Monday, November 17, 2014

Product Review: GoGirl (Female Urination Device or FUD)

Remember that time I blogged about the Squatty Potty? No? Well, you should go read it then. Today's product review is dealing with the opposite end of things.

Every woman has a problem.

A deep, deep problem.

It's something that was overlooked, or perhaps forgotten during creation 6000 years ago. It's something that still plagues every single woman to this very day.

We can't pee standing up. 

Well, we sorta can, but it just makes a big mess and it hurts our thigh muscles because of the way you have to hold yourself all wonky and chances are you don't have an extra change of clothes to put on after you've tried.

Dirty public restrooms. Or worse, portable bathrooms. Peeing in the woods. All these things and more are daily struggles that each and every woman has to battle against every single moment of her existence. (Every single moment she has to go to the bathroom, anyway.)

It's not fun. It's difficult. And at times, it's made me question why I couldn't have been created a man.

But there is good news! Glorious news! The best news since way back when!

There is now a female urination device called a GoGirl that allows women of all shapes and sizes to pee standing up.

Yes, you read that right. We can now pee standing up. I know, I know. I'm wiping away the tears from my eyes too! It's just such wonderful news!

I got my GoGirl in the mail not too long ago, and I couldn't wait to try it. I chugged water so that I would have a good excuse to try it sooner rather than later, and when I used it for the first time, oh first glorious time! I felt that all was now right in the world of women. We can pee standing up.

The GoGirl is made of flexible medical grade silicone. When you're not usinng it, it rolls up into a tiny little tube, and stores neatly in your purse or backpack or wherever you want to keep it. After using it, you just rise it out with a water bottle (if you're out in public and don't feel like using the bathroom sink), and then stick it in a baggie to wash later when you have access to soap and water. After that, dry it off and roll it up for the next time you want it. It's reusable over and over again, and trust me, you might decide you want to use it even when you have to go to the bathroom at your own house.

Who thought peeing could be so fun?!

Want to learn how to use one? It's easy. You just hold it to yourself with your middle finger and your thumb, making sure it creates a seal against your body. Once done, you pee! Easy as that, and as freeing as that too. Because you just went to the bathroom standing up without making a mess, and that's cool.

If you couldn't tell already, I love the GoGirl. It is a permanent resident of my purse from now on until forever. I firmly believe that every woman should carry one of these - almost as firmly as I believe everyone needs to breathe air to stay alive. So, if you have a hankering to go to the bathroom standing up and liberate yourself from having to sit in horrible rotten places to do the most natural thing on earth, then you need a GoGirl. Need. Not want, not would like, not maybe. You need one. So you should go get one. I promise you'll love it, and I promise that your womanhood will never ever be the same again. You just might never go back to sitting down when you have to pee. And that's a good thing, in my opinion. Because I've decided that peeing standing up is way cooler. WAY cooler.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review: Honor

The first in the Quaker Brides series by Lyn Cote, Honor is a novel about a young Quaker girl who makes big decisions that alter her life. She displays courage, strength, understanding, and bravery through the course of this story, bringing us along on a journey where we feel the emotions Honor is experiencing herself.

I've mentioned before how I'm not a big fan of novels, especially Christian fiction where romance is involved. There are a few reasons for this, not the least of which is the cheesiness of it. Yes, Christians do love, experience, and relish romance, but for some reason, Inspirational Christian books just never seem to tell the story well. Lyn Cote weaves an interesting story with interesting characters, but I have a bit of a hard time getting around certain parts of the romance aspects. There are parts of the story that are just abrupt; just stating facts to state the fact.

Now, that being said, the main character falls in love with a surprising partner, and I must say, I really really did enjoy the way Cote brought them together and unraveled their story. She kept me wanting to come back to read the next part of the story, seeing how things would unfold and seeing how such a match would work out in light of certain situations that any modern person would run from.

All in all, if you like Inspirational Christian fiction, you'll like this book. If this type of book isn't your thing, then you will probably find you don't enjoy it as much.

Have you read this book? Have you read anything else by Lyn Cote? What are your thoughts? As always, I'd LOVE to hear them!!