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MonkeyDoodle

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I had an interesting experience today that I thought I would share.

I've known about this shop in my area for quite sometime, it specialises in products for the disabled and the elderly, I've never been in there before, but my curiosity got the better of me today and wow I wish I had gone in there sooner, they had all the incontinence products on a shelf towards the back of the shop (Tena slip) (molicare super plus) and a few other brands, as I was eyeball smacking the products a middle aged woman came out of what seemed like no where and asked if I needed any help.

......pause.......

Now this is the part where I thought I would have made up a really bad excuse for being in there, or start asking her about a totally different product that I have no interest in buying, only to make my escape moments later, but to my own surprise I didn't.


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Yes I said, I'm looking for a good overnight incontinence product, to which she replied okay and led me over to the shelf by the counter stocked with diaper's, she then asked me if I knew what kind of product I wanted to which I was completely honest and told her about my bedwetting problem and that I needed something highly absorbent.
She didn't even bat an eyelid, no weird looks or anything, instead she pulled out a box from under the counter that had samples of all the products that were on display and began showing me the diaper's that might be better suited for my situation.

I then asked her about the Molicare super plus, because I haven't tried them yet so I was intrigued to find out more, so she then pulled out a sample of the Molicare and after a few minutes I had made up my mind and chose the Molicare super plus.

Before I left I thanked the woman for being so helpful, to which she smiled and said your very welcome.

Granted I was the only customer in the shop at the time, but I still can't believe how easy it was being so open to a complete stranger and how unawkward it was buying adult diaper's from a shop, I have all ways got my diaper's from the internet, but now I see no problem and will be sure to go back there to stock up, as for the Molicare super plus I'm wearing one right now and loving how thick they are.

Anyone else had a similar situation? or been completely honest to a stranger about wearing Diapers?
 

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I actually had a similar experience. I decided I may have a chance to half ways "come out" to someone in college so I found a store that specialize in diapers and called down. I talked to the lady about what they carried and explained I lived about an hour away and said I was just starting to experience some heavy bed wetting (yeah it was a lie, but it was easier than saying I wanted to wear very thick diapers just because). I talked to her about what I wanted and she said they had most everything. I went down and she even let me try them on! They were a generic brand (she didn't believe that Abenas and other top brands were worth stocking) so I tried them on along with a washable cloth diaper with vinyl lining. I bought them because she was great to work with but I haven't gone back because I moved up from generic brands. But it was so great to be able to admit to someone that I wore diapers.
 

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sounds awesome!! I live in a small community and when i go to a store i always run into someone i know and would feel very odd holding diapers or buying them and running into someone i know!! if i was out of town i think i would feel comfortable being honest!! so when i buy locally i run in and out as fast i can without being noticed sometimes i cant even buy them
 

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Shortly after I first joined this site, I was e-mailing my best friend from college and told him I had joined a blog site. His response back was, which site. I sat at my computer for a long time before I answered him honestly. He had been my significant other in college, but I had never told him about liking diapers. I only engaged in that when I was home. Anyway, I told him about adisc and my relationship with diapers. He was very accepting which wasn't surprising as he is an internationally known person advocating for LGBT rights, and lectures now throughout the United States on conflict resolution. He does a lot of that in high schools.
 

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This makes me more assured that it should go well when I go to buy some diapers at a thrit store pretty soon I hope .
 

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Well, after all it's what those medical stores are also for. They want to continue with their business, so they want to sell this kinda stuff. I guess it would be hard to find someone who doesn't want to sell them as fast as possible. Except if you go on all out about any fetish reasons or whatsoever.

Although I remember getting some strange looks, when I handed some cashiers my prescription years ago, by the time when I still did buy them that way. But I think they simply looked at me exactly, which can seem a bit strange. In the end it's been okay and they always had a quite good service, as you experienced it also. But in those times where you can order anything online, usually cheaper too, they have to score with a good service.

So as you've seen it's not that much of a big deal, if you're friendly and have the courage to say what you simply want. As it should be.
Anyway, congratulations that you have been brave enough to be open about it, and so you've been rewarded... kind of. ;)
 

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I bought some diapers from the chemist shop a couple of weeks ago. As I was browsing, the lady who works there approached me and asked if I needed assistance. I asked about which diapers were most effective, she recommended some, and I bought them.
Surprisingly not awkward at all. No questions about who they were for, just asked for the size required and that was it!
 

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Way to go!! I couldn't tell anyone, everything I buy is over the net. I would sort of talk a little bit on the site here but that's only cos I know I'll never see anyone face to face
 
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I had an interesting experience today that I thought I would share.

