Incontinent absorbent products for men

Leaf for urine incontinence for men

A variety of urine absorbent products for men exist in the market. Some products – pull-ups and diapers – wear both men and women. I wrote about those in another post.

This post is about “inserts”.


Men wear inserts, as the name by itself implies, are placed inside the diaper or brief. For men, some products exist in the market to contain urine as it comes out of the penis. One such product is the pouch (leaf).

Leafs or Pouches: Inserts for men who dribble urine
A pouch (Leaf): Source:

The pouches or “leafs” are for men who dribble urine in very little amounts. It covers only the penis so that urine does not spread around the scrotum and groin area. It holds about 1-2 ml of urine.

Baby diapers
baby diaper inner side
baby diaper inner side

Baby diapers (size 1) are creative alternatives for use particularly during day time. You can wrap it around the penis. Obviously, it is not suitable for men whose penis is now retracted. It can hold little more urine than pouches. The main advantage of these products over pads is that it contains urine around the penis not allowing spread into the scrotum and groin. We can remove it when it is wet and can insert a new one easily.

Pads (also called liners, leaves, sheaths, shields or guards)

Unlike pouches and baby diapers, pads (sheaths or guards) cover the groin allowing urine to spread around the area. These products can contain more urine than those described above. these products have an adhesive strip on the outer layer to paste it onto the inner layer of a brief or adult diaper.

These pads exist in small and large sizes.

Small disposable pads

The following is an inner view of a small absorbent pad.

small incontinence pad inner view
The inner view of a small absorbent pad
large incontinence pads

This video clip from the Continence Product Advisor shows you the step-by-step about wearing a pad.

Author: Prasantha De Silva

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