Why is my slime brown and red

10 types of discharge & what they mean

In her 2016 HBO special, Amy Schumer joked that one of her New Year's resolutions was to "take off a pair of underpants that don't look like I've blown my nose in them." That's funny because it's really true: why does it have to be so damn dirty with so much grub in a vagina?
A lucky couple have so little discharge that you can hardly see it. But for the rest of us, discharge is an (almost) daily thing. No matter how much you agree with Amy's joke about getting rid of it, you need to know that discharge is not something to worry about. "It is totally normal to have a discharge and it can go from invisible to a teaspoon a day," says Dr. Leah Millheiser, director of the Female Sexual Medicine Program at Stanford University Medical Center. "Discharge just tells you that your vagina is cleaning itself by letting out old cells."
While discharge can sometimes ruin a great pair of panties, if you pay enough attention to it, it can help you learn really important things about your health, including when you are most fertile or if you might get an STD has. You just have to know how to read it. In other words, our discharge is our friend - and it's definitely not something you should be ashamed of or even disgusted with.
So let's get to what is normal and what should be investigated, along with a few examples of what it looks like.