Exercise is an important part of maintaining good physical and mental health.  For people with incontinence or that wear diapers for any other purpose should be able to exercise while still wearing protection.  I am a big supporter of exercise and I exercise constantly.  For me, I have successfully been able to find intuitive ways of exercising whether it is running, biking, yoga, or any other exercise while wearing diapers.  I will share my tips and the ways I go about wearing diapers while exercising.

First, the most important thing I would say in wearing diapers during exercise is the clothing you choose.  I almost always wear spandex pants or compression shorts with my diapers.  The tightness of the spandex pants or compression shorts minimizes the bulk of the diaper while also keeping the crinkle factor to a minimum during exercise.  These spandex and compression shorts are typically good at getting rid of moisture as well so that will help in regards to the sweating from the diaper.  For girls, wearing spandex pants or compression shorts is not too big of a deal but guys may be timid about wearing such tight clothing.  If you are timid about wearing tight clothing such as spandex pants or compression shorts, then I would suggest buying shorts that come with a built in liner.  This will at least provide some sort of compression while also providing a little bit of moisture protection.  Men or women who want to wear diapers while biking though probably won’t find it a problem wearing tight clothes as that is the standard type of clothing most bikers wear and you will not feel out of place wearing spandex clothing whether you are a man or woman.

Second, use a petroleum jelly or friction protector in the groin area where the diaper can rub against your skin.  The repetitive motion while exercising is a breeding ground for creating diaper rash so make sure to use a lot of protection in regards to petroleum jelly or something to reduce the friction where the diaper rubs against the skin.

Third, wear disposable plastic diapers and not cloth.  Cloth diapers will actually make you hotter and have a higher chance of giving you a friction rash than the smooth plastic diaper.  So, go with a plastic disposable diaper when exercising.

Fourth, use baby powder in your diaper in order to reduce moisture collection and keeping your lower body cool.  Baby powder or its equivalents are good for keeping moisture to a minimum within the diaper and can also help to promote coolness in your lower body.

Finally, I always promote proper hydration during exercise and so that is going to be my final point.  Wearing a diaper during exercise increases your sweating naturally so you are going to lose more water through sweat.  So, make sure you hydrate properly so that you do not become dehydrated during exercise.  Also proper hydration can have an effect on your performance.

Wearing diapers during exercise is actually quite doable with taking the necessary steps to protecting your skin and minimizing the “bulk” factor of the diaper.  That is why I highly suggest the compression pants or shorts to minimize the bulk and make the diaper “thinner” in a sense by compressing it.  You will then still be able to gain the protection you need from the diaper while also being able to engage in exercise.  Don’t let incontinence or the fact that wearing a diaper discourage you from getting exercise.  Just take the necessary precautions and my tips to help you.  Just let me know if I left something out or you want to know any additional tips that I may have left out..

By |2009-09-02T09:04:09+00:00September 2nd, 2009|Uncategorized|14 Comments


  1. Andy September 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the tips, I do enjoy wearing nappies a lot but I also have to do a lot of exercise as I let myself go a little. Confliction of interests. I will put your ideas into action. I supose if blokes are like me and don’t want to be seen running around in tight shorts you can always wear another pair of loser shorts over the top of that. It will potentially make you slightly hotter but it would be worth it I think.

  2. Andy September 2, 2009 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Have you ever had a problem with no2 leaks whilst running? Not sure if the constant movement may shift it about a bit.

  3. Richard September 2, 2009 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    I find over heating when taking any form of excercise in a diaper, a major problem. So much so that it really slows me down.

  4. Akbound September 3, 2009 at 12:43 am - Reply

    It’s actually not so bad wearing a pair of shorts/ leggings under your shorts. I actually do it all the time. Because of my job, I work out every day, and though I don’t always wear my diapers to the gym, I always wear a pair of tighter shorts under my gym shorts. I do this because i pretty much have to..I have to wear a certain type of shorts to the gym on certain days (it’s a uniform thing) and personally those shorts are to damned ..well…short! Otherwise I’d have parts of me hanging out I would rather not be showing! I personally hate the shorts, but apparently lots of guys prefer these “running shorts” to a good pair of track / gym shorts. Me..not so much, and so I keep with something underneath. I have actually worked out in my disposable and cloth diapers and I prefer my cloth diapers. In my case, I don’t wear white cotton cloth diapers with pants, I wear a pocket diaper, or an all in one diaper and so it’s pretty much made like a disposable diaper so it’s super soft, inside and out. Works out alot better for me. I honestly prefer my diapers when riding my bike, expeically if it’s a road trip with my buds. One, I don’t have to stop to go potty, and two..it’s extra cushion on a small seat!

