Product review and competition – SheWee

I did a wee outside, standing up just like the boys! I should not be quiet so excited about this fact but it really was fun. My SheWee arrived this week. I was very keen to try it out especially in the light if my discovery about the amount of water we waste flushing urine and how it is actually a great fertilizer. The boys have been doing their bit and ‘watering’ the garden and Rachel has been bravely squatting on the grass but that left Pinky. I was not going to wee on my feet so I have a old glass coffee jar that I use when I go to the toilet and then empty on the compost heap, it feels a bit like giving a urine sample everytime I pee.

I was delighted to discover SheWee in South Africa and they very kindly donated a SheWee Extreme for me to try and one for me to give away as a prize on the blog.

It is very nicely packaged and the extreme is PINK, how cool is that. It comes with an extension pipe and a lovely case so you can keep it with you in a handbag. Rachel claimed the first try and was delighted to stand and pee like her brother. I noticed that it took her a while to get going and thought it was the attention of her brothers and I watching to see how it worked so I sent them all away.

Once rinsed it was my turn, I was surprised how thin the shaped funnel was, I did worry that it would not catch all the wee, But I worried in vane, it is so cleverly designed. You can pee standing up without removing any of your clothes. It would be easy to stand next to a bunch of peeing boys and join in without showing anything. Not that you would want to but you never know, at a festival after a few beers it might be a fun freak out a few boys and join in πŸ˜‰

What did surprise me what how hard I found it to start peeing. As a girl you are just conditioned to wee when you sit down, as much as I needed a wee it was still hard to get my brain to let go and actually wee. I think the fact that I still had my clothes on too subconsciously made it harder to start. But once I got going it was awesome. No peeing on my feet! You do just have to watch the wind direction especially here in the windy Cape.

When I mentioned on twitter that I was getting a SheWee some people asked me if it was disposable. No this one is not. I am trying to cut down on our rubbish so I would not want it to be disposable. I actually can’t see why you would want it to be. You hold the outside plastic which is fluid repelant so any liquid runs off it very quickly and does not leave much residue behind, you can then rinse it ( and remember urine is sterile) and never come in contact with the wee at all. I would so much rather rinse something with my own wee on it that have to hover or sit on a public toilet. If it was dispoable it would be a waste of resources and then you could only use it once. I want to use mine all the time. My SheWee is now going everywhere with me!

When and where to use the Shewee? – From SheWee website

The list of uses below are just a few of our suggestions, but there are many more occasions when Shewee will prove invaluable…

General uses
When faced with a grubby public toilet
In foreign countries with unconventional facilities
When giving a specimen for medical testing
When you are stuck in traffic (a bottle would also be required!)
When on a long walk in the country
Elderly or disabled women who find bending difficult

Occupational uses
Women in the armed forces; camouflaged bottoms will no longer be necessary
Commercial drivers
Police Women

Hobby related uses
Campers
Skiers
Festival goers (we all know the stories about the toilets at festivals!)
Hikers/Ramblers
Boaters
Private aeroplane owners
Runners/joggers
Cyclists
Motorbikers
4×4 enthusiats

I think they need to add fertilizing the garden to the list.
You can order straight from the SheWee webiste, this is something every girl should have. Get one for yourself, your daughter, Mother, friend, Girlfriend.

I have one to give away on the blog, please comment below if you would like to win one, Just tell me about why you would love it or an embarrassing storey about needing to wee and not being near a toilet, you know the kind where you feet get wet.
Please comment anyway and tell me what you think, just say no thanks to the competition if you don’t want to be in the draw to win one. The draw will be randomly selected from those wishing to enter. Entry closes midnight Thursday 23 February ( South African time) I will announce the winner on Friday and then post off your prize. ** Please note only open to people in South Africa unfortunately**

