I have been here for a while and responded to some posts, been on the IRC channel etc. But I wanted to write a piece for the community.
Right, having spoken to several members on the IRC channel about incontinence etc I was wondering what it would be like to go for a 'normal' day wearing nappies outside, doing my normal routine etc. I have worn outside before but just for a couple of hours, I wanted to get a real experience. However, I do know that being incontinent you can't control your bladder and/or bowels and I can. When I needed to wet I did regardless of my position e.g. standing, sitting etc.
Nappy: Tena Slip, Medium, 2900ml
This nappy has an average thickness, not too thin or too thick. It strapped on ok and went on over my jeans. There was no obvious bulge or 'waddle' when wearing. It felt comfortable, however I had the feeling that if I wet it too much it would leak - it felt a bit flimsy. When i was walking it was not as noticable as other nappies I mean it squished up between my legs a little. I spent the morning shopping (from 10.00am), then met two friends for lunch. I had wet the nappy twice (not soaked) and there was no bulge to it, I think my jeans kept it down. I came home, walked the dog and messed in it while walking. (Don't worry it was about 7pm, dark and nobody around - as I would not mess like this in front of others). Again, it all held inside the nappy.
Pros: Was not really noticable as a nappy, held a fair bit
Cons: I could imainge that this nappy would leak, did not feel secure
Nappy: Abena, Medium, 3600ml
Wow this was a thick one! Really thick nappy, bulky, thickness all around, crotch and bottom area. It strapped on ok with a few adjustments, I had to squeeze it under my jeans. I looked in the mirror and I felt that it did look a little bulky down there, not like 'he's wearing a nappy' bulky. It did take me a while to get use to walking in this nappy, but it worked out ok. I spent the morning shopping, had lunch in Starbucks by myself. What a thirsty nappy! I wet twice (big wets) it did all stay in, but what a bulge! I could feel it under my jeans, but I don't think you could see it. Again, I came home spent some more time wearing, wet again! and it was still ok.
Pros: Thirsty nappy, nice secure feeling
Cons: A bit bulky, swelling (its nice inside but outside...)
Hmmm so what have I learn't? Well it must be hard to be incontinent, I did not have to change while outside, but I know there are disabled WCs etc. I did enjoy the experience and I did feel snug and secure when wearing.
Any comments or questions would be nice.
(BTW please be kind as it's my first 'proper' contribution to the community)