How To Wear Incontinence Products Discreetly
by Gary Sattin on Oct 02, 2022
Incontinence impacts your life in many ways. One common dimension is how people feel about going out into public places. Many are, for good reason, worried about bathroom availability should they need one in a pinch. Fear doesn’t go away when you get into a rhythm of wearing incontinence products, either—it shifts to concern about people noticing that you’re wearing “a diaper.”
There are a few facets to this topic, but we’ll stick to informing you on how to wear incontinence products discreetly.
Get the Right Product
As you explore wearing an incontinence garment, don’t make the mistake of assuming they are all the same. In truth, there are several options you can pick from with varying sizes.
Liners and guards adhere to your existing underwear and are essentially invisible. The next step up, protective undergarments (or protective underwear) replace an undergarment but assume the same approximate profile with only slight bulkiness. Fitted briefs, by comparison, are bulkier and more absorbent.
Adapt Your Clothing
Far from the bulky things you imagine, modern incontinence products are often slim and low-profile. That said, with a garment closer to protective underwear or fitted briefs, adjusting your clothes makes a big difference.
To eliminate any risk of seeing through what you’re wearing, choose dark clothes. Also, take a step back from very tight-fitting leggings and skirts if they don’t pass the eye test with a garment on.
Don’t Assume People See Something
Our last tip for wearing incontinence products discreetly is to simply not assume people can see anything. It may be clear to you as you look in the mirror that there’s a small bulge, but you’re also looking for that difference. Ask others to give you their assessment and trust them to tell the truth.
Though the stigma around incontinence is imposing, take hold of your freedom and cast aside the possibility of judgment. To make yourself more comfortable, consider how little you notice about other people and assume others devote the same minimal amount of attention to you.
If you have further questions about the different types of incontinence products, get in touch with TotalDry.