Giveaway: pStyle ~ Stand Up to Pee! ~ 2 Winners, $12 ARV {7.7; US/Can} CLOSED

This contest is now closed. Please stay tuned for the announcement of the winner!

This is a joint giveaway with Momma Jorje and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only. Please find the section marked “Win it!” for the mandatory main entry and optional bonus entries.

pStyle is offering our readers a giveaway of a pStyle, an innovative device that allows women and trans men to stand up while peeing, a value of $12.

This device is invaluable for anyone who likes to hike, camp, or attend outdoor festivals, or for anywhere else it might be challenging to find a suitable women’s bathroom.

From our reviewer, Momma Jorje:

Warning: You can expect this to be a “TMI” sort of post!

I’ve received 3 pStyles from Krista at the company — one for testing / review and 2 to share with our readers! I was SO excited to receive them! I have been amazed, however, by how many friends of mine have never heard of female urination devices! There are actually several products on the market and even a Wiki page for them!

Such a device is designed to assist women in urinating from a standing position. It is physiologically possible to do so without such an aid, but these devices can make it easier and some can even make it possible to do so without dropping your britches! These things have been around for nearly 100 years (at least)!

pStyle Color Selection pStyle Color Selection

I received the pStyle last Friday, but I was on my way out to fetch groceries with my family. When I got home I forgot until after I’d already “gone!” My family joked with me about urinating in the shower. I let them know that I most certainly intended to do so! However, after having some water and being ready to give it my first go… I felt pretty confident to try without having to stand in my wet tub. I had, of course, already read the How to use the pStyle page.

So I stepped into the bathroom and closed the door. (I tend to just leave it open, I do have a toddler after all.) I lowered my pants far enough and positioned the pStyle. I tilted / aimed it down toward the toilet (after raising the seat, ladies!). I felt I was urinating too close to the edge of the bowl, so I leaned forward on one hand against the wall behind the toilet. I think I had the pStyle tilted down too far. Still, for a first attempt, I saw it as a total success! I’d say there is almost no learning curve with this thing!

I simply rinsed the pStyle and set it aside for the next use. The next time I needed to “go,” I had absolutely NO trouble at all. My aim was perfect! I felt that perhaps there was a sharp bit of plastic poking me a bit. The next time I grabbed it, I was able to easily scratch off the rough bit. The plastic is firm, but not entirely inflexible. There were a few things that were beginning to amuse me, too…

You know when you’re pouring liquid and it will kind of sit on the very edge of the container? Well it seemed that the urine does this as well. I find I shake the device a little… very much like a man would shake his penis when he finishes urinating! Also, I am pregnant and experiencing quite a bit of bloating and gas. You know how you can’t really keep from passing gas while you pee? Well the same goes for standing! It felt very odd, considering that I tend to thrust forward a little as I go (squeezing my butt cheeks together a bit). None of these things were enough to cause any sort of dislike for the device, though. So far, so good!

Now this next bit might seem a bit shocking. Our current home is a one bedroom apartment. Our bedroom is in the living room and my daughter has the bedroom. The vanity is in her room, as is the entrance to the only bathroom. That said, so long as the kitchen is clean (read: sink is empty), my husband has been known to urinate in the sink. <gasp!> You do what you gotta do, ya know? And sometimes it is just better to do this than to disturb my daughter, especially considering he goes to work at four in the morning!

So that said, the next time I used the pStyle was in the middle of the night. I took a step stool into the kitchen and stood tall in front of the sink. Perfect! As I said before, I was lowering my pants (jammies around the house), but had been wanting to try the pStyle without doing that. However, I’ve just out-bloated all my jeans! Then I realized one day, the jammies I was wearing had a button fly! I found it quite easy to position and use the pStyle through the fly!

pStyle demonstrationKrista gives a demonstration

The original “How to” page (now a FAQ page) did warn that if you get too confident and don’t pay attention, you can pee on yourself. Tada! Thankfully, as women we can stop urination fairly easily. I dribbled a bit on my leg, but was able to correct the positioning and finish urinating.

I later attempted to use the pStyle while wearing a skirt. This was only a little trickier. I instinctually only used one hand with the pStyle already, it was just comfortable that way. (I’ve seen photos of women using two hands.) However, I had no choice with a skirt. I had to use one hand to keep the skirt out of the way and the other hand for the pStyle itself. That really isn’t a problem, except I had an itch on my nose while I was peeing and darn it all if I couldn’t scratch it!

There are SO many wonderful possible uses (situations) for the pStyle. No more “hovering” in a gross public restroom or port-a-john! No more having to walk 5 blocks from your camping spot while the men can just go piss on a tree! You could easily pee on the side of the road while traveling.

Ever been wearing your child and dread having to unload them or balance the sling just so to try to go? No more! I specifically put Sasha into a sling to wear her to the bathroom! I couldn’t even see my “equipment” and could barely see the pStyle. Still, bladder emptied without a hitch! I expect my pStyle to come in quite handy once the baby-on-the-way is weighing heavily on my bladder and I’m wearing my toddler!

