Tuesday, January 29, 2013

January Welcome


Greetings and Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. Can't believe it came and went so fast! Really, this whole last year has flown by! Lots of blessings, hard work, and SO MANY friends like you who support and love GoGirl! This still is a new concept for most women, but I see that changing everyday. Women are recognizing the benefits of GoGirl, whether it's for travel, camping, military or medical purposes, more women are definitely understanding the benefits of GoGirl!

It was January 9th, 2009 when GoGirl launched at the Minneapolis Women's Expo. We squeezed in our GoGirl Mini Cooper and our GoGirl porta-porties. I'll never forget the image of the long line of women standing at the porta-potties, super anxious to try out the GoGirl right then and there. That was a fun day!

Fast-forward 4 years and here we are! I'm so excited to share that that GoGirl is now in more than 35 countries and more than 1800 US local retailers. Who would have thought we would be producing packaging in Arabic for our dealers in Egypt 4 years ago.

Our mission at GoGirl has been to bring this unique convenience to women everywhere. GoGirl is not for all women, but it's a wonderful option for hundreds of thousands of women around the world.

We have more exciting news as we move into 2013. New exciting retailers and more acceptance by women! Thank you ladies. Sarah

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Getting GoGirl back in the tube


Hi Sarah!

I just got my GoGirl and it's so easy to use!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I hit the mark on my first try!! Please tell me the best way to fold and get it back in the tube.

Hugs to my newest BFF!

Barb


Hi Barb,

Thanks for your email and I’m so glad you got it — and love it!

I’ve attached a link from our website where there is a video demonstrating on how to roll and get back into the tube. However, that said, it’s not what I recommend. Personally, I think that’s too much fussing around. (I like simple!) My suggestion is that you keep it in a zip-lock sandwich bag, along with a fresh tissue. That way, it’s easy to get to, easy to put away, and you don’t have the bulky tube. You can fold the GoGirl in half to lay flat in a small pocket. But either way, check out this video..

http://www.go-girl.com/how-to-use-gogirl.asp

Thanks again, and I’d love to be your new BFF! Can never have too many of those!

Sarah

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One Happy Customer


Hello, Sarah,

It's Claudia Mendiola. We spoke yesterday about my order and it not showing up in your system. You left a message on my voicemail asking me to email you with my mailing address and color preference. Thank you for the stellar service! I will certainly be telling my friends about you and your terrific product!

Again - thanks a million for your attention to this. It's so refreshing to find a company that provides such excellent service to their customers!

Have a great weekend!

Best,
Claudia


Hi Claudia,

Wow!! What a nice email and you are so welcome!!

You'll love your GoGirl.....& be sure to practice in the shower the first time. It's very easy to use, but let's face it, this is a new concept for most women. :)

Thanks again and have a great weekend!

Sarah

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A note from Sarah


Hello all!

Well, this continues to get really interesting. :)

Ok, quick update on numbers; we're now selling in more than 800 US retailers and in 35 countries! Some of our amazing and loved retailers include Amazon.com, Target.com, Gander Mountain, Cabelas, and so many more.

So here’s the deal. Four years ago when my husband and I decided to help market this unique product, we knew it would be an adventure. It's not only been an adventure, it has and continues to shape our lives. Examples include my husband driving solo with the kids from Denver to Minneapolis because of a diverted flight from the Outdoor Retail convention in Salt Lake City in August. Hundreds of events over the last 3 years. It's been an honor to be part of this and has become more of a mission than just a founder and spokesperson role for me.

I would not be honest if I did not say that being part of a business launch during a tough economy has not been a challenge. Launching a new category might be classified as foolish and this is really what we're doing at GoGirl, (launching a category, not the part about being foolish!) Our goal is to create awareness and acceptance and build a market for an amazing convenience item. This is about educating women and creating acceptance of something very new and somewhat different, but very common sense for many women. The great news is that GoGirl is alive, healthy and expanding in 2012. We've enjoyed 3 years of consistant growth thanks to an amazing team of people working here at GoGirl. We consider ourselves to be a family and my job is to own our culture and make this a great place to be a part of. I'm also greatful to over 50 of our international dealers who are a part of this vision of creating acceptance of a basic convenience for women.

