Ladies, 'The World Is Your Urinal': Testing Out a Female Urination Device

The instant I found out about the newly rebranded female urination device (FUD), Go-Girl, I jumped for joy. The news segment I saw on it (above) made it look great, and the website paints it even better: like a statement of one’s bad-ass independence and sassiness. “Don’t take life sitting down,” the tagline proudly proclaims. “The world is your urinal.” Plus, I have the smallest bladder in the world and always find myself in a desperate peeing situation. So I bought two reuseable Go-Girls (not badly priced at $6.99).

When I posted about this purchase on Facebook (yes, I was that excited), my guy friend from the UK glibly wrote, “She-pee has been at UK festivals for a few years now. It is odd seeing girls in the urinals. Enjoy freaking guys out.” Others also pointed out that the idea of this device was not new, especially for transmen and European women (although this seems to be the first FUD to try to go mainstream in the U.S. Also the first avidly Twittering FUD company, and apparently the first one made out of silicone).

I received the Go-Girls two Fridays ago—it’s purply-pink of course [eye roll]. I’ve used it three times since then. Some points of interest:

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