How To Wear Male Incontinence Pads and Have the Perfect Fit
While there are many male incontinence products available, many men struggle with pads. They can be uncomfortable, traditionally designed for women’s bodies, and cause a mess.
Incontinence sleeves are for every guy out there, but it’s one of the few instances where size really does matter. If your sleeve is a bit too snug, that’s a one-way ticket to discomfort. But if it’s too loose, you risk leaking into your jeans.
The good news is that MDP’s two-strap solution lets you adjust your sleeve to give you the perfect fit. Here’s everything you need to know.
How Do I Put On an Incontinence Sleeve?
Getting started with your new MDP incontinence product is even easier than you might think. And it doesn’t matter how big or small you might be; these guys are designed to fit — no matter what.
No one likes reading directions, but just take a few seconds to learn how to use MDP for maximum effectiveness:
- Gently pull the blue tabs on the sides of the sleeve to extend the straps.
- Open the sleeve and insert your penis into the opening. Make sure the straps are underneath.
- Attach either of the two straps by stretching the strap across your shaft and pressing to lock it in place.
- Then, here’s the most important part: Stretch the second strap over the first strap and around the shaft to where it feels comfortably snug, then attach it for maximum hold.
And that’s all there is to it. If it starts to feel a little too snug or loose throughout the day, you can easily adjust the straps when needed. And if you need to take MDP off to use the restroom, go right ahead, and if MDP is still dry, you can put it right back on.
What Types of Underwear Can You Wear With Incontinence Products?
Being a briefs guy or a boxers guy can tell someone a lot about your personality. We’ll hold back on our personal opinions for now, but in the meantime, you’ll be happy to know that you can wear all types of underwear with MDP, even boxers. When we say MDP goes with everything, we truly mean it!
You can wear any type of underwear with your incontinence sleeves (or none, if that’s your thing). They’re discreet enough that they’ll go completely unnoticed, even if you like to wear tight shorts. That means you don’t need to worry about anybody noticing like you don’t need to worry about unwanted leaks.
What If My Sleeve Feels Too Loose?
If you feel like your sleeve is a bit looser than you’d hoped, do us a quick favor and tighten those straps more than you already have. There are multiple zones of elasticity so that you can stay comfortable with a very secure fit.
This current version of MDP doesn’t quite support medium or heavy incontinence. So if your sleeve becomes too soaked, it might become heavy and start to fall off. Currently, the MDP is designed to hold about two ounces. That might not sound like a lot, but that’s more drips and dribbles that can fit into a shot glass.
Other Tips for Stopping Drips
Listen, urinary incontinence is a lot more common than you might think. You are not alone, with as high as 11 percent of all men in the United States experiencing it. And while MDP can help you get back to the things you love doing the most, you can still practice some other habits to lessen the amount of leakage overall.
Do Pelvic Floor Exercises With Approval From Your Doctor
If you feel like you dribble more than LeBron James, it might be because your pelvic muscles are weak. Your pelvic floor muscles support your bladder, as well as your bowels. They help prevent incontinence.
These exercises include Kegels, marches, and heel slides — these should only be done after consulting your doctor.
Drink Plenty of Water
While it might seem counterintuitive to drink water when that’s what’s causing you to experience some leakage in the first place, it can actually make your bladder stronger. Many people avoid drinking fluids when they experience incontinence, but that can actually limit their bladder capacity and worsen incontinence.
You should try drinking about six to eight glasses of water daily (unless your doctor says otherwise). Plus, not drinking enough fluids can lead to constipation or make it worse.
Try To Avoid Heavy Lifting
The only spotter you should worry about at the gym is the one helping you reach your Personal Record on your bench press — not the spots forming on your pants. And while MDP can help protect you during heavy lifting sessions, it might be a good idea to reduce the weight for a bit until you can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
This is because lifting puts excess strain on the pelvic floor muscles. When you lift something, a strong pelvic floor can help ensure you have tightened the pelvic girdle muscles to help prevent drips and dribbles.
Cut Down on Caffeine
We’re not saying you need to cut out your morning cup of coffee or your Diet Coke with dinner. But you should try to reduce caffeine usage if you struggle with incontinence. Caffeine can irritate the bladder and make incontinence worse.
Instead, choose decaf alternatives or just drink your favorite goodies in moderation when you can.
Typical male incontinence pads can fit too tight or loose, but MDP’s proprietary design delivers a customized fit for every man. Just remember to stretch that second strap over the first strap and around the shaft of your penis so it fits nice and snug.
And the best part is that you can wear any type of underwear with MDP, and get back to living life in whatever underwear you want! MDP's got you covered if you’re ready to have confidence — even with incontinence.
Whatever it is you do, MDP helps you do it with comfort and confidence. Buy now to see how our proprietary design can get you back to doing what you love most.
The Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence | PMC
Pelvic floor | Better Health Channel