The History of Women Peeing While Standing Up
Women have been peeing standing up for centuries, even before female urination devices existed. It’s more common in some cultures and in certain situation than others.
It is indeed possible to pee standing up with a little bit of practice. However, it’s significantly easier with the aid of a female urination aid of some kind.
The First Modern-Day Female Urination Device in 1922
The first modern-day pee funnel was patented in 1922, but was invented a few years before that. Edyth Lacy came up with a cheap device that was designed for a single use in public restrooms. It took away the need to sit on the toilet seat, and allowed women to pee without the danger of soiling their clothes.
1956: The Next Pee Funnel Came onto the Market
The next female urination device came onto the market in 1956. The company billed it as an efficient urine conductor that allowed women to pee standing up from a more comfortable position. By the end of the century, there would be another 5-6 pee funnels in production.
Urinelle: The First Mass Produced Pee Funnel
The Urinelle came onto the market in 1996 and was the first pee funnel to be mass produced and marketed. The cool thing about this one is that it’s made from very thin, but stiff paper and can be flushed down the toilet. How much more convenient could you get?
You can still buy this disposable female urination aid today! Check it out for yourself on Amazon:
Female Urination Devices Today
What about these days? Are there lots of different options for female urination devices?
Beginning in around 2005, pee funnels have become more popular. People are using them for various reasons including:
- Camping and other outdoor activities
- Peeing in a tent if raining!
- Road trips
- Remote jobs
- Trans people
- After knee, foot or leg surgery
There are more than 20 options to choose from if you take a look over on Amazon. There are 5-6 disposable pee funnels, and the rest are made from plastic, silicone, thermoplastic elastomer and are designed to be reusable.
Designs among these modern-day pee funnels vary considerably. Some are actual pee funnels that cover a large area are very easy to use.
Others like the Pibella are just a small tube that fits right around your urethra. There’s a bit of a learning curve to using this one.
It’s strongly recommended that you practice in the shower first with whatever brand you choose. See more Tips for Using FUDs.
The Female Urination Aid: Have your Say!
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