Incontinence pads for men are the most commonly used incontinence products. With the help of incontinence pads, you can manage your incontinence without anyone else noticing. So what are the different types of incontinence pads for men?
Small Shaped Pads
Male shaped pads are anatomically shaped for a close, comfortable fit. If you have light incontinence, these pads are a perfect option. Small shaped pads are designed to fit very close to your body. Unlike diapers or disposable underwear, shaped pads are simply inserted into the pants and can be removed once they are used. This means they are perfect for those who are immobile or find it difficult to do a full diaper change. They can then be replaced for day long protection.
Shaped pads are also soft and kind to the skin, offering outstanding protection and comfort. These pads are also designed to neutralise odours, providing extra peace of mind.
Recommended for: Small shaped pads are ideal for managing light incontinence. The anatomical shape of the pads makes them suitable for those with an active lifestyle.
How they are worn: Shaped pads can be fit under your normal underwear. Most of these pads have a strip that fixes to your underwear, ensuring the pad stays in place.
Tena for Men Pads are an example of pads that are specially designed to fit the male anatomy. An adhesive fixation strip is featured in the pads to hold the protector.
Large Shaped Pads
Large shaped pads offer superior protection for moderate to heavy incontinence. They feature a “high loft” material, offering a higher level of absorbency.
Recommended for: These pads are ideal if you need a discreet product with a higher absorbency level. They are suitable for users with an active lifestyle.
How they are worn: Large shaped pads must be worn with close fitting underwear or stretch pants.
The Lille Suprem Form Regular Plus Pad is a popular large pad designed for managing moderate to heavy incontinence.
Have a look at our range of shaped pads if you think this style could work for you.
All In One Pads
The majority of all in one products use tapes to hold the pad in place securely. This allows the pad to be very well located and unlikely to move, providing optimum security. These pads are best applied when the user is lying down, and it is recommended that a person such as a carer applies them. This makes them ideal if you are less mobile or bed bound.
All in ones are designed to provide you with extra protection for moderate to heavy incontinence rather than light incontinence.
Adhesive tapes at the sides holds the incontinence pad in position.
You can also feature belted All In Ones, which feature an additional benefit of enabling normal toilet use without full product removal.
Recommended for: These pads are ideal if you have heavy to severe incontinence. They are also useful for those who have lower levels of mobility or are bed bound.
How they are worn: These pads are designed to be worn like pants, with re-sealable sides to offer maximum protection against faecal and urinary incontinence. It is recommended that you wear the all in one at night to allow you to have a good night’s sleep.
You can shop our full range of men’s All In One Pads here if you feel these are suitable for you!
Insert pads are rectangular in shape and are often low-cost. They provide an ideal product for protection against light incontinence, and often feature adhesive backing so they can be secured to underwear.
Recommended for: Insert pads are ideal if you have very light to light incontinence. A select few of these pads can also be used as booster pads to provide extra protection.
How they are worn: Insert pads are designed to be used in normal underwear or pouch pants. They can also be used inside fixation pants for a tighter fit. It is important that insert pads are held close to the body. These pads feature adhesive backing will ensure they can be secured to your underwear.
The iD Expert Rectangular is an example of an insert pad that is designed for very light incontinence.
Simply visit our range of insert pads to find a product that is suitable for you.
Booster pads are a designed to increase product absorbency when it is needed. This is a cost-effective alternative to replacing a more expensive product.
Recommended for: Those who are looking for a cost-effective method of increasing product absorbency.
How they are worn: Booster pads should be worn inside other absorbent products, such as Pull Up Pants and All In Ones. These pads feature built-in adhesive tapes to allow you to stick them securely in the crotch or bowel area of the product.
Attends Coldex Rectangular Pads are booster pads that are perfect for providing additional protection.
Are you looking for information on our entire range of men’s products? Have a read of our Guide to Men’s Incontinence Products.