For many, this is when women will admit to penis envy, as trying to find a way to urinate in an unsanitary or outdoor space can be incredibly inconvenient. Well, luckily, someone thought of a way to fix that problem, with the GoGirl.
The GoGirl is a female urination device that allows most women to do their business while remaining in the standing position. This means it completely eliminates the need for a lady to engage her core muscles in order to perch precariously over a questionably clean commode, or worry about exposure and/or bugs/brushing up against poisonous plants in a more rugged space.
It's an odd concept to embrace at first, but it seems that once most women have tried it, it's difficult to imagine going out without one.
According to the company, GoGirl is made of a flexible, medical grade silicone. This means it is more environmentally friendly and can be cleaned and reused. If it is disposed, it should gradually break down in the environment over time.
The GoGirl itself is pink (although the company says the color is "lavender") and an amusing phallic shape, but I suppose that's to be expected. It's structure is soft, but sturdy, so not only is it able to withstand being tightly rolled into the container that comes with the packaging, but it is firm enough to allow women to more accurate control the flow of their urine through the tube without causing a mess.
Once you're finished using it, simply place it in the plastic bag provided — which you can replace with your own — and roll it back into the plastic tube. Don't worry about any residual droplets that are on the GoGirl, urine is sterile, and you can wash it out later when you're in a more convenient location to do that.
The biggest challenge I found with using this device is trying to figure out how to roll the thing back into the plastic tube. It's flexible, but still has quite a but of sturdy flexibility. This is great for durability and use, but difficult to when trying to force it into a small bit of plastic tubing. Best to practice this part at home a few times, or simply forgo the plastic tube completely and just carry it in your purse in a non-transparent plastic bag.
Hope this review was helpful for all of you women who are seeking a better way to do your business outdoors!