Posted 2/7/2016 7:38 PM (GMT -6)
I started with the Depends underwear, then after a while transitioned to a maximum absorbency pad. Since then, I've been progressively transitioning to lighter and lighter pads. The difficulty I find with the lighter pads is not the absorbency, but the coverage area. The lighter ones all seem to be fairly narrow, so sometimes, as I move around, my penis ends up no longer in the pad, so any leak ends up in my pants instead. I spend most of my days on my feet, bending over at odd angles, getting up and down from the floor, half upside down, etc. No, I'm not just clumsy; it's the nature of doing mechanical work ;).
One trick I've had success with is using two thin pads, inserted side-by-side in my underwear, in a sort of V shape. So double-width at top, tapering down to single width (overlapping the two pads) at bottom. That seems to solve the problem.
If anyone knows of a pad brand/model that is thin but wide, with elastic on the sides to hold things in, I'd love to hear about it. Maybe we should contact the pad manufacturers and offer free consulting on a better pad design ;).