Pee Safe with Female Urination Devices
Public toilets and women’s hygiene and health generally do not go hand-in-hand in India or anywhere else in the world, including the great outdoors. Many women have perfected the art of hovering uncomfortably to finish their business. Well, no more. Female urination devices are designed to make it easy for women to use public toilets, without putting them at risk. Now, the next few questions that you are about to have are:
1. What is a women’s urinal device?
2. How exactly will a women urinator help me?
So, without further ado, let’s quickly answer all of these questions.
History of Female Urination Devices
Did you know that there are ancient Greek tablets depicting women standing up to pee in chamber pots? We bet you didn’t. The western world trained women to stand, aim, and pee into chamber pots for centuries. However, time and society developed and women’s clothes became more elaborate, and less manoeuvrable, most women stopped standing up to pee. While, it may have looked like a good idea for noble women, who had an array of maids to keep their homes and toilets clean. This practice became a hygiene and health nightmare for working-class women. This is why by the early 1920s, patents were filed in the USA for female urination devices that can be used to help women urinate while standing up. In fact, in 1918, Edith Lacy was amongst the first few to file for a one-time use disposable female urination device, which would allow women to stand and pee in public toilets.
How Does It Work?
A female urination device or a stand-to-pee (STP) device is a portable device, which is shaped like a funnel. With a broad end followed by a flute or tube like design to help with aiming. There are disposable, as well as, reusable female urinators available in the market. Such urinators are also made of different kinds of materials. The disposable ones are not only foldable, they can be made of laminated cardboard, which makes it easy to dispose them effectively. Reusable devices are generally made of soft silicone and require thorough cleaning and sterilization after every use. These devices have been popular across the globe with camping enthusiasts, hikers, travellers, and more. In fact, such devices are ideal for the elderly, pregnant women, women who have undergone stomach surgery, and most importantly trans men.
Depending on your situation and preference, you can opt from a wide variety of products. Speaking of wide variety of products, you can find them easily on online shopping sites such as Flipkart, which hosts brands such as PeeEasy, PeeBuddy, LadyGo, and more. So, what are you waiting for? Add a disposable or reusable urinator to your shopping list today and enjoy your days free from the fear of public toilets, and the discomfort of the half-squats most women do, to pee without coming in contact with the toilet.