Yup – you read the headline correctly – I pee standing up. Sometimes. In certain circumstances. (And just to clarify, I am in fact a cis-gendered female)
See, last summer I was camping in Squamish, BC, and I saw this chick standing just to the side of the campsite, with her back to me. And I noticed a trickle of pee coming out in front of her!! But – she was standing. And she was a SHE (born with lady parts and all). How could this be!? I was convinced this girl must have a secret penis!
She waltzes back over to the picnic tables like it was no big thing, and my jaw is literally on the ground. I manage to pick it back up, avert my eyes, and pretend like I didn’t see anything. She obviously notices my discomfort and laughs, saying “Ohhhh – did you just see that? Check this out!” and proceeds to show me a little plastic scoopy thing. Some call it a Shenis. The official name is the P-Style.
This nifty little device allows the ladies to pee standing up, just like the big boys. You just hold it up to your hoo-hoo (is that an acceptable term to use in a blog post!?), angle it down, and let ‘er rip.
Of course, I had to have one. I followed this chick home where she had a few extra laying around (ew – I know what you’re thinking. They were clean and new – she’s a re-seller of the P-Style)
It has changed my life.
As a climber, I can now pee with my harness on. I can pee in the woods on the side of the trail. I can pee in the street (not that I’d ever do that). Hell, I can pee in a bottle in the van if it’s raining and I don’t want to go outside (I might actually do that).
I pee standing up, anywhere I bloody want. And it’s amazing.
Does is still feel like I am going to pee all inside my pants every time I use the damn thing? Yeppers.
Am I terrified that someone will see me from behind and make all kinds of assumptions about my secret girl-penis? You betcha.
Do I take these risks because the P-Style is just THAT important in my life? Oh hells yes.
How does this have anything to do with The Uncaged Life, you may be asking…?
Sometimes, you’ve gotta risk peeing your pants for ultimate freedom.
In order to make your life better, you’ve gotta do what needs to be done to experiment and think outside the box. Yeah, you may get a few dribbles on your leg at first, but in time your new lifestyle starts to feel more normal, more natural, and it’s almost as if you don’t know what you used to do without your new pee toy.
Go for it. The freedom is closer than you think.