Please note: This guest post has been written by my Auntie Arlene. Great job, Auntie! – Fay
Well, another thing off my bucket list. I’m almost 65 years old and peed standing up for the first time today. The one major side effect is uncontrollable laughing. Believe me, it’s very empowering!
A British female urination device called a Shewee made this possible. You don’t even have to take your pants down. You just unzip like the guys, move your underwear aside, hold it in place and go. They say to practice in the shower first but I didn’t bother and found it very easy to use. I purchased my pink, portable urination device from Mountain Equipment Co-op for $26.75 and it comes with a case and an extension pipe for added length. The pipe is good for using with a container or if wearing bulky outdoor clothing. No need for toilet paper either. The Shewee wipes you dry, even drier than using toilet paper!
Apparently the Shewee is widely used throughout Europe. It’s great for both outdoor enthusiasts and those with mobility issues. I have tried it in both the standing and sitting position and it works flawlessly.
Being a senior and having to go frequently, it’s going to come in very handy on extended car rides. No more sitting on filthy public toilet seats is a bonus too!
Who knows, with practice I could be spelling my name in the snow this winter. No matter what season, I must remember to keep the wind on my back!