My parents taught me not to waste anything. Our village had victory gardens. Because of World War II and gas rationing, we practiced conservation. If driving sixty miles from our house to Williams, Arizona while maintaining a speed of thirty miles per hour would save gas and tires, then my father took two hours to drive our 1938 Chevrolet to our destination. My wife grew up under similar circumstances. Making things last as long as possible became a habit in our marriage.
Therefore, it’s understandable that, if Men’s Liberty says my external catheter is designed to last twenty-four hours, I would attempt to make it last thirty-six or even forty-eight hours. Tony, my advisor at BioDerm, was careful not to reprimand me but he encouraged me to follow the directions. I kept track of the units used, listing them on my calendar. I even bragged to Tony that, one time, the unit lasted seventy-two hours before falling off in the shower. But I realized that I was taking chances...
This morning, for instance, I was into Day Three of one unit’s use. Since I wasn’t planning to go anywhere, I figured that, being home for the day, I could make it last until bedtime. My neighbor was sweeping the sidewalk and, without thinking, I walked out to visit. Standing by the oleander hedge – plunk! The unit fell through my shorts! He was as surprised as I.
“Let me explain about Men’s Liberty’s external catheter.”
“You have an unusual way of advertising, Sam,” he laughed.
However, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed (my wife), had a different opinion.
“Are you in some kind of contest?”
“Will Men’s Liberty send you a gold star if your unit lasts a week?”
“Then I suggest you follow their directions and rotate the units every twenty-four hours. You’ve just been lucky that you weren’t someplace in public that would cause you and me embarrassment!”
All I could answer was, “Yes, dear.”
Thanks for sharing Sam! I just need to add a little note from all of us here at Men's Liberty. It's true our directions do say to expect a 24 hour wear time because that is what the vast majority of men experience. Some men, like Sam, can see a consistent wear time of 48 hours but there are lots of reasons why this isn't possible for everyone. For example, men living in hot, humid areas where they sweat a lot probably wont see that kind of wear time.
Our recommendation is always to change every 24-48 hours, depending on what your body needs. Get into a routine with your Liberty and stick with it. That's the key to avoiding an unexpected plunk!
If you are a current user who is seeing a change in your normal wear time, give us a call - we'll troubleshoot things with you and get you back to the wear time you're used to!
Thanks for visiting! And a big thank you to Sam for sharing!