I thought I'd finished for the time being writing on this subject. Then, a few weeks ago, Mrs Ogden noted an interesting advertisement in my local paper about a new patient group that was forming. They were looking for people with continence issues and they have created a web site called the Continence Product Advisor. It is a collaboration between the International Consultation on Incontinence (ICI) and the International Continence Society (ICS).
The good thing for us is that it's an international group. As well as having a vast selection of product advice for both men and women, it can direct you to suppliers in your own country.
You can have a look here:
I hope you find it useful and reassuring. I have been in touch with them and am expecting to take part in a series of meetings between patients and clinicians working in this area. The aim is to further research. I will let you know when this happens and what comes of it.