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Your guide to health, wellness and how to manage life’s inconvenient little leaks

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  • Stress incontinence can be a disturbing condition for men but it can be managed and treated. Read more here...
  • A prostate cancer survivor breaks the silence on incontinence after prostate surgery and shares how leakproof underwear have given him confidence.
  • Words of advice

    Dealing with a medical condition, whether large or small, can be an isolating experience. This feeling can be particularly acute when that condition feels incredibly private and the last thing you want to do is even acknowledge it, never mind discuss it or seek treatment.
  • celebrities with prostate cancer

    If you’ve just been diagnosed with prostate cancer, or if you’re living with the side effects of prostate cancer treatment, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re in good company, with numerous high-profile celebrities sharing their experiences to raise awareness of this common cancer, which affects about one in eight men. Here are just some of their stories...
  • How to wash and dry incontinence underwear

    Everything you need to know about caring for your pee-proof pants, from rinsing to quick tumble drying and how to remove odor build-up.
  • How to manage urinary incontinence on holiday

    Don’t let your weak bladder keep you in lockdown. Our top ten tips will help you travel with confidence despite your light bladder leakage.

    A prostate cancer diagnosis can change your life in ways you’ve never foreseen. Even successful treatment brings with it a range of side effects, such as urinary incontinence. When Brad received his diagnosis he had no idea what was ahead – here he shares his story to help pave the way for other men...

    It’s the less common, lesser-known little brother of prostate cancer, accounting for only one per cent of cancers experienced by me. But testicular cancer is still worth keeping an eye out for. Here’s what you need to know
  • Real-life read: A young man’s experience of incontinence

    It’s not only older men who experience unwanted drips and dribbles. Bladder leaks can affect younger men too, so it’s a relief to find a discreet, dignified solution. Alexei shares his story...

    Living with incontinence can be a lonely and isolating experience. But sometimes knowing you’re not alone makes all the difference. About one man in every five experiences some degree of bladder leakage as they age* – we just don’t talk about it. So we asked one, Tom, to share his story...
  • Six ways to take control of bladder leaks

    There’s no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to bladder leakage. Because it affects so many people (as many as one in three women and one in 5 men) and can be brought on by a range of causes, there’s no silver bullet that will magic it away. For some, it’s a lifelong condition – just the way we’re built.
  • Eeek – I leak when I exercise!

    Does your heart sink when your trainer calls for star jumps? Do you avoid lifting heavy weights? Does your golf swing make you anxious ?  
  • How to strengthen your pelvic floor: a beginner’s guide to kegels

    We might talk about having a ‘weak bladder’ but in fact it’s often not the bladder that’s weak – it’s the pelvic floor. Located between the hips, your pelvic floor is an area of muscles and tissues that act as a hammock to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum.
  • Real-life read: Dealing with drips and dribbles

    About one man out of five experiences some degree of urinary leakage in his lifetime, and many find it worsens as they get older. For many, it’s just a few drips or dribbles, but enough to create a nagging worry that they might leak through their pants or smell of urine. Arun didn’t realise how much it was bothering him until he felt the relief of finding a solution. He shares his story...
  • Four healthy foods that could be triggering your leaks

    It makes sense that what you drink can affect how much you leak – but did you know that what you eat is just as important? Firstly, your pelvic floor is responsible for managing the mechanisms that make you pee. It’s made up of tissues and muscles that support the bladder, rectum and small intestine.
  • Will drinking less fix my incontinence?

    It seems to make sense that restricting your intake of fluids would reduce the occurrence of bladder leakage. But does it? Well no, and maybe yes, because it all depends what kind of fluids you’re talking about.
  • Is my sex life over?

    Having a wee accident while having sex can and does happen – and worrying that it might can cause severe anxiety and put you off having sex at all. But there are ways to keep it on the to-do list!
  • Is constipation causing your incontinence?

    “Being constipated and having to strain to poop can reduce your pelvic floor strength.” Turns out that when your bowel isn’t working properly your bladder can be affected. Who knew?
  • The last taboo – let’s talk about little leaks

    Bladder leakage (aka urinary incontinence) affects one in three women and one in ten men, often as a result of surgery, childbirth or other trauma. So why don’t we ever hear about it? Why are we afraid of talking about one of the most common medical conditions affecting people around the world today?  
  • The heavy truth about light bladder leakage

    Sneezing. Lifting. Running. Laughing. Stretching. Do any of those words give you, or someone you know, a touch of anxiety that you might accidentally wee a little? For many people, the onset of incontinence brings with it symptoms that are not dissimilar to depression.
  • Is bladder retraining right for me?

    Bladder retraining is an action plan recommended by health professionals for incontinence and bladder leakage. It’s a form of behavioral therapy that works to change your bathroom habits by altering the cognitive pathways responsible for telling your body how often you need to use the toilet, and how much liquid you expel.

    From enuresis to Menorrhagia...Our glossary of everything you've ever wanted to know about leaks
  • A beginner’s guide to prostate cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in men. But how much do you know about what it means for thousands of men each year? Read on for our beginner’s guide…
  • Ask the prostate cancer expert

    One man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, and although it can usually be treated, it’s not uncommon for men to end up living with some degree of urinary incontinence afterwards. David Bateman from the Prostate Cancer Centre in Calgary, Canada, answers our queries about the diagnostic process, why incontinence can happen after treatment and what you can do to manage bladder leaks.
  • Introducing our health and wellness ambassador: rugby star Tony Marsh

    Former pro rugby player Tony Marsh is encouraging men to talk more openly about their health worries following his own brush with testicular cancer. Marsh, who played professionally in New Zealand before joining the French national team, says many men are still reluctant to talk to anyone, even their doctor, about their health – especially problems ‘down there’.
  • The Tony Marsh story – facing down challenges on and off the field

    Our new men’s health and wellness ambassador Tony Marsh played professionally in New Zealand before joining the French national team. A brush with testicular cancer saw him reassessing his priorities and returning to New Zealand, where he works as a personal trainer and men’s health advocate. This is his story...

    There’s no escaping the fact that our bodies change as we age. When you’re young it’s all about pushing your body as hard as you can. When you get a bit older you can still push yourself but sometimes it’s more about listening to your body.

    One of the great things about helping people finally find a solution to intensely personal issues they’ve been grappling with alone, is that they are often keen to share their stories to let others know there is hope. We would like to thank everyone who has shared their stories with us. Click on the links below to read more... 
  • Stress, urge or overflow – what kind of incontinence do you have?

    So maybe you leak occasionally. But do you know exactly what type of incontinence you have?  Knowing what kind of incontinence you’re experiencing is vital to choosing the right management products and ensuring you get the right treatment, because different types have different causes and remedies.