Sunday, February 12, 2012

5-Star Review of GoGirl


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.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sleeping Comfortably with GoGirl


Check out this great review of GoGirl posted by Robyn, blogger for www.dijukno.com. Thanks Robyn!

Sleeping Comfortably At Camp
September 30, 2011

Dijukno you should pee if you feel the urge when you are sleeping in cold weather? Holding it in requires your body to waste energy trying to heat up the water in your bladder. Getting out of your warm sleeping bag to put on boots and venturing half clothed into the snow to pee is annoying. To avoid exposing yourself to the elements use a pee bottle. If you sleep in a bivy sack a pee bottle may be a mandatory accessory. Avoid these problems by using a pee bottle such as an old,wide mouth, BPA Nalgene bottle with a secure cap. Get a yellow one, or mark it with a Sharpie with visual and tactile cues to label the bottle and cap. Use duct tape or wrap to help you distinguish it in the dark. Needless to say,when using a pee bottle inside your tent or sleeping bag, accuracy and a consistent approach are key. Keep the bottle where it won't freeze before you get a chance to empty it in the morning. Did I mention it should have a secure cap?

For the ladies, you might try a GoGirl interface to a pee bottle. A GoGirl is a female urination device that allows females to pee while standing up (or kneeing). It's discreet, it's hygienic and it is reusable: just store it in the plastic bag, and clean it later with soap and water.

According to instructions, just adjust your clothing and hold the GoGirl gently against your body to form a seal. Aim and urinate. A moment or two of pre-heating inside your jacket or sleeping could be advisable. After your trip clean the bottle with bleach,rinse well and let it air dry, preferably in sunlight.

For other outdoor product reviews and tips/info on hiking, camping, fitness, mountaineering, survival and more visit www.dijukno.com

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fabulous blogger review


Tara, a blogger from Austin, Texas posted a fabulous review of GoGirl earlier this week. Check it out!

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011

One day after visiting the 1000th disgusting bathroom of my lifetime, I thought "this should be easier." I had an idea for something grande. An idea that would save all the poor women of America from having to get up close and personal with the icky toilet seats. To put it as delicately as possible, my normal bathroom procedure when I'm out is by no means quick and involves a lot of toilet paper. Poor trees. I feel like in the past I've needed to line the toilet seats with several layers of toilet paper to feel safe enough to even hover. I'm not an extreme germaphobe but I do easily get grossed out by bathrooms. Especially when they're anything less than the spitting image of sparkling.

So imagine my delight (and disappointment that I hadn't thought of it first!) when I was searching for a way for women to pee more effectively on Google one day and came across GoGirl's Female Urination Device. I pondered over it for months and then the opportunity arose to do a review on it. Yay! To put it mildly, I'm thrilled to death that I'm getting to try it out for you all. At first glance you may find it somewhat intimidating. I promise you, it's not. It's simple, easy-to-clean and a blast to use! This is a must-have for my purse these days. It's very small, discreet and incredible easy to clean with soap and water.

GoGirl is great to have in every day life but imagine the possibilities as far as outdoor activities. No more getting your bum in the bushes as you "pop-a-squat" in the woods. It's made out of "flexible, medical grade silicone" which can even be boiled! That's a hearty little device right there. You have the choice of using one occasionally for camping trips and such and throwing it away after use or using it consistently and cleaning it. Your choice!

If you decide to give a GoGirl a try, please let me know what you think!
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To read entire post or to explore Tara's Blog, "Born this Weigh" go to: www.bornthisweigh.com

Thursday, October 06, 2011

GoGirl featured on KSTP-5 (ABC)


GoGirl was featured on KSTP's "Minnesota Made" series earlier this week:



MN Made Product Means No Bathroom, No Problem

It may sound strange, but it has found success. A product that allows women to stand up and use the bathroom was created right here in Minnesota.

It was started by an Edina couple who found a niche. Their product, 'GoGirl' allows women who are active such as hunters, fishermen and runners to go to the bathroom standing up.

The couple won't reveal exact sales numbers, but say word of mouth about the product has caused sales to skyrocket. It is now sold in more than 400 stores and in 28 countries.

With the help of a Minnetonka doctor, Sarah Dillion and her husband, Tim started selling Go Girl on their website in 2009.

