Since I started writing for Adrian’s website a lot of my posts have focused on specific challenges of diapered life — how to travel while diapered, how to deal with telling people about your diapers, and so on.
Lest that start to make things sound like a burden, let’s be clear: I think diapers are awesome, and I’m happy I use them in my life. Yeah, there are some challenges, but it’s also comfortable, convenient, and at times just plain fun.
Here’s a list of some basic, everyday situations where it pays to be diapered:
1. Concerts, Fairs, Street Festivals, and Other Big Outdoor Events
Waiting in a long line for the privilege of using a portapotty strikes me as the veritable definition of “insult to injury!”
Anywhere you’ve got huge crowds of people and public bathrooms, diapers are amazing. Put one on before you leave the house, change it after you get home, and never think about anything bathroom-related in between. It’s fantastic.
One caveat: changing in portapotties (or even stalls with flush toilets that have seen steady use all day long) is a disgusting experience. Make sure your diaper is going to hold up without changing until you can get somewhere nicer.
2. Long Commutes
This one applies equally to public transit and driving/carpooling. Traveling while diapered means you can drink all the coffee you want (and all the water, too, please — staying hydrated is healthy!) without worrying about being uncomfortable on the trip.
Slightly less awesome is having messy (as in fecal) diapers on a long trip, especially if you’re sharing a close space with other people. That’s sticky and smelly and not a lot of fun, so try to avoid it if you can…but if you can’t, hey, at least you had the diaper. A messy diaper, even in an awkward situation, is still less awkward than pooping your pants without one.
3. Epic Movies (and Movie Marathons)
Not to gloat or anything, but how many of your friends made it through those extended-scene Lord of the Rings versions without ducking out to use the bathroom at least once?
Well, okay, let’s go ahead and gloat. It’s not like having to use the bathroom mid-show is a regular problem for everyone — most people’s bladders can make it through a normal movie — but it’s still something that crops up from time to time in the non-diapered life.
Even a light diaper, on the other hand, is more than enough protection for a long movie and then some. Put a thick one on and you can make it through an all-night marathon.
4. Busy Class Schedules
For the students out there — back-to-back-to-back lectures do not come with a lot of time in between, and you’ve got to eat somewhere in there. Skip the bathroom breaks and you’ve suddenly got an extra couple minutes.
As an added bonus, you never have to be the person slipping out awkwardly mid-way through a class. Of course, on the flip side, if your professor knows you wear diapers, you don’t have an excuse to duck out when it’s so boring you can’t keep your eyes open…so maybe try to be discreet, at least until you get a sense for how engaging your classes are.
5. Online Multiplayer Games
Got any nerds in the house? If we do, then we’ve got people who know that there are not always convenient points to stand up and go to the bathroom during multiplayer games!
Don’t get ganked while your character’s standing idle — just wait until you’re done with your game for a diaper change. Convenient.
(So convenient, in fact, that there are jokes about hardcore gamers using diapers for exactly that purpose…you can take those stories with a grain of salt, but non-diaper-wearers have clearly at least recognized the convenience factor.)
6. Plumbing Problems
This one was driven home for me quite forcefully, recently, when our toilet started leaking all over the floor at 5:oo PM on a Sunday.
For my flatmates that meant a quick run to the 24-hour McDonald’s down the street. I, of course, was fine waiting until the plumber showed up on Monday morning!
It can be more problematic if your water goes out entirely — diapers get a lot less convenient when you don’t have access to regular washing — but for toilet problems, diapers take a lot of the urgency out of the repairs.
7. Uncomfortable Chairs
Not just convenient alternatives to the bathroom, diapers are also great padding for your butt. Since I’m a writer by trade, I spend most of my day in a desk chair, which isn’t the most comfortable thing in the world. The smooth plastic barrier plus the soft padding between my skin and the coarse synthetic covering on the chair’s worn-down cushions makes things a lot nicer.
