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Review: A Couple STP (Stand to Pee) Devices

So I mentioned that Babeland has a new Gender Expression category, and I’ve been going through many of the products, trying ’em out. In fact, I’m behind. Mostly because of the event on Saturday and the last month of events, but also because I’ve been so busy USING these things that I haven’t made time to write about ’em!

I still have to tell you about the double panel compression shirt and the pump & cylinder kit. Those will be next.

But for now, Babeland sent me two different stand to pee (STP) devices that I’ve been playing with.

These can be for “gender play,” but they can also just be something useful for many of us. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a public restroom in NYC or out in the woods camping or in some port-a-potty somewhere thinking, why don’t I have one of those STP thingers?

Now, of course, I have to remember to bring them with me AND have them on me when I head to a bathroom, but it’s a step.

Here are the two that Babeland carries. There are a few others, but these seem to be the best of the best that are available—the others are more bulky, awkward, or of questionable materials.

1. The Go Girl

Go Girl comes in pink and camelflage. (Really? Gender a product much?) And it’s called “Go Girl.” Is that necessary? Seems like they are kind of cutting out a potential part of their audience—us genderqueers and masculine of center folks—and aiming for the ladies.

Whatever, I can kind of overlook that, it doesn’t really matter if “Go Girl” is etched into the silicone plastic through which I pee.

Plus: Made out of silicone, so it’s easy to clean. Very flexible and thin, so it rolls up into a tiny little carrying case, which makes it easy to carry around.

Minus: It’s kind of hard to get a good seal, and not so intuitive to use. Definitely takes a lot of practice, though it’s possible.

Go Girl is $12 at Babeland.

2. The P-Style

Mine’s green, but I dig the orange one too. The packaging is a lot less gendered, which I like, and it comes in a bunch of colors, like white, blue, and lavender.

Plus: Easy to use. It might take a few tries (I suggest getting used to it in the shower), but eventually the seal feels secure and that’s what has been the biggest difficulty for me, in getting used to these.

Minus: It doesn’t fold up, so it’s a little bit bulky, and doesn’t really have a carrying case, so you might want to come up with something to carry it in so it doesn’t accidentally get lipstick or pen marks or something on it while it’s tossed into your bag. It’s not very easy to slip subtly into your pocket, which is too bad, but I still much prefer the way it works.

This was the clear winner, for me, of the two.

P-Style is also $12 at Babeland.

I actually have one other that is basically a medicine spoon with a hole in the end that I purchased at some wimmin’s event in the late 90s … I don’t necessarily recommend that style, it’s pretty hard to get the placement right and since the medicine spoon is a pretty small volume in the container, sometimes it can get full really quickly.

I have seen a couple of STP packers, also, and I actually purchased one when I was in the midwest this past spring. I’ll have some notes for you on that in another post, eventually. (Basically: it’s pretty rad.)

Have you used an STP of some sort? What’d you think? Is it something you carry around all the time, or use rarely? Any suggestions for other products I should try out? Which one is your favorite?

The P-Style and Go Girl STP devicees were sent to me from Babeland for review. Pick up other sex toys from Babeland, still my favorite feminist, queer, friendly, educational neighborhood sex shop.

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Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

5 thoughts on “Review: A Couple STP (Stand to Pee) Devices”

  1. Ash says:

    thanks so much for posting on the STP devices! i’m a wilderness guide so i spend alot of time outdoors (in the mountains, on the river, etc)… it can be frustrating to have to set your pack down and/or partially disrobe (depending on the activity) just to pee. plus, it’s super cold in the snow. i’ve been thinking about getting ont of these (and i looked at them on babeland’s site), but i wasn’t sure which would be better or how easy they would be to use. this post has helped answer some of my questions, so thanks!

  2. rhapsodyblue says:

    I’ve seen these both online before and mused over the thought of purchasing one, but haven’t followed through. So far, the main effect is that every time I see those weird, girly-marketed “Go Girl” energy drinks in pink cans when I go grocery shopping, I laugh quietly to myself.

    I’m about to head off to college, though, and our school year starts with a wilderness trip to help everyone bond and make friends, so this might actually be the perfect time to buy an STP for its camping benefits. Thanks for reminding me that they exist!

  3. Zofia says: offers one use funnels.

  4. BBW Talks Toys says:

    I will say this about the GoGirl. I was really into the “mommyblog-verse” when this product debuted and I think it was initially marketed as a product to use if you didn’t want to squat in the woods or if you had to use a porta-john. I don’t think they anticipated genderqueer or transgendered people being interested in their product. *backhands them for not thinking of it*

    Hopefully, as their product increases in popularity in the community, they’ll adapt to the audience who is interested in their product.

  5. FagDagger says:

    I use the P style becuause I too cannot bring myself to purchase a device called a “go girl.” I was able to use it without pissing all over myself by the second time. The hardest part is getting your mind to let you piss while you are standing, IMO.

    I use it for long distance riding on a bike. It’s pretty easy to keep in a small plastic bag and tuck in my jersey pockets. No more pissing on my shoes while squatting and exposing my giant white ass to cars driving by.

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