We've now sold more than 500,000 GoGirls. We have had over 2 million web visitors. We've been on CNN, NBC, The Doctors, The View, and had literally thousands of blog posts about the product.

We have over 9,000 Facebook friends for our US GoGirl Page and there about 10 international Worldwide Partner Facebook pages. (That’s a mouthful)..

This may sound a bit weird, but really, I'm proud of and have great respect for our competitors and wish I had more time to reach out to them. If you owned GoGirl you might consider them competition. I consider them to be allies in normalizing and creating acceptance of a unique brand that can be stigmatized by sexist or worse attitudes. I think of amazing women like Sam who owns and sells SheWee in the UK. She was on the UK version of Shark Tank and I know how hard she has worked to launch her business.

Like our competitors we've worked hard to produce the best product and marketing we can. We see pros and cons in all of our competition, but mostly pros because I think you have to be an idealist to be in this crazy category. GoGirl has worked hard to be the best product and I think we are the largest seller of the product, but have no industry data to support this. We do have about a 10 to 1 lead from a brand mention on the web if this is any kind of indication. Again, however this is not a competition for me, I see it as a collaboration in creating acceptance of a new category for women.

Watch for postings of our GoGirl team meetings and interviews. I'm even hoping some of our industry peers will participate and I'll invite Sam to visit with us to laugh with us about our crazy adventures. We have friends from all over the world I want you to meet.

Cheers to all! :)

Sarah

Friday, April 20, 2012

Soccer Mom talks to Sarah about GoGirl


Hi Sarah,

I just recently purchased a GoGirl at Bass Pro Shop... I have two young girls, ages 9 and 2. My 9-year-old plays soccer and when she has outdoor soccer games I hate taking them to portable potties. My 9-year-old will wait till we get to a cleaner restroom but when my 2-year-old has to go she has to go. I've looked every where for a solution to not have to go in the dirty portable potty"s My husband saw your product so hopefully this works... he has came up with a very cool way of having her go, but I'm going to give this a try -- hope it works!

Thank you, Veronica



Hi Veronica,

Thanks for your email and I’m glad you found GoGirl at Bass Pro Shop. And hats off to your husband for coming up with creative ways for the girls to ‘go’ - but I’m with you.....there’s nothing worse than porta-potties!

So in your situation, GoGirl can help in two ways; If they are going out behind a tree or building, etc, this will allow them to ‘go’ without having to drop the shorts and straddle. They can just turn their back and adjust the front of their clothes. Yup, just like a guy. (I added that because so many say “just like a GUY?” It’s pretty funny). Should there be no other option other than the porta-potty, they won’t have to touch anything, pants won’t drop to a icky floor, and best of all, no more hovering over the ‘hole’

I suggest this to everyone, have them practice a time or two in the shower prior to hitting the soccer field. It’s easy to use, but obviously a new concept for us girls. You may find that you’ll be using it too! One size fits all! :)

Let me know if you have any other questions, or feel free to call me.

Sarah

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Using/cleaning GoGirl multiple times while out in the woods


Hi Sarah,

Okay so I see the usefulness of this product, and need it because I do walk a lot in the woods but how does the item stay clean, or how does the user keep it clean between pees, on the same walk. Are we talking about carrying an extra water bottle to rinse it, wipes to wipe it dry and then be able to put it away for the next use, along the same walk where there is no access to a wah hands basin?

Cheers,
Jeanette


Hi Jeanette,

You ask a good question!

GoGirl is made from a medical grade silicone. It’s flexible, (for easy tuck-a-way) and water and germ resistant. You’ll see that with a good “shake” after use, it’ll bead dry. (Some give a little squirt with a water bottle to rinse). Place in the provided storage bag, tuck it away and at your convenience, wash with soap and water and use again and again. I keep mine in a zip-lock sandwich bag (remember to include a fresh tissue). That way it’s easy to get to, and easy to put away. It certainly has proven to be another solution for us ladies to be able to ‘go’ while maintaining dignity at the same time! :)

I hope that answers your question. Let me know if you have any more.

Cheerio-
Sarah


P.S. Another tip: practice the 1st time or 2 in the shower.....you’ll learn your “technique” quickly! :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Truck driver's questions for Sarah


Hi Sarah,

I'm a truck driver. My wife is going to be joining me on the truck soon. While I can use bottles so I don't have to stop at very often, she won't be able to. So, I am wondering a few things:

-Is the material of your device stretchy at all?

