as you know, I do not have to wear thigh bands that often, and normally more or less just for the night.
Today, it is again the case. Unfortunately, my mom is meeting with neighbors tonight, so she locked my thighs at 6:30 pm already, which resulted in an unexpected restrictive evening for me 🙁
From time to time, that happens when she is absent, rarely also in the morning at weekends.
All that inconveniences of the last hours (stairs, hits against thighs, toilet use,…) just let me think about to exchange our tricks to deal with our stupid thigh bands.
It begins with toilet use. Normally, before peeing, I am used to pull on my skin from both sides of the shield, just to open my outer labia a bit below the shield, which makes urine flow much easier. Afterwards, I usually rinse with a spray bottle and dry with toilet paper. With thigh bands, spreading labia from outside is totally impossible for me (so messy or not is a lottery) and rinsing is limited. Access is so bad due to the limited room between my legs and the connection chain, that I only can spray through the holes and pat it a little dry in the center.
Normally, I try to avoid toilet use with thigh bands, but it is not always possible.
What are your experiences. Do you have other tricks to deal with it?
Second challenge for me is uncomfortable positions and sometimes even muscle tensions due to limited movements. I really sometimes wish to be able to just spread my legs to stretch a little or to get out of an uncomfortable sitting position, but it is just not possible. And I guess for all the other wearers here it must be horrible sometimes.
How do you deal with it? Do you have tips for stretch movements?
What I sometimes do, is to move my knees up to my breast, which gives clearance on the vertical chains. In this position, I can move the bands towards my knees a little, which relieves the pressed spots under the bands. Don't know, if that helps you. I sometimes do that.
Any other ideas or opinions?