21 thoughts on “Product review and competition – SheWee

  1. I think this is an awesome idea!!! I’m a nanny / aupair to 2 little girls and I have a baby of my own. So SO often we are out and about and someone will need to go at the most inconvenient moment, usually when there are no toilets around, and when there is one, it is nasty and dirty. Last week we were at the shops and the 6yr old needed to wee. The toilets were yuk. First, I had to find somewhere to put the 2yr old so she wasn’t standing in a dodgy looking puddle, balance baby on my hip, then we used up nearly the whole roll of loo paper first scrubbing the toilet seat with the disinfectant spray I keep in my bag, then layering the seat in paper, gingerly lowering said 6-yr old onto the toilet seat and then we waited. After all that, she didn’t need to go anymore, but I insisted, I wasn’t going through all that again in 10 minutes time!!! She commented to me that it would be SO much easier if she could just stand up and wee like a boy and we were brainstorming ways that she could do it without wetting herself.

    I remember on holidays how often my mom and I had to find a bush to hide behind if we had to go, whereas my brothers just used to stand and wee (usually aiming for the car tyres lol!) and it took all of 5 seconds yet we had to find a space that was flat and shieled from passing traffic, make sure nothing was going to bite our bums, squat with our legs as far apart as possible and try not wee on our feet!!! Usually didn’t happen, and the time that we did manage not to get our feet wet we would loose our balance as we stood up and stand in the puddle anyway. I think my mom would love one of these!

  2. At first I was like: “Nooooooooo!”, but now I’m like: “That sounds pretty awesome!”. I probably wouldn’t use one all the time, but it sounds really handy for festivals and camping.

  3. Ha-ha, hi-hi. Makes me think of a happening that I thought I would never share, and now I can share it twice within less than 12 hours. We were in Mozambique and had to wait for a convoy to travel over the Limpopo river (bridge washed away in flood). Had to pee!! Now!!! Glad it was dark. Lady friend just stooped a bit, and did it. I couldn’t believe it. One thing that separate toilets in the previous RSA era and WHITES ONLY πŸ™ achieved . I squatted and – well, my feet got wet. I then wish I could learn that. But how do you ask someone to teach you to pee in the bush. Now with a SheeWee I can join her without being embarrassed.

  4. We are 3 girls with a 4th on the way, it always looks like so much fun when the boys get to pee on the grass whenever they want! Us girls wanna do that too! Plus we go camping a lot and the toilet always seems to be at the top of the highest hill far away in the distance and makes for a really creepy walk in the night!

  5. This sounds great! We’re planning on expanding the family again and if there is one thing I loathe it is giving urine samples. It always stresses me out at the gynae’s office and I inevitably end up weeing all over my hands and the outside of the container. I just *cannot* aim.

    This would be super handy πŸ™‚

  6. Kara has an issue (like every girl/women) about weeing in a toilet that is dirty or smelly. She is getting big so holding her a few inches off the seat is no longer really an option – this would make her life and mine so much easier. And there is always the issues of no toilet in sight and crouching in the grass is so exposed, unpleasant and lets face it undignified.

    Loved reading this – had never really thought it might be difficult to relax when standing, I always thought when girls need to wee you sit and wee, there is no long wait to release.

  7. Ooh, I would love to win one! I have two embarrassing weeing stories to share. The first involved my sister driving alone in Zululand. She desperately needed a wee but being a girl driving alone, didn’t want to stop on the side of the freeway and the next garage was hundreds of kilometres away. So she reached for a towel on her backseat, unbuttoned her jeans, stuffed the towel into her pants, and wee’d into it – all while driving! She really needed a SheWee! On another occasion my husband and I were driving around a remote game reserve, and as we turned a corner we cam across two middle-aged women squatting behind their Land Rover with bums completely exposed for us to see! They both giggled like schoolgirls, hastily pulled up their pants and drove away at great speed. They both really needed SheWees! And I really need one too – so please pick me! I promise to use it to fertilise my organic veggie patch (and my daughter will get a lot of use out of it too!)

