How to Use a Female Urinary Device

Last Updated on June 5, 2020 by Christine Kaaloa

freshette 2520pee 2520standing 2520up 2520600Ladies, would you pee standing up? | Female Urinary Devices  (Click here for video)

Ladies, does the idea of using a squat toilet freak you out? …Is finding restrooms a challenge when you’re sightseeing or hiking? …Do you hate accidentally, sitting on an unsanitary public toilet which other women have left their splash on? We all know how it goes.

If the answer is Yes to all of these questions, you likely want to know how to pee standing up for ladies.

Okay, don’t be shocked.

How to use a feminine urinary device for travel

A female urinary device is a game changer in travel and outdoor activities. It is known by a few names– female urinary diversion device, F.U.D.D. or in my simplified way of describing it… a “pee cup”. I’ve already written a post Ladies, Would you Pee Standing Up? a couple of years ago, where I shared my first female urinary device, The Freshette.

Initially used for women doing outdoors activities like camping or hiking, the feminine urinary device is a urinary director. It is a cup with a funnel and it allows you to urinate standing up while direct your pee into the toilet. Yep, it’s a female penis.  You simply position the cup under your vagina and pee as if you would peeing into the cup at a doctor’s office. The funnel let’s the pee flow out to where you direct it.

Sometimes, you don’t even have to unzip your pants!

And yes, if you wanted to draw figure 8’s on the ground, you could (although I haven’t tried).

How to use a feminine urinary device (WATCH VIDEO)

How to clean a female urinary device?

Cleaning it is as easy as washing it out with soap and water immediately after using it.

If you do not have a sink with water available – which is places like Indian trains or on hikes you don’t-  then I wipe it with a baby wipe or Clorox towelette.

Or simply put it back into its plastic ziploc (my Freshette came with it’s own ziploc storage bag!) and wash it when I get to my hotel room.

Leave the squat toilet to the squat pros

While it is ideal to learn how to use a squat toilet if you plan on traveling to India, Asia, Southeast Asia or other parts of the world where squat toilets exist,  many women feel squeamish about the thought of accidentally peeing on themselves. Then there’s the issue of navigating your period.

Some women have bad knees or back problems. Learning how to squat to use the toilet takes thigh strength and can take several tries to get correct.

Read my travel tips: Secrets of How to Use a Squat Toilet


This is all not a problem if you take a pee cup!

No more penis envy or holding your bladder in uncomfortable situations. Just remember to pack your pee cup and you’re set.

asian squat toilet in korean bus station
I am squeezed up against the wall taking this photo, holding my backpack in front of me


Recommended Female urinary devices:

the freshette, female urinary device, pee standing up, travel gear, camping gear for women

The Freshette

q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B000R8YAH4&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=grrrltraveler 20ir?t=grrrltraveler 20&l=li2&o=1&a=B000R8YAH4 PMate q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B003BEDUS6&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=grrrltraveler 20ir?t=grrrltraveler 20&l=li2&o=1&a=B003BEDUS6 GoGirl  q? encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B002AA2LDW&Format= SL160 &ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=grrrltraveler 20ir?t=grrrltraveler 20&l=li2&o=1&a=B002AA2LDWPStyle

Trip planning for India ? Start here.

Planning your first trip to India? Start here. What to Pack for India Backpacking? Check here.  Read about how to Get an Indian SIM , do you need a female urinary device?getting an Indian Tourist Visa for U.S. Citizens

Learn the India trip essentials from India scams, dress etiquette, itineraries, accommodations, food insights, how to take the bus, dealing with sexual harassment and indian trains, and staying at ashrams.

Have you used a female urinary device? What are your tips on how to pee standing up for ladies?


Best Travel Insurance for India

   My Travel Survival Cheat Sheet


download checklist 25 travel tips for solo travelers

Download my 25 Solo Travel Mistakes to AVOID Checklist

And Get my Travel Survival Blog Updates

Related Posts

Minimalist Packing Tips, General Travel Tips, Travel Gear Reviews, World Toilets