I am looking for a discreet pad for moderate leakage. I am a 27 year old male, and am struggling to find a pad that is both reliable and discreet. I would hate for anyone to see I am wearing a pad. Can anyone in the same situation please recommend one? Thanks, Steven
I can appreciate your concerns but please believe me that there is nothing at all to be embarrassed about. I do Parkrun every week and wet myself due to what is called athletic urgency. I have also had prostate cancer and the radiotherapy treatment has led to an overactive bladder producing urgency and frequency. I`ve tried various pads, male guards etc and for me nothing beats a “slip”. This is essentially an adult nappy but is just so discreet that no one will know that you have protection on. I find I.D Expert the best on the market.I wear either jogging pants or shorts and the slip doesn`t show at all as it is so closely contoured to your body, especially if you wear a pair of briefs over the top. I`m so used to 24/7 protection now that it has just become part of my life and a disability that I can very happily manage. Let me know if you need any further guidance. This site is very good at helping people like us.
thanks for this. That’s surprising to hear, I would have thought you would see a slip through it. I have tried a lot of the larger shaped pads and they were just not reliable enough. I might actually get some thicker jogging pants to wear with a slip.
Can I ask how else you manage running with it? I’m recently getting so worried about it that I have stopped drinking water during running…it’s just too risky
It is very important not to limit your water intake just because you are wetting when running. Dehydration must be avoided as it can lead to medical issues. I make sure I use the loo just before he run starts, knowing that I`ll probably wet towards the end of the run. (I sometimes wet at night due to a long standing childhood issue and this is when the slip is tested to its full absorbency – never fails me.) The slips are designed to hold a lot of liquid and won`t let you down with leakage, even around the leg tops where there is most risk. You`ll hardly know you have one on due to the contoured design I mentioned in my earlier post. A good idea of yours, though, to get yourself a thicker pair of joggers if you do feel embarrassed. In my experience, anyone on your runs will have other things on their mind than to concern themselves with what others are wearing underneath their pants/shorts! I`ve had discussions with other runners about my condition and all are supportive of my commitment to re-establish my fitness, and do not have the slightest issue if I mention what I have to wear. This site has given advice to many men and women who wet when running (or indeed any fitness activities) – it`s very common and, to reiterate, you should not feel self-conscious about using protection. Not all disabilities are obvious and this is one. Many nappy suppliers on the internet will send a sample for you to try, before you do a bulk order, which is VAT free, of course. Again, happy to offer this advice.
Thanks for this, this made me feel slightly better about having to wear a product.
I think I will try a slip and see how this goes. It’s great that you talk to other runners about it, this is something I haven’t been able to bring myself to do. Happy sites like this exist, they make you realise that there are other people out there with this too!
Would pull up pants not be better for you Steve ? It’s great that your not letting this stop you running I’d love to hear what you found the best to use.