|ActiCuf compression pouch|
- Compression pouches, such as ActiCuf’s two-stage protection system, differ from disposable guards and underwear in that they’re not noticeable under most clothing and allow the wearer to discreetly use a public urinal. ActiCuf has a padded closure that presses on the urethra to control urinary flow, while offering an absorbent pouch for light leaks. A compression pouch may be a good choice for men who have recently undergone prostate surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer, and those who experience occasional leakage, such as when they cough, sneeze or lift. Because compression pouches should be repositioned every three to four hours, this is not an option while sleeping.
- Incontinence clamps, such the plastic model by Dribblestop, are another method of using gentle pressure to stop urine flow through the urethra. The benefits of this type of product are they’re small, washable and reusable, and can be used for 24-hour bladder control. Some models come with various-size links so the wearer can choose a comfortable, custom fit. Incontinence clamps may be a good choice for physically active men, like runners and travelers, because they’ll have minimal effect on mobility and won’t require product changes.
- The J Clamp penile compression clamp also compresses the urethra. The benefit to this product’s adjustable barrel and handle is it can be worn during urination because pressure is controlled by the adjustable handle. Designed by a doctor to be comfortable and easy to use, this device is washable and can be worn during most activities, even swimming. It allows vascularity of the penis, so it can be worn as long as needed throughout the day or night. The J Clamp may be a good choice for swimmers, travelers, businessmen, and those who experience incontinence as a result of injury or illness.