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Getting taken short when in the middle of nowhere.

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vampirequeen Mon 22-Jun-20 13:16:44

This is really aimed at the cyclists and walkers who often find themselves miles away from the nearest toilet but it could be useful to anyone because toilets aren't always as clean as we'd like.

Last week we walked to Haworth Waterfall ….beautiful place and well worth a visit if you're in the area. The problem was that it's a mile to the waterfall and a mile back with no toilets anywhere. It's OK for men when they get taken short. All the have to do is find somewhere to have a discreet wee but we can't do that. It's impossible for us to be discreet like the men can. So I looked on the internet for the answer and sure enough there it was. I bought a SheWee (yes it's what it sounds like). You can stand just like a man and it's totally liberating. I really think we women drew the short straw in that department grin. If you walk, cycle or even travel to where there are no or unpleasant toilets then try one. I should add that I'm not advertising SheWee. Other lady aid apparatus are available.

silverlining48 Mon 22-Jun-20 15:10:35

You need a few practice runs ( ha ha) before you use it outdoors. There is a knack I understand.

BlueBelle Mon 22-Jun-20 15:36:05

I must tell you a story I was in a country area desperate for a wee saw a tree and bush up a hillside went round behind it so no one would see me, knicks down, pure relief, looked up mid stream to Realise there was a pathway above me in full view of my toilet 😱

vampirequeen Mon 22-Jun-20 15:50:04

OMG BlueBelle grin

You're right silverlining48. Practise definitely makes perfect but it's not that difficult to get right. The hardest bit is letting go when you're still standing up grin

silverlining48 Mon 22-Jun-20 17:06:12

I heard Poundland were selling these a while ago.

Auntieflo Mon 22-Jun-20 17:50:51

I did read that it is a good idea to practice in the shower

NfkDumpling Mon 22-Jun-20 18:36:10

Oh Bluebelle even if no one was there you must have felt there were!

I practiced with my SheWee in the shower first! The trouble is mine is one of the originals and it’s bright pink! Even in its case I find it rather obvious and feel that everyone knows what I’m carrying.

The only advise I would give is be very careful if you have to pee facing uphill. It’s the only time I’ve come to grief with mine as I failed to realise how steep the slope was and didn’t lean forward enough.

MayBee70 Mon 22-Jun-20 18:38:45

I’ve never got the hang of my shee wee.

mumofmadboys Mon 22-Jun-20 19:22:32

I walk and cycle a lot and am very often having a discreet wee in the countryside. If anyone gets a flash of white bum so be it. We all look much the same!

etheltbags1 Mon 22-Jun-20 19:24:16

My problem is not so much bladder related as bowel related. I have itratable bowel due to cancer op a while ago and i get caught short bowelwise. Is there a gadget for that.
At present i have to take antidhiarrea meds just in case if i go out

maddyone Mon 22-Jun-20 19:28:01

I’m afraid I do the same as BlueBelle and mumofmadboys and if caught short when outside in the countryside I partake in a wild wee. More tricky in town though since all the public loos are now closed.

Blinko Mon 22-Jun-20 19:42:32

I'm a rambler. I do wild wees, but watch out for thistles and nettles. Not something you want around the nether regions.

BlueBelle Mon 22-Jun-20 20:03:06

I love the name ‘wild wees’ I ve never had a name for it I like this one

EllanVannin Mon 22-Jun-20 20:18:24

Perish the thought.
Black trousers and a couple of incontinence pads and keep walking grin

NfkDumpling Mon 22-Jun-20 21:17:32

It's why we bought a campervan Ethelbags!

MayBee70 Mon 22-Jun-20 22:59:43

ethelbags: for years now I’ve had to take Imodium before going on a bus/train journey. Ditto trips to the theatre/cinema. I sometimes think a placebo could work just as well but I daren’t risk it.

Froglady Tue 23-Jun-20 09:51:00

I always remember my Mum asking me if I wanted to 'spend a penny' while we were on a day out in the car. I hopped out of the car looking for the shop to spend a penny!
My problem is the number twos! - as I have a condition that can make it imperative that I find a loo within about 5 minutes or I'm in trouble and I've never seen anything available to help with that.

Froglady Tue 23-Jun-20 09:53:51

When I was in France with my Mum some years ago, we both needed a wee. At that time I had a car with no sliding doors so you could open both doors and have some privacy while having a 'wild wee'. Somehow she manged to wee down the side of the driver's seat! I was so glad it was her turn to drive!

Pippet Tue 23-Jun-20 09:56:59

Yep. You have made my mind up I’m getting one too. Thank you for the info you are a star. I’ve never heard of one but am getting one today. 🌟🌟

Marilla Tue 23-Jun-20 09:57:23

Frog lady! 👍😆😆😆😆

Debs551964 Tue 23-Jun-20 10:00:09

I was just thinking last night about opening a post for something like this.....spooky.
Were of for a weeks holiday in the countryside and I'm worried I'm goi g to get caught short if the loos are closed as I unfortunately have incontinence lol. No hear of a Shewee but sounds a good idea assuming I'm not in the middle of a town! Jokes aside it is concerning for me!! Will definitely keep an eye out for footpaths and slopes though 🤣🤣

aaronanna1947 Tue 23-Jun-20 10:02:14

Try Tena products give you peace of mind.

Growing0ldDisgracefully Tue 23-Jun-20 10:02:30

I've recently bought one of those (there was a similar thread on here recently about all the public loos being shut). So far have practiced at home with mixed success. I got mine because of going on motorcycle rides and being worried about being caught short - it's impossible to ride a motorcycle with your legs crossed! However still not a solution in urban areas. If of any help to you all, my studied research into the shewee has concluded that loose knickers work best, a skirt or dress is fine, jeans do still need easing down a bit out of the way, and so far I haven't dared try it with tight leathers! I fear that I'm still going to have to treat the world to a partial mooning, and a pretty large full moon that will be!

Happysexagenarian Tue 23-Jun-20 10:12:51

Etheltbags1 I have the same problem. I should take out shares in Imodium, it's the only way I get to go anywhere and even then not very often. It seriously restricts my life. We are going out today, the first time for 5 months, and I'll take Imodium before we leave and wear protective underwear and hope for the best. But the anxiety rather spoils any day out.

Barmeyoldbat Tue 23-Jun-20 10:25:07

Bluebelle I feel that it doesn't matter if someone sees you, they don't know you, hopefully, and you will probably never see them again. I am a great hopper for going behind a bush, been doing it so long that I have it down to a fine a art and could win a gold medal in how quick I can wee!. Always wore a skirt when abroad and travelling, then no-one sees your bum.