. I found 2 products that may help - a re-designed catheter, & a skin-friendly strap to secure the tube. I ordered the caths, hopefully they arrive Thurs not Fri, but the strap is a UK-design, & they have no distributors, here in the U-S. I requested a free sample from their U-S branch, but my reply came from the headquarters in the UK, with the sad news that they cannot supply it to me, here. the caths - Conveen® Optima male external catheter they have a bellows-end to restrict backflow & prevent softening of the adhesive, plus a band to pull which unrolls the cath smoothly one-handed; a particular challenge when applying caths is that skin-adhesive is helpful to KEEP THEM ON, but it's a massive complication in *getting them on* - the rolled cuff, of course, is sticky-side out. I have mastered the fiddly art of unrolling it onto the client even while gloved; the adhesive gloms onto gloves much tighter than it clings to skin, so it's a real pain - my client wanted me to ditch the gloves, as my prior experience was with non-adhesive types, but there's no way i'm manipulating genitals bare-handed in the midst of the morning bath, then going on with the bath - & stopping to wash my hands properly only adds more time-wasting. So now, i can deploy the cath reliably while gloved, but there's always a varying gap between skin & cath-cap interior, where urine can collect, even if only briefly. // I am determined to find a way to minimize that gap - rolling the cuff upward to make the cap above more-shallow didn't help. I also, as advised by the maker, ordered the "sport" length cath, which is half the length of standard - the rationale being that if the penis retracts, the cath itself won't roll back. [I haven't actually seen that - when it retracts, it simply leaves the cath as a fully-extended, empty sock, lying unattached inside his clothing. But that's their recommendation, & i won't argue - i'll try anything that might work.] the strap - Ugo Fix Catheter Strap - Optimum Medical - United States click the "find out more" button to see the description - this is a how-to: I know this is a very-remote possibility, but would anyone on the forum be willing to forward a free sample to me, via post? It's only a 1.5-inch wide elastic strap with a silicone 'buckle', so it can't weigh very much, & if U have PayPal i can easily pay the overseas postage. // The only other place where they're sold is Oz, & i can't get it from the Southern Hemisphere in time to possibly save my job. If U would be willing, please send a P.M. - I'll gladly provide my details, & would be so thankful for the help. So far, the case of catheters has cost me $60 - i have a lot invested in getting this problem sorted. I only hope it works! - terry .