Have to say, first off, you're all a terrible influence on me. As I mentioned in my zebra thread in the AB/TB forum I have a diaper experience to relate during last week while having time to myself. I tried two kinds: Goodnites L/XL and Pampers Cruisers size 7.
First, the Goodnites. They are rated for weights up to 125lbs and still fit my 145lbs pretty well. Snug, but not uncomfortably so. I got the girls Goodnites with ballerinas and hearts on them because they looked cuter. I wanted to check out the whole diaper experience and so wore them in different situations. I slept in them, wore them while driving the kids to work, rode the zebra with just a diaper and T-shirt on, got in a pram dressed the same way and laid back in it between the couch and chair to try napping. Oh, and even went as far as wet in them a few times!
About actually using them. I always found it fascinating for newbies to come here saying they had a hard time wetting in their diaper at first. Seemed like it would be the easiest thing to do when you had to go. Now I know what they mean! I could easily do it standing up or sitting on the commode, but anywhere else was very difficult, even with the urge. Good thing because Goodnites in that size could only accomodate the contents of an adult bladder if partially full. I stood in the tub letting go of a full bladder once and nearly full bladder another time, and the diaper leaked badly before I had finished each time. The only time I didn't wear them around the house was when my PJs were on and the kids were home. They have just enough *crinkle* to be heard under pajamas, but not with shirt and jeans on.
Now for the Pampers Cruisers 7. I should have listened to everyone here. No way were they going around my 32 waist! They didn't look all that large to me. I was really expecting (hoping) for something much bigger. I even tried keeping one on with strapping tape and the tape wouldn't hold. It was a complete waste of $16. Well, at least now I know first hand.
So what did I learn from this experience? First of all, I can see the importance of the wearer having complete confidence in the absorption ability of their diaper. Especially with people who are incontinent. Second, diapers can certainly be exciting and enjoyable baby items to wear. Might try them again sometime since I have a few unused Goodnites stashed away. If I get to the point in my old age where I HAVE to wear them I now know I won't dread it, but try to make it as *fun* as possible with adult diapers that are cute. Maybe some Bambinos? Do I think I'll ever be a true DL? Nah, probably not. It was an interesting experience, but I'll stick to my loving baby gear more.