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
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.