Dillion says good marketing and financial people are key when launching a new product.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Big News from GoGirl Spain



This just in from GoGirl Spain: A video review of GoGirl posted on YouTube by influential beauty blogger, Esbatt, of Madrid, Spain last month has already received over 28,500 views! Check it out:



For more product reviews, beauty advice and make-up tips by Esbatt, visit her blog, Let it Shine!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Blogger's post about GoGirl gets 81,500 views


We just got word that review of GoGirl by Jennifer and Rahiel of Spoiled Little LA Girls in February of last year has recieved over 81,500 views, 1,350 likes and 40 comments. Nice work ladies!

For more information on Spoiled Little LA Girls go to: www.spoiledlittlelagirls.com



February 17, 2010:

When Rahiel told me about GoGirl ($9.99) I was so confused. I thought to myself. That's crazy, "a device that lets a woman pee standing up!?" Then she gave me one to put in my purse" and when I got home, I said "let me try this little thing!" I popped it open and there it was! The GoGirl.

This super soft, portable penis looking thing, which is actually a germ-resistant medical grade silicone. This is something you want to try at home over the toilet before you actually NEED to use this. After trying this, I fell in love! It wasn't messy. It came with tissue; easy to clean. It also comes with a mini-bag to put in until you get a chance to wash it out.

It was originally developed by an oral surgeon and medical device expert from Minnesota. It was created for general convenience and as an option for women with hip and knee surgeries and other conditions. These types of things have been used in Europe for years, so it's about time we had this luxury in the States. If you're an active woman always on the go, loves outdoor activities, and road trips this device is for you, and I promise you'll love it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

GoGirl - A Hot item in Norway!


GoGirl is recieving rave reviews in Norway! We are featured on the cover of top Norwegian magazine, KK, and have been listed as a "top pick" as well.

Click HERE to read the article in Norwegian and HERE to read it in English


For information on purchasing GoGirl in Norway go to www.jentesport.no

Friday, April 15, 2011

GoGirl featured


GoGirl is today's featured pick on Holly Craigs List! Check it out at
www.hollycraigslist.com

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

GoGirl included in Survival Kit Prize


We were so excited when we learned that blogger, Kelsey Norwood, included GoGirl in her Survival/Self-Reliance Giveaway, a contest she hosted on her blog. VanillaJoy is a great resource for information on parenthood, motherhood, womanhood, cooking, crafting and more. Check it out! www.vanillajoy.com

(Posted on January 31st by Kelsey)
Survival & Self-Reliance Giveaway: 72-Hour Kit Supplies (Eton, Light My Fire, GoGirl, & Coghlan's)

THE PRIZE:

One reader will win:
1. Light My Fire Meal Kit & Spice Box
2. A set of 2 GoGirl FUDs
3. Coghlan's Outdoor Accessories (5 products)
4. Eton Self-Powered Radio/Charger/Flashlight


(Kelsey's Review of GoGirl)
I was a lot THRILLED to run into this product at the Self-Reliance Expo last October. What a brilliant idea - who likes squatting? Man, especially in the middle of the night when it's dark... I'd much rather pee standing up.

GG_FUD

With the GoGirl, women can pee standing up. (How many of you DIDN'T try to when you were little?) No more squatting by the side of the road with your cheeks hanging out for passerbys to see... no more peeing on your socks... no more disgusting bathrooms... no more dreading outdoor bathroom business.

GG.FUD

I received two GoGirls for review - one for my glove compartment and one for my 72-hour kit. It's small enough to fit in a purse and discreet enough to fit in a pocket. Use it in the wild or in every day disgusting public bathrooms. To learn more about exactly how to use it, visit www.go-girl.com. You can even watch a video. Nothing explicit... just some good explanation. Make it the birthday present to give this year... all the women in your life will love you.

Friday, January 21, 2011

GoGirl featured on "Boa Tarde" (SIC TV Portugal)





Monday, November 29, 2010

GoGirl Portugal - New Website!


Check it out!

http://www.go-girl-pt.com/

Monday, November 22, 2010

GoGirl Product Review - YouTube

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fab Finds: Girls on the Go

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Convenient Traveling is in the Bag: Restroom Tips for Women Travelers


NEW YORK, Aug. 16 PRNewswire -- Whether it's the soothing sound of waves on the beach or the noisy exploration of new business opportunities, travel is back this year, as evidenced by six consecutive months of increasing airline revenues(1). And women are leading the way. Women now make 70 percent of all travel decisions and comprise more than half of all business travelers(2). With this leadership role, the inconveniences women deal with while traveling are on the rise as well.

