When I first heard about the Go Girl, a female urination device that allows women to pee standing up. (no relation to this here company), I thought, “wait, whaaaa?” Awesome!
I can’t tell you how many times abroad I’ve wished out loud that I had a penis, particularly when the toilets in other countries are disgusting, or non-existent. So when a friend of mine surprised me with one, I was excited to see how much my life would change with this little device.
The truth? Not that much.
I realized pretty quickly that there are hardly ever situations when it would be more convenient to for me to use this rather than just pop a squat. But, there are a couple of times when I feel like it might be handy:
On Long Car Rides: I got stuck in the worst traffic of my life while on our cross-country book tour in March and I had to go to the bathroom soooo badly. What’s a gal to do? I can’t go in the middle of the street next to a bunch of semi-trucks, so the Go Girl and a plastic cup were my best options. Luckily, traffic got moving before I got down to business. Crisis averted.
Snowboarding or Skiing: When you’re miles from the nearest bathroom and it’s 20 degrees outside, popping a squat isn’t really ideal.
Sure, there are a dozen other times when you could use it: while hiking, while camping, while at a festival, etc., but for the most part, I think it’s easier to find a bush and pop a squat than to mess with getting this in and out of your pants without anyone noticing. But maybe that’s just me?
I think the device is a pretty neat idea though, so I’ll keep mine handy, just in case.
Have you ever used a female urination device? Would you relish the ability to pee standing up? Tell us!