For men who suffer from light or moderate bladder leakage, wearing an absorbent pad, called a male guard, within your own underwear or within special reusable incontinence underwear might answer your needs. These guards act much like an incontinence pad but are designed to accommodate a man's anatomy with a cup-like shape. A Male guard is typically wider in the front, taper off in the back and are held in place with an adhesive strip to affix to snug-fitting jockey underwear or boxer brief style underwear. Male guards generally cannot be used within standard loose-fitting boxer shorts.
Because they use less material, male guards tend to be more cost-effective on a per piece basis – and because of their shape, male guards tend to be less obtrusive in their application – a quick trip to the bathroom and a soiled male guard can be removed and replaced with a new one without much effort. Male guards work very well for light incontinence and occasional leaks – they do not work well for heavy incontinence of overnight incontinence. Our Parentgiving Picks for Male Guards are: