Women urination device is a very useful travel gear for every hiking and traveling ladies. **Attention ‘gentlemen’, this article is especially intended for female readers (caring husbands can check it too).
Hey my friends, tell me the truth about your experiences in long travel. Didn’t you felt uncomfortable in your long hiking trip (or a long road trip) while pissing on road beside the woods? I know, we females don’t like to pee into the woods unless it is too urgent. Rather, tolerate the discomfort and search for a better place (the next toilet on the road).
However, after reaching the public toilet another question arises… the matter of hygiene. I have rarely seen a neat and clean public toilet where safe urination is possible, especially in an offbeat location or a petrol pump toilet.
Urination problems on the road: Face by most women
Let’s figure out which are the major problems faced by most of the females, while males can handle such situations pretty easily.
The awkward situation during a long drive
In your long drive with your family or friends, you fill happy moments until your bladder filled up. This is really difficult to tolerate when you see your male partners stops the car and accept the nature’s call just beside the road, while you are still sitting inside with a filled bladder and waiting for the next public toilet.
For your kind information, holding it inside is not good for your health.
Holding urine inside continuously on your long trip: extreme bad effects
For a one-day-long drive, your body may tolerate an overfilled bladder, but if you hold urine inside consistently during your long trip, the result is different. In your trip to a new place especially if you move through several offbeat destinations, you’ll not get a public toilet here and there. So, regularly you may have to tolerate the overfilled bladder.
Do you know, it may happen very serious long term effect on you? I’m showing you what are the possible effects to hold urine inside for a too long time.
- Pain: This pain will not stop even after releasing urine because of pelvic cramp.
- Urinary tract infection: If you hold pee regularly, bacteria inside the bladder will get much time to grow up, which leads to urinary tract infection.
- Bladder-stretching: Long term pee holding may stretch your bladder permanently and you can never control urine naturally.
- Damage to pelvic floor muscles: Damaged pelvic muscles causes leakage of urine.
- Kidney stones: Holding urine increases the chance of kidney stone, especially if you have a family history of this disease.
Pee behind the woods: really awkward
I think there are no women in the world who like to pee behind the woods in the bare butt. This naturally generates an awkward feeling, especially when traveling with male friends. But sometimes nature’s call reaches beyond a tolerable point and you can’t ignore it. Such situations force you to stop the car and move behind the woods ignoring the shy feelings.
Meet the unhygienic public toilet
While in a long drive your male partners can avoid unhygienic public toilet and piss beside the road, you can’t do so. Most of the time you wait for the next public toilet to get relief. And when you reach a public toilet you discover the dirtiest place in the world. But still, you have to urinate there. There is nothing more unhealthy than this.
You know the female genital area is much exposed and sensitive than a male, and thus, bacteria can effect there much easily. In the public toilet when urinate in kneeling position, the bacteria on the floor/commode are getting too close and there is a very high chance of infection. I have seen one of my colleagues suffered from long term bacteria infection originated from such an unhygienic public toilet.
Hello ladies, those days are over now. Evolution of women urination device offers a much better option for every female traveler. Nowadays, neither you have to tolerate the discomfort of high pressure in your bladder, nor have to piss behind the woods in the bare butt, even no need to come close to the floor of an unhygienic public toilet.
What is women urination device?
Are you already aware of women urination device?
Maybe you already know about it or not, I suppose you don’t know and offering you a brief introduction.
This is a funnel-shaped device made by plastic or rubber or cardboard. Come in various shapes and sizes. What you need to do, just fit it at the proper place and start urinating in a stand by position, just like your male colleagues. Later I am coming to the points, why urinating in stand by position is preferable on road.
Women urinating device is also known as Female urinating device, FUD, pee funnel, etc. Both reusable and use-and throw urination devices are available in the market.
Advantages of using women urination device
I guess, from the above discussions, you have already figured out the major advantages of urination device. In fact, in your traveling life, you must have faced discomforts in these issues and thought for some alternatives, which actually drives you to this article.
First of all women urination device offers you to urinate while standing upright. You may be wondering, why should you stand for a pee, while pee at kneeling position is scientifically sound.
Yes, I agree that, but in a clean and closed toilet. When you are traveling you’ll get a clean toilet only in your hotel’s attach bath. But you go for a trip to explore new places, not to explore a hotel, and most of the daytime you have to spend outside. So, will you not urinate a whole day? Will you prefer to urinate behind the woods at kneel position by exposing the back? Will you love to kneel in an unhygienic public toilet, while your sensitive skin will be contacted (come close) to the nasty floor?
I guess the answers are all NO. In fact, nobody loves to. And urinating device allows avoiding all these discomforts.
So in brief, the major advantages of the female urinating device are,
- Stand-to-pee anywhere besides the road. Of course, you go behind the woods even when you pee stand by, but you don’t have to kneel and expose your bare butt anymore.
- Keep your sensitive skin away from the unhygienic floor of public toilet. Fit the device in the proper place and urinate while standing upright. No need the get kneel to get closer to the nasty floor of the public toilet. Be safe with FUD.
- Utilize male toilets on the road. If you find the roadside female toilet is too nasty, just utilize male toilet with the help of your urination device (If it is empty/ well know people present).
- Never hold urine inside on your road trip. Just stop the car, take the urinating device, go behind the tree and accept nature’s call.
- Finally, never get upset seeing your male partners pissing beside the road. Now you have urination funnel with you, so you don’t have to wait for the next public toilet.
Types of female urination devices
You’ll get both reusable and disposable urination devices in the market. The choice is yours.
In the case of reusable devices, You have to wash it well with water after using it every time, so that, bacteria fail to multiply there. If you don’t wash it properly you may face unwanted infection. On the other hand, there is no chance of leakage in the reusable funnels as they are prepared by synthetic materials. Additionally, reusable devices will save your money as you can use a single piece for many times.
You’ll get 2 types of reusable urination devices in the market, (1) foldable and (2) non-foldable.
It is obvious that a foldable piece is always better for the long journey, hiking, etc. It takes much less place in comparison to the non-foldable devices.
Disposable urination devices are relatively cheap and made of cardboard. You can through it after use, you don’t have to wash. But the chances of leakage can’t be ignored
How to use Women urination device?
The 4 step process is very simple. Anyone can use this anytime.
Take the urination device in one hand, and unzip your jeans with the other hand. Pull down the underwear from the front and fit the device in the properly. You should hold it tight to avoid any leakage from the side (normally it doesn’t happen) and start urinating naturally.
After completion wash it with water from your water bottle to avoid the growth of bacteria and bad smell. Shake it, pack it and back to the car.
This is not a joke what most of the women often face during long travel. Holding urine inside for a long time is really painful and it destroys the joy of the journey. Besides heavy pain and vomiting tendency, it has many long term effects, which I discussed earlier. Peeing behind the tree in bareback is never a comfortable job. Additionally, the matter of unhygienic environment in public toilet may cause serious urinary tract infection.
When you have the option to avoid all these unwanted happenings, then why shouldn’t you own a urination device?
I must say every traveling woman should keep female urination device in their handbag, especially if you are a frequent traveler. Female of many countries already adopted it for regular use. If you haven’t owned till now, I’d suggest you think twice, read twice and decide. Women urination device is a great travel friend for all traveling women.
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By profession, Ms. Subhra is a Biology teacher in high school. She loves teaching and exploring new discoveries in science.
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