I've known about this shop in my area for quite sometime, it specialises in products for the disabled and the elderly, I've never been in there before, but my curiosity got the better of me today and wow I wish I had gone in there sooner, they had all the incontinence products on a shelf towards the back of the shop (Tena slip) (molicare super plus) and a few other brands, as I was eyeball smacking the products a middle aged woman came out of what seemed like no where and asked if I needed any help.

......pause.......

Now this is the part where I thought I would have made up a really bad excuse for being in there, or start asking her about a totally different product that I have no interest in buying, only to make my escape moments later, but to my own surprise I didn't.


.......Play.......


Yes I said, I'm looking for a good overnight incontinence product, to which she replied okay and led me over to the shelf by the counter stocked with diaper's, she then asked me if I knew what kind of product I wanted to which I was completely honest and told her about my bedwetting problem and that I needed something highly absorbent.
She didn't even bat an eyelid, no weird looks or anything, instead she pulled out a box from under the counter that had samples of all the products that were on display and began showing me the diaper's that might be better suited for my situation.

I then asked her about the Molicare super plus, because I haven't tried them yet so I was intrigued to find out more, so she then pulled out a sample of the Molicare and after a few minutes I had made up my mind and chose the Molicare super plus.

Before I left I thanked the woman for being so helpful, to which she smiled and said your very welcome.

Granted I was the only customer in the shop at the time, but I still can't believe how easy it was being so open to a complete stranger and how unawkward it was buying adult diaper's from a shop, I have all ways got my diaper's from the internet, but now I see no problem and will be sure to go back there to stock up, as for the Molicare super plus I'm wearing one right now and loving how thick they are.

Anyone else had a similar situation? or been completely honest to a stranger about wearing Diapers?

OK. If you're not bothered about describing your local area please please please tell me and us the address for that shop! I go to London now and then and visiting that place would be sooo exciting! BMS
 

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When I was on a four month road job down in Georgia, there was a medical supply store about a mile from the hotel where we were all staying. After some nervous arguing I finally talked myself into walking in and laying it out on the table, so to speak. I told the lady behind the counter that I like to wear at night since they help me sleep and that I preferred the plastic backed styles. She didn't even skip a beat. She asked what level of protection I wanted then walked me over to the incontinence section and started showing me the different options they had. I can't remember which brand I bought, but they were soft, blue, and comfy as hell. I ended up going back there two more times before the job ended. Every time, she was very pleasant and courteous to work with.
 

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OK. If you're not bothered about describing your local area please please please tell me and us the address for that shop! I go to London now and then and visiting that place would be sooo exciting! BMS

With all due respect I would rather not give out an address of a shop in my local area on a public forum.

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Well, working at such a store, it must be old news for her anyway :D

I think your 100% right, it probably wasn't a big deal for her, it just surprised me how easy it was to be open about wearing diapers to someone whom I have never met before, her reaction made me realise that there is no need to feel ashamed.
 

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Isn't it wonderful to be able to be open about it, even just for a moment? I used to dread the awkward exchanges when sales staff approached me and I felt the need to pretend that they weren't for me. The first time I dropped that charade was such a relief, I never once lied about it again. It was so refreshing to say 'I prefer the feel of... ' or 'I find those better for night time...' rather than projecting the whole thing onto an incontinent imaginary. In fact the subject of incontinence never seems to surface, so there's no need to choose how to justify why I wear them. I usually bow to convention and call them 'briefs' or 'all-in-ones' as most store assistants know that the terms 'nappy' and 'diaper' carry negative connotations in the adult healthcare sector, otherwise I can be as open about them as I would with the GF.

Even recently, while searching for remaining sources of plastic-backed Tena Slips, I was often recommended to try something else, to which it was nice to be able to explain that I preferred the plastic ones, that I slept better in them because I was more confident that they wouldn't leak. I even let the word 'nappy' slip out a few times without apparently causing any embarrassment, and one lady did use it with me once she knew I was comfortable with it. Of course some suppliers are genuinely DL aware, so that's not totally surprising.

So yes, most of the guilt and shame is of our own making, the other people don't have any issues with it, once you have the confidence to put that to the test you can call a diaper a diaper without a hint of a blush.
 

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Next time I go in there I will most lightly just call it a Nappy instead of incontinence product, because I feel I have the confidence to do so plus it is a Nappy so why call it anything different. I told her about my bedwetting because that's the truth even though I've been dry for just over a month now, but still have the occasional accident only not as bad as it was, anyway it made more sense telling her about that then telling her I wanted them because I liked wearing them.

(The guilt and shame is of our own)......exactly well said.
 
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