-Would the tube be able to wrap around a hose tightly?

-If so, what size tube could it accommodate so there are no leaks?
- Would it be usable while driving?

-Could a male use it while driving as well, so we don't have bottles laying around and simply have 1 system?

Thanks,
Daniel


Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your email and you ask great questions, so I'll go right down the line;

GoGirls are made from a medical grade silicone. They are more "flexible" than "stretchy: and well designed to form a solid seal against a woman's body.

I'm a little confused what you mean but the tube wrapping around a hose. Are you thinking of attaching a tube like device to the end of the spout? (GoGirl is shaped like a funnel) Let me give you a little 'walk-thru' as to how GoGirl would work for your wife if she's traveling long distances with you in the truck:

GoGirl should be used while standing, or at the very least, kneeling, say in the front seat of a vehicle. If she chooses to do that, than she can just carry a bottle to 'go' in. But my recommendation for her would be to pull over, no restroom necessary, and she'll be able to hop out anywhere, turn her back to go in a very discreet way, just like men can. No more having to dropped everything to the ankles and squat. When she's done, give the GoGirl a little shake and store in a little baggie, and you're back on the road again!

I wouldn't recommend that you use it as it designed to fit the shape of a woman's body. (But you aren't the first man who's asked!)

I will tell you that I have spoken with so many women who are truck drivers and they LOVE their GoGirl! Many have told me they think GoGirl should be sold at all truck stops, right there in a vending machine!

My last tip: I recommend to all first time users, practice at home. The shower is a great place for that very first try. I'm certain she'll master her technique quickly!

Any other questions? Let me know!

Regards,
Sarah Dillon

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Overflow" concerns


Hi Sarah,

Do you have plans to make a GoGirl with a larger opening (or possibly a larger cup)? I love the ability to pee standing up, but I have a bladder issue that requires me to really "push" my urine, and I've had problems with overflow. Luckily, I was at home trying it out when it happened, but it could be a problem if I were out camping.

Becky


Hi Becky,

Thanks for your email and interest in GoGirl. I'm sorry to hear you've had some over-flowage issues. Thank goodness it was in the comfort of your own home. I'd like to make a couple of recommendations because this shouldn't be happening, no matter how full or forceful your bladder is. The opening is actually 4 times the size of a woman's urethra, designed to prevent overflowing. Perhaps you don't have it positioned back far enough. Try positioning it more underneath you than at an angle. You shouldn't need to have your legs spread too far apart; just enough to position it in place. When holding your GoGirl, use your thumb and middle finger stretching from front to back. Simply "cup" GoGirl in position against your body. It's key to have a solid seal on the back end so be sure you add a bit more pressure on that point when holding it in place. Best not to hold GoGirl on the sides because if too much pressure is applied, it can collapse and break open that back seal. You'll find that it's not necessary to use "force" to seal -- it's just getting it in that right position with just the right amount of pressure. And practice makes perfect! That said, customer feedback is always appreciated and taken into consideration.

Thanks again Becky, and happy holidays!

-Sarah

Friday, November 25, 2011

Student inspired by GoGirl Brand


Good Morning Sarah!

I am an undergraduate student at Virginia Commonwealth University. I am majoring in Mass Communications, with my concentration in creative advertising. My professor issued an assignment asking each student to create an ad campaign for a product of our choice.

I chose to create an ad campaign for a product I have been interested in since last semester, the GoGirl! Thank you so much for having your media resources available for growing advertising students like me, it totally helps (p.s. Your logos and branding are amazing).

I have a 2 weeks to complete my campaign, and am totally excited to see what I can create from inspiration of GoGirl.

Thanks,
Alana Robinson


Hi Alana,

Thanks for sharing this! I'm so excited to hear that you chose GoGirl as a model/inspiration for ad campaign project. We'd love to hear how it turns out - Keep me posted!

Sarah

Friday, November 4, 2011

Cleaning GoGirl for reuse when out & about


Hi Sarah,

I've read the "How To Use" article but I still don't understand if GoGirl  can be used more than once on an outing, without washing and sterilizing. Wouldn't you be just carrying around germs and odor, in which case, at the next use, just transferring those germs to yourself?

