I'm pretty sure that this thing has been spoken to death though I'm raising it back up.
Little background to my thoughts first. I was on abroad with my friend for a week little ago. Then, as always when you travel far enough, you get hit by some kind of stomach bug that ruins your holiday. I started thinking that how it would make things much easier if I had diaper and I wouldn't have to stress that much. Of course I couldn't have weared one even if I had one since my friend is not ABDL aware and generally speaking not very accepting in special things.
Then it hit me. If I had to leave hotel room for any reason back then I would have problem keeping stuff in (of course the problem wasn't so big that I couldn't feel it coming but much time I didn't have). Aren't diapers supposed to be used in situations like that? Isn't it their intended use? People seem to be embarrassed of using diapers and that prevents them for using them for temporary issues, even if "just in case"-like. I find it strange that in our current society we accept incontinence as a problem yet things that could be considered as "temporary incontinence" are treated "wrongly". Of course the person who doesn't normally wet or mess but is sick and gets in situation where that might happen won't feel good about doing his/her things in diaper, though I would bet that he'd feel even more embarrassed doing those things accidentally in pants.
So, how have we got here? Why is "everything" else on medical field accepted, even for temporary use but diapers. In my mind it feels almost as strange as thinking that aspirin should be only used if headache is permanent (as in, never ever going away)