Once you’ve joined the ‘infertility club,’ you also get an honorary membership to the ’soiled underwear club’ too….. Congratulations?
You suffer from period pantie denial (PPD). Every month, you go through a mild state of denial, refusing to pre-purchase tampons or those (extremely comfortable and not at all disgusting) pads which ALWAYS leads to underwear that has been…well… soiled. The longer you go through infertility, the longer you are plagued by PPD. You may even have a few “period panties” (PP), saved just for your monthly occasions. You may even start wearing those PP when you feel your period is imminent or refuse to wear them, subconsciously believing that this month will be the month. And when it’s not, you slip on a pair of pre-stained underwear and sit in your own filth.
No doubt, you would rather not let your husband see your fabulous period panties. He might not find them as sexy as the thongs you use to wear when you were first dating. Now, those PP are covered with colorful red and brown spots and artistic drips splattered across your Wal-Mart panties. “Honey, don’t look in the laundry this month. My underwear has been soiled again.”
You are a proud infertile, and president and CEO of the Soiled Underwear Club.