For both pre-teens and adults alike, that white or yellow crumbly discharge in underwear can be a source of confusion and even embarrassment. Is it normal? If so, what is it?
One of the first signs of puberty (that usually long pre-dates first menstruation) is the onset of vaginal cell slough - the production and loss of cells from the vaginal wall. In this episode of Red Tent Sisters TV we answer an #askthesisters question about the meaning of dry white or yellow crumbly discharge in underwear. In this video you will learn:
- What vaginal cell slough is and when it happens
- Other common normal vaginal secretions
- Things to watch for that are not normal and healthy, and what to do about it
- The importance of learning to track your cycle from a young age
- What "body literacy" is and how it can help you with these and other questions
Charting apps can help you establish a baseline and make it easier to notice if you do develop an infection. Download our free guide below on how to get the most out of your period tracking app.
About the Sisters
Kim & Amy Sedgwick love to discuss sex, periods, and all the other things we’re not supposed to talk about. The co-founders of Red Tent Sisters, they’ve been featured in every major Canadian news outlet and have become a trusted resource for people seeking natural (effective!) birth control, a more joyful sex life, and an empowered journey to motherhood.