Can a diaper be used to benefit me in someway? Can my diapers be used to help me perform better in a professional environment? Is there any use for them other than sleeping and playing in? All questions that have been going through my head the past few months, questions I later answered by trial and error.
Let me introduce you to myself, I am a professional traveling freelance photographer, I do a lot of work for sporting events, concerts, and I also do a lot of street photography. I too, am a huge diaper lover. I love the feeling of diapers; really there isnít a single thing I donít like about them. I use my diapers for what they are made for, while this bothers some it only relaxes me. I have no shame going #2 in my pants, but hey thatís just me. I also use the bathroom A LOT during the day. I probably pee about six times, and poo twice. Being a photographer, this has cost me many jobs, and missed shots, simply because I had to use the bathroom.
I would have jobs that would require me to sit in one place for up to 8 hours at a time, with no break to use the bathroom. I have to be there to get that shot, and I donít plan on hiring an assistant. I have missed many touchdowns, goals; you name it, all because I was doing my business. When your client turns up to collect their photos and they ask, ďDo you have a pic of so and so getting a touch down,Ē and all you can say is, ďno, Iím sorry,Ē this can really get frustrating.
So I thought, ďWell how bad could it be wearing a diaper on a shoot?Ē About a month or so ago I was packing up to Colorado, where I was to be shooting a snowboarding competition for this one company. I packed up the normal camera equipment and as I was stuffing my clothes bag shut, I grabbed four Molicare super plusí for the trip and stuffed them in(These are my favorite.)
The next day I woke up in my hotel, went down for breakfast and the temperature at the top of the mountain was -15 degrees Fahrenheit. The competition was taking place on a run near the top, so I knew I would have to dress warm. So I strapped on a Molicare then my long johns and other snow gear and headed out to the shoot. I can honestly say from previous ski trips, I was already warmer wearing my diaper then I was just wearing normal boxers. The shoot was going great and 2 hours in, I had to pee. So, shooting pictures I starting peeing in my diaper, and boy was it a wonderful feeling, not only was I happy I didnít have to leave my post, but I now had this wonderful warm sensation while we were in this blistering cold.
Another three hours went by and just before we were going to have our lunch break, I was trembling trying not to wet myself again, but I did, and boy was my diaper heavy. The walk to the lift that took me back down the lodge was awful. I had a diaper that was sure to be ready to explode and it weighed a ton. On the other hand, I stayed at my post for five hours straight, and I did not miss a shot. So we went back to the lodge, cleaned myself up, strapped on a fresh diaper and headed back out.
This shoot really got me thinking. I was able to survive all day with just a few diapers, and I didnít miss a shot. So, naturally, my plan worked. I figured out how to use a diaper to benefit myself. But I thought, I only go on a skiing gig once a year, how else can I use this to help me?
I still had a left over diaper and itís a long flight back to New York, so I said, why not? I had the window seat like usual and this time I wouldnít have to get up to go. Sat in my seat, about three hours into the flight I had to go, so I let it out. I wasnít aware that I had to go THAT bad. The stench was horrible, and my diaper was full now. So I had to get up and change out of it, and ride the rest of the flight home with no underwear. That sucked.
So far I have proved two things, diapers fill up easy, and they help a ton on photo gigs. What if other people could adopt this idea? The idea that diapers could benefit us in some way. The possibilities are endless.
No more public restrooms
No more holding it on long car rides
Gotta stay in that meeting at work for a really long time and donít want to be rude by leaving, problem solved!
Construction workers, when you're over 9000 stories high and thereís no bathroom.
Thereís really an endless amount of solutions that diapers can give us, but I realize most people donít want to walk around in public or at work in a stinky smelly diaper. Donít look at it that way though, if you have a job that requires you to be doing something for a long period of time without interruption, and you can get away with wearing a diaper to help benefit your performance, why not? Isnít standing out among the crowd important? The way I see it, you have to try your best at what you do, no matter what it is. If I can use something to benefit my performance and stand out, and no one has to know about that benefit besides me, whereís the issue? If it means messing myself to get that one money shot, then so be it.