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condom caths

Discussion in 'Exposure Suits' started by opie712, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. opie712

    opie712 Manta Ray

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    Ok going to go ahead and embrasse myself. Do you put the cath on with your wing dinger standing loud and proud or like a spaghetti noodle. I'm having problem with mine sticking, I'm using Rochester widebands went up a size and also down a size. Half way thru the dive or even before then it becomes harder to pee when the condom has slipped halfway off and the glue has stuck to each other. I've never had one come completely off but a few close calls. I also have really oilly skin and wash and dry "it" before I put one on ans that doesn't help. Anyone got ideas.
     
  2. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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    Limp. Prep-wipe. Make sure you squeeze the whole thing once it's on to make sure the adhesive is bonded.

    Make sure you get the removal wipes too. Once I missed a glue spot with the wipe and glued my junk to my junk for 6 hours. Super awkward.
     
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  3. opie712

    opie712 Manta Ray

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    I don't have a problem getting them off deep breathe grip and rip. Actually its not bad at all but maybe that's why they are coming off. What do you pre wipe with.
     
  4. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC Divemaster

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  5. spectrum

    spectrum Dive Bum Wannabe ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Timing is everything and skin oils have a lot to do with it. The later in the day it is the more likely you may need to wipe as mentioned above. For an AM dive I put it on when I am freshly showered and have limited skin oil. I have been OK just putting it on latter in the day as well but YMMV depending on natural oils. If you are sweaty at the time of installation all bets are off. This can be another good reason to just do it at home.

    Install it while you are normally flaccid. Size the thing so it goes on with a close/ slight stretch fit. This is not the time to flatter yourself. The silicone Rochester Wide Band can stretch more than you, don't worry, be happy. If yours is so loose that it is able to get back to itself and stick it is way too big.

    An occasional shave of the contact area and nearby trim makes life easier.

    Align it, make initial contact and roll down. Rub between your palms to get good adhesive contact. Snip about 1/2 of the outlet so it can still accept the barb at the dive site but is not long enough to strangle itself.

    Now the most important thing..... When you are doing a test fit and assuming you have done it right do not try to pull it off immediately. It is designed not to come off in use and it will make that very clear to you. However after the the usual 4-6 hours from donning to apres dive your oils will begin you weaken the adhesive and it will peel off with no fuss.

    Pete
     
  6. captio2000

    captio2000 PADI Pro

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    I have found that putting the catheter on immediately after my morning shower works very well and lasts all day until I am ready to take it off.
     
  7. tcphil

    tcphil DM

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    To reinforce and add to the above - very important that it doesn't stick to itself. Definitely harder to get off if it does.

    I have had most success by sticking the catheter on the end of my penis (limp) like a bulls eye, pressing a little so it sticks, then pulling my penis out straight and rolling catheter down full length. If it sticks to itself along the way, you likely have a size too big (not the time for pride here). If it rolls on smooth, easier to stay on well, and come off without too much hassle.

    Sorry that this is graphic, but took me many dives and failures to get this technique, and has never failed since.
     
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  8. opie712

    opie712 Manta Ray

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    This is how I do it. What I mean its sticking to itself. After its been put on halfway thru the dive or so it will come half way off and the part that's at the end sticks to its self making a restriction. My wife hooked me up with some wipes from work great things about having a nurse so ill try that in the morning
     
  9. bradells

    bradells DIR Practitioner

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    Another trick is to roll the condom back on itself a little before applying, then roll it down.

    BRad
     
  10. Dive Right In Scuba 2

    Dive Right In Scuba 2 ScubaBoard Business Sponsor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    I apply mine upon getting out of the shower in the morning, dry off and roll it on. I then remove it when I get back home/hotel after the day of diving(usually when I go to clean up before dinner and drinks). Oh, be sure all hair is removed(I'll never forget that experience).
     

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