When we were offered press passes to yet another outdoor festival, we seriously weighed the pros and cons. Of course, one thing you can always count on is that going to the bathroom will be a terrible, nightmarish experience. Especially for girls. It's sad that something as natural and beautiful as the act of urination becomes an inconvenience to females, especially someplace where everyone is drinking a lot and that shit becomes inevitable. Consider the following. When a Porta Potty presents itself, make good use out of it. And by "the wild", I mostly just mean parking lots, alleyways, ditches, bus stops, banks and pretty much every place where guys are frequent to release. The myth that girls can't pee outside is obviously false. There is nothing biologically disabling about female urinary anatomy when it comes to the art of pissing outside — girls and boys just do it differently.
Yes, I’ve tried them all.
From female urinals for festivals to pissoirs on the streets of Paris , here are six of the freshest outdoor urinals designs for peeing in the fresh air. P-tree by Aandeboom. When revellers at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark refused to stop peeing against the trees, Dutch design studio Aandeboom came up with an ingenious solution. P-tree is a bright orange plastic urinal that can be mounted on trees, but protects them from the damaging effects of human urine. Pipes connected to the urinal can be hooked up to the main sewer system or funnelled into a tank. Launched at this year's Roskilde Festival, Lapee is a urinal that's bringing gender equality to the outdoor loo queue.
But privacy is an issue, and so is snow. I don't mind squatting, but then I don't have knee issues. For me, the biggest problem is lack of washing facilities near my favorite bushes. Unfortunately, for women, drip drying is just not a great option, as you eventually start to smell like a substandard nursing home. I refuse to leave bits of toilet paper lying around, even buried. And I really don't want to carry used toilet paper back to a collecting receptacle, where it can develop a fine, nasty aroma before said receptacle is emptied. I am thinking of carrying a jar of water with me as I depart for the thickets, but haven't actually tried it out yet. Should work It's never too late to start!
Sara stands outside on a summer day in the countryside, and feels the urge. She looks: The coast is clear. She squats, pulls her underwear aside, and pees.