-Linda



Hi Linda,

Thanks for your email and you ask a good question! GoGirl is made from medical grade silicone and will withstand use after use without the concern of it breaking down (even in extreme weather conditions, hot or cold). Our silicone is water and germ resistant and with a good "shake" after use, you'll see that it practically beads dry (some give a little squirt with a water bottle to rinse). Then, place in the provided storage bag, tuck it away and wash with soap and water when you're able to.

The next time you venture out and think you may need GoGirl more than once, my suggestion is to simply tuck away in a fresh zip-lock sandwich bag with a fresh tissue. It certainly has proven to be another solution for us ladies to be able to "do our thing" while maintaining our dignity! :)

Thanks again!
Sarah

Thursday, October 13, 2011

GoGirl heads to Phoenix for Ultimate Women's Expo


Hello Ladies! I hope everyone is off to a great beginning of fall. From this part of the country (Minnesota!) - colors are in full bloom, well, actually, with all the winds, many of the leaves are in piles along side the streets, but STILL, my most favorite time of year! Not too hot, not too cold!

I'm so excited to share with all of you that GoGirl continues to grow at a steady pace and is proudly on the shelves in over 750 U.S. Retail stores and shipping to 28 countries. Each day we feel like we are getting one step closer to the big guys, major chain stores, (Target, Walgreens, CVS, etc) as well as major health care facilities. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN has taken us in, seeing all the benefits that GoGirl can bring to all their orthopedic patients (this truly is a life savor for those who've had hip/knee surgery!).

I will be bringing GoGirl to the Phoenix Ultimate Women's Expo, Oct 22-23. If any of you are in the area, please do stop by! I hear this is a major women's shopping extravaganza!

Also, thanks to everyone who has contacted me sharing their GoGirl "stories" and those who are just simply excited about the product! I love hearing from all of you - I never get tired of talking about it! Really!

Thanks for all of your support to help get GoGirl up and off the ground. I couldn't have done this alone!

Hope to see you in Phoenix!

Cheers! :)
Sarah

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

GoGirl provides personal freedom for women


Hello Sarah,

I just received my GoGirl in the mail a few days ago and I would like to thank you for your part in making this available to any woman who wants it. I don't usually send this type of email, but I find that the personal freedom that comes with using GoGirl warrants a big thanks - Keep up your good work!

Deborah



Hi Deborah,

I absolutely agree with you that GoGirl provides a new kind of freedom for women. Thanks so much for your positive feedback and encouraging words. They are truly appreciated!

Kind regards,

Sarah

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sarah's advice on storing GoGirl


Dear Sarah,

Great product!!! I wish I would have had one when I went to big parties in college that were in a field in the middle of no where or when I was building my house out in the sticks and had to pee in the woods! The only thing that could be improved is the cap of the container. After using it and then trying to put it back in the container, regardless of how tight I roll it up and try to compact it, the cap doesn't stay on very well. Maybe a screw on cap or one that clicks like those on a prescription medicine bottle?

Kelly



Hi Kelly,

Thanks for your email and compliments on the GoGirl! I know exactly what you mean about how women in college need these. (I'm thinking of vending machines on Campus - wouldn't that be great?!) I'm glad you asked that question. I agree, after using the GoGirl, it can be a tight squeeze getting it back in the tube. Here's my suggestion: Keep your GoGirl in a zip-lock sandwich bag. When you're packing up to go out, just fold in half, toss in a baggie, (don't forget to add a fresh tissue) - a much easier process. So after you use it, just give a good shake and back in the baggie it goes. Super simple!

Thanks again, Kelly!

Sarah

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How do I clean my GoGirl when out on the trail? Sarah's tips


Hi Sarah,

My husband recently purchased the GoGirl for our upcoming 5-day backpacking trip. The product has helped ease my hesitation of urinating on the trail. I have a urinary condition and go to the bathroom often. I know I am supposed to use soap and water to clean my GoGirl. My question is: Do you have any suggestions on the best way to do that while on the trail in the back country?

Thanks!



Hello Rivka!

Thanks for your email and you ask a great question. Having a GoGirl along when backpacking will really help -- you'll be glad you have it!

