One of my biggest fears with getting a fancy dress is how to pee. Not because the infamous garbage bag method isn't a fabulous idea, but because I'm recovering from a back injury that uh, interrupts my flow, shall we say. Peeing usually means sitting, waiting, shifting again, waiting again, repeat until I at least don't feel like I have to go again.
You can imagine that can get a little weird/awkward/wrinkly/cumbersome in a pretty, expensive dress.
Recently I was in New York and discovered the pStyle. Since I was in New York City and the bathrooms in public places are sketchy at best, I figured it couldn't hurt. I know standard practice is to squat, but because of the injury that's not an option, and I drink so much water it could drown a goldfish.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that it didn't leak. That I could actually pee… all at once… like before I broke my back. And that it was easy to get my clothes out of the way!
This is now my go-to peeing method. I'm unashamed to say this, because there's no way I'm the only person suffering from urinary issues. It took a few tries to get the positioning perfect and discover my lower abs (they help you pee when your spine doesn't feel like it!) but now I can actually pee.
So this is my plan for the wedding:
- Take the front of the dress and throw it over my shoulder.
- Put the train over my arm.
- Pee with my new gadget.
If you have a super froofalicious dress, you could do this method at the same time.
I hope this helps someone out. Maybe it would even be a good addition to a survival bag, especially for an outdoor wedding where the bathroom options are less-than-ideal.