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Wetting Accidents in Late Teens and Young Adults

Hi! I'm Claire, 24, and have been dealing with frequent wetting accidents since I was a teenager and I'm curious about other people's experiences with this problem. This poll is intended for people who had/have on-going, regular problems with day and/or nighttime incontinence during their late teens and/or early adulthood. I'll mark which answers apply to me so you can compare!

Okay! First, some demographics. Gender?

34% (18) Guy
65% (34) Girl (Me)
0% (0) Non-binary
0% (0) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

Current Age?

1% (1) Under 14 (This poll is really meant for older people...)
30% (16) 15-16
9% (5) 17-18
5% (3) 19-20
9% (5) 21-22
9% (5) 23-24 (Me)
11% (6) 25-26
5% (3) 27-28
5% (3) 29-30
9% (5) Over 30

52 voters have answered this question.

Okay, now let's talk about accidents. Do you have problems during the day, at night, or both?

5% (3) Daytime only
25% (13) Nighttime only
69% (36) Both day and night (me)

52 voters have answered this question.

Was their something specific that caused you to start having accidents?

3% (2) Congenital birth defect
5% (3) Physical injury
5% (3) Illness
75% (39) Nothing specific or I'm not sure (Me)
9% (5) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

Let's talk specifically about bedwetting. If you wet the bed, when did you start?

36% (19) I've always wet the bed
13% (7) Childhood (5-9)
21% (11) Pre-teen (10-13) (Me)
19% (10) Teenager (14-19)
9% (5) Adult (20+)

52 voters have answered this question.

How frequently did or do you experience problems with bedwetting as a teen or young adult? Pick the answer that best represents your average.

17% (9) Only once or twice a month
9% (5) Once or twice a week
19% (10) Three or four times a week
13% (7) Five or six times a week
36% (19) Every night (me)
3% (2) I did not have problems with bedwetting as a teen or adult

52 voters have answered this question.

If you had bedwetting accidents, how did they occur? Pick all that apply.

1% (1) I did/do not have bedwetting accidents
84% (44) I would completely sleep through the accident and wake up wet (me)
25% (13) I would wake up in the middle of peeing
13% (7) I would wake up dry but needing to go so urgently that I wet before I could get out of bed
25% (13) I would have dreams that I was peeing when accidents occurred (sometimes me)
3% (2) Other, feel free to elaborate

52 voters have answered this question.

Did bedwetting accidents stop your from doing any of the following? Pick all that apply.

34% (18) Small sleepover (only a few close friends)
63% (33) Large sleepovers (me)
38% (20) Summer camp or similar camps (me)
42% (22) Overnight school field trips (me)
36% (19) Living in a dorm (yep, also me)
25% (13) Other
7% (4) I did/do not have problems with bedwetting

52 voters have answered this question.

If your bedwetting stopped your from certain activities, why? Pick all that apply.

19% (10) Bedwetting did not stop me from activities or I did/do not have bedwetting problems
69% (36) Too embarrassed or afraid people would find out (me)
9% (5) Parents would not let me
11% (6) Rules at the location where I would have been sleeping
9% (5) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

If you went to college, how did you deal with bedwetting while living in a dorm? If you haven't gone to college but plan to, you can answer based on how you think you'll deal with it.

36% (19) I did not and/or do not plan to go to college or I did not have problems with bedwetting while in college
3% (2) Successfully hid it from dormmate
11% (6) Unsuccessfully hid it from dormmate
9% (5) Was able to to get a private dorm room
15% (8) Lived off campus in my own apartment
21% (11) Lived at home with parents during college (me)
1% (1) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

When did you stop having regular bedwetting problems?

7% (4) I never had bedwetting problems in my late teens or as a young adult
3% (2) 15-16
3% (2) 17-18
0% (0) 19-20
1% (1) 21-22
1% (1) 23-24
0% (0) 25+
80% (42) Bedwetting is still an on-going issue for me, if so, how old are you now (Me, 24)

52 voters have answered this question.

Okay, now let's talk about daytime accidents. When did you start having accidents during the day?

19% (10) Regular daytime accidents have not been a problem for me past potty training age
26% (14) I've always had daytime accidents and/or was never fully potty trained
7% (4) As a child (4-9)
15% (8) As a pre-teen (10-13) (Me)
19% (10) As a teenager (14-19)
11% (6) As an adult (20+)

52 voters have answered this question.

How frequently do you have daytime accidents? Pick the option closest to your average. For the purposes of this question, only count times when you completely lose control and empty your bladder.

15% (8) I did/do not have problems with regular daytime accidents
3% (2) I only experience small bladder leaks and never completely lose control
3% (2) Very rarely, less than once a month
7% (4) Rarely, only once or twice a month
3% (2) Somewhat often, a few times a month
11% (6) Often, I consistently have at least one or two accident a week
17% (9) Very often, I consistently have at least three to five accidents a week
9% (5) Extremely often, I consistently have at least one or two accidents a day (me)
7% (4) Almost constantly, I consistently have more than three accidents a day
19% (10) Constantly, I have no bladder control

52 voters have answered this question.

