World Continence Week

BINS4Blokes and Pelvic Floor Health for Men – Be a Part of the Solution

20 to 26 June 2022

This World Continence Week (20 to 26 June), pledge your support for the more than one million men around Australia who live with incontinence. BINS4Blokes is a men’s health initiative from the Continence Foundation of Australia and an Australia-wide awareness and advocacy campaign promoting the installation of incontinence product disposal bins in male public toilet facilities.

Since its launch in 2021, the BINS4Blokes campaign has been trialled and accepted permanently by numerous businesses, councils, sporting, and entertainment venues, ranging from regional areas such as Camden in NSW to the WACA cricket ground in Perth.

Watch the BINS4Blokes video

Incontinence affects 1 in 10 men in Australia, of all ages.

Did you know that many male public toilets do not have a disposal bin for men to place their continence products? This leaves men to carry used products with them or feel stressed about how they’ll throw them out. A lack of options stops men with incontinence from going out to exercise, shop and simply enjoy life
 

Watch the video - Men’s Incontinence

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Pelvic Floor Health for Men

Like any muscle in the body, pelvic floor muscles can be trained with regular, targeted exercise. In almost all cases it’s possible to gain control over the pelvic floor muscles and to train them to do their job well.

Pelvic floor muscle exercises can help men with:

  • improving bladder and bowel control
  • better recovery after prostate surgery
  • increased sexual sensation
  • increased social confidence and quality of life.

The first thing you need to do is find out which muscles you need to train. It is very important to correctly identify your pelvic floor muscles before moving into a regular pelvic floor muscle exercise program.

 

The following video explains this in more detail:

Male Pelvic Floor

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NATIONAL CONTINENCE HELPLINE

In many cases incontinence can be prevented, better managed and even cured. Contact the National Continence Helpline on 1800 33 00 66 for confidential advice, information and referrals. The National Continence Helpline operates Monday to Friday, 8am - 8pm (AEST).

Related Articles

Bins Vital for Men's Health | Bundaberg Supplier Onboard

https://bins4blokes.org.au/bins-vital-for-mens-health/

Mens incontinence product disposal bins installed across Camden

https://bins4blokes.org.au/mens-incontinence-product-disposal-bins-installed-across-camden/

 

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Last Updated: Fri 29, Apr 2022
Last Reviewed: Mon 30, Mar 2020