Check out this 5-star review of GoGirl posted earlier this month on A Woman and her Wand. To view original post including comments, click HERE:
I saw this a few years back and thought it was a joke! No, ladies, it is REAL, and it works! We are big on kayaking, camping and lots of other outdoorsy stuff; and there just isn't a bathroom everywhere we go. I hate the squat and piss on your shoes method, so I held it as long as I could, which led to UTIs and other bs. I am so glad that I will not have to deal with that again! I already keep a mini pack of tissues with me at all times, so that can be used as TP after I'm done peeing.
Yes, although we now can stand while we urinate, we still have to wipe, we can't simply shake it dry like men can. Anyway, let's get onto the review, shall we?
When this arrived, it came in this itty bitty, tiny little tube. It was literally 4 inches long! I said, "What the f*** am I going to do with that!?" And huffed, and puffed, and blew Master down, and then got back to my review.
So, apparently this 4-inch tube was NOT what I was supposed to use to pee through, and I was glad, but then even more confused... it is INSIDE of it!? Yes, it sure was! All folded up, and tucked away inside was the GoGirl, a carrying bag, instructions and a tissue for wiping.
The GoGirl is about 5 and a half inches long at it's longest part, which is almost straight. The other side is about 5 inches long, but kind of curved, this is the side that faces up when you use it.
So, I see that it had "Up" on the top of the Go Girl, and went "COOL! I can do that!" and didn't bother to read any of the paper instructions, then proceeded to piss on the floor when it didn't fit to my body. I was NOT happy! Apparently, you MUST read the instructions, because the way I assumed it was held was the WRONG way to hold it. Who knew! Instructions DO actually help! I just figured I'd grab it like a man grabs his junk and piss, but the GoGirl doesn't work that way! Oh no, they have to be DIFFERENT and UNIQUE!
You have to kind of "cup" it on the top and bottom with your thumb and fingers, then use a finger or two a little further down the "shaft" to stabilize it. This is MUCH easier than it sounds and I was able to avoid pissing on the floor the second go-round. It forms a bit of a suction and keeps all the liquid where it should be. Actually, I found that, when used correctly, you have to break the suction after you have finished, by taking that top lip and peeling it away from your skin a little bit. This will ensure all urine is out of the GoGirl before you completely remove it from your body. The great thing about this is, remember that itty, bitty tiny little tube? It goes BACK IN THERE! All you do is rinse it off, fold it up in tissue or a baggy and put it back in the tube for storage, until you need it again or can fully wash it with soap and water.
The GoGirl is made out of Medical Grade Silicone, so it is easy to take care of. You can either wash it with soap and water, or put it in the dishwasher. Although silicone is not recyclable, it is still a "green" product, because it is reusable.
Now, this product is marketed for women on the go, however, it is GREAT for Transmen as well, because if you are passing, and have to piss while you are out and about, you can still use the "Mens" restroom and have the illusion of peeing standing up. Sure a purple silicone funnel between your legs might tip off the other guys at the urinal, but most men's rooms have at least one stall with a door on it that you can use, and your feet will still be where they should, if another guy happens to see through that part on the bottom. Nobody will suspect a thing!
You know what else it is good for? Training your, recently turned 3-year-old boy how to pee on the "potty!" Yes it sure is! My son had no desire to potty train, but I have been pulling him to the loo with me when I use my GoGirl, and he gets a kick out of it, pulls down his diaper and stretches his teeny peeny over the toilet. No actual peeing yet, but at least he is getting interested!
I am giving this item *****/***** because I love it's portability, ease of use (once you actually READ the instructions!) and simple cleaning. This is going to stay with me at all times when I leave the house from now on.