How or why do your daytime accidents occur? Pick all that apply.

23% (12) I do not have regular problems with daytime accidents
53% (28) I do not notice I have to pee until I'm already wetting (sometimes me)
57% (30) I get strong, sudden urges and can't hold it (sometimes me)
11% (6) Strenuous physical activity, e.g., running, heavy lifting
13% (7) Coughing, sneezing, etc
26% (14) Laughing too hard (sometimes me, but not often)
51% (27) Situations where I do not have easy access to a restroom, e.g., class, driving, etc. (me)
0% (0) Mobility issues due to disability
11% (6) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

Have you been diagnosed with medical incontinence? Pick more than one if you have multiple types.

11% (6) I do not have regular problems with daytime accidents.
42% (22) No, I have not
30% (16) Yes, Urge Incontinence (me)
15% (8) Yes, Stress Incontinence
7% (4) Yes, Overflow Incontinence
11% (6) Yes, Functional Incontinence
3% (2) No, but I have another medical issue that cause my accidents

52 voters have answered this question.

Have you tried any of the following to reduce the number of accidents you have and, if so, did they help? Pick all that apply.

17% (9) I do not have regular problems with daytime accidents
3% (2) Medication, did help
30% (16) Medication, did not help (me)
0% (0) Botox, did help
1% (1) Botox, did not help
0% (0) Surgery, did help
3% (2) Surgery, did not help
7% (4) Kegel or other bladder training exercises, did help (me, it helped reduce the number of small leaks I have)
19% (10) Kegel or other bladder training exercies, did not help
36% (19) I have not tried any of these
11% (6) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

If you had wetting accidents in your late teens, what kind of high school did you attend?

21% (11) I did not have regular problems with wetting accidents in my late teens
44% (23) Public school, for reasons unrelated to my accidents
5% (3) Public school, for reasons related to my accidents
11% (6) Private school, for reasons unrelated to my accidents (me)
1% (1) Private school, for reasons related to my accidents
1% (1) Home school, for reasons unrelated to my accidents
9% (5) Home school, for reasons related to my accidents
3% (2) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

If you attended a particular type of high school for reasons related to your accidents, what were the reasons? Pick all that apply.

28% (15) I did not have regular problems with accidents during high school
53% (28) My accidents had no relation to the type of high school I attend (me)
3% (2) Rules at the school I would have otherwise attended, what was the rule
15% (8) Parent's choice, why
1% (1) My choice, why
1% (1) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

At what age did you stop having regular problems with daytime accidents?

23% (12) I have never had regular problems with daytime accidents in my late teens or as a young adult
1% (1) 15-16
0% (0) 17-18
0% (0) 19-20
3% (2) 21-22
0% (0) 23-24
0% (0) 25+
71% (37) Regular daytime accidents are still an on going issue for me, if so, how old are you now? (me, 24)

52 voters have answered this question.

Now for some questions related to both day and nighttime wettings. If you had wetting accidents while living with your parents, how did they react to your problem? Pick more than one if appropriate.

5% (3) I did not have wetting problems while living with my parents
55% (29) They were very understanding and sympathetic
28% (15) They were frequently frustrated or angry (me)
9% (5) They accused you of doing it on purpose
5% (3) They ignored the issue completely
34% (18) They felt you would have less accidents if you tried harder (me)
32% (17) They treated you like a little kid
11% (6) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

Were you ever punished by your parents for having accidents?

38% (20) Yes (me)
61% (32) No

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If so, did they use any of the following punishments? Pick all that apply

40% (21) I did not have wetting problems while living with my parents
23% (12) Spanking
19% (10) Grounding
26% (14) Taking away privileges (phone, internet, video games, etc) (me, they wouldn't let me play video games sometimes)
48% (25) Early bed time

52 voters have answered this question.

Were you ever teased for having accidents? By whom? Pick all that apply.

25% (13) I was never teased for having accidents
13% (7) Yes, by my parents
42% (22) Yes, by siblings (me)
38% (20) Yes, by other family members (me, my cousin)
23% (12) Yes, by close friends
36% (19) Yes, by kids at my school (me)
3% (2) Yes, by co-workers
5% (3) Yes, by significant other/spouse
15% (8) Yes, by complete strangers
7% (4) Yes, by other people

52 voters have answered this question.

Do you know anyone else in real life who has or had problems with accidents in their late teens or as an adult?

63% (33) No or not that I'm aware of (me)
7% (4) Yes, siblings
13% (7) Yes, extended family members
19% (10) Yes, close friends
11% (6) Yes, other kids at my school
1% (1) Yes, co-workers
9% (5) Yes, other

52 voters have answered this question.

Do you have problems with low self esteem due at least in part to your accidents?

73% (38) Yes (me)
26% (14) No

52 voters have answered this question.

Do you think that you'll ever stop having problems with accidents?

