OK, here goes with a (very) personal confession. I’m not embarrassed by this confession, in fact I find it quite amusing, but that’s just my warped sense of humour at play probably 🙂
So, my confession is, I wear lady things! Now, now, settle down at the back, I don’t go dressing up on a Saturday night for my own pleasure! No, I wear Maxi pads in my underwear.
Why? Well, I leak, blood mostly, sometimes just a watery red, sometimes quite heavy blood and clots and as you can imagine, that can be quite disturbing at work or when I’m out socially. I countered this for a long time by choosing to wear only black underwear (Jockey Shorts) and black jeans and stuffing my pants with toilet tissue. Not the best idea to be honest, it just disguised the problem and didn’t actually prevent my jeans from staining. I needed a solution to stop that GAK from appearing on the outside for all to see!
Enter a female friend of mine who gave me a maxi pad to try, BOOM, the light dawned on me and I got my own supply. Firstly, they work, catching any eeeerm deposits and keeping my clothing ‘Clean’. Secondly, they actually provided a bit of padding for my eternally sore bum-hole, especially when I ride my motorbike. Thirdly, I’m less afraid to break wind! I’m sure all fellow IBD’ers will understand that it’s difficult to distinguish between a satisfying pump and the unexpected wet one 🙂 Result!
It’s not all plain sailing though, I wear fairly loose fitting jockey shorts because I can’t tolerate anything tight around my stomach. This loose fit means the pads can move around a wee bit and I find myself making adjustments frequently throughout the day.
Perhaps part of the problem is that the pads ain’t exactly meant to be applied to the rear orifice, so they could be the wrong shape? I will need to find some snug fitting pants that don’t have a strong elastic around the waist. The challenge is on, not that I can go around the various outlets stuffing my bits and bobs into pants to try them for comfort, just imagine pulling on several different pairs in Primani then hanging them back up with a shake of the head and exclaiming ‘NOPE’! Poor form and it would probably get frowned upon 🙂
I know that there is a product called Tena Men which is for, shall we say, frontal drips but I don’t know of any products for catching botty burps etc.
Do you know of any pads for men?
‘BOTTY BUFFERS’ would be a great brand name if any manufacturers want to use it 🙂
Thanks for reading and please add your comments below 🙂