“Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reasons.” - Mark Twain
This quote has been appearing on social media a lot lately and while this clever and light-hearted quip could easily be from Mark Twain a political cynic and brilliant wordsmith, he never actually said or wrote it.
Yet the fact that this quote is spreading without people questioning it, parallels a common unquestioning assumption we have encountered with many incontinence product users when it comes to product absorbency and performance.
While absorbency, which is often shown using “droplets”, is a consideration when selecting the right product, the truth is leakage is rarely a result of insufficient absorbency.
Instead the most successful formula for preventing leak and achieving the right performance for your needs is:
The right fit,
the right style
right amount of absorbency
and the right application.
In other words, if any of these factors isn’t right then you’re wasting your money on buying higher absorbency products. Let's explore that in more detail.