Adult Diapers: 4 reasons why it’s nothing to be ashamed of
A common humiliating experience encountered with old age is using adult diapers. After all, who would want to wear a clothing article designed to support an otherwise private moment? And considering that diapers are primarily worn by infants, it only adds up to the shame.
So what can we do to face this awkward scenario? Here are some steps to help overcome this dirty, shameful problem:
It’s a matter of perspective – sooner or later, whether we like it or not, there may come a time that you’d need to wear one. So you might as well accept it as it is. After all, it isn’t that bad. Adult diapers do serve their function, which is to help the elderly accomplish a private matter. Besides, you’re not the only one wearing one!
If it’s good for you, so is it for them – adult diapers actually do more than just helping the elderly. They help the elderly’s families, loved ones and/or guardians as well. The diapers save the time, trouble and effort of the elderly’s family and/or guardian of doing something inconvenient.
You’re not alone – there is strength in numbers. Knowing that you’re not the only one having to wear adult diapers can actually boost your self-esteem.
It’s in fashion – it saves you time, it is convenient, and it may also be fashionable. In 2008, an adult diaper fashion show was held in Japan. The show incorporated various scenarios wherein adult diapers can be made of good use. The show was well received, with a Japanese market growing throughout the years.
Everyone cares – did you know that a study was conducted regarding dignity issues wearing adult diapers? Geriatrics pharmacotherapy students actually let 17 volunteers document their feelings of wearing a diaper for a single day. The study showed the physical challenges one encounters on wearing diapers. It also showed the insight on the emotional distress elderly people may encounter, making the public more sensitive on the matter.
It’s comfortable – the adult diaper’s basic function speaks for itself. Why deny yourself of comfort that you deserve?
Remember, there’s no escaping age. We’re bound to grow old. We can only accept what we have with the challenges that we may possibly face in the future. Always have these tips in mind, to assure that you’ll get the comfort and convenience that you deserve. It’s natural, we are bound to it! For the sake of your dignity, give adult diapers a chance!