.