So there you have it — seven great situations to be diapered in. What are your favorite “glad I’m diapered” moments? Share in the comments!
Nice and good post 🙂
I hate having to wait in line to use the toilet. I’d carry several diapers with me. I don’t believe that one diaper would cut it. It’s the same with long commutes. Since you can’t always stop along the side of the road to pee, I’ve come to take along some diapers. I definitely agree with # 6. My bladder control has always been iffy at best.
Yep to all. Since I wear 24/7 I have come across most all those scenarios. So great posts. I hate portapotty and public restrooms or rest stop bathrooms. A Bellissimo diaper with their best booster pad will last all day and avoid any changing in these discusting areas. Unless you’ve drank a tone of beer or coffee.
Coffee makes your urine smell, so if that is a problem you better just drink water
I always wear to cinema, sometimes when playing MMOs
I don’t drink coffee. I’ve tried it, but I could never stand the taste of it. If I want caffeine, I’ll drink soda pop. Otherwise, I’ll drink water.
I’ve never noticed a particular smell after I drink coffee, but then again, I drink coffee almost every day. I’ll have to go without for a few days to see if it makes a noticeable difference!
I go for walks alot, and when the weather is beautiful, that makes it all the more enjoyable. Unfortunately, there aren’t very many public toilets outside. You have to go inside a public place, a restaurant for example. That’s fine if you’re hungry. But if all you need to do is pee, you’re SOL. And even when you are able to reach a toilet, it’s usually been pissed on or shit on, rather than into the bowl. All the more reason to wear diapers. That way you don’t have to worry about such things.
I wear diaper when i play MMOs
MMOs? What’s that?
It’s short for “MMORPGs,” or “Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games.” Stuff like World of Warcraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and so on.
Because they’re played online with other people, there’s no “pause” function, which is why diapers can be more relevant there. I doubt anyone who wasn’t already at least a little aware of and open to the option of going diapered would ever make the leap, but for gamers who might be inclining that way anyway, it can be a good reason to give diapers a try.
I work in construction and sometimes there isn’t even a port of potty option, so even those who don’t need, being diapered could be a great idea to keep working.
That makes sense. I work at a coffee shop, and although restrooms are easy to find and easy to use, I’m so busy with what I do that I can’t always stop to use the toilet.
That’s why I like about wearing diapers to college classes. I don’t have to worry about having to find a bathroom in between classes and in long science classes, I don’t have to worry about finding a toilet. Even Playing Multiplayer games online, i don’t have to get up and go to the bathroom as well. That’s why I like to wear diapers when I need to, but be Nude when possible.
I know what you mean. I’ve often wished that I wore diapers during class. I had to use the restroom like you wouldn’t believe! I must’ve had a damn small bladder to not be able to hold on until the next class or recess. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that wearing diapers is “awesome”, but in many cases, it’s a good thing
I probably should have put it under #4 in the list, but they’re also handy during exams. Things like the GREs can end up involving multiple three-hour exam periods, with very short breaks in between — enough to tax just about anyone’s bladder. I’d rather be diapered during a test than deliberately dehydrated and/or squirming in my seat, for sure.
Which is why I like wearing diapers when I am in class and inbetween classes. I don’t have to find a bathroom and wait in line for one. It’s why I often wished I was back in diapers.
I like going to the lake diapered when I go boat riding. I never worry about ever finding a toilet or a place to go discreet. I always wear a shorts over my diapers.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that it’s “awesome to wear diapers”, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing. There are many situations where you can’t be near a toilet when you need to pee.
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Their are times where you need to be in diapers such as taking exams and science labs
Hey Nicky. I agree. That’s a good situation where diapers are a must. As much as you’d like to get up to run to the restroom, that would not be appropriate to do. If you’re wearing a diaper and absorbent pad inside, you don’t have to worry about doing that. Just pee in your diaper and then run to the restroom and change into a clean, dry diaper.
