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Vaginal Discharge

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Vaginal Discharge with Luna
Once you start puberty, you may start to find a white or clear fluid or mucus on your panties. This fluid is called vaginal discharge or cervical mucus.

What is vaginal discharge?
Vaginal discharge is the mucus or fluid secreted from the glands inside the vagina and cervix. It is secreted throughout your cycle during the days you do not bleed.

Vaginal discharge serves an important role in keeping your vagina clean and healthy by carrying dead cells and bacteria out of your body. This makes your vagina self-cleaning! Pretty cool right?

Your vagina does a great job at cleaning itself while keeping the flora in your vagina in a happy balance. This is why vaginal douches to clean your vagina are unnecessary and can even upset the balance of friendly flora in your vagina.

What does vaginal discharge look like?
Vaginal discharge varies in color and texture depending on your menstrual cycle. It’s texture and color can give you an idea of where you are in your menstrual cycle and more importantly, can help you determine when you’re fertile.

It is usually clear, white, or off-white in color and can be thin, thick, gooey, or jelly-like in texture. When it dries on your panties, it can looks white or yellow in color and crusty in texture. When you are nearing your period, the vaginal discharge may even be tinted brown or red.


Jelly-like or egg white-like vaginal discharge has a stretchy texture and can be stretched an inch or two without breaking. This usually occurs in the middle of your cycle (around day 14) when you are most fertile. It allows the sperm to swim most easily into the cervix.

vaginal discharge during ovulation


Watery discharge is clear and may feel like a wet spot on your panties. This also occurs when you’re fertile and is second best for conception. It allows sperm to swim unhindered into the cervix.

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Creamy discharge is white or off white in color and occurs when your are non-fertile. It is thick and feels like lotion. It’s creamy texture makes it hard for sperm to swim through unhindered.

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Sticky discharge is white or off-white in color and occurs when you are least fertile. It is thick and chunky and feels like gluey paste making it hardest for sperm to swim through.

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Why do my panties seem to get bleached by my vaginal discharge?
Vaginal discharge is naturally acidic and over time, vaginal discharge can even fade the color of your panties. Sometimes it is even acidic enough to put holes in your panties! Random fact: Semen is basic

You can protect your panties by wearing pantiliners. Pantiliners are worn like pads and offer light protection. They can be changed throughout the day to help you feel fresh.

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About Dedy Wong

Dedy lives in Vancouver, BC and is a 2014 graduate of the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Psychology. She is the blogger, writer, photographer, and tester for all the reviews and articles on the blog.Her menstrual cycle is around 35 to 40 days long and she has tried just about everything from menstrual cups to reusable pads.


  1. Hi
    Is vaginal discharge important to us women
    And how kinds of discharge are there
    Thank you
    Please reply

    • Hi Alexcia,

      Vaginal discharge helps to clean your vagina by carrying dead cells and bacteria away and out of your body. That sounds pretty important if you ask me ;)!

      The kinds of discharge are listed above btw.

      Your friend,
      The Period Blog

  2. i get the discharge for literally three weeks out of the four in a month and it is so bad that i will have to change my undies during the day … my period is really light (two days barely any blood and its been like this for over a year) so it doesn’t make sense to me… i serioisly go through liners faster than when im on my period what ahould i do

    • Hi Alena,

      It’s normal to have vaginal discharge on all the days you don’t have your period so it sounds normal to get it for the 3/4 weeks in a month.

      There are times that I have also had to change my panties during the day so I wear panty liners on those days and jsut change my panty liners instead.

      If you feel that your vaginal discharge is excessive, I would suggest speaking with your doctor about it. I’m not quite sure what’s going on so I think your doctor will have clearer answers for you :).

      Your friend,
      The Period Blog

  3. Hii, if I see vaginal discharge it doesn’t mean I’m pregnant correct? I’m scared that I’m going to miss my period and freak out. I am still a virgin though. I’m not quite sure if it is discharge though.. Help! ):

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