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If you find a “bleach” patch on your underwear, here’s what it means


There are countless reasons why the internet, with its vast amount of knowledge available, is a very helpful tool.

Its capacity to serve as an endless supply of shared information may be what makes it the greatest invention of the last several centuries, despite the seemingly endless benefits it provides us daily. If you know where to seek, you can find information on any issue and can always get the solution you’re looking for. With a few mouse clicks and keystrokes on a computer, mysteries that would have stayed unsolved for decades can suddenly be resolved.

Many ancient misconceptions have been disproved online over the years, and similarly, life hacks and useful advice that were once the knowledge of a select few have now become commonplace. Have you ever wondered, for example, why your underwear occasionally seems like it has bleach stains on it? If so, it appears that you’re not alone as other women have posed the same query online in search of answers.

And answers they found. As it turns out, said patches of coloring have absolutely nothing to do with your machine (as some have speculated).


Now, according to reports, the vagina’s natural pH levels are what produce these “bleach” spots.

Before we proceed, let me reiterate that there is no cause for alarm in this regard. Alternatively, if you notice the previously mentioned areas on your underwear, that’s a positive sign. It is well known that the pH level of a liquid or substance reflects how acidic or alkaline it is. But as one helpful tweet puts it:

Now that everyone knows, lighter areas on a woman’s panties or underwear are quite natural because the vagina has an acidic pH range of 3.8–4.5. So, I guess it’s time to give up on the idea that bad hygiene is to blame. The fabric can be bleached by a healthy vagina.


The vagina has a natural secretory system that enables it to clean itself, according to Dr. Vanessa MacKay of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The beneficial bacteria within it shield it. The pH of the vagina ordinarily ranges from 3.8 to 5.0, which indicates that it is rather acidic in comparison to the normally neutral pH level of 7. This information is based on data from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. MacKay goes on, “Whilst it’s entirely normal and healthy for women to have clear or white discharge from their vagina, upsetting the natural balance can lead to infections.”