About a year and a half ago, Master and me moved to Colorado from Boston. You know what is cool about Colorado? All the fun trails you can hike on. You know what is not cool about Colorado? Being a woman and having to pee when you’re out on those trails. I don’t think I’ve seen one port-o-potty on any trail we’ve been on. Since soggy ankles just ain’t my thing, I contacted Babeland to see if they had a solution to my problem.
Of course they did. This is Babeland we’re talking about. Meet the Go Girl.
The Go Girl is a STP (stand to pee) device which allows women (or genetic females) to stand up when they pee instead of sitting down. It’s quite a simple (but awesome) design. It comes in a small tube which is about 1.5″ wide, and four inches or so long.
To get at the contents inside, you just pull the cap off of the tube. It’s a bit tricky, but didn’t take me too long. When you pull everything out of the little tube, the silicone STP device will pop right out and spring to life. The Go Girl also comes with a plastic baggie. The plastic baggie is great and has all sorts of instructions on it for how to use the Go Girl. It says you can re-use the baggie, but I would probably just carry around a fresh zip lock bag each time you’re going out.
When it comes to using this STP device, I’ll admit it’s a bit tricky. I somehow managed to get it just right on my first try, but then I managed to totally pee all over myself for the second two times. Be certain to practise with this at home before you go out and try to use it in public. Remember, at home you can shower and change in a jiffy. In fact, a great place to practice with this the first couple of times would be in the shower. This way you are right by the soap if you spill, and you won’t splash everywhere if you miss.
What you’re going to want to do is make sure that the side which says “UP” is facing the right hand side. Using only one finger on the top and bottom of the device (as shown in the picture above) place the go-girl so that your entire vagina is covered. It is very important to place plenty of pressure on the back of the toy. If you don’t, you’re going to wind up peeing everywhere. There is a hole in the bottom of the Go Girl, and it is large enough that I didn’t find that any pee ever got “backed up” into the device, or that I had to hold back my peeing to let it “catch up”.
After you use it, rinse it thoroughly if you’re not near a bathroom (bring some water or something with you when you go for a hike), and then you can store it in the plastic baggie until you get home and can sterilize it properly. If you are out, and can get a handicapped stall which has a sink in it, you could also probably wash this and dry it before putting it in your baggie and putting it away.
To sterilize this, you can use a 10% bleach solution, or boil it for a minimum of three minutes. I like to boil all my silicone toys for ten minutes to be absolutely sure that anything that was on the toy has been completely annihilated. It’s as easy as that!
The Go Girl is great for when you’re on road trips, if you’re transgendered, if you’re out in public and can’t find a clean toilet, if you’ve always wanted to write your name in the snow, for hiking, and much more. This is one nifty and inexpensive little device that every girl should own! 5 Paws.
Thank you so much, Babeland, For allowing me to try out this device in exchange for an honest and fair review.