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.