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What is a Condom Catheter or Sheath & Why Would you Use One?

A condom catheter or sheath is an external urinary catheter that are worn like a condom. They collect urine as it drains out of your bladder and send it to a collection bag strapped to your leg. They’re typically used by people who have urinary incontinence (can’t control their bladder).

Why should you use a Condom Catheter or Sheath?

There are number of reasons why people use a condom catheter or sheath.

1) Condom Catheters Can be Beneficial to Your Health

Infections due to bacterial growth are a common problem with many types of indwelling catheters. The use of a condom catheter or sheath helps prevent this. Condom catheters are less likely to lead to a UTI or bladder infection due to this type of bacterial growth because it is easier to change and clean them on a much more regular basis.

2) Comfort of Wearing a Sheath or Condom Catheter

Our silicone Sheath is malleable to provide a secure and comfortable fit to the penis.

It has been manufactured using high quality silicone that is breathable, ensuring maximum comfort and skin protection.

3) Independence

By wearing a sheath or condom catheter it allows you to have more independence in your everyday life, being able to put it on yourself and being able to live your normal life discretely.

By wearing a sheath it prevents any leakage and also reassures you that you can wear the condom catheter wherever whenever and not have to worry about your urinary incontinence.

4) Condom Catheters are a Good Alternative to Incontinence Pads

If you are wearing incontinence pads a condom catheter may be a more discreet and dignified way of managing your continence issues. Incontinence pads can be bulky and uncomfortable and, if not changed frequently enough, can cause irritation to the skin. sheaths only need changing once every 24 hours and will be more comfortable and kinder to your skin than what a pad would be, as the urine is held away from the body.
Still unsure whether a condom catheter is right for you? Read “What is a Condom Catheter and How Does it Work?” over on Nightingale and don’t forget the Nightingale Nurse team can provide assessments to ensure you get the right product for you.

Find out more about our Libra Sheaths here

What is a Condom Catheter or Sheath & Why Would you Use One?