1% (1) I have already stopped having accidents
5% (3) Yes, I'm completely certain that I will
11% (6) I think that I probably will
30% (16) I have absolutely no idea
36% (19) I think it is very unlikely that I will (me)
13% (7) I'm 100% sure that I will not

52 voters have answered this question.

Okay, whether you call them diapers, nappies, pull-ups, or something else, the embarrassing reality for some of us is that we sometimes need a little extra protection. So, do you use or have you used protection for your wetting?

80% (42) Yes, I still use protection (me)
9% (5) Yes, I have in the past but no longer do
3% (2) No, my wetting problems are not bad enough to need them
1% (1) No, but I've considered it before and might in the future
3% (2) No, and I would absolutely never use it

52 voters have answered this question.

Do you use protection for nighttime, daytime, or both?

17% (9) I do not use protection
17% (9) Nighttime only
3% (2) Daytime only
61% (32) Both (me)

52 voters have answered this question.

If you use protection at night, how often do you use it? Pick more than one if appropriate.

23% (12) I do not use protection at night
9% (5) When sleeping in a new or strange place
11% (6) When I think there's a higher chance of having an accident for some reason
9% (5) When I'm sleeping anywhere that isn't my own bed
7% (4) When I'm sharing a bed with someone else
71% (37) Every night, no matter what (me)

52 voters have answered this question.

What kind of protection do you use at night?

23% (12) I do not use protection at night
3% (2) Cloth diapers
1% (1) Cloth pull-ups/training pants
50% (26) Disposable, tape-on diapers (me)
7% (4) Disposable pull-ups
0% (0) Incontinence pads
13% (7) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

How old were you when you started wearing protection to bed?

13% (7) I have never worn protection for bed past an appropriate age
28% (15) I've always worn protection to bed
11% (6) As a child (5-9)
19% (10) As a pre-teen (10-13) (me)
17% (9) As a teenager (14-19)
9% (5) As an adult (20+)

52 voters have answered this question.

Why did you first start wearing protection to bed?

15% (8) I have never worn protection for bed past an appropriate age
25% (13) I have always worn protection to bed
30% (16) My parents made me, I had no choice (me)
7% (4) My parents suggested it and I agreed
0% (0) Someone else made and I had no choice, if so who?
0% (0) Someone else suggested it and I agreed, if so who?
11% (6) I decided to wear it myself, but the frequency of my accidents gave me little or no choice
7% (4) I decided to wear it myself, because I thought it would be more convenient and/or less embarrassing
1% (1) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

How old were you when you stopped wearing protection to bed?

13% (7) I never wore protection to bed as a teenager or young adult
7% (4) 15-16
0% (0) 17-18
1% (1) 19-20
0% (0) 21-22
1% (1) 23-24
0% (0) 25+
75% (39) I still wear protection to bed, if so how old are you now (me, 24)

52 voters have answered this question.

If you wear or wore protection during the day as a teen or young adult, when did you start?

32% (17) I never used daytime protection as a teen or adult
19% (10) I have always worn daytime protection
3% (2) As a child (4-9)
13% (7) As a pre-teen (10-13)
21% (11) As a teen (14-19) (me)
9% (5) As an adult (20+)

52 voters have answered this question.

What type of protection do or did you use during the day as a teen or adult? Pick more than one if you use multiple types.

28% (15) I have never worn daytime protection as a teen or adult
5% (3) Cloth diapers
1% (1) Cloth pull-ups/training pants
50% (26) Disposable, tape-on diapers (me, sometimes)
40% (21) Disposable pull-ups (me, usually)
5% (3) Incontinence pads
9% (5) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

As a teen or adult, do/did you wear protection all the time or only in situations where an accident was more likely?

30% (16) I have never worn daytime protection as a teen or adult
21% (11) I wore/wear protection all day and use the same kind of protection in all situations
36% (19) I wore/wear protection all day, but use heavier protection in certain situations (me)
11% (6) I only wore/wear protection in situations where I was likely to have an accident

52 voters have answered this question.

If you said you only wore/wear protection in certain situations or that you use heavier protection in certain situations, in what kinds of situations do you use protection? Pick all that apply

30% (16) I have never worn daytime protection as a teen or adult
26% (14) I use the same kind of protection in all situations and wear all day
19% (10) School
42% (22) Traveling (me)
15% (8) Church
30% (16) Family gatherings (me, sometimes)
7% (4) Playing sports
30% (16) Amusement Parks/Theme Parks/Carnivals/etc (me)
28% (15) Weddings or other formal occasions (me, sometimes)
30% (16) Movie theaters (me)
13% (7) Work
7% (4) Other

52 voters have answered this question.

If you wore/wear daytime protection as a teen or adult, at what age did your stop?

30% (16) I have never worn daytime protection as a teen or adult
0% (0) 15-16
0% (0) 17-18
0% (0) 19-20
1% (1) 21-22
0% (0) 23-24
0% (0) 25+
67% (35) I still wear protection during the day, if so how old are you? (me, 24)

52 voters have answered this question.

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This poll was created on 2017-02-25 16:25:25 by GamerChick
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