    Thanks!

  8. This sounds fantastic! I need one! No embaressing stories, but I have had many awkward times when doing Rock Art fieldwork. Many times I am the only female. When driving the guys would just pull over anywhere and wee and then I would normally get a few comments when I would ask to at least stop somewhere where there was a bush, if a petrol station was not an option. And squatting down in the middle of the Limpopo bush with spiders, snakes and scorpions is not always the most pleasant experience. But as much as I like the idea of a shewee for myself if I won it I would probably give it to my Mom. It has been her life long dream to pee standing up πŸ™‚

  9. Hi

    Funny that you should post this now. On another blog I read she was complaining about not being able to pee standing up so I left a comment about she-wees. A few years ago I was given a few disposable ones to try out so when a group of us went camping we tried them out. My friend managed quite well, amongst all the giggling, but I got a bit of stage fright and couldn’t get it right. At the time I was thinking of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and a she-wee would have been perfect for that. But I got pregnant and had to endure the awful peeing in a tiny cup. Now we are going camping at Afrika Burn in April and a she-wee would really be prefect for that and other camping trips. Being the only girl in the household makes things a bit awkward sometimes.

  10. I want one!!! There is nothing better than a good old “bospiepie” when you’re at a festival or in the bush, and no toilet close-by. My husband took my best friend and I on a gamedrive a few years ago, and he wanted to see an elephant, in Pilanesberg you’re usually guarenteed to see one within the first 15 minutes. Well this day we drove around for 7 HOURS not seeing a single one! And of course many drinks later we had to get out of the car and pee squatting behind the car, hoping no-one could see us, and hoping the lions were far away and not hungry! A Sheewee would’ve been so handy!

  11. I friggin LOVE that!! I have spent years mastering the art of “hovering” in reverse – which is easier – but its still a mission of you’re wearing pants and hovering is never easy…
    I am one of those people who cover the seat in toilet paper first because heaven forbid my bare backside touches the seat. And I will hold my handbag in my teeth rather than let it touch the floor. Public loos give me the heebeejeebees!

  12. What a cool little contraption! I would love to try one too.

    My most akward pee story has to be when we went river rafting on the vaal with some friends. We packed snacks and drinks (and life jackets) and with the sound of all that running water it wasn’t long before alnost everyone on the raft had to “break the seal”.

    Easy enough for the guys…they just asked us to look the other way and went for it over the side of the raft. We were three women on there but the others decided to wait it out. I just couldn’t! We couldn’t exactly stop eithet since it was a race. In the end I had to get each of the ladies to hold one of my hands and hang my bare bottom over the side. Can you say awkward?!

    I imagine you’ve guessed by now that I fell in the water? Never mind my feet getting wet…I was soaked from head to toe!

  13. We go camping and 4×4’ing a lot, and its comes in really handy. I have to share with my daughter, but I just rinse it afterwards with some water.

    I have to say, it is something that any female should have!

  14. Ok, I will not be weeing in my garden BUT, I will most certainly use something like this in those bloody awful loos at the Middleburg Toll Plaza on my way to and from Badplaas, and also definitely at the loos in the shopping malls. Nothing grosses me out more than a public loo. I have been known to hold it in for hours just so that I can go at home instead!
    Please let me win Sal πŸ˜€ *smiles sweetly*

  15. Will need this urgently tomorrow morning when we go “mountain climbing” with children. I know I will need to go and sitting down with pants on ad tekkies – not nice :((, spilling on pants will happen. Will put this on my wish list (and maybe my bd list too ;0)

  16. Dude I pee all the time standing up, don’t you ever pee in the shower lol??? and as a kid I used to stand and pee into the toilet. This contraption would come in very handy sometimes, I messed my jeans once squatting n peeing on the road, usually it goes okay though. Just sucks exposing yourself like that, this would eliminate that problem from what you’ve written. It’d have to have its own plastic baggie though when carrying around in handbag.

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