Hello DJ. The simple answer from me, is no, never. I use convene clear advantage sheaths and I've never had any problems with them. Occasionally, once or maybe twice a year, I might experience a bit of leakage but that's not down to coffee. It's down to the way it was stuck on. Perhaps there might have been a crinkle running the length of the sheath, which has allowed urine to leak through. Coffee is pretty innocuous, except for the caffeine which affects the brain and not — as far as I know — incontinence appliances.
You were asking about caffenated drinks, DJ, so what I’m posting is a little off-topic. I remembered that De-caffeinated coffee has solvents. Suppossedly, only trace amouts of the solvent are left after the process is finished, but for me, even that much should be avoided. What I’m posting is about DECAFFEINATED COFFEE.
www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-is-caffeine-removed-t/ “ The second decaffeination method is the direct solvent method. These days this technique usually employs methylene chloride (used predominately in Europe), coffee oil or ethyl acetate to dissolve the caffeine and extract it from the coffee. Ethyl acetate is an ester that is found naturally in fruits and vegetables such as bananas, apples and coffee. The liquid solvent is circulated through a bed of moist, green coffee beans, removing some of the caffeine; the solvent is then recaptured in an evaporator, and the beans are washed with water. Residues of the solvent are removed from the coffee to trace levels by steaming the beans. Often this process utilizes batch processing--that is, solvent is added to the vessel, circulated and emptied several times until the coffee has been decaffeinated to the desired level. Solvents are used because they are generally more precisely targeted to caffeine than is charcoal, leaving behind nearly all the noncaffeine solids. The more caffeine-specific solvents, such as methylene chlorides, can extract 96 to 97 percent of the caffeine....”
Coca-cola is a caffeinated drink. Besides caffeine, it has phosphoric acid. This might be what’s dissolving your condom adhesive.
2. To carry Coca Cola syrup (the concentrate) the commercial truck must use the Hazardous material place cards reserved for Highly Corrosive materials.
3. The distributors of coke have been using it to clean the engines of their trucks for about 20 years! Drink up! No joke. Think what coke and other soft drinks do to your teeth on a daily basis. A tooth will dissolve in a cup of coke in 24-48 hours.”
Thanks for the responses everyone! For me I find certain types of drinks cause this issue. I could have one small regular coffee and be fine but if I drink a medium or large it's not fine. Yesterday I was doing some school work at Starbucks and was feeling tired so I had a double shot of espresso and about 45 mins later my condom started leaking. This also happened last time I had a latte with extra espresso. So to me it seems like when I get a higher concentration of caffeine it affects the adhesion. I don't drink decaffeinated drinks vintage but I'm suspecting that it is the increased acidity in the urine that's weakening up the adhesive.
Yes, the extra acidity sounds like the likely culprit, DJ. Reading about the double shot of expresso at Starbucks brings back fond memories. Even the mention of doing schoolwork at Starbucks brings back fond memories. Nowadays, buying ‘Starbucks Verona coffee ground’ is the closest I can get. Still good.
I cut the logo from a previous bag of Starbucks coffee and made a bookmarker with it. A double layer of Scotch shipping tape completed the project. It’s just something that I like seeing while I’m reading a book. Brightens my day.