Hi everyone! I know most of you probably don’t know me yet, but I’m gonna try to be a bit more active now that these last few, busy weeks are behind me. Also... I tried searching, but I'm not sure if a similar topic has already been posted. Sorry if this is a repeat!
So over the past month, I have “come out” about my issues to two new people, both of whom (whether they were being totally truthful or just trying to be nice) told me about their own ic issues.
One is a guy I’ve just recently started dating, and I told him about myself the second time we hung out (I typically would have waited a bit longer, but it was unclear how fast we were moving, and I didn’t want there to be any surprises had we ended up moving into the bedroom). He was extremely accepting, to the point of it really just being a non-issue, and then he told me about how he’s been epileptic his whole life, and regularly wets (and on rare occasions messes) himself when he has seizures.
The other was an old high school friend who recently moved to my city. We were hanging out at his new place when nature called, and rather than awkwardly bailing or trying to come up with some weird excuse to go into his bathroom with my backpack, I just told him straight out about my issues. He too was very cool about it, and after talking a bit (post-change, of course) he told me that he apparently wets his bed about 2-3 times a month, and has done so pretty much his whole life.
Now, their issues aren't anywhere close to the level I deal with (neither uses protection or anything), but it was nice to have that rare sort of connection with someone else in real life. Has anyone else here–for lack of a better word–confessed about their incontinence to either friends or family, only to have them reveal they also have similar problems?
EDIT: Also, sorry for such a long post. It's hard for me to keep it short and concise :P