Although there are people out in internet land who have a fetish for nappies and dressing as babies, mostly males and some females. It is however a sad fact that incontinence affects males and females of all ages for a variety of medical reasons and it remains one of the most embarrassing complaints suffered by either sex. Male incontinence sufferers have a problem with disposable nappies, briefs, pants or pads as a high proportion of people sleep on their sides and this often causes the disposable-nappy to leak. It is to prevent wet: bedding, pj's, nighties and the bed itself that people turn to terry nappies as you can use 1 nappy per night as opposed to 3 or more disposables on a bad night; this also has an environmental twist in that a terry nappy can be resused and washed in a boil wash to sanitise it for reuse. Disposables, however can put up to 42 adult-nappies in: your wheelie bin, a land-fill or incinerator. Anyone with a baby will tell you that a lot of nappies in a bin can be quite aromatic to say the least and adult urine breaks down into amonia and that is not a pleasant smell at all.
As an incontinence sufferer for a large proportion of my life I can vouch that terry nappies in the long run are: cheaper, more absorbent, reliable and better for the environment although the initial cost may be higher and the need for waterproof pants make them seem less inconvenient. Icontinence sufferers tend to use terry nappies at night when it is absorbency that is needed not discretion, as would be required during the day.
Please, remember that although most incontinence sufferers handle their disability with discretion. we do not like being compared to the AB/DL (Adult-Baby/Diaper-Lover) crowd as they infiltrate incontinence support groups and have ruined many of these groups due to their love of their fetish. I do not know anyone, myself included who would actually want to be incontinent, most of us would like normal bladder function and to be normal, just like everyone else. So please do not lump genuine sufferers in with the 'weird,' fetish crowd, if you see a disposable pad peeking out of a waistband of a skirt, short, slacks, jeans or trousers, please ignore it or do the British thing and pretend not to notice.
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