Here's my suggestion when out on a trail and you have no access to soap or water to clean your GoGirl: First of all, being made from a medical-grade silicone, GoGirl is water and germ resistant. After use, simply give a shake or two and you'll see that it beads dry. (If you have a water bottle, give a squirt if you'd like). I keep my GoGirl in a (sandwich size) zip-lock baggie for easy access, and don't forget to always include a fresh tissue.

If possible, practice a time or two in the comfort of your own home. (In the shower is a great place for that first try). You'll find it's very easy to use, and extremely effective.

Any other questions? Let me know! :)

Happy trails!

Sarah

Monday, June 6, 2011

GoGirl at CMA Fest


Hi Sarah,

I ran across your product at the mall here in Nashville. CMA Fest is next week and we are hosting a private VIP party on Sunday, June 13th to raise funds for the recent tornado victims from the south, including Joplin, MO, Alabama and Tennessee. We LOVE your product and would be grateful if we could include a handful of them in the raffle. We will have celebrity guests including Chris Young, Trent Tomlinson & Jared Neiman. I'd be happy to get your product in a picture with them as well. Should you venture out here during CMA Fest, you are welcome as our guest!

Here is a link to Big Shotz Bar, where the event will be held: www.bigshotznashville.com

To purchase bracelets in advance for the event go to: www.eventbrite.com/event/1730402681/efblike

Thank you,
Hannah

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Hi Hannah,

Thanks for your email. Absolutely - count us in! We'll send a gift basket (valued at $65) as well as 12-15 samples to be sold at $10/per unit (or as a raffle prize/giveaway - whichever works). We'll do anything we can to help support the tornado victims and what a great event to do so. I wish I could be there. If you happen to stumble upon Keith Urban, give him a big smooch from the GoGirl:) Send me your address and we'll get this out right away. Thanks for thinking of us!

Regards,
Sarah

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Hi Sarah,

Wonderful! Thanks so much for your support! A good friend is Nicole's personal assistant, so I will see what I can do on getting something signed for you! ;) We will be sure to give your product the attention it deserves! We each bought one when we saw it. My girlfriends think it's great! I will keep you posted on the event and send you some pictures.

Thank you again!
Hannah


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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Using GoGirl With an Injury - Sarah's Tips


Hello Sarah,

In some of your ads, you say you can use the go girl with slacks on. How?

Also, I recently fell and broke my leg and have been confined to a wheel chair and bed. Doesn't someone make a funnel for use from bed without getting up?

Any advice is appreciated!

Susan



Hi Susan,

Thanks for your email. I'm so sorry to hear about your injury that is keeping you so confined. I can't even imagine. As I sit here now, I'm typing with a full-on cast on my hand/arm (right hand) and yes, I'm right-handed. But what I've got going on doesn't even come close to some of the challenges you must be facing!

Yes, with a little practice, women can use a GoGirl without having to undress and expose. Simply adjust the front of your clothing, not much different than how a man does when standing. You'll need just enough of an opening to "cup a seal" and the GoGirl is designed with an angle where it goes over your feet - not straight down (again, very much like a guy).

The GoGirl does not work well lying down (possibly an aftercare store at a hospital may offer something) however, it's been confirmed to me that using the GoGirl in a wheelchair can be done. If able, slide towards the edge of the seat and this way you can direct right to a pan or bucket. May sound crazy... but it works! Don't get frustrated if you dribble with the first couple of tries. As anything new and foreign to us, it just takes practice.

Susan, the best tip I can provide is to hold the GoGirl from front to back, using your thumb and middle finger. GoGirl is made from a flexible (medical-grade) silicone, so it can easily collapse if too much pressure is applied, thus breaking open the back seal (keeping the back end sealed is key).

I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck and a speedy recovery!

Regards,

Sarah

Friday, May 27, 2011

GoGirl is for women of all ages

Hi Sarah,

I'm going on a trip and would like to know if the GoGirl is age 4-5 appropriate. I think this might be good for those occasions on a plane where not allowed to get up... but have to go now! I was on a flight recently and saw an accident happen with a parent.

