I do it, not every day (though I could if I wanted) but sometimes. I don’t find it too much of a distraction, when you’re busy you can forget you’re wearing one until you have reason to use it (instead of taking 12 steps to the toilet from my home office!)
Yes it is an amazing feeling to be able to do that, and so convenient, as I’m sure so many people would discover if they tried it!
No idea what nappies are available in Australia, as most of the discussion tends to be US and UK/Europe focused.
I’m guessing you’re in the UK (or maybe Australia?) given you talk about nappies rather than diapers... I’m not sure NorthShore are generally available here (and ordering anything for import at the moment is seemingly a lottery).
UK Tenas are pretty good (particularly the plastic-backed Active...
The crinkle doesn’t really bother me though it does remind me I’m wearing a nappy on occasions. And a freshly wet nappy smells quite nice. I don’t care about feeling “little” though can get into the “incontinent” mindset.
There’s a lot of hold-ups in terms of import shipping at the moment, through a combination of Brexit and the pandemic. Ordering things directly from abroad sounds like a complete lottery. Hopefully medical brands will be prioritised as essentials so still be widely available.
Men and women are anatomically different though, and need absorbency in slightly different places typically. I suppose a full taped nappy can fit anyone, but pull-up products in particular are gender specific for that reason.
They’re midway between nappies/diapers and underwear... regular underwear is for people who use the toilet “normally”, nappies are for people who generally aren’t able (or wanting!) to use the toilet, pull-ups are for people who can usually make it to the toilet but have accidents.
But they might think you’re using them to hide drugs or explosives or something, so want to do more tests... especially if you don’t look like a “typical adult diaper wearer” (i.e. elderly or disabled).
I’d go further than saying our current government is “traditionalist Conservative”, it’s Conservative with populist/Trumpian/borderline far-right elements. Yet still the NHS is pretty much considered sacred, with any thoughts of replacing it with an American-style model confined to the extremist...