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condom caths

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

  1. Scott

    Scott Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
    Issue with Depends is they can only absorb so much so fast. Just as bad as a cath coming off. If you can slow the flow it’s a good option.
    As for #2. Never tried it.
  2. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    Ya, well no. Diapers were the old way. I once saw a hugely obese friend wandering around naked apart from a soggy diaper. He reminded me of a giant, disgusting baby. I swore I'd never go that route (although I did wear them during by brief career diving commercially.) Thankfully, he was heading to the head to change.

    As for pooping during a dive.... I'm just not going there, but it seems like something that would be fraught with risk. :(
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  3. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Freelton & Tobermory, Ontario, Canada
    If ever there was a reason to be thankful for being a dude, this is it.
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  4. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes

    The amount of trial and error required to get the perfect combo of placement and amount of glue...
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  5. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

    One of the things I've found is when making multi day dives you need to make sure to wash your junk fully and be sure to remove all residue from the adhesive. Otherwise the cath can be really difficult to remove the next day.
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  6. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere Waiting for the zombies ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: New York, New York
    Please tell me that was while diving.
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  7. lexvil

    lexvil Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: jamestown, ca.
    Trim close is the most important thing to do to enhance your removal experience. Put the quick release part on the cath first making sure it’s on as far as it will go, pee early and pee often because if the glue is wet it won’t stick closed when the cold activates the retraction system where your “junk” decides to go inside to stay warm.

    I find removal easy enough by just lifting the bottom away and slowly pulling up and away.
  8. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    It's not all that bad. However, I did get a defective condom catheter from CCDS once. The tip of it was not cut. That could have been a really bad day :wink: Once I got the right size catheters, the use of them became much easier. A lot like drysuits or wings, or fins, or lead, or masks.... heck, I guess everything in diving needs to be just right - maybe Goldilocks was the first diver.
  9. Jack Hammer

    Jack Hammer Solo Diver

    To prevent the end from sticking to itself and closing while diving try pushing your tip in all the way and before unrolling the catch pinch your tip and stretch your junk out while unrolling the catch to make sure you have adhesive on the shaft just below the tip. Try to avoid getting the adhesive on your tip as due to increased sensitivity removal will be extremely more unpleasant from that area.
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  10. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    You really want Small Stainless Steel Bandage Scissors for removal:


    Slip the blunt end of the scissors in the end of the condom and slit all the way up. Adhesive removal wipes are much more effective after the condom is opened up.

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