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WillDL last won the day on October 27 2014

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  1. I wore most nights for a long time, months at a time, for a period of two years or so, with some breaks in between. Had more urgency & smaller more frequent voidings in the daytime. Didn't seem to get worse over the period. It takes about a week to go back to normal, same as I was before. I've stopped worrying that wearing at night can make me incontinent. Unless you're already having problems due to a plausible or identified medical issue, you probably have nothing to worry about. Different matter if you wear 24/7 for years.
  2. Maybe the web wizards are working on it. I cannot find any 'donate' like at all, right now. Maybe I am just old and dumb. I will keep looking.
  3. For us in the US, 60 °C = 140 °F. Does 60 °C water kill the funk without using additional bleaches? 90 is out of the question for what I have. Must heat the whole tank (40 gallons). Even 60 seems a bit hot, costly of fuel and wearing to the heat exchanger. And, risks a scalding in the shower. I found the hydrogen peroxide + citric acid bleach at the store. Is this good to use on diapers? Does it work to just throw it in the wash cycle with the detergent? I think my 'hot' water once it's inside the wash tub with the diapers, is about 100 degrees F. Is that hot enough with the citric acid & peroxide? I should just try it. Doesn't harm the diapers like chlorine does, is that right?
  4. I use about 1/4 cup of chlorine bleach in the wash cycle. They say chlorine bleach is bad, disintegrates the cotton fibers. My diaps are deteriorating, but I can't say how much is due to the bleach and how much just due to washing & tumble drying on high heat (night prefolds, thick in the middle). Might be better to add a very small amount of bleach to the rinse. In the wash, the bleach fights with the detergent. I try to use just enough chlorine bleach to kill the funk. I tried the 'Rock'n Green anti-funk' or whatever it's called, and I tried 20 Mule Team (genuine) Borax. Maybe my water is not hot enough... anyway, it didn't kill the funk. So I turned to chlorine. I think chlorine might work even in cold water. Borax certainly doesn't.
  5. For a few years, I've been wearing at night more often than not. Wake to relieve myself with as little fuss as possible, usually after being in bed for about 6 hours. Never got to the point of wetting in my sleep. Closest I got was being half-awake and drifting off to sleep quickly. Seems to have an effect that I stay in bed longer, am calmer in the daytime, blood pressure is a few tics lower I am sure. Also, maybe with a quieter mind, I get less done, not sure on this. When I go to bed w/o wearing for a few days, my psychological anxiety or activity level seems to change back to my former level. I may get a little more done, a little more creatively, or maybe not, not sure. I remember reading something on this site a long time ago, from a guy whose wife insisted he stayed diapered, because he's much calmer and more agreeable when he does. I think hormones are involved. Vasopressin may be one, it is 'a reliable inducer of anxiety' and is involved in keeping your bladder from filling and waking you up at night. Anyone else have this experience or similar?
  6. Yes, I feel terrible about the environment. Given the effective denial of the nature and magnitude of the problem, we've continued business as usual. I think it's far too late for a good outcome. I am not worried about the minuscule additional impact of my buying and washing cloth diapers. I do think virtuous acts by (enough) individuals could be important. On the other hand, government and business policies being what they are*, what one person don't use or destroy will get used up and destroyed in some other way. In this regime, individual responsibility doesn't matter for much, as far as 'the environment' goes. Might matter as far as learning skills you can use in a difficult future, but even in that case, surviving and thriving is going to require a great deal of luck in addition, in my opinion. Edit: *...and, humans' habits of multiplying like rabbits even in the face of this calamity,...
  7. I don't understand why I started. Since I was little, sometimes peed my underwear just a little, then made makeshift diapers every once in a great while. Lately, started wearing real diaps more and more often, now just about every night. I understand why I keep it up. Seems to materially reduce my anxiety and blood pressure. Better sleep.
  8. 98% comfort. I've taken a shine to sleeping in them most every night. I get a better night's sleep, obviously because I don't have to get up to toilet, also because there is (maybe, don't know) a reduction of release of antidiuretic hormone vasopressin. That is, my bladder doesn't get as full or stay full for long, and as a result the vasopressin 'stays put'. Vasopressin, besides being antidiuretic, also induces a physiologic stress response. I don't know this for a fact about the vasopressin (if there are differences in hormone release diapered vs. not)*. Just trying to reconcile the different feelings when I wear (calm) vs. when I don't (more anxiety in general). I think it may be something purely physiologic as opposed to Freudian-style constructs built from early memories. Of course, I haven't done a randomized, controlled trial on myself. Maybe I'm imagining the whole thing, maybe it's a placebo effect, maybe it's psychodynamical after all. (Edit 1/2/16). But, I don't think I'm imagining it. For me, I think there's a huge difference in my anxiety level (or something), maybe impacting personality, between the days after I've slept in diapers and those I've not. *On the other hand, for enuretic persons, vasopressin levels don't rise as much at night, as for non-bedwetters. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2705537