That’s why I think diapers with boosters are great for going to school. You really don’t have to worry about using the toilet or trying to find a bathroom in between classes. They also work well for taking those GRE’s, MCAT’s and LSAT exams as well.
There are just so many situations where diapers would be a good thing to wear. There will always be people who think that diapers are only for babies or the disabled. I don’t know why they’d say that, particularly when there are stores that have shelves full of adult diapers.
Which is why I think their are times and places where wearing a diaper is needed. Their will always be idiots and nutjobs who think that Diapers are only for babies and disabled. I think Adult diapers are for anyone who has a need whether for medical or personal reason. Diapers to me are just underwear or a pair of shorts. Like I said, Diapers are good for College, when your in a long class, inbetween classes, Labs and taking those long exams such as the GRE, MCATS & LSAT exams.
Exactly! I’m neither disabled nor am I infantile. I’m not mentally retarded to such an extant that I cannot tell when I need to urinate. Nor do I consider myself an AB/DL. I’m not into wearing infantile style clothing or sucking on a pacifier. If I’m near a restroom and I can make it in a timely manner, then I’m in good shape. But even if I am near a restroom, there can be something that prevents me from making it there in a timely manner.
It’s why I see diapers as not an AB or DL thing. I see it as just another pair of underwear or a pair of shorts. I can tell when I need to go to the bathroom. I wear diapers when I know I will not be able to make a run to the bathroom or that I am going to be in lab for a while.
Same here. I know some people who are into the AB/DL thing, it’s just not something I’m into. Because of my work, I can’t always stop to use the restroom, despite the fact that it’s only a few steps from where I’m working.
Same here, I know their are times in class when I can’t step out to the bathroom and diapers come in handy for that as well. Even though I am a few steps away from the bathroom, but when class is important, diapers come in handy.
It’s the same here with me. It doesn’t bother me in the least, wearing diapers. I’d rather wear diapers and use them than to stop what I’m doing and leave my job undone. I’d pee in my diaper and then change into a clean diaper when the time was convenient.
That’s why for me, I only see the need for diapers when I am going to be away from the toilet for a while or that I won’t have time to pee or poop during the day. It’s why Diapers are perfect for those times including being in class, labs or taking those long exams.
Same here. There are so many situations where diapers should be worn, I wouldn’t know where to begin. I’ve visited shopping malls that are so big and the restrooms are so far apart from each other, it’d be difficult to make it when one needs to pee.
That’s why for me, I wear my diapers when I need to and I try to be nude when ever I can. Wearing a diapers is okay in some places and when you can’t find a bathroom.
I know what you mean. I wish I could say that I wear diapers 24/7. But I don’t want to be anymore incontinent than I already am. I rarely go no. 2 in my diaper. I prefer to just pee in them. Although there have been situations where I can’t even hold that in, and I’m glad I’m wearing a diaper.
That’s why for me, I wear my diapers whenever I can and I try to go 24/7 as much as I can. For me, I prefer to pee in my diaper, but if necessary, I can tolerate with pooping in them as well.
Same here. I don’t mind pooping in a diaper if I can’t be near a toilet when I need to, but I prefer to pee in my diaper.
the one place i have found they are really needed is on the freeways of LA calif.
i have been stuck on the freeway for hours and because i was wearing a diaper i did not HAVE to find a way off and find a bathroom.
I agree. I can so relate.
Saw Star Wars early this afternoon and peed with abandon into a very soft Tena Maxi Stretch with booster. So relaxing to sit there and wet without a worry in the world, and I wet a ton! Yup, very convenient. Fortunately I like it!
I agree. Anytime I can’t be near a toilet, like watching a movie, for example, I prefer to wear diapers. It’s not being lazy. It’s just being prepared.
I’ve been wearing diapers since I was potty trained.
I wear diapers when I drink too. I have a weak bladder when it comes to alcohol. I almost always pee myself. Wearing a diaper helps.