Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Women: Pee standing up

The summer's coming up, which means holidays, sun, festivals and the great outdoors. One thing which really struck a chord with me when reading was the need to urinate standing up because of unsanitary toilets or complete lack of toilets (or the desire to avoid the vulnerability which comes with squatting/sitting). Sometimes standing is the best option. Here are the best Female Urination Devices I found:

Shewee - £6-10 depending on colour
- "liquid-repellent" recyclable polypropylene
- available in different colours/styles
- machine washable up to 120 degrees

Whiz - £8.50
- soft+bendy antibacterial hydrophobic biodegradable elastomer
- white or purple
- machine washable up to 40 degrees
- available on the NHS

NOTE: Both are reusable, as I think that's more environmentally friendly. Urine is sterile when it leaves the body, so don't worry about reusing it. It's not as gross as you think.

Also I have read on the sites that these devices are really useful for pregnant women, women with joint problems, incontinence and certain disabilities. Good for getting urine samples too... in fact there's one designed to do just that.

2 comments:

Anji said...

Or you can check out The Princess And The Pee for a great article on learning to urinate standing up without needing to buy gadgets and gizmos to do so. I myself have learned to do it and it is so, so useful! And free!

Becca said...

Wow, that is such a cool article! I'm definitely going to try that. Sounds much better than carrying round a funnel...