Suffering from incontinence is made worse by society’s taboo surrounding bodily fluids. The shame and silence accompanying this condition make it a challenging and uncomfortable topic to discuss with anyone, especially a romantic partner. Yet partners can be incredible allies, providing support and encouragement.

If you’re ready to talk to your partner about urinary incontinence, here is a step by step guide to do just that with the least amount of awkwardness or embarrassment.

Read more in Blood + Milk.