Adult diaper

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An adult diaper (or adult nappy in the UK) is a diaper made to be worn by a person with a body larger than that of an infant or toddler.wikipedia
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Diaper

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An adult diaper (or adult nappy in the UK) is a diaper made to be worn by a person with a body larger than that of an infant or toddler.
They are also used by adults with incontinence, in certain circumstances where access to a toilet is unavailable or for psychological reasons.

Superabsorbent polymer

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Superabsorbent polymer is primarily used to absorb bodily wastes and liquids.
The largest use of SAPs is found in personal disposable hygiene products, such as baby diapers, adult diapers and sanitary napkins.

Urinary incontinence

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Diapers can be necessary for adults with various conditions, such as incontinence, mobility impairment, severe diarrhea or dementia. People with medical conditions which cause them to experience urinary or fecal incontinence often require diapers or similar products because they are unable to control their bladders or bowels. People who are bedridden or in wheelchairs, including those with good bowel and bladder control, may also wear diapers because they are unable to access the toilet independently.
However, this situation changed some when Kimberly-Clark aggressively marketed adult diapers in the 1980s with actor June Allyson as spokeswoman.

Incontinence pad

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Adult diapers are made in various forms, including those resembling traditional child diapers, underpants, and pads resembling sanitary napkins (known as incontinence pads).

Physical disability

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Diapers can be necessary for adults with various conditions, such as incontinence, mobility impairment, severe diarrhea or dementia.

Dementia

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Diapers can be necessary for adults with various conditions, such as incontinence, mobility impairment, severe diarrhea or dementia.

Underpants

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Adult diapers are made in various forms, including those resembling traditional child diapers, underpants, and pads resembling sanitary napkins (known as incontinence pads).

Sanitary napkin

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Adult diapers are made in various forms, including those resembling traditional child diapers, underpants, and pads resembling sanitary napkins (known as incontinence pads).

Fecal incontinence

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People with medical conditions which cause them to experience urinary or fecal incontinence often require diapers or similar products because they are unable to control their bladders or bowels.

Gastrointestinal tract

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People who are bedridden or in wheelchairs, including those with good bowel and bladder control, may also wear diapers because they are unable to access the toilet independently.

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Manufacturers such as Discovery Trekking, Splash About and Theraquatics commonly utilize a stretch fabric to allow increased adjustability for a snug fit.

Astronaut

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Astronauts wear trunklike diapers called "Maximum Absorbency Garments", or MAGs, during liftoff and landing.

Maximum Absorbency Garment

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Astronauts wear trunklike diapers called "Maximum Absorbency Garments", or MAGs, during liftoff and landing.

Apollo program

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The super-absorbent fabric used in disposable diapers, which can hold up to 400 times its weight, was developed so Apollo astronauts could stay on spacewalks and extra-vehicular activity for at least six hours.

Extravehicular activity

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The super-absorbent fabric used in disposable diapers, which can hold up to 400 times its weight, was developed so Apollo astronauts could stay on spacewalks and extra-vehicular activity for at least six hours.

Lisa Nowak

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Public awareness of astronaut diapers rose significantly following the arrest of Lisa Nowak, a NASA astronaut charged with attempted murder, who gained notoriety in the media when the police reported she had driven 900 miles, with an adult diaper so she would not have to stop to urinate.

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Public awareness of astronaut diapers rose significantly following the arrest of Lisa Nowak, a NASA astronaut charged with attempted murder, who gained notoriety in the media when the police reported she had driven 900 miles, with an adult diaper so she would not have to stop to urinate.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

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The diapers became fodder for many television comedians, as well as being included in an adaptation of the story in Law & Order: Criminal Intent, despite Nowak's denial that she wore them.

Paraphilic infantilism

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Diapers may also be worn by infantilists and diaper fetishists for comfort, sexual gratification, fashion, or for emotional reasons.

Diaper fetishism

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Diapers may also be worn by infantilists and diaper fetishists for comfort, sexual gratification, fashion, or for emotional reasons.

Mumbai

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According to Dr Dipak Chatterjee of Mumbai newspaper Daily News and Analysis, public toilet facilities are so unhygienic that it is actually safer for people—especially women—who are vulnerable to infections to wear adult diapers instead.

Daily News and Analysis

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According to Dr Dipak Chatterjee of Mumbai newspaper Daily News and Analysis, public toilet facilities are so unhygienic that it is actually safer for people—especially women—who are vulnerable to infections to wear adult diapers instead.

Men's Health

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Seann Odoms of Men's Health magazine believes that wearing diapers can help people of all ages to maintain healthy bowel function.

Paul Davidson (author)

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Author Paul Davidson argues that it should be socially acceptable for everyone to wear diapers permanently, claiming that they provide freedom and remove the unnecessary hassle of going to the toilet, just as social advancement has offered solutions to other complications.