Discharge usually occurs 6 months to a year before you get your first period, so if you have had discharge for over a year and you are concerned that you haven’t had your period, than perhaps you should see your doctor. Discharge is normal and is there to keep you healthy. It prevents infection, lubricates and makes it easy for sperm to reach your uterus when you are trying to have a baby. It can vary in colour from clear to white and can go from thin and watery to thick and gooey. It should have a bit of a smell but should not smell bad. If you have itching or stinging or your discharge is grey, green, frothy, smelly or thick, white and cheesy, see your doctor. If you normally have a lot of discharge, a breathable liner is a good way to help you feel clean, fresh and dry.