October 22, 2015

How About A Little Finess!

The lovely thing about woman-hood is that we share so many things. The not so lovely thing about woman-hood is that we often share so many things, but do so in utter secrecy.
There are many issues I have that are specific to woman-hood that I keep to myself until another gal-pal broaches the subject. In my teens and early twenties, I barely uttered any personal issues to my female friends. At age twenty-eight, in the aftermath of giving birth to my son, I was told I could not leave the hospital without first having a bowel movement. It was then that I began to peel away the unspoken secrets of womanhood. WE ARE ALL WOMEN! If we can share something with another woman to make her life better, than we should do it.
As I sat there crying to my sister on the phone after birthing my 8 pound son (vaginally), I began to scream at her: "Why didn't you tell me about this?" Where was the shared sisterhood birthing story? Six years prior, I arrived within hours of her giving birth to my beautiful niece (who is also my god daughter). Why didn't she share that the first bowel movement after birth was as bad as giving birth? WHY?!?!?!
It is our favorite story to laugh at now, 19 years later, but at the time I was really angry that no one, my mother included, shared the details about things women endure to be women.
As my son grew, my bladder shriveled. I was not medically diagnosed, but sitting through hours of football practice without an adequate restroom was becoming a real issue by the time I was 39. "No, I can not 'take a tree' " became a daily refrain as my son giggled.
I never spoke about this with my male gynecologist. I really assumed I was simply waiting too long to go the rest room. I began to adopt my mother's "hit every rest room on the way out" and "know where all the clean rest rooms are" as a solid practice by 45.
When those practices were no longer enough, well, I did what most women do. I started using my menstrual pads as buffers for those times when I just couldn't make it. Have you every tried that? Menstrual pads are not meant to hold urine. They ultimately inflate and jellify. Not cute. So what is a gal to do?
There are all types of diapers, liners, and pads on the market. The diapers do the trick, but they are bulky, loud, and filled with chemicals.
Enter FinessFiness is a great product. It is easy to apply. ( It simply sticks on. ) It is clean, small, easy to carry and easy to dispose of. It is soft. It is easy to hold. It is easy to remove. ( It peels off easier than a band-aid. ) It is odorless. AND BEST OF ALL, it works.
Finess is for those times when you may sneeze, cough, laugh or be unable to hold your urine until you can get to a rest room. By simply creating a seal over the urethra ( pee-hole ) you are safe and secure until you can urinate safely in to a toilet. It is typically worn 2-3 hours.
As always, please consult your personal physician with any questions you may have regarding your specific circumstances. The website and social media platforms are also available. www.havefiness.com, @havefiness on twitter, HaveFiness on fb.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Finess.  The opinions and text are all mine.

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