You have three options when applying condom catheters:
Skin Adhesive - We are still convinced this is the most reliable method. Skin adhesive provide the safest bond. Unlike the self adhesive condom, you can determine for yourself the quantity you want, where you want to put it and over what area, avoiding any red marks etc. Water resistance allows you to wear the condom in the bath or when swimming. If you are allergic to latex, avoid latex based skin adhesives.
Self-adhesive Catheters - A self-adhesive film inside the condom allows you to put it on quicker and more easily. It also gives a reliable adhesion between the condom and the skin. This is certainly the most convenient option but our experience shows that it is not as reliable as a separate liquid skin adhesive.
Adhesive Tape - Double sided adhesive tapes can be very useful where there is inadequate skin area for adhesion. Some people consider it to be a "cleaner" solution than skin adhesive. However, because of the thickness of the tape it is not possible to get as secure and comfortable fit as with a separate skin adhesive. It is also helpful in the care of the elderly, for bedridden patients and in intensive care units. It is also good for children and for all other cases where there is inadequate skin area for adhesion.