There are some things about the pStyle that really amazed me. First, this thing is dishwasher and washing machine safe! So however you want to clean it, go for it! As someone that has been curious about “reusable” toilet paper (cloth), I was absolutely amazed that you can use the pStyle without toilet paper at all! A couple kegels, a few extra seconds allowed for dripping, and you can basically wipe with the pStyle! I did feel that I occasionally had residual moisture, but I get the same thing after using toilet paper (I have birthed a few kids).

I have not yet tried the pStyle outside the house. I feel I’ve tested it sufficiently at home, however, to say with confidence – this is a winner of a product! Honestly, just in toilet paper savings (ecologically as well as financially) alone it would be worth using at home!

BUY IT!

So… you gotta have one, right? You can buy one direct from Krista or you can check her site for retailers. Alternatively, you could purchase one using our Amazon affiliate link. The price of the pStyle is very reasonable at $12! Honestly, I wish I could just keep all 3 now! I’d keep one in my purse and one at home, at least.

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WIN IT!

For your own chance to win one of TWO pStyles, enter in the comments below! Contest is open to U.S. and Canada.

MAIN ENTRY:

  • Tell us why you want a pStyle and what color you’d choose.

Leave a valid email address in your comments (the line where it says “email address”) so we can contact you if you win. Email addresses are not made publicly visible.

This is a joint giveaway with Momma Jorje, a natural parenting blog, and Natural Parents Network. You may enter at one site only, and we’ll be recording IP addresses to ensure that there are no duplicate entries. That said, please do visit and enjoy both sites!

BONUS ENTRIES, to increase your chance of winning after completing the mandatory entry above (leave a separate comment for each so we can count them all):

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  • Post this giveaway on your Facebook page or wall and leave the link (1 entry). You can use this status update: Enter to win one of TWO pStyles from @ThepStyle.com and @Natural Parents Network. Contest ends July 7 and is open to Canada & US.
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  • Tweet about this giveaway (up to 5 times total, at least 24 hours apart). You can tweet this text: Want to pee standing up? #Win a @pStylefabulous from @NatParNet! http://bit.ly/iNcTrf #giveaway {7.7; Can/US}
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RULES:

  • Contest open to Canadian and United States mailing addresses only.
  • Contestants may enter at either Momma Jorje or Natural Parents Network but not both. Entries will be combined for the drawing of two single winners.
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  • You don’t have to do any of the bonus entries, but you do have to complete the first mandatory one.
  • We will pick the winners through Random.org after the contest closes and send an email notification. Leave a valid email address as you comment so we can contact you if you win. If we can’t reach a winner or don’t hear back within a couple days, we’ll draw a new name.
  • Any questions, let Lauren know: Lauren {at} NaturalParentsNetwork.com
Contest closes July 7 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
Disclosure: Our reviewer received a free pStyle for review.
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JorjeMomma Jorje is a slightly crunchy momma (and wife!) embracing her crunchiness and striving to be ever crunchier. She is passionate about breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby signing, elimination communication, and general attachment parenting. She blogs at Momma Jorje.

76 Responses to Giveaway: pStyle ~ Stand Up to Pee! ~ 2 Winners, $12 ARV {7.7; US/Can} CLOSED

  1. Amy McCarty

    WOOT I heard about these before. I SO want one. :D Would make life easier! I like the pStyle Clear!

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  3. Amy McCarty

    Like ThepStyle.com on Facebook.

  4. Amy McCarty

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  5. Amy McCarty

    Follow Momma Jorje on Networked Blogs. Please leave your Facebook profile name so we can confirm. amymccarty1985

  6. Amy McCarty

    Enter another of the current giveaways on Natural Parents Network (1 extra entry per giveaway — check back for more). I entered the local felt food contest a while ago :)

  7. corey

    I’d choose the blue.

  8. corey

    email subscriber

  9. corey

    entered spiritual parenting giveaway

  10. Nora

    I’ve been admiring these for the past month or so. They would be so convenient and more hygienic than many public bathrooms. I like the lavender color.

  11. Nora

    I like ThePStyle on Facebook.

  12. Nora

    I like Natural Parents Network already on Facebook.

  13. Anja M.  

    I would love it for my daughter, so I don’t have to hold her on the campsite, when she has to go.

  14. Anja M.  

    I subscribed via Google Reader.

  15. Anja M.  

    I follow “Mama Jorje” at GFC. (Anja M.)

  16. Anja M.  

    I like “thepstyle.com” on Facebook. (Anja M. Anjathisandthat).

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    I like “Natural Parents Network” on Facebook. (Anja M. Anjathisandthat).

  18. Anja M.  

    I follow “Mama Jorje” on Networked Blogs. (Anja M. Anjathisandthat)

  19. Anja M.  

    I follow @pStylefabulous on Twitter. (@anjathisandthat)

  20. Anja M.  

    I follow @NatParNet on Twitter. (@anjathisandthat)