FAQ - Shields and Guards
1. How large is a shield?
The size can vary with the manufacturer, but it is generally wider and longer than a bladder control pad. Expect a shield to be from 4 to 6 inches wide and 12-13 inches long. Some shields feature a contoured shape that some wearers prefer for comfort and discretion.
2. How is it worn?
Shields must be worn inside a pair of underwear. Disposable shields feature an adhesive backing that adheres to the underwear
3. What is the difference between guards and bladder control pads?
Guards are designed with a more pronounced contour shape than bladder control pads and contain a foam backing for added protection. Guards were the original light incontinence item prior to the introduction of bladder control pads.
4. Why is it contoured?
The contoured shape is wider on the ends and narrower in the middle to fit the body comfortably and provide added protection on the ends. The foam backing provides extra security against leaks, but makes the guard less flexible than the bladder control pad.
5. How is it worn?
A guard is worn inside of a pair of underwear. An adhesive backing adheres to your underwear.
6. What is the difference between guards and guards for men?
The shape. Anatomically, men are different, and they need a pad that is cup-shaped.
7. How is it worn?
Remove peel strip, and then press firmly into briefs (not boxer shorts) adhesive side down.