Just thought I’d do a quick product review for you guys. I recently purchased this item(in camo brown cause I hate pink) to use while camping in areas that have no bathrooms. I hike a lot and usually bring a ziploc bag of toilet paper and hand sanitiser but honestly, I got tired of trying to squat in secret when I was miles from the nearest bathroom but not the nearest high way. So I bit the bullet and bought myself a GoGirl from Appalachian Outdoors. Appalachian Outdoors proved to be an excellent company. Very friendly, helpful and affordable(to buy the GoGirl from their company site or from Amazon would have cost me upwards of forty dollars due to my geographic location. It cost me 20 from Appalachian Outdoors).
Onto the GoGirl. The GoGirl is a Stand to Pee device(if we’re speaking on Trans* terms) or a FUD(female urination device). It lets you pee standing up. It’s a very lightweight, easily portable product made of medical grade silicone. Entirely hypoallergenic, and hygienic-it’s VERY easy to clean and keep clean. The main point is to allow women to stand up to pee without sitting on the ground, and getting run off onto their shoes, or having to sit on dirty public toilet seats. It’s a pretty nifty little tool. It comes in a tiny tube with a plastic wetbag and a couple of sheets of toilet paper. All of it packs away neatly into the tube. The GoGirl is hard to slide back in if you do it without the plastic wetbag(which is actually biodegradable for extra ecofriendly brownie points) for transporting used wipes out of the woods. With the bag it slips in easily. The GoGirl has a little lip around the edge to prevent spillage, but the whole at the end of the tube is a bit thin. I might cut mine to make the hole bigger to prevent overflow.
I have only tried it once so far, I only got it about an hour ago. I tried it in the shower. Because it’s so malleable, there is a possibility of spillage if you bend it the wrong way while trying to use it, so I would recommend trying it in the shower first, and definitely at home first, or maybe in a bathing suit if you are out camping. I haven’t tried it with my underpants on yet but I am worried that they may be too tight and cause unknown bending of the GoGirl. I will keep everyone updated on that though. I am going camping on Friday for three days with my Girl Guides. I can see purchasing some unisex underpants with a fly hole from American Apparel for easy use with the GoGirl. If that is something that makes you nervous, you might want to try one of the disposable one use brands or a stiffer brand such as the Pstyle. I personally wouldn’t bother with the disposables as they are cardboard and well, paper isn’t the best thing to be peeing on.