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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 10 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • OUR GLOSSARY: FROM ENURESIS TO MENORRHAGIA...

    From enuresis to Menorrhagia...Our glossary of everything you've ever wanted to know about leaks
  • REAL-LIFE READS: SHARING OUR STORIES

    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... 
  • 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...
  • FIVE EXERCISES MEN OVER 50 SHOULD DO EVERY DAY

    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.