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How to Wear Male Incontinence Pads

It’s important to know how to correctly apply continence aids, such as male guards, to ensure maximum absorbency and protection against leaks.

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How to Wear Male Incontinence Pads
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For anyone that may be experiencing incontinence symptoms, approaching them with the right products and product application can make all the difference. 

When it comes to managing male urinary incontinence, there are incontinence products that can discreetly and reliably help manage bladder leaks. Through understanding how to wear male incontinence guards, many of our customers have found the confidence and ease they enjoy for their daily life. 

Urinary incontinence, also known as bladder leakage, is experienced by many and can be caused by a variety of factors. While many men can feel embarrassed, alone and isolated, it is important to note that this is a common symptom.

These symptoms can range from a few drops after going to the toilet (post-void dribble) to a full loss of bladder control.

How do incontinence aids work?

Before we dive into how to apply and wear male incontinence pads, let’s talk about how these products work.

Most incontinence aids come in the form of wearable disposable items. These aids come in a variety of shapes and designs, from pads which sit discreetly in the underwear, to pant style pull ups, and full pants called slips which are able to completely replace underwear. 

It is entirely up to the individual in what they prefer, and what they’re looking for in terms of capacity and incontinence needs. 

These disposable incontinence pads and pants are made using superabsorbent polymers (SAPs). These compounds are able to absorb significant amounts of liquid in relation to its own mass. Once the pad has absorbed the liquid it cannot release it. This makes SAPs an ideal presence in incontinence aids, as they not only keep the skin dry and non-irritated but provide full security against leaks.

These aids can also come with additional features like leak guards, odour neutralising material and soft textiles for ease of use with sensitive skin. Our range of pads and guards has been dermatologically tested and are latex free.

Looking at our Mens Guard Dailee range specifically, it offers dual leakage barriers for the best leakage protection and secure cup fit. As well as an ultra dry core for best absorption, these pads are designed for the male anatomy, ensuring secure consistent placement and active odour locking capacities working alongside odour neutralising material.

How to best wear incontinence pads?

According to our continence nurse and ambassador Jane Clarke, male-specific pads are for mild to moderate levels of bladder leakage and have a particular design to directly suit male anatomy, with absorbency targeted most in a cup-like design. 

To wear the pad best, the adhesive side of the pad should be placed inside the underwear, against the front of the underwear, so the wider section of the pad sits at the top. Male shaped incontinence pads are best worn with tighter fitting underwear to enable a more secure fit and stability. 

When the pad is ready for disposal, the pad can simply be removed from the underwear and disposed of in regular household waste. Our mens guards are individually wrapped for ease of use and disposal. If odour is a concern for an individual, the pad can be rolled up and tied in a plastic bag, locking in any odours.

It is important to note that pads should not be flushed down the toilet as this will block household pipes.

How often should you change a pad?

It is recommended that pads, and continence aids in general, should be changed around 4-6 times across 24 hours or when a person can feel that the aid is wet.

It is important to understand that leaving aids on for too long may lead to the skin becoming irritated, poor hygiene and complications from this (such as incontinence associated dermatitis).

Whether with pads, pull-ups or any other continence aid, applying them correctly will help protect against leaks.

Worn well, these incontinence aids can mean full confidence and comfort for any activity level and lifestyle!


About the Author: Celina Irwin

When Celina isn't managing all things e-commerce (hello engineering new web pages!), she's compiling info-packed blogs for our readers! Celina's love for writing is fuelled by a passion for turning complex topics into clear and educational reads. It's something that she loves doing as part of our quest to make the world of incontinence management a little more, well, manageable.

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