[UPDATE] **this giveaway is now closed**
If you are not scanning the landscape to locate one and are
most likely to cautiously tip-toe over after you have found one, what would you
say you are doing?
Hint: You are also muffling your olfactory senses simultaneously.
Searching for or struggling to squat at a toilet
The bane of not just finding a toilet but finding a clean one tops the charts when it comes to challenges of travelling as a woman
(especially in India).
I know I have struggled and how. When I was a little kid who
accompanied her parents on road-trips, I would be filled with dread the moment
my bladder decided it needed to be relieved. Because this meant identifying a
‘safe’ place where the deed could be done i.e. where I could go urinate.
With the exception that I now travel mostly independently, little else
seems to have changed over the years.
Of course, petrol pumps along highways have now begun installing
toilets for men and women. But I have sometimes found these locked up, unclean
and without any water supply. Not to mention that a petrol pump isn’t a
guarantee to a toilet. Not yet.
Those at coffee shops, food-courts, bus-stands and railway stations
confront you with a similar dilemma: should you risk infection or should you
The workaround for not having to lookout for a toilet has sometimes
meant reducing the in-take of any liquids. That hardly counts as one because if
you’re on a road-trip, parching yourself out is the recipe for a lousy trip
ahead. Think dehydration and headaches.
From limiting my water in-take prior to departing for a trip to
skipping my customary chai
then sometimes contemplating wearing an adult diaper so that I don’t have to
forgo the essentials, namely water and chai,
I have always found myself back to square one – where my dignity, my health
and digestive cycle are compromised.
So when I was approached by PeeBuddy
for a collaborative post, I
decided to hear them out.
A bio-degradable urination product, PeeBuddy is an answer to the
discomfort of having to use unclean toilets – and not just when you are
travelling. You could be at a mall, a restaurant, a pub or you could be nursing
an injury on your leg that prevents you from bending your knees, Pee Buddy
grants women the choice of standing and urinating without it being messy at
Yes, as a woman you can stand, urinate and dispose the product right after
using it without any embarrassment whatsoever.
Personally, I have found it to be a relief as it is easy to use. That
and of course the fact that the product is bio-degradable is what won me over.
could also take a look at their range of other products such as Multi Use
Wipes, Anti-Mosquito Patches and Under-Arm Sweat Pads on their website.
I am offering 10 of my readers the opportunity to win PeeBuddy
hampers. Each hampers includes: 1 pack of 5 PeeBuddys, InWi (intimate wipes)
and ‘I Love Clean Disposal Bags’ (which contain agents that initiate
degradation upon exposure to light)
To win one of these, all you have to do is share your
hygiene story in under 200 words and write about the discomforts you have faced in using toilets
at public places (or not finding one when you’ve needed it).
Send your responses via email to email@example.com
with the subject line ‘PeeBuddy Hygiene Story’ by 23:59 hours on the 15th
of August, 2016.
Winners will be informed via email by the 22nd
Contest is open to Indian nationals only.
Good luck and do let me know when you win!