View Poll Results: Would you inform a person if their "protection" was showing?

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  • Yes; they may appreciate being told by someone else that wears.

    23 27.06%
  • Maybe / Maybe not; depends on many variables at the time.

    46 54.12%
  • No; it may embarass them, or make them mad you are even looking at that area on them.

    16 18.82%
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Thread: Informing someone their "protection" is showing?

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    Default Informing someone their "protection" is showing?

    Several years ago I was browsing the adult diaper section in a store and a lady walked up and after a few moments stated to me "you can't find your brand either, huh?" I muttered something in acknowledgement but I was actually looking more to see just what was available for disposables even though I am a training underwear / plastic underpants guy. Afterwards I wondered about her bringing up the topic so casually. I decided it was just polite conversation at the time and it actually made me feel good knowing someone else could talk about this topic without being embarrassed.

    So my question is would you let another person know if their diaper/protective undergarment was showing and they obviously did not know it? Having started wearing protection on air travel myself, I would like someone to notify me (albeit a private manner if possible) if I was exhibiting my upper waist band / part of my plastic underpants (specifically in the back above my belt) while in public.

    When I was about age 6 I recall seeing a boy at school bend over to get something on the playground and his plastic underpants sliding up to where I could see them. My first thought was to point this out to everyone for a quick laugh but then recalling how I wet my sleeping bag several nights at a camp when I was age 5 and my parents put me back into plastic underpants (which turned out to be good thing), I let that bit of humility sink in and decided immediately that causing someone else embarrassment was not right.

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    I don't normally say anything to people but if I did I'd just say "your underwear is showing" if it was underwear or not

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonstah View Post
    I don't normally say anything to people but if I did I'd just say "your underwear is showing" if it was underwear or not
    I agree with CookieMonstah. I would try to be as discrete as possible. I would appreciate being told discretely if it happened to me, even though it would be temporarily embarrassing. At least I could correct the problem so it wouldn't continue to happen.

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    I think my response depends on the situation. If you don't say anything, will it be more embarrassing to the person when they finally do notice than if you try to find a way of discreetly telling them? After all, it would be embarrassing enough if it weren't "protection". I think we've all probably gone bright red with embarrassment at some point when we were younger when someone has mentioned "your fly is down" in public.

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    I checked I wouldn't and mostly it's because I would be too shy to tell them. I'm guessing if I did see someone who was "showing", where I live, it would probably be a much older person who needed them. I've seen older people buying "protection" when I've been at the grocery store or the pharmacy and I usually just try to look away so that they won't be embarrassed.

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    I'd suggest before imparting such sensitive information, one should try to ascertain if the intended recipient is a fellow adisc'er. The last thing I would need is an obnoxiously loud conversation where the other party is more cocerned why I'd look at their butt n the first instance.

    As a rule of thumb, most lightly not.

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    If we are alone and not one is around I might do, if around others, no. Just as I would like not to be pointed out MY diaper is showing in front of a crowd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOCKMAN View Post
    When I was about age 6 I recall seeing a boy at school bend over to get something on the playground and his plastic underpants sliding up to where I could see them. My first thought was to point this out to everyone for a quick laugh but then recalling how I wet my sleeping bag several nights at a camp when I was age 5 and my parents put me back into plastic underpants (which turned out to be good thing), I let that bit of humility sink in and decided immediately that causing someone else embarrassment was not right.
    That was very mature of you, especially for that age.



    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonstah View Post
    I don't normally say anything to people but if I did I'd just say "your underwear is showing" if it was underwear or not
    That's a great way of saying it. Plus, by calling it underwear (even if you know it is a diaper), you give the other person the benefit of thinking that "someone saw but thought it was underwear," and hopefully saves them a little embarrassment both in that moment and from accidentally continuing to have their diaper exposed.

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    Yeah, best way is to say something discreetly if possible, and use a neutral word like "underwear"... if they look particularly embarrassed and it's clear they know you've recognised it as a nappy, maybe could (equally discreetly) say "It's OK, I wear them too..."

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    Someone I know, yes. Someone I don't, no.

    Its not like your fly is open when going commando, or an inadvertent Janet Jackson.

    I will tell someone if their headlights or taillights are out, cause something like that is a public safety hazard.

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