Thanks,
Rich



Hi Rich,

Thanks for your email. Yes, this does work great with a young child (one size fits all) and I've had positive feedback from parents confirming that. However, in your particular case, in a seat on a plane, I wouldn't recommend using it. Here's why: GoGirl is designed to use while standing. I've had so many women ask if this is something that can be used in a car while seated, and truthfully, I've tried this myself (not actually in a car) and it's hard to "cup the seal" in that position. That said, there are many women who take their GoGirl on a plane for the mere fact that the restrooms are tiny, (sometimes not so clean) and you've got the sink right there to wash it up. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Have a great trip!

Regards,
Sarah Dillon

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

United States Marine thanks Sarah


Hi Sarah,

Just want you to know that I am leaving for Afghanistan in the next few weeks; the GoGirl is sure to make peeing in the desert more tolerable and dignified as I won't have to drop my pants! Thanks so much from an appreciative female Marine.

Very Respectfully,
Katie


Hi Katie,

I loved your email and thank YOU for what you are doing for our country! I've heard from many female soldiers over the last couple of years and learning that GoGirl has been helpful to these women has been the most rewarding experience for me as we grow our company. I'm so glad we can help, even in a very small way.

Thank you again, and I wish you all the best!!!

Kind regards,
Sarah

Friday, May 20, 2011

GoGirl Mini Cooper on the run!


Hello ladies!

I'm feeling it... summer is in the air! I love hearing from all of you who are excited to whip out the GoGirl this summer; On the boat, golf course, camping and hiking, traveling etc. I also love the fact that it's the GoGirl that makes these adventures more fun, and less stressful. Yeah!

Tomorrow the GoGirl Mini Cooper (and I) will be participating in the "Mini Run" for the first time. For those who aren't familiar with it, the Mini Run is an event where hundreds, yes, literally hundreds of Mini Coopers come together in "Mini-sota" in an effort to raise money for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Our twists and turns on winding roads will begin in New London and end in New Brighton. It's a great way to raise money and for some GoGirl exposure, you can never have too much of that, right? Nice to know that mine will stand out among the rest!

Have great weekend and as we like to say we....DON'T TAKE LIFE SITTING DOWN!!! :)

Cheers!

Sarah

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Message from Sarah


HAPPY SPRING, EVERYONE!

Ok, so I occasionally get asked this question: "Are you the inventor of GoGirl?" It's a good question and here's the 411...

I am the GoGirl Founder and Spokesperson who created the GoGirl brand and launched our US and international marketing. My vision was, still is, to bring this unique convenience to women everywhere because it makes life better for so many once they start to think about it in context of their lifestyle. A medical doctor (long time friend) from Minnetonka, MN invented this product about 20 years ago, mainly with the intent to help with his elderly mother who had difficulties getting around. The first product, "Stand-Up," really went nowhere until early 2008 when we re-launched the product as GoGirl. I helped shape some minor, but critical changes to the product then worked with my team to re-brand and launch the product. Our marketing and positioning goal was to allow women to see this as a very normal feminine convenience item and to overcome natural skepticism that a product of this nature can create. Thanks to our marketing team, (Risdall Advertising) GoGirl has received amazing media attention and been very effective at introducing and "normalizing" a new convenience for many women.

As always, in GoGirl spirit,

Sarah

Friday, March 25, 2011

GOGirl and scoliosis


Dear Sarah,

I found your go-girl FUD website while I was browsing ways to help my best friend who suffer from Scoliosis disease. As you may know, scoliosis is a disease that cause spinal curvature. Cindy, my best friend, has been recently diagnosed scoliosis. She has to wear a corset that covers her body 24 hours a day. She's a very active woman, and you can imagine wearing corset like that makes her life very frustrating. She has difficulties even to help herself to pee. I'm wondering if a go-girl FUD can help her to ease her life.

I would be grateful if you could reply my inquiry. Thanks!



Hello Eric,

Thanks for your email and I'm so glad that you wrote to me. I, too, have Scoliosis, and wore the "Milwaukee" back brace for years, (ages 13-17), and I very much know how tough life is wearing the brace 24/7. I remember having difficulties sitting down on the toilet. Without fail, my butt would get pinched by the base of the brace. This was back in the 70's so I don't know if there is much of a difference with the structure, but mine went from underneath my chin to inches past my hips. So I wasn't able to see what I was doing, and to me, there's no question that GoGirl would have helped me tremendously.

