the original Woman’s Guide on How to Pee Standing was first created
in 1997, we only had the “finger-assist” method, listed halfway down this
page. A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. We’ve had over
three million visitors to the Guide, and thousands of women from
all walks of life, from doctors to forest firefighters, to policewomen
have sent us encouraging e-mail, sharing their mostly positive thoughts
on this very personal topic.
our first year on the web, we learned that many women wanted the pee standing
option, but did not want to touch their inner labia or get their fingers
wet in the process of urinating. Touching the inner labia, however, is
a requirement for most women if they want the stream to go forward rather
than straight down when using the device-free method.
get the urine stream to go forward without touching the labia in
most cases requires an assistive device of some kind.
were no pee standing assistive devices available that worked well in the
last millennium, so we decided to hire an engineering firm with experience
in feminine hygiene products to help us design and manufacture one of our
own for our Woman’s Guide on How to Pee Standing viewers.
took 18 months, a fair amount of money, a lot of patience and the help
of more than 900 prototype testers from around the world, but we’re pleased
with the result. The new device, dubbed “TravelMate” won a prestigious
Device Excellence Award at New York City’s Javitts Convention Center
established a new web site for the TravelMate where you can find out more
about it and purchase one for yourself. You’ll find it here: www.travelmate.info.
master this skill on the first or second attempt, others take several months
of practice. A survey we took of over 600 respondents indicated the success
rate was about 70%. If you are having problems, be sure to see our Problems
and Solutions page.
or bathtub is a good place to begin. (By the way, contrary to what you
may have been told by family and friends, a healthy person’s urine is STERILE
as it leaves their body. Once outside the body, airborne bacteria can contaminate
it fairly soon, so be sure to rinse the shower or bathtub surfaces with
to master this skill on your first attempt. After you’ve practiced a few
times, you should see some improvement. (aim for the drain)
Wash or wipe your
hands clean with a moist towellette.
Pants should be pulled down in front a few inches. Skirts should be lifted.
Underwear should be pulled down at the waistband or move the fabric at
the crotch to one side.
Wipe your labia
Using either hand,
make a “V” with your first and second finger and spread the inside of your
labia minora. (the INNER lips) Beginners may want to try using the fingers
from both hands for better control.
Lift to the desired
angle, then pee. (If you don’t spread and lift, it could run down your
Wipe your labia
Wash your hands
and you’re done!
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names have been changed to protect the privacy of these people.
Diane writes... I’ve used
urinals many times when working late at my office (at first, because the
men’s room is much closer, and now, because I find a urinal to be more
I do it facing, and it works fine
now that I know the posture (nothing extreme). I don’t make any kind of
mess, and don’t even have to undress as much as to sit down.
I’m starting to think women have
been kept in the dark about this for a reason. Maybe Oliver Stone will
do a movie...
|Emily writes: Fabulous page
I’ve stumbled on! I am 24 years old and single. Since I first started wearing
jeans (my favourite garment!) I have worked on overcoming a woman’s problem,
namely how to pee without having to pull your pants down and squat. I also
developed a method which enables me to pee through the open zip of my jeans
as conveniently as a man. It comes down to a strong start and a rapid shut-off
finish (i.e. no dribbling). My technique is simple. At first I pinch myself
shut until the pressure builds up, then as the stream starts to die, I
push to keep maximum flow, then I can stop it fairly suddenly. From the
age of 16 I have had this down to a fine art, never leaving more than the
odd spot on my clothes
|Debbie writes... One
wonders what circumstances led you to know about this, and also just how
many of us will secretly try this out! (And how few will admit to it afterwards?)
Well I’m in college and you’d be surprised to see how many college girls
use men’s urinals. I personally find it boring to pee in regular stalls.
Its much more exciting and daring to pee standing up at urinals. Any woman
can pee standing up, facing a urinal, looking at the wall or whatever men
look at. Down here in Texas at one of our stadiums, they are installing
urinals for women in addition to the stalls. Usually there are long lines
for the women’s bathroom. My friends Judy and Karen will sometimes stand
at the urinal and see who can get the furthest arc. It works best when
we are all drunk!
|Gabrielle writes... Here’s
a little about women using men’s urinals (my personal experiences). I usually
pee standing up in any location, and can use just about any type of men’s
urinal with ease. I stand with my feet slightly apart, about shoulder width,
and my pants and panties pulled down to my knees. I lean back slightly
at the waist, with some arch in my back. When I start to pee, I push hard
to start a strong stream, and push again at the end to keep the stream
up until I’m done. I find that I have good control over where the stream
goes, and it’s a pretty clean process. Sometimes I dribble a little when
I’m finishing up, but not too often. Most of the time I don’t even need
to wipe when I’m done. If I’m wearing pants with a long enough zipper,
I just unzip, pull my panties aside, and go through the fly. Once while
doing this outside, another woman asked if I had a penis. She asked how
I could urinate standing up without making a mess. My, what our mothers
never taught us!!
|Gabrielle writes more... regarding
drips: I don’t really have any problems with drips, as I said, I can
often get away without even having to wipe when I go standing up. I always
seem to need a wipe when I go sitting down, however. Perhaps the lack of
drips is due to 1)the fact that I give a hard push to get the last of the
flow out as I stop, or 2) the fact that women simply have less length of
plumbing between the bladder and urethra to contain urine, making it easier
to drain completely. Regarding aim: It wasn’t great when I started peeing
while standing on a regular basis (probably 10 years ago), but it has improved
over time. I am now precise enough that I can go through the fly in a pair
of jeans. Aiming and stream control are accomplished mostly with the hips.
When learning, a good technique is to place your hands against your lower
abdomen, on the pubic hair triangle. By pressing with either hand your
stream can be angled. By pulling up or pressing with both hands you can
point the stream upward. Try this in the shower where it doesn’t matter
if you are sloppy the first few times. Eventually you may become good enough
to be able to write your name in the snow. (yes I’ve done this!) Hope this
|Lisa writes: My secret to
peeing without exposing myself is to press the edges of my jeans around
my labia so that it actually protrudes through the fly. Then I’ll spread
the lips slightly. Pinch and pull up on the pants opening in order to direct
the stream out front. Sometimes I get a few drops on my jeans when finishing,
but it sure beats going the traditional way.
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