A clever device supports pesky dysfunctional pelvic floors and helps avoid light bladder leakage and Stress Induced Urinary Incontinence (SUI).
It’s called the Confidant and it’s a small, flexible device that, when folded and inserted into the vagina like a tampon, supports the bladder and thus prevents annoying leaks.
This will come as welcome news to women who are wearing a weary frown with a pad tucked into their knickers – or avoiding exercise altogether.
The Confidant comes in three sizes and costs $49.95 for one device – or $99 for a multi-size three pack (so you can determine the most comfortable and effective size for you.)
They have a lifespan of around four months and can be worn for up to 24 hours before being removed, washed and used again.
Fitness enthusiast Caitlin Langford says the device holds up to some pretty rigorous challenges, and works beautifully.
“I had bladder prolapse post baby and it was awful. In the scheme of prolapses, it wasn’t that bad, but for a runner, it was pretty much the worst thing that could happen.” Caitlin explains.
“I’ve been using my Confidant this time around for about six weeks. OMG! Massive difference in my ability to perform high impact movements. It affects my confidence and my performance. I feel supported, I feel held in, and there is no bladder leakage. Zero! Nada! I love it.”
Dysfunctional pelvic floor
Mum-of-two and founder of Confidant, Aasha Venning, says she began using the the helpful device when pelvic floor exercises were not resolving her own pelvic floor challenges.
“I founded Confidant after my own struggle with pelvic floor dysfunction and the realisation that there are better alternatives to the padding problem. After the birth of my second child, I was not able to engage in high impact physical activity without suffering light bladder leaks,” Aasha explains.
“I had done all the usual pelvic floor exercises and still the issue was not resolving itself. My physio suggested the use of a pessary such as Confidant for sport and it was instant relief!”
Anything that can solve this demoralising and damp problem for women gets our vote of confidence.
Or vote of Confidant, even.