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Ever envied the men in your life because they have an easier time answering the call of nature than you do?
Recently my husband and I made the very long trip to pick our daughter up from college and move her home for the summer. We needed to complete the trip in one day, and to do so meant that the rest stops needed to be kept to a minimum. So far, so good.
My husband, however, apparently has a small bladder and frequently got the urge to “go”. More than once we’d pull over to the side of the road so that he could answer nature’s call before going about our merry way. Now this was fine for him, but like a lot of women, I’m not wild about having to do my business in the great outdoors. Frankly, sometimes I’m not wild about having to do my business is some public bathrooms I’ve been in either.
You know the ones I’m talking about. Dirty, nasty, repulsive – the kind that make you wonder how long you can go before your bladder will just burst because there’s no way you’re going to go there! Let’s face it, sometimes you just can’t – or don’t want to – sit someplace to get relief. Goodness only knows what’s residing on or under that toilet seat! Yuck. And trying to balance with your hiney up in the air and your legs straddling the toilet isn’t fun either. Squatting like some kind of ready-to-pounce ninja warrior just doesn’t work for me any more. Come on – you know what I’m talking about.
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More than once I told the dear hubby how lucky he was that he could “go” so easily since it’s more of an ordeal for us girls. If you’re a woman reading this then you’ve probably wished for the same ease that men have always had in this department – a pee experience in the great outdoors free from squatting, lifting, pulling, tugging, dribbles, and dripping. What a lovely thought! Heck, even an alternative to using a nasty public bathroom would be a welcome relief (pun intended) as well.
However, it’s just not that easy for us.
But apparently now it can be.
Women DO have alternatives to sitting on nasty toilets!
I came across a story about a product that’s available to women travelers that allows them to pee standing up and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?”
And while I knew I wasn’t the only woman who envied men for their ability to pee standing up, I didn’t realize that there were already products on the market to make that wish a reality. Who knew? I guess we girls need to get the word out that we DO have some options after all.
The Pee Pocket is single use funnel and one of several products that allows us girls to “go” while standing up. Wow! I can now have the same freedom to do my business in the great outdoors or to simply avoid those bathrooms that need elbow grease and a good disinfectant.
So if you’re interested in having the same freedom to pee standing up – for whatever reason – you might want to explore your options. It IS possible for a girl find a little “relief” in this world and on outings or day-cations she’s on.