John Davis Posted April 8 Share Posted April 8 Is the social stigma associated with bedwetting even worse than that associated with bladder incontinence? If so, why? The two have so many similarities that one would expect the public attitudes to be the same to both of them. I am not aware of any studies on this, but I suggest that the bedwetting stigma does seem to be greater. Bedwetting suggests that we failed to mature and outgrow childish inabilities to control our bodily functions. Incontinence is almost the same. However, people have reasons to acquire bladder incontinence as adults through illness, age, or accidents. Few of those reasons apply to bedwetting. What do you think? I will add that I am a bedwetter. The bedwetting was acquired as an adult because of a combination of spinal cord and pelvic trauma and surgery. I am not sure how often I now wet the bed as I now do not attempt to get up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet.🙂 This is with the (reluctant) approval of my urologist as the higher priority was to get a decent night's sleep. So, my diaper always is wet in the morning. --John 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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