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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Stand Up: A New Way For Women To Pee On The Go (Or at Outside Lands)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 8:22 AM

When you gotta go, you go girl. - STAND UP
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  • When you gotta go, you go girl.
Outside Lands is this weekend and that means lots of food, drinks, and music — it also means waiting in line for hours at a time to use the bathroom. Even if you do manage to get a stall, you quickly find that they are cesspools of filth that no one in their right mind would want to sit down in unless they have to.

Luckily, one San Francisco entrepreneur has found a solution. It's called the Stand-Up, and its a cone-shaped "peeing accessory" for the ladies.  Founder, Sara "Queen Pee" Grossman created the device, er, umm, "accessory," (she says devices are utilitarian instruments, while accessories are expressions of choice and fun) so that women can keep their distance from toilet seats.

"There’s just no winning when it comes to squat-peeing, which is why I invented the Stand Up," says Grossman, who debuted the device earlier this year. "I believe women can have a hygienic and dignified peeing experience if they so choose."

The Stand Up is disposable, biodegradable and it easily either fits in a purse or a pocket. It's made of a gloss-finished card stock. When folded, the discrete object looks like a pink triangle and stands 4 by 4.5 inches.

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After it's unfolded, this urine cone turns any woman into a lean-mean-peeing machine. It becomes a kite-shape when popped into peeing postion, and stands 4by 6 inches.

Growing up, Grossman says always felt she was an inconvenience to her family the second she needed to find a restroom during car trips. While she was instructed to go to the bathroom right before they left, her brothers had it easy. And thus, the idea for the Stand Up trickled forth. 

As the years continued, Grossman admitted to herself she just was not good at peeing on the go. One disgusting toilet seat after another, her squatting game had never improved. She figured she was not the only one.According to a press release, the purpose of the product is not to emulate men, but rather to give women a choice. So along with your water bottle, and our Outside Lands issue, maybe this will find a spot in your bag — or maybe not. 

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