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condom caths

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

  1. ATJ

    ATJ Nassau Grouper

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    I tried adhesive condom catheters, once! Never again.

    I have been successfully using these:
    Incontinence | Medical Industries
    for the last 12 months and am very happy.

    I buy them without tape and bought a roll of 2.5cm (1") wide Leukoplast elastic tape from the chemist. I wrap a strip of the tape firmly around the sheath just below the head and it keeps the catheter in place. It is very easy to pull off after the dive. No glue!
     
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  2. Kohanbash

    Kohanbash Solo Diver

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    See if the diveshop you got the suit from can give you a few sizes for trying. Or at minimum they probably have the gauge for measuring (it often comes with the condoms).

    Once you know your size you can get them from your diveshop or amazon.
     
  3. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    Sounds like there should be a ScubaBoard surge on a medical supply shop somewhere.
     
  4. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Interesting...so does the tape only contact the condom cath? You probably have to make it pretty snug so you don't have "shrinkage" causing the cath to slip off, right?
     
  5. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It seems to happen from time to time around here. :)
     
  6. Bigbella

    Bigbella Barracuda

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    "Condom caths" -- the worst attempt at haiku ever . . .
     
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  7. formernuke

    formernuke Manta Ray

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    I have a problem with condom caths..... I shave with a straight razor.
     
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  8. Stoo

    Stoo NAUI Instructor

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    I get mine from a medical supply place... and ya, getting the right size is critical! If you use them a lot, you likely save a bit buying in bulk online.
     
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  9. ATJ

    ATJ Nassau Grouper

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    Correct. It is pretty snug but comfortable. It slipped off once on my second or third dive with it when I didn't know how "snug" to go, but it has been fine since then. Most of my diving is from the shore so I'm climbing up and down rocks and it stays on!

    I don the cath. at home before I drive to my dive sites (90+ minute drive) and I don't even know I'm wearing it.

    Edit: I should add that I don't need to do any housekeeping/gardening at all. :wink:
     
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  10. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    "Shrinkage", "haiku", "straight razor", "size is critical", and "gardening" .

    Strangest thread ever.
     

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