While LBL (Light Bladder Leakage) is no laughing matter, it’s good that this frustrating condition can be made light of. Following in the footsteps of comedienne Whoopi Goldberg, Kim Kardashian’s momager Kris Jenner is the latest celebrity to star in Poise’s 1 in 3 Like Me Campaign. We chatted with Jenner about her partnership with Poise, her personal experience with LBL, and what’s it’s really like to play Rosie the Riveter.
How does it feel to be partnering with Poise?
I am excited to be a part of a program with such an important message. Light Bladder Leakage, which we call LBL, is a condition that affects one in three women, including myself. I had a ton of fun playing Rosie the Riveter for this program and want women to help complete the story. Women can go to www.1in3likeme.com and tell Rosie the Riveter’s LBL story and share their own–for every person who participates in the campaign, $1 will go to Women’s Health Foundation.
Rosie the Riveter is awesome. What do you two have in common?
Rosie the Riveter was such a strong woman and is a powerful example for women. I hope that by portraying Rosie and sharing my personal LBL story, I can encourage women to do the same.
LBL is absolutely not a laughing matter. What causes it?
Well, I’m not a doctor, but LBL is something that has happened to me from things as simple as a laugh, sneeze, cough, or even exercise. Like, jumping rope or jumping on a trampoline has caused leaks for me! My own cameras even captured an LBL experience for me when Khloé wouldn’t give me a ride in her car and I was chasing her in the parking lot—she had me laughing so hard that I leaked.
Can LBL be prevented or cured?
Again, I can’t speak as a doctor, but what I do to help me with my LBL is wear Poise liners—they’re thin little pads specifically designed for life’s little leaks so I make sure to carry some wherever I go!
LBL is still such a taboo topic. How can women make light of their situations?
Women from the dawn of time have had this—it’s something that affects 1 in 3 women of all ages. It’s important for women to realize they are not alone and that this is something natural that happens. LBL is nothing we should feel ashamed or embarrassed about. I think it’s important to talk about these things and get people to feel comfortable with their bodies.