  9. Please shut off your "Sent from my !@#$% using Tapatalk" message. Annoying and unnecessary.
  10. I am uncomfortable long before having to find a toilet. In the daytime, it's a minor annoyance. At night, it keeps me awake, and after getting up I can't sleep again. Wearing diaps to bed I certainly get a better night's sleep, and my daytime blood pressure is a few tics lower. Started with the diaps for other reasons, but the discovery that my sleep is greatly improved has kept me coming back nearly every night. I think there's a hormone connection involving vasopressin but I am not expert enough to give a coherent hypothesis. Read somewhere that vasopressin is 'a reliable inducer of anxiety'. May have to do with not having a full bladder much or at all, or having less water to reabsorb due to excreting more. Or, not turning the lights on. I dunno. As far as anxiety, I think I am calmer and happier overall. (Neurotic anxiety has been a lifelong problem.) Problems I have experienced are greater frequency and urgency mainly in the morning, and have not been able to completely shower away the odor. Could use some hints if anyone has any. 5/4/15 - About odor. Yes, I can imagine the hotter and longer the better. Urine has substances that are dissolved in water, not such a stretch to believe these can dissolve in skin, and would take time and flushing with water to remove. Maybe soaking in a hot bath would be the best thing, though that might spread it everywhere Further edit about odor: Am doing the following now. As soon as I wake up, I remove the diap, get in the shower soap up w/ washcloth real well, rinse off. Then, out of the shower, I soap up again and let it stand. Go about my morning routine. Then, before leaving, the full shower, soap up and rinse off down there again. Seems to be a definite improvement. Maybe worries about smells are past.
  11. *flats get cleaner and dry quicker than prefolds. -- Yep. I wash on a super-long cycle, Dry the prefolds for an hour, then let them sit in the dryer, then dry 20 minutes more. Not such a good thing. When I replace them, I will try the flats.
  12. What works overnight for me- Leakmaster night-weight prefolds. Birdseye for durability. For normal nights there's enough there, but if it's a very wet night I might have to change before morning. Next size up has quite a bit more material & if I anticipate being wet I'll use those. Deluxe vinyl pants, two sizes larger than the diaper. Way big on me, but lots of safety margin between the edge of the diaper and the end of the pants, diaper doesn't peek out the back or legs. Same size had a problem. Right now experimenting adding a soaker swatch in front. I sleep on my side, thinking the soaker might diffuse the flow & add a margin against leaking. Not a big problem with leaks, mainly just worries given the sensations. I tried PUL pants. They def. let more odor through. Don't last as long as the deluxe vinyl. Develop leaks without showing. For me at home in bed, deluxe vinyl. I do a rinse-spin every two or three days, wash every five to seven. I use about 1/3 cup of bleach in the wash for a 7-day load. Have read that bleach is a no-no, damages the cloth. Someone recommended using a much smaller amount & this is what I've been doing. Definitely less smelly, not sure yet about the effect on the diaper life. Have I'd guess about 40 washings each, they're definitely losing a bit of volume to the lint trap. Tried Rock-n-Green and 20 Mule Team but didn't have good luck. Maybe the hot water isn't hot enough.
  13. Forgive me if I'm skeptical that government agencies and favored or allied businesses would adhere to the law.
  14. Years ago in the pre-web days, before I accepted this part of me, I told a therapist. With no web to look stuff up, the best I could do was to find the word 'encopresis,' and I offered up that word to the therapist. She decided she was in over her head and referred me to a psychologist or a psychiatrist (I can't keep this straight). Figured out that 'encopresis' means shitting your pants because you're anally incontinent usually because you've been rammed too hard in gay sex. The psychologist was aghast at that and at the real explanation (the usual one around here, 'because i like it'). Tried to help me with pills and advice to find a human sex partner tout-suite. Said he would seal my record in case it should come back to haunt me. Well, too late I suppose, if I am posting here. And, since 9/11, no doubt the records are digitized and 'unsealed' to certain readers, and dozens of semi-bright secret agents have gagged and guffawed over it. Your tax dollars at work. In short: No, don't tell a psychiatrist.
  15. Recently completed a stretch of 43 days wearing every night. Feel somewhat dehydrated when I routinely wear at night (do I just need to drink more...?) Stopped for eight days. Not wearing, felt more hydrated, blood pressure went up, anxiety sure went up, I was waking to pee after 6-7 hours or so in bed, this after being half-awake for a while with the need to pee. After getting up at hour 7, not able to go back to sleep. All just like the 'before' days. On the 9th day, decided I wanted a good night's rest, so put on a diap. No big emotion or desire any more, but a very contented 'aaah' feeling as I got into bed and relaxed. Addictive? Maybe so! Stayed in bed a good long while and got up well-rested. Just amazing such a simple thing has so big an effect.