Thanks again and I wish you and your friend the very best! :)

Sarah

using and re-using GoGirl in the outdoors


Hi Sarah,

I'm very intrigued by your product. GoGirl makes a lot of sense for someone like me who spends a lot of time outdoors, BUT it says you're supposed to wash with soap and water and roll up into the baggie to put back in the tube. What's the use of the case for me when I'm on a multi-pitch rock climb and have to use the Go Girl more than once under conditions that in no way allow for washing or drying between uses?

Any insight to offer, because I'm not seeing much information to support my need. Thanks so much!

-Teresa

Hi Teresa,

Thanks for your email and glad to hear that GoGirl caught your attention! :)

You asked a good question. I'm picturing someone on a rock climb, keeping the balance and attempting to roll it back up in the tube. Yeah, you wouldn't want to do that and here's my suggestion:

First of all, before leaving on your adventure, ditch the tube and put in a zip-lock sandwich bag, (along with a fresh tissue). So when you're ready to use it, easy access. After use, give the GoGirl a good shake and it'll bead right off and become practically dry. (If you have a water bottle, give a squirt it you'd like). Then toss back into the zip-lock, fold in half, tuck away and it's ready to go for your next use.

Have you tried the GoGirl yet? I always suggest to first time users, please practice at home before taking the show on the road, or rocks, in your case. A good place that first time is in the shower....safe territory for trying something that's quite foreign to us ladies.

Safe travels and stay dry! :)

Friday, March 4, 2011

GoGirl idea: Vending machines!



Hi Sarah,

This product seems interesting. An idea I had would be to create vending machines for bathrooms so that women can discreetly purchases these while at concerts or sporting events.

Thank you,
Ericka



Hi Ericka,

Thanks for your email and I completely agree with you! I think there should be a vending machine in every gas station and truck stop in the country... right there next to the tampon machine. I have to believe some day we'll be there. Some of those bathrooms are hard to even walk up to, let alone.... Yes, that would be nice for women, wouldn't it?

Thanks for your support,
Sarah

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Holidays from Sarah


Happy Holidays Everyone!

Ok, first of all I want to thank you all for your support, your enthusiasm, your emails, your calls, your "stories" (there's been some real good ones!) that you've shared with me this past year. It's hard to believe that we are already wrapping up 2010. Time goes too fast! It's been another fantastic year for GoGirl. Our retailer list is growing at a rapid pace and we continue to saturate all parts of the world. Women are really EXCITED about this - it's been so amazing!

So this is cool... There is a new Disney movie coming out titled, "TRON". Why am I mentioning this? Well, early last year one of the crew members had called me and purchased a boat load of Go Girls. She had explained that the women in the movie were wearing, how she described, "one-piece spider man type costumes" and a solution was needed as to how they were going to, well....pee. Go Girlcame into the picture, no pun intended, and made life a lot easier for the actors. Another market for us! :)

I want to personally wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday and a New Year of endless possibilities!!!

Cheers!!
Sarah

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Note From Sarah


Hello there Ladies!

Well, let me tell you, being from the Midwest, this time of year is my all time favorite. I've been spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors absorbing the colors, while mentally preparing myself for weather that lies ahead.

We wrapped up another fantastic summer of sharing our product with women from all over. I'm thrilled to tell you that we are now shipping GoGirl to 25 countries (I know... wow!!) and are in over 250 US retailers! OK, so I knew there was a market for GoGirl -- I just didn't realize how broad that market is! Happy to say that we are also now in medical clinics and hospitals (a popular product for women who've had hip or knee surguries).

Hopefully many of you stopped by our booth at the State Fair (inside the HOT grandstand) ...and was a GRAND success! It was a long 12 days but thanks to my top notch GoGirls (to name a few, Cydney, Betty, Cheryl, Sandy, Comedy Girl Kristin and Julie) we pulled it off in a big way. For those of you who weren't able to stop by, be sure to visit the"Retail Locations" page on our website (top left corner) and hopefully there is a store near you. The holidays will soon be ever present and GoGirl is a great stocking stuffer! Once the ladies get past that "giggle factor," they'll thank you.

I always welcome your emails and phone calls... and your GoGirl stories!

Happy trails...
-Sarah

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