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Bleached crotch in black underwear?!?!?!

post #1 of 88
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This is terribly embarrassing and confusing. I tend to wear black cotton underwear, because all of my pants are black. For as long as I remember, the crotches have bleached out within a few wearings/washings. I don't keep actual bleach anywhere near my laundry, and it's just the crotches!

What the heck is going on here? Does my hoo-hoo somehow have magical bleaching powers?

post #2 of 88
You're not alone! It happens to me too, but just in my cheaper cotton underwear. I've always wondered why!
post #3 of 88
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Originally Posted by dianna11 View Post
What the heck is going on here? Does my hoo-hoo somehow have magical bleaching powers?



I honestly don't know--my black underwear are still black in the crotch. Is the crotch a different material?
post #4 of 88
It happens to me too, and not just in black underwear but basically any that have colored areas.
post #5 of 88
Err, me too. How weird is that? Maybe cervical mucus has some kind of chemical in it that works like a bleach? It is quite acidic (to kill sperm) during most of your cycle.
post #6 of 88
wow, ive never heard of this, all my dark underwear is still dark inside, and i have some very very cheap undies
post #7 of 88
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Originally Posted by queenjulie View Post
Err, me too. How weird is that? Maybe cervical mucus has some kind of chemical in it that works like a bleach? It is quite acidic (to kill sperm) during most of your cycle.
I was wondering about that too - I have bought new underwear since I have been pregnant, and it still gets that horrible orange stripe on the crotch :

The underwear itself is 100% cotton, including the crotch.
post #8 of 88
Can you imagine asking your doctor about this? Mine would give me that "WTF is wrong with you?" look.

I've had the crotch bleaching before, too, but I have no clue what causes it. Maybe I should ask my doctor next time I see him just to see how he reacts. I bet nobody's ever asked about that before.
post #9 of 88
Oh this is frustrating! When I started using cloth pads, I bought lots of cute black and dark print fabric-topped pads, and now they are getting the bleached spots too. I finally got the nerve to ask my best friend about it, and she said the same thing happened to her black undies too.
post #10 of 88
Me too.

I'm glad I"m not the only one with the crotch that eats the undies.
post #11 of 88
you know, i wonder if your urine may have a high content of amonia that could be causing it?
post #12 of 88
No answer to the question, but I have had this happen too! I thought it was just something wrong with me I actually purposely stick to white/nude undies for this reason :
post #13 of 88
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Originally Posted by wonderwahine View Post
you know, i wonder if your urine may have a high content of amonia that could be causing it?
nope. the placement is all wrong. Plus I'd have to really be leaky. I think it's an acid/alkaline thing though
post #14 of 88
This is amazing. I seriously thought I was the only one this happened to.

Nice to know I am not alone.
post #15 of 88
Seriously, i have no idea why this happens, but it happens to me to . All my colored underwear its so bizarre. Its nice to know i'm not alone.
I hope someone reads and know why this happens, i'm very curious.
post #16 of 88
Ammonia is the only thing I could think of. It must be some sort of pH thing. It doesn't happen to me. I guess I couldn't read this and not post something
post #17 of 88
I was always too embarressed to ask anyone why this happens to me... and I always forget to ask my doc. I also hope that someone reads this and provides and answer to why this happens.
post #18 of 88
Dr. Google says it is an acidity issue.
post #19 of 88
So instead of firecrotch, now it's acidcrotch?

I can't seem to find the cringing smiley.
post #20 of 88
I just want to thank you, because I have always been too embarrassed to bring this up in conversation. I will talk about nearly anything, but could never quite figure out how to casually mention my bleach-crotched undies to find out if others have the same problem.
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