In Sweden the word Knix (or nix) means no. But the answer to if you can pee in your Knix is actually yes. Yes, you can pee in Knix (just to be very clear).
All kinds of period proof underwear absorbs all kinds of fluids. It doesn’t really matter if it’s blood, urine, sweat or discharge. It all get absorbed and locked away.
Pee proof underwear
There are many reasons for urine leakage and it’s incredibly common. 1 in 4 women experience it and it becomes more common as you age. 75% of women over 65 report some kind of urine leakage.
With that said, when it happens to you it’s never fun.
Pee proof underwear are designed to absorb more fluid
You apparently already own and know about reusable period underwear, being a Knix-user. Did you know that there also are washable incontinence underwear for women? Pretty pee proof underwear that looks just like regular underwear, but are designed for both little and big urine leaks.
There are of course also disposable ones that are the safest bet if you’re suffering from total or heavy urinary incontinence. If you want to know more about these reusable and disposable urine incontinence underwear and get tips on where to get them, have a look at Incontinence underwear for women.
Urinary incontinence after pregnancy
So, why is urinary incontinence so common? Well, I would guess it’s because women have children and we’re aging. Most women experience some incontinence during the pregnancy because you bladder gets flattened by the baby. This usually goes away within 6 weeks after giving birth.
If you’re experiencing leaks after that you should get it checked out. Your bladder has then most likely slipped out of place because of the weakened muscled around it or due to some injury during child birth.
Some urinary incontinence issues are permanent but a lot of them are just temporary and can be made better. So, what can you try to do?
Stay away from coffee, bubbles and alcohol
Stay in shape and watch out for those extra kilos
Beat the leaks by keeping a schedule
Kegel exercises are working and strengthening the muscles surrounding the bladder. There are great pelvic floor strenthening devices but also but also bladder control support (relieving the pressur on your bladder) that can make quite a difference.