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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?

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You're not alone! It happens to me too, but just in my cheaper cotton underwear. I've always wondered why!

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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?
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It happens to me too, and not just in black underwear but basically any that have colored areas.
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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.
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wow, ive never heard of this, all my dark underwear is still dark inside, and i have some very very cheap undies
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Me too.

I'm glad I"m not the only one with the crotch that eats the undies.

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you know, i wonder if your urine may have a high content of amonia that could be causing it?
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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 :

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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

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This is amazing. I seriously thought I was the only one this happened to.

Nice to know I am not alone.
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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.

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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
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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.

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Dr. Google says it is an acidity issue.
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So instead of firecrotch, now it's acidcrotch?

I can't seem to find the cringing smiley.

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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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very interesting.

I noticed that I get tiny holes in the fabric crotch lining (on cheap undies). I always thought it was odd that it would wear out there before the butt area.

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So instead of firecrotch, now it's acidcrotch?

I can't seem to find the cringing smiley.
LMAO!!!

Well, I have a midwife appointment tomorrow, maybe I'll ask her. She has already seen me give birth, so I'm sure nothing is off limits - even bleached out underwear. Funny, I can poop in front of her, but I'm actually nervous about asking about the underwear thing
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very interesting.

I noticed that I get tiny holes in the fabric crotch lining (on cheap undies). I always thought it was odd that it would wear out there before the butt area.
Yup, my nether regions eat undies too. I'm glad I'm not alone- I thought I was some kind of freak.

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thankyouthankyouthankyou i thought i was weird and alone.
it never ever happened before i was pregnant and i hoped it would stop after i had baby, but 7 months later i'm still bleach crotch.
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Well this is all very encouraging, it's good to know that there are lots of us in the same boat.



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This is cracking me up happens to me too, and only since i got pg with #1.

Thing is, I happen to know that my body's ph is perfect (thank you very much) because my sister is very acidic and gave me a few of her testing strips and mine is right in the middle of normal.

curiouser and curiouser.....

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The Sisterhood of the Magical Bleaching Hoo-Hoo's [/QUOTE]

Maybe we should have our own tribe?
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Oh no, I think we shall never speak of this again.


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Oh this is too funny!! I needed this!

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i thought it was just me!!
but this only happens with my thongs not in my regular undies.

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