Incontinence is an issue for over 25 million adults all across the country. But since it’s more prominent in women, dudes often have trouble finding the perfect product to help absorb their drips and dribbles.
Most incontinence pads and products out there are designed with the family anatomy in mind, but it’s time for a change. Let’s look at some of the best incontinence products on the market that are made specifically for men.
What Is Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, and it’s ranked by level of severity from mild to severe. Typically, severe incontinence is a complete loss of bladder control. Mild incontinence is marked by just a few drips and dribbles here and there, especially when doing strenuous activity.
There are also a few different types of incontinence that can affect all walks of life. These include:
- Stress incontinence: Urine leaks from pressure to the bladder from coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting heavy things.
- Overflow incontinence: This is when you experience some urine dribbling because your bladder doesn’t empty completely, typically indicating weakness in the pelvic floor.
- Urge incontinence: This is when you suddenly need to pee right before involuntary letting your bladder loose. An underlying condition usually causes urge incontinence — you should discuss it with your healthcare provider.
- Functional incontinence: This is when a physical or mental impairment prevents you from making it to the bathroom on time, such as severe arthritis or dementia.
- Mixed incontinence: This is when you experience a mix of two or more different types.
All types of incontinence are different, but there’s one thing that unites them — they all suck. The good news is that there are solutions. You just need to know where to look.
The Problem With Most Incontinence Products for Men
As we mentioned, adult incontinence primarily affects women more than men. But that doesn’t mean you’re alone. Many men deal with slight incontinence daily, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
The challenge comes in finding the right product for incontinence protection. Since most incontinence products are tailored for women, they aren’t suitable for the male anatomy, even if the label says “unisex.”
For instance, incontinence pads and liners are the gold standard to help stop leakage. While these are absorbent products that work well, there’s a key issue: they’re flat.
This makes disposable underwear, adult pull-ups, and super absorbent booster pads perfect for the female anatomy, but your manhood is bulky. You need something more well-rounded and suited to fit your package.
Not to mention, many underpads use paper, which can feel uncomfortable to wear down there. It can chafe, rub against your skin, and appear more noticeable on the outside.
Mattress pads go right over mattresses or your top sheet to help you deal with incontinence while asleep. But these obviously don’t help you out when you’re living your life during the day.
So what’s a man to do? The good news is that there is a solution that works to fix all of these problems and more.
MDP: Your New Favorite Incontinence Product
Male Drip Protection (MDP) is a proprietary solution that seeks to fix the issues surrounding traditional absorbent pads. The main difference is that this product is not a pad at all — think of it as a sleeve that fits around your penis like a glove.
This makes the product stay on all day long without slipping and sliding around in your undergarments. And since the two-strap design allows you to loosen or tighten throughout the day, you can have the perfect fit no matter the shape or size of your manhood.
It’s also comfortable to wear because its cloth-like fabric keeps you feeling nice and cozy throughout the day. It also doubles as a glove for your penis on those cold winter days when you’re stuck shoveling snow off the neighbor’s driveway.
Plus, you must wear briefs or tight underwear alongside incontinence pads to ensure it doesn’t move around. But with MDP, you can keep wearing any type of underwear you please. Whether you like a boxer, brief, or panty — we’re not here to judge. And the MDP will support you no matter what.
MDP can hold up to two ounces of urine loss. These are admittedly lower absorbency levels than many heavy-duty bladder control pads, but it still holds a lot.
Two ounces is about the same as an ordinary shot glass. The beauty here is that if your product does become soiled, it’s a breeze to replace.
It’s much easier to take on and off compared to adult diapers and pads. You can slide off and pull on the product with ease. Just take a quick trip to the bathroom to swap out a soiled sleeve for a new one.
Is MDP Right for Me?
Every man is on a mission, and at MDP, our mission is to let you get back to the things you love without worrying about incontinence. It’s time to gain confidence in your incontinence.
MDP is the perfect fit for most men with less than two ounces of light incontinence daily. It’s discreet, comfortable to wear, breathable, cost-effective, and easy to replace. Plus, you don’t need to spend time measuring your manhood or trying out different-sized pads.
With that in mind, if you experience more severe incontinence, then MDP might not be the right move at this time. Adult underpads, incontinence underwear, and protective underwear are great alternatives that are maximum absorbency for the trickiest bouts of urine loss.
Things like bed pads or heavy absorbency underwear are for heavy incontinence, bladder leakage, and overnight protection.
Incontinence affects millions of people yearly, but MDP is on a mission to ensure it doesn’t affect you. It differs from a typical underpad in that it form-fits your penis, is made of a cloth-like material, can be adjusted throughout the day, and lets you wear regular underwear without worrying about an adhesive strip.
The best way to see what we mean is to feel it yourself. Try out MDP today to stop worrying about incontinence and start worrying about what matters most.