A recent online survey of approximately 1,400 women conducted by the makers of GoGirl, a silicone device that allows women to go to the bathroom standing up, uncovered that finding adequate restrooms was the top travel inconvenience for women, followed by travel delays and navigating unfamiliar territory. "As women take the lead in travel, our needs are beginning to be heard," says Sarah Dillon, avid traveler and president of GoGirl. "We don't have to settle for the travel hassles that we currently face - and the solutions fit into our purses."

The rapid integration of smart phone applications to plan itineraries, receive travel alerts and serve as boarding passes has put convenient decision-making at travelers' fingertips. And it's no different for finding adequate restrooms, with applications such as SitorSquat and Have2P, which locate public bathrooms close to your location. While smart phones can help locate a lavatory, sometimes the most convenient restrooms aren't up to par - and sometimes there's no restroom at all. Posing a solution to these dilemmas are female urination devices, or products that enable women to go to the bathroom standing up where restrooms are unfit or nonexistent. Products of this kind have been widely used in Europe for years, but now the trend has hit the U.S. - with female travelers especially.

"An unexpected convenience, solutions like GoGirl are perfect for any bathroom emergency a woman can face. For travelers, there's no more worrying about what kind of bathroom you'll find or if you find one at all; for campers, there are no more soiled shoes. Even if you just want to avoid germs in places like gas stations and airports, there's a use for these products in almost any situation," says Dillon.

According to Chuck Weisbart, owner of It's in the Bag! travel store in Palm Desert, Calif., GoGirl is a go-to convenience items for women travelers. "Many of our customers do a lot of third-world travel, or go on outdoor adventures while they're traveling," says Chuck. "Women love GoGirl for its convenience and practicality - it weighs nothing and takes up very little space when not in use, and it's one of those products that you'd give an arm and a leg for if you're in a situation where you need it."

So women, be prepared for the unexpected inconveniences during travels - because life's greatest adventure shouldn't be finding a restroom. For more information about GoGirl, visit www.go-girl.com

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

GoGirl story 38: GoGirl at the Hoigaards Tent Sale

GoGirl at the Hoigaard's Tent Sale in St. Loius Park.

Sarah hung out with the outdoor sports junkies at Hoigaards September 10th, 11th and 12th.

Great store, Great crowd! 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

GoGirl featured in The Chicago Tribune


By Maggie Walker, Tribune Newspapers April 13, 2010

Name: GoGirl

What it is: A flexible silicone funnel in either pink or tan that lets women urinate standing up. Anyone who has spent time in an undeveloped country or even in some parts of Europe, such as France and Italy, knows how important this can be not just for convenience but also for hygiene. The GoGirl comes in a plastic carrying case with a few squares of toilet paper.

How it works: Unroll the device, press it tightly to your body.

The good: In many countries, a public restroom may contain nothing more than a hole in the floor or a toilet but no seat. For these times, the GoGirl is a welcome relief. It's also a great device for campers. I have used a similar plastic device for several years and wasn't sure the flexible GoGirl would work as well. But it did. The top edge is turned in to form a barrier. The silicone seems to hang on to some moisture, so if you can't wash it out right away, the wet stuff stays inside. If you're unsure of how to use the device, the bag has instructions.

The bad: GoGirl has to be washed out with soap and water at some point. Also, for transport, the maker suggests rolling it up tight in the plastic bag and putting it into the original tube. That makes for a compact package to toss in your purse, but it will have to be dried out eventually.

Cost: $9.99

Available from: go-girl.com

Copyright 2010, Chicago Tribune

Monday, March 22, 2010

AM Northwest Morning Features GoGirl

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

GoGirl @ the MN State Fair 2009

GoGirl on Twin Cities Live

GoGirl feature on YouTube

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Suggest a Topic for GoGirls Blog



What topics do you think would be helpful for women using GoGirl?  Let me know!

Thanks,

Sarah

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

GoGirl On DIGG

Go Girl hit the home page of Digg on February 18th.  We had over 36,000 visitors.

We're Diggin' it!

Sarah

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Welcome to the GoGirl Blog

It's been an amazing experience bringing GoGirl to women.  GoGirl is such a unique product and we've had a wonderful response from women throughout the world since our launch in January.  Our product is the best on the market -- easy to use, easy to store.

We're consistently finding that the majority of women love the freedom the product brings to them. Watch our Testimonial video from the Minneapolis Women's Expo on January 17, 2009.  This is very typical of the type of response we get from women about GoGirl!

Thanks for visiting and thanks to our growing list of fans.  We love hearing from you.  Please leave me a message here on my blog or email me.

Sarah Dillon
President & Founder
sarah@go-girl.com


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