I recently read a blurb in Golf Digest about a female urination device (FUD) made by Go Girl. It is a product that a woman can use to urinate without having to squat. You use an FUD while standing erect. It is shaped somewhat like a funnel and “directs” the urine away from the feet in a similar fashion as our male counterparts.
Now, in the element of full disclosure I will admit I have NOT tried a FUD so I have no experience to base a decision on whether or not this is a product that would work for me. I will say, I’m a little wary about it and I’m probably not rushing out to buy one. It just seems…………messy.
There probably isn’t a woman out there who plays golf, or any other active sport, who isn’t somewhat envious of men who can use a private little space on the course as a bathroom. We’ve all seen men take a little trip into the woods only to return looking less frantic and very relaxed. I’ll admit, when I need “relief”, I can barely concentrate on anything else: where is the next porta potty or bathroom? How many holes do I have to play before I get to it? It affects my whole game. The same thing happens when I’m hungry – I can hardly keep it together. And yes, I have been known to find that private little space on the course when waiting is just not an option and yes: squat. However, that can be difficult and sometimes even impossible.
But a FUD: I’m just not sure. I was curious enough about the Go Girl that I went to Wikipedia to learn more – and there was much more to learn, for sure! FUD’s were patented back in 1922, are used in France and the Netherlands and there at least seven manufacturers of them. Who knew????!!!!
I’m really curious if anyone has ever used one. I know the Go Girl device includes a little bag that you place it in when you are finished and you can use it over and over. You can even wash it in the dishwasher. Maybe I’m doing myself a huge disservice by NOT trying one immediately. Maybe a FUD is something that once I use it, I’ll wonder how I ever lived without one.