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Hanikam Fri 05-Oct-12 20:57:48

I like to read mumsnet during quiet moments at work.
That stupid advert for the pelvic toner pops up at awkward moments.
Who says "50% of mothers have weak bladders / pelvic intolerance?"
As compared to who? non-mothers, population as a whole (including men, who might have trouble inserting the damned thing.....rectal toner maybe?)

Don't want people to look at me like I'm someone who regularly wets her knickers.
so, aibu?

catgirl1976 Fri 05-Oct-12 21:02:46

Everytime I see it I squuuuuuuuuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzze

catgirl1976 Fri 05-Oct-12 21:03:30

PS - It doesn't need a comparative.

It says "50% of mothers". So that's fine as it is. Doesn't need to be compared to anyone to make sense


WorraLiberty Fri 05-Oct-12 21:05:23

Only a few months ago I would have said YANBU

But after reading a long thread about trampolines, I was absolutely stunned at how many posters said they couldn't bounce on a trampoline without peeing themselves?!?

So perhaps they have their statistics right?

SheppySheepdog Fri 05-Oct-12 21:06:27

It is vaguely insulting isn't it?! Not sure why.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Fri 05-Oct-12 21:08:31

Well if anyone tells me it works from their own experience, they can have £25 of my money! And the money of a fair few of my frieds tbh! smile

<adjusts tena lady slightly>

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Fri 05-Oct-12 21:11:09


SoleSource Fri 05-Oct-12 21:13:23

I have the Athenafem device.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Fri 05-Oct-12 21:24:36

I had the TensCare battery powered do-dah.

Broke it sad smile

monkeysbignuts Fri 05-Oct-12 21:25:28

It looks like a scary metal vibrator!

edwinbear Fri 05-Oct-12 21:28:04

Kegal8. Despite an anterior and posterior prolapse so bad, the speculum on Thursdays smear test kept falling out, I have never had a wee related incident.

LesleyPumpshaft Fri 05-Oct-12 21:31:54

To be fair, before I was a mum I sneezed and a little bit of wee came out.

Meglet Fri 05-Oct-12 21:32:09

<Lift and squeeze>.

A friend had a CS 4 months ago and she was over-sharing on FB about her ruined pelvic floor, another friend had lovely home births but she said she can't run anymore. I don't have problems but I reckon 50% could be right.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Fri 05-Oct-12 21:34:30

No good for me, Edwin. The 'probe' is the same as the TensCare and I could never get it in the right place iyswim. Too high = no benefit, too low = electroctuting my fanjo.
£170 for the athenafem is out of the question SoleSource.

Come on, someone must have tried the one that's advertised. Don't be shy.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Fri 05-Oct-12 21:35:42

electrocuting hmm

electrotuting is something completely different wink

BertieBotts Fri 05-Oct-12 21:36:09

I was a bit shock to see it on the feminism section, for some reason.

LesleyPumpshaft Fri 05-Oct-12 21:46:08

It's only shocking in the feminism section if it's aimed at women wanting to 'please' their DP's and DH's with a tighter vag. Nothing wrong with not wanting to wee yourself when you jump up and down though. grin

ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 05-Oct-12 21:48:02

You see it at work?


I thought it was only on after the watershed.

LesleyPumpshaft Fri 05-Oct-12 21:54:42

I keep seeing it too. It's a bit of a cuss tbh. Sort of like saying that you are an incontinent, over-the-hill old bag who will prolly end up in Tena Lady pads unless you buy this special fanjo machine.

ChaosTrulyReigns Fri 05-Oct-12 21:56:34

Ach, cmon.

^^That was a brilliant post.

MadBusLady Fri 05-Oct-12 21:56:56

<Aaaaand hold halfway>

MrsKeithRichards Fri 05-Oct-12 21:58:24

Someone once mentioned (might have been on the trampoline thread) that they purchased one for each new mum they knew as a gift.

MmeLindor Fri 05-Oct-12 23:10:19

I follow a wonderful woman on Twitter who says that a third of women will have a wee problem in their lives.

She tweets me to do my exercises. Better than shelling out £25 for that thing.

olgaga Fri 05-Oct-12 23:54:54

Whatever happened to pelvic floor exercises? You can scrunch whenever you like for as long as you like - why fork out for an expensive dildoesque contraption?

I speak as one who literally pissed herself laughing once playing swingball, time and perseverance is all you need.

slowestwildebeast Sat 06-Oct-12 01:13:10

every time a thread like this comes up i think yabu.
I'm sick of clenching. smile

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