  5. richard September 3, 2009 at 2:09 am - Reply

    how do i buy disposable diapers made of plastic diapers that thay sell in stors in ohio suck thay are like cloth backing diapers yes ther disposable but if you sleep in them and trun on your side thay leak and i can not get a credit crad to buy diapers on line and thay sell crap in stors so where can i use a green dot on line visa re load credit cardbi got to put muny on it but the good diapers companeys dont take green dot.

  6. Jason September 3, 2009 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Why more people don’t wear diapers more often is beyond me. I believe that people should wear diapers anytime they’re away from home. Public toilets are often so filthy that it’s a health hazard to sit down on a toilet to pee or even poop. One doesn’t have to be medically incontinent to wear diapers.

  7. Richard September 4, 2009 at 5:41 pm - Reply


    I have to admit diaper technology needs to move on a lot before it could conceivably become comman place. They first step in the right direction is Stadium-Pal


  8. william September 5, 2009 at 3:32 am - Reply

    i wear a disposable with biker shorts over….(spandex). Over that I wear regular workout shorts or sweatpants. I usually wear sweats over when I work out. I’m not bowel incon so I cant really speak for a #2 mess while working out or running, but if your not positioned right you could have the same problem just wetting. The trick is to have a doubler and make sure your junk is tucked down.

    just some thoughts for us guys.

  9. Claire September 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks for all the points

  10. Honu September 12, 2009 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    I run long distance and am training for the DWD Marathon. The diaper I wear while running is a Pampers 6! Okay, at this point it doesn’t make sense so I’ve got some explaining to do. I’m 5’9″, 159 pounds and my waist is 32″. Of course, I’m built mostly like a runner but not that skinny. I’ve made an elastic strap using 1.5″ elastic and modified it to work with Pampers diapers. In the center, on the inside of the strap, are three squares of Aplix hook. One is in the center and the others are on either side, about 2″ away. These grap the outside front of the diaper like the back tabs are meant to. The other side of the strap, the outside, has a landing zone on each end to accept the Pampers tab. Half the tab is hook and the other half is adhesive. Aplix loop is positioned for the Pampers hook and the shiny side of a piece of PUL is sewn to accept the adhesive. The strap holds the diaper up securely and just barely high enough.

    Capacity is not a problem because I lose the most fluid through sweat. The running shorts have a built-in liner that supports the diaper and the outside legs discretely hide it. Even on a two hour run and peeing twice, the diaper is no where near being full. Moreover, my shorts are so soaked with sweat that no one would know if I leaked.

    Keep exercising and stay diapered!

  11. bman September 15, 2009 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    no posts in 2 weeks??

  12. triker December 17, 2009 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I wear diapers and rubber pants under my biking shorts without any problems or fear of leaking H2O. I have also been wearing my rubberized swim diaper trunks over a light disposable diaper while doing pool execises at 24hr Fitness and while occasionally getting a stare from others, it is not a problem or embarrassment. If someone asks me about my trunks, I’ll just respond with “it all Depends on why you’re asking.”

  13. Chuck October 22, 2010 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    I have had issues for some time now, and after being sick in the hospital from food eaten at restaurants as well as a pinched nerve causing urinary issues, I have had to take up protection almost 24/7. I work out at a gym and bring disposables with me. Chances are, I am okay during the workout, but who needs to take a chance like that?

    I try to be discreet about changing in the locker room. And loose fitting shorts never reveal anything unless I am bending over. Let’s face it, my health is more important than what I am wearing that may not be in conformity with many others.

    If someone is looking and giving a funny or dirty look, then they are looking too close! I would think that not spreading potential germs is more important than anything, and I can guarantee you wearing what I wear is far cleaner (and more protective of others as well) than what they are wearing considering they are sweating through their clothes and sitting on equipment that I probably am going to use. The ones that may stare are probably the ones that also don’t wipe down the equipment after use!

    Wear what you need to wear, make an attempt to be discreet, and go about your business. I have become confident most people aren’t going to say anything. If they do, then they are simply schmucks.

  14. Jason July 6, 2013 at 3:21 am - Reply

    I agree. I’m a 40 yr old male, and I exercise as often as I can. But my bladder control has always been iffy at best. The same is true at the other end. Which is why I’ve taken to wearing diapers.

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