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GoGirl — Love It or Leave It?

I envy guys for being able to pee anywhere — especially when I'm camping or attending an outdoor festival or something. But what stops me is the whole drip-drying issue, not the lack of a special tool, which is why I find the GoGirl feminine urination device ($7) a tad puzzling. This silicone funnel comes in a cute tube and creates a watertight seal so you can "go anywhere" with no mess or fuss. The tagline: "don't take life sitting down." Do you think this is empowering or just plain silly?

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Pampire Pampire 7 years
ummm no! I'm not a wilderness kind of girl anyway. My idea of camping is a nice camper with a bathroom! ;)
tertle tertle 7 years
When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
Allytta Allytta 7 years
i don't know about you guys, but i can't pee in a straight line. it gets all over my thighs and runs down my legs. it all depends on person's anatomy.
sugajen sugajen 7 years
it seems not very hygiene friendly. you'd have to either clean it and store it (gross) or buy a new one every time. I'd rather squat outside.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
Oh I forgot to mention about how it would be more convenient to use this funnel than have to take half of my gear off so I could squat to pee.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 7 years
I wish I had this when I was in Iraq, even in clean portapotties the seats would heat up so badly you couldn't even touch it. I don't want to mention the dirty portapotties. This is a great idea, I would probably throw it away after using it though, unless I knew I would need it again in the near future.
justanerd1975 justanerd1975 7 years
I agree, it's not like our pee shoots all over the place- we can pee in a straight shot. Is this designed by a man?? I can't shake dry like a dude can do--- hah ha funny visual with my brain trying to picture that right now though!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Peeing standing up isn't so hard. I'd rather do that in the nasty pub loo than break out a funnel.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 7 years
Ewww!! I'd rather squat and use a leaf!
butterfly-mama butterfly-mama 7 years
Yes! I love feeling like I have a penis!
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I don't think this makes any sense. No one would use it in plain sight of other people, and no one would empty it in public, either. So if you're in a place where no one can see you and where pee can be spilled, why not just squat?
Acid-Pops Acid-Pops 7 years
It seems like a really convenient product but I feel a little offended by the tag line. I feel like it implies my anatomy (which as a woman means I have to squat) is some how inadequate and something I shouldn't "take sitting down".
Gawjuslayd Gawjuslayd 7 years
I think this is pretty neat. I peed in a shrub outside for the first time about two weeks ago. My boyfriend spotted me in case there was a raccoon or something. If I had this thing it would have been no problem!
ayuninur ayuninur 7 years
no thanks!
sham28 sham28 7 years
I would keep one in my car for absolute emergencies- like if I were trapped in traffic gridlock on a bridge or something and DYING to pee. I'd much rather pee in a weird cup thingy (though I'd prob. throw it away after) than 1) give myself a UTI from holding it too long 2) peeing my pants 3) spraying everywhere trying to pee in a water bottle. Sorry to be graphic, and I know it's kind of awkward, but in case of an emergency, I wouldn't be too weirded out to use it.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
I don't think it's a bad idea at all... It would have come really in handy in so many situations where i thought i was going to burst, and i HATE squatting. It's small and flexible, and i guess i just dont find urine to be the end all of disgusting. I don't want it on me, but i'm not going to wither up and die if i have to rinse it out of something. Another thing is... why would you HAVE to drip dry? I've never in my life drip dried, no matter how I peed. If you have enough room to carry this little tube, you have enough room to carry something to wipe with. We aren't talking poop here, we are talking a little urine. sheesh.
kimsy kimsy 7 years
You know, initially I was kind of put off by the idea, but then I thought of an experience I had where it would have been very, very handy. I recently ran a half-marathon, and for those who do not run races, stomach troubles seem to run rampant the mornings of races. So I stood in the huge line for the port-a-potty pre-race and finally got through the line after 20 minutes, and when I went in to the stall someone had literally pooped on the seat. It was awful. I didn't have time to get back in line pre-race, so I squatted over the seat and had to pray that I didn't fall. It was awful. I may get one of these for future races.
ali321 ali321 7 years
It's not a bad idea. I just don't have many times in life where I would really need it. There have been some in the past though. I'm just not sure that I would remember to have it with me all the time.
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