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Kim Kardashian has spoken about her bladder trouble at awards ceremonies during a visit to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

The Keeping up with the Kardashians star revealed that she sometimes gets urine "all over" herself at glamorous awards shows, and it's slightly relatable. (Maybe at Electric Picnic instead…)

The beauty mogul has been trying to decide whether or not to add a ‘pee hole’ in the designs for her SKIMS shapewear line, seeing as she knows the trouble which restrictive garments bring.

Talking to host Jimmy Fallon, she admitted:

"I just launched SKIMS and I’ve been debating if I need a pee hole in certain things. Under a dress to the Emmys or whatever, I would try to use the pee hole and then you pee all over yourself and it doesn’t work half the time anyway. This is such a legit question!"

The 38-year-old was playing a game where the contestant is forced to divulge random snippets from their phones. You can imagine the weirdness that results from this game.

She also had to show viewers the most recent text she'd received from her husband Kanye, who sent a photo of a ranch alongside an adorable message.


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He wrote: "West Lake… The first ranch in our family. 50 years from now this will mean so much to us.:

Kardashian is mum to six-year-old North, three-year-old Saint, 20-month-old Chicago and four-month-old Psalm with the infamous rapper.

The star recently admitted she suffers from a lack of self-esteem but attempts to use any criticisms ‘as motivation’.

She explained: "I struggle with self-doubt all the time. I do have cellulite. I am photographed all the time."


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"For me, I always use it as motivation even when people are really unjustly critical. I just use it as motivation. I want to just work harder to figure out why I am feeling that way," she continued.

"A few years ago I was photographed and I had cellulite on my thighs wearing a bikini in Mexico. And I was like, “Okay. I do not like how I look. I am going to get to the gym.”‘

Kardashian’s SKIMS shapewear seems to be connecting to a huge audience, with the launch making millions within minutes.

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians returned to our screens on Sunday, and the season 17 premiere ended with Kim being informed by her doctor that antibodies associated with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis were found in her blood tests.

The reality star and beauty mogul had originally suspected that she was pregnant due to her symptoms of fatigue and nausea, but a pregnancy test came back as negative.

As she delved further into her symptoms, such as swelling in her hands, she became worried that she had an autoimmune disorder.

"Based on the symptoms, it looks like I have rheumatoid arthritis," Kardashian said. "It's so scary. So I have to go to the doctor and see what’s going on because I can’t live like this."

Her doctor later confirmed her fears. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own tissues, more commonly found in older people.

Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs, where the inflammation can affect multiple organs, according to the Mayo Clinic.


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During her appearance on Today, Kim explained she is currently undergoing treatment to deal with the health concern, and also revealed that KUWTK would "talk about it next Sunday." 

"I unfortunately had to be put on medication to stop the symptoms, I tried everything natural for the longest time and we chose the best route for me so luckily right now everything is under control," Kardashian said

Kim has been honest and open in the past when it came to her health struggles, such as dealing with the skin condition psoriasis, as well as her pregnancy complications. 

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There have been some seriously powerful and positives statements made in the body positive community lately, with women stepping forward and speaking out about the harsh ways that society polices women's beauty standards.

Now, one plus size model has spoken out about the issue of shapewear. 

KhrystyAna posted a series of images of the red ridges and circulation issues her body has endured from shapewear, which perfectly punctuate her mission statement about the garments. 

'Oh how we love our shapers, our tight jeans, bras that obsessively embrace us so much to only suffocate our natural form,' she said.

'Oh why woman, why? I can't go a day without seeing an ad of these new body shaping suits, because apparently small waist, thick butt and large DD's are what we should ALL look like. The ads that literally tell you "Self hate is cool, wear this, this makes you look hot an appealing to the masses because you aren't, for only $24.99!".'

'Woman, oh how we love a little pain here and there, waxing, tweezing, tanning/burning, bleaching, scrubbing… that's fine. Nothing against what we want, but tell me woman, is that what you really truly want? Or you are sold to want it?'

'Tell me woman, is your body not the most magnificent fascinating universe that could use your compassion? Do you real want to stop your blood circulation now with those tight shapers to become media's dream?… on one of the images see my BLUE legs, poor babies from wearing a shaper for few hours.'

'How do you like the reality of impeded blood circulation, infertility, digestive problems, nerve damage and more. Yes these images of me today are terrifying to many of you, especially that scar (I have them on both feet), from wearing VERY SEXY high heels. I bled.. and now this scar but BOY, MY FEET LOOKED SEXY THAT ONE DAY!'

'Sure, wear your shapers, heels, I love them all too, that short term comfort for a long term discomfort…just please take the responsibility of what your poor lovely body will potentially experience. I ask for awareness only. Not asking for too much. Mental and physical health..health is a beauty.'

The body positivity activist has also spoken out about airbrushing, cellulite, and the effects of our perception of beauty on our mental health.

While wearing those granny panties can be a comfort thing as much as a slimming thing under that new dress, these types of statements are important to keep in mind for the sake of our self esteem.


In 2015, when we have come so far with making feminism a far more mainstream train of thought, it's a surely bit depressing to see the Kardashians promoting what is no more than a modern-day corset.

Waist trainers, sports corsets… the mind, it boggles. They seem to have exploded online of late, and the trend stems, of course, from yet another Kardashian-induced craze.

Many of the images of people wearing this kind of gear, whilst widely shared on social media, are pretty unrealistic. Dramatic before-and-after pictures can easily entice those desperate for an easy solution. It’s kind of amazing what people are willing to part with their cash for! On one site, I read that the waist trainer "creates compression in your core stimulating thermal activity which will accelerate your workout!" Right.

As far as I can make out, whilst the flattering nature of these mini-corsets might make for an excellent selfie, they’re not exactly conducive to breathing, eating, and, well, living. Of course, shapewear is always going to be a quick fix – Pilates and yoga might make for a more permanent change in terms of toning and posture.

I don’t think you have to be a doctor to realise that long-term, even if a waist trainer does manage to alter your shape, compressing your core for hours at a time mightn’t be the best idea. By constricting the midsection of the body, you could potentially harm the major internal organs in that region. And what will it do to your skin?!

My over-arching feeling on this is that the whole thing has to be a bit of a fad. Just like the breadmaker, the foot spa and the blender, the waist trainer is most likely going to be resigned to the back of the closet after a while.

If you’ll excuse the pun, I think that this fad raises a lot of, ahem, core issues about what us females are willing to do to ourselves in the pursuit of perfection. Is it possible to waist train and be a feminist? I'm sure it is, but the trend as a whole is a bit alien to me. It's also potentially quite dangerous – just as with the likes of caffeine pills and crash diets, it seems this is yet another case of us ladies being far, far too hard on ourselves.

Deirdre Foley is a history grad, sceptic, wearer of red lipstick and self-confessed 'beauty maniac'. She is also the co-founder of fabulous Irish beauty blog, Viva Adonis.