Posts Tagged ‘stand2pee’
February 11th, 2014 | Stacy Kwan
One of the worst places for a woman to need to pee is at a large concert or music festival. Beer is flowing, the music is pounding, people are everywhere and lines to the bathrooms or portable toilets are a mile long. So what’s a girl supposed to do when her beer has reached the point of no return and needs to exit the body as soon as possible? There are basically three options – wait in line for a soaked, stinky facility, hold it or find a place to squat. All three options pretty much suck.
As much as I hate to admit it, events like this are where those creepy cardboard funnels make sense. No skill or thought involved, just pay the money, shove it under there and let her rip, vagina paper cuts be damned. Never mind that the collective souls using these out of desperation have left a mound of cardboard to be sent off to landfill, killing countless trees.
This is where women need to stop being so damn tragic and start being pro-active, maybe with the help of concert promoters and telling women there is an alternative to having to get into a humiliating position. Many concerts in Western Europe bring in portable urinals for men – walk up, unzip and go. Women have no simple alternative, unless they are Stand2Pee graduates, and many women wind up like the poor girl below, squatting in the piss-soaked mud next to a perfectly functional urinal that she doesn’t know she could use very easily IF she learned Stand2pee.
January 9th, 2014 | Stacy Kwan
Since the Stand2Pee.com website launched and I started writing a blog discussing the trials and tribulations of being female away from the comforts of home, the mail started pouring in. Some has been positive, some negative, some perverted, and some plain weird! Along the way, many have sent pictures that match the descriptive words above. Some of these pictures are of girls sitting on a urinal.
Yes, I said SITTING on a urinal!
For the life of me, I cannot fathom sitting on the lip of a urinal with my bare skin touching any part of the porcelain and the only logic I can lend to this scenario is that desperate times call for desperate measures.
Someone snapped this picture at a concert, and it’s seems to be pretty clear this is not a posed shot of some girls in a college dorm in a controlled environment, but one where the lines to both the women’s room and the stalls in the men’s room were too long and the only option available was to back in to the urinal. All I can say is, poor thing.
For all the Go-Girl fans and women that use a funnel, this is the perfect example of what happens when you forget the FUD – you are SOL! The one-day investment into learning how to pee standing up pays lifetime dividends – dividends this woman in that exact moment likely wishes she had made.
February 5th, 2013 | Stacy Kwan
As someone who has traveled to the parts of the world that have not embraced Western-style toilets, let me tell you first-hand, it is tough to be a girl at times.
As we outline in the Stand2Pee video, the ability to pee standing up comes in handy many times each day when confronted with glorified holes in the ground that women are expected to use without question. In some cases there are no doors or partitions and you have women, often times, many of women popping squats next to each other…lovely image, huh?
A Facebook follower sent me this link below of public toilets in China where they put thigh-high pink partitions around these floor toilets, offering just enough room to straddle and squat. Honestly, I’m not sure how I would personally handle this situation. There is not enough room to stand and aim, so I suppose I would have to conform and deal with my cramped surroundings.
My belief here is that if Chinese women are willing to use this type of facility with limited privacy, they would be willing to use urinals with partitions, provided China begins teaching girls how to pee standing up.
February 4th, 2013 | Stacy Kwan
I get asked all the time, “Why did you start Stand2Pee?”
The simple answer is, it is a needed product in a world where women are often second-class citizens when it comes to plumbing fixtures and convenience. And yes, there are gadgets, but if one wants to proceed through life with training wheels versus actual skill, so be it.
I came across two very powerful quotes over the weekend that just helped build my resolve even more when it comes to WHY.
Google CEO, Larry Page, said “If you’re not doing something crazy, you’re doing the wrong things.” People tell me I am crazy, all the time, so thank you for the validation!
Sir Richard Branson said “All progress comes from entrepreneurs with big ideas.” Since Stand2Pee is the only company talking a stand, so to speak for women and willing to make a substantial investment in the teaching of the skill, this again validates our mission.
January 28th, 2013 | Stacy Kwan
A TV news report from Ten News about portable urinals in downtown Sydney near the bustling night club part of town to help prevent people from peeing in doorways and other public places.
The report, which does not get gender-specific, uses the wording “drinkers who find themselves caught short,” and drunken clubbers,” and seems to focus on women, as they show gals in short skirts and looking a bit tipsy.
Since these are the standard public urinals that can be found all over Amsterdam, it is not clear if the story was targeted toward women, or it was just coincidence that the bulk of the file footage focuses on drunk girls rather than guys assuming the position beside a parked car.
Would the average Sydney club-going woman be willing to learn Stand2Pee to take advantage of these urinals?
January 25th, 2013 | Stacy Kwan
Think for a moment how many events the average woman attends in her lifetime where the ability to pee standing up would be faster, cleaner and easier. Dozens, easily. Hundreds, for sure. Thousands, possibly.
The mall, the movie theater, hiking, camping, bonfires, concerts, clubs, ball games, and probably dozens more.
It seems where women typically have the hardest time are at large-scale music festivals where there are porta-potties and the bushes, and not much else. On occasions, the show organizers wheel in portable urinals, and this solves the problem for men, but as you can see here, the lack of Stand2Pee knowledge promts these gals to pop a squat right next to the available urinals for the simple reason – they don’t know how to pee standing up. It is a problem with a solution, and it does not come in the shape of a funnel!
January 23rd, 2013 | Stacy Kwan
The popularity of the Stand2Pee DVD is spreading globally. While we have people that have downloaded the video from dozens of countries, this is the first time a non-USA website has offered our DVD for sale. If you are in Japan and want to buy the Stand2Pee DVD, please visit Amazon Japan
January 23rd, 2013 | Stacy Kwan
Thanks for some folks who have stuck Stand2Pee stickers in places around the world to spread the word. While we never encourage anyone to do something illegal, it is pretty cool to see where a sticker can wind up.
January 23rd, 2013 | Stacy Kwan
After a transition period, the Stand2Pee video is now available at the MoPix Store
November 30th, 2012 | Stacy Kwan
In the past year I have had lots, and I mean lots of pictures sent to me. Some are of girls that have conquered Stand2Pee, some are perverts who have no life and some are pictures of girls who have had to pee so bad they have resorted to the absurd.
When I say absurd, I mean girls that have had to squat in a compromising place while their male friends easily stand, or back into a urinal rather than stand and use the Stand2Pee method taught on our Instructional DVD. Now to be fair, most women do not know about what our DVD teaches, and many still, prefer to be tragic and get into absurd positions.
This picture is a perfect encapsulation; Amsterdam’s famous street urinals. Girls stare in bewilderment, anger, envy and amazement all at the same time as guys walk up, go, and walk away, when women need to find a coffee shop, doorway or spot between two parked cars. This girl backed up to the urinal and sat on the edge to pee. Poor thing. If she learned the Stand2Pee method she would be standing same as the guy.
This is also another reason why a FUD – Female Urinary Device – or essentially a funnel, is not the solution. Forget your FUD and you are SOL – Squatting On Land!