discharge question

Ok, tmi question, but does anyone have experience for discharge that dries white or kind of cream color, outside of when they're ovulating? For a while I thought it was a yeast infection, but the discharge is different from that, for the most part it's slightly cloudy or clear and smooth. Is it normal to have that? I'm afraid of grossing future sex partners out if they see the staining on my underwear day in and day out.