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1.0 out of 5 stars dont recommend it, June 13, 2011
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when i read that it was made of silicone i expected the sturdiness that silicone products tend to host. like the divacup. i expected it to be hard enough to press against my pelvic floor and pee without leakage because i could press hard enough to contain urination pressure... unfortunately, and for some reason, this urination device was made of floppy thin rubber-like stuff. it will not contain pee at a normal release rate. the bulb fills up and nomatter how hard i think i'm pushing the part against my body, it cracks and overflows and i make a mess. this is a fault of sizing. this thing is HUGE. it covers bush to anus and outer labia lips! so not only is it difficult to make a seal, but it gets EVERYTHING wet, like peeing in a diaper and then removing it and cleaning yourself off. functionally this urination device only needs to cover the area around the urethra. maybe, they dont give credit to the women who will be purchasing this device, but i know exactly where my urethra is. and i expected a smaller stronger silicone thing that could contain the pressure of urination instead of flopping around like pizza dough. the exit for this device is blocked mostly so that only a smaller amount of urine can escape at one time. that may be causing some of the pressure problems, i may try to cut the blocked end off so it drains properly.

from the picture i thought this thing was 3 inches long, so i thought this would be a great device to own. i was wrong. i will purchase another version of this device if they make the silicone at least a centimeter thick to withstand pressure so that i may press the cup part against my body without fear of crumpling or overflow. they also need to make it 2 inches wide at the cup part TOPS, so that no mess gets into the other parts.

To pee standing up using your fingers you need to align your urethra to a straight line and clear the way to form no resistance from the urethra. to do this take your dominant hand and make an upside down V, spread your inner labia with the V so the skin is flat around your urethra (use a mirror to locate your urethra if you're not sure). next you need to pull upwards towards your belly button. so you are spreading and pulling, this aligns the skin so the urethra has a straight clear shot. then you push it out strong, then relax and pee normally, still holding the inner labia outwards, and pulling the whole vulva upwards towards your belly button. when you feel like you are almost done peeing, push it out fast and stop a second early so the stream is still strong enough not to dribble. if you do this correctly, the urine will not touch your labia or fingers. the only downside to this is that you have to wash your hands afterwards, but i guess you should be doing that anyways.
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2011 1:58:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 17, 2011 2:04:30 PM PDT
WoodsyGirl says:
In general I found genevieve's review helpful, but there are a few points I would like to address...

The item is made from flexible silicon so it can be folded back into its small plastic storage tube, thus allowing it to be carried inconspicuously in one's purse.

A centimeter is slightly under half an inch. This device, with walls made at that thickness, and given genevieve's 2" maximum allowable width, would be virtually unusable. There would be only a little over 1" opening available to center over the urethra. Despite genevieve's faith in the rest of us to know the construction of our bodies, few women do know precisely where their urethra is (as opposed to the location of the clitoris which is much easier to find). Most of us will need more than a 1" target to avoid mishaps ("...use the Force, Luke!").

The "blocked" end is a selling point that Go Girl touts as a way to help control the stream of urine and prevent splatter. Obviously this did not work for genevieve.

I highly recommend visiting Go Girl's website (http://www.go-girl.com/) for written information and enlightening videos (there is a how-to PDF document available here--lower right-hand corner of page: http://www.go-girl.com/how-to-use-gogirl.asp). The instructions do specifically say that the device should be held NOT by the narrow sides, but from front to back--long ways. Keep contact at the back end to prevent urine from leaking out.

I don't think there is supposed to be "urination pressure," as genevieve describes it. The one salient point I have not seen addressed elsewhere is urine release volume. And I believe this is the crux of genevieve's main grievance.

Each woman's urethra releases urine at a different rate. Some release it quickly while others take their own sweet time. If a woman passes urine fast enough, the flow control device at the end of the Go Girl may limit flow to such an extent that urine backs up the funnel. If this is the case, then Go Girl might not be for you (if you're always done peeing before most of your girlfriends, then you should take this as a clue).

However, if you have already purchased one and are having difficulty with it, I suggest contacting the company through their website (http://www.go-girl.com/contact.asp) or at 877-447-5007 (taken from said website) for advice. Although I have not communicated with them myself, they actively solicit users' input and appear genuinely interested in helping.

I hope this info helps. Good luck and happy peeing!

(And thanks, genevieve, for the quickie lesson in peeing without the assistance of a funnel! I had read other descriptions, but yours cleared up some vagaries they left. Loved the "pizza dough" reference, btw!)

Posted on Sep 25, 2011 5:47:50 PM PDT
I'm now in the market for this sort of product, and I'm seeing a lot of positive reviews for the pStyle. Your instructions on how to urinate standing up is useful, though. I haven't really figured it out for myself.

Posted on Oct 13, 2011 9:27:34 AM PDT
Radiobunny says:
Your review made my day LOL! :P

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2013 4:40:52 PM PDT
You might benefit from this forum: http://bepreparedperiod.com/PeriodTalk/

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