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Yay - a solution to the queue for ladies - urinals

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HDDD · 07/06/2021 16:10

The Peequal: will the new women’s urinal spell the end of queues for the ladies’?
Designed by women for women.
Not for me. Ever.

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BlackeyedSusan · 07/06/2021 16:28

if there are no doors, the whole thing will be slowed down.


midgedude · 07/06/2021 16:31

How does it work? How does it actually make things quicker?

Do you get more units per amount paid or floor area available? That's why urinals help I suspect

All else being equal is having two queues with different service times really going to reduce average service time or just make it harder to provision the right number of each type ?


Hadalifeonce · 07/06/2021 16:32

If you are visible from the waist up, doesn't that mean that someone walking close by will be able to see into the cubicle?


PurgatoryOfPotholes · 07/06/2021 16:34

I'm trying to imagine who would happily use it.

I can see that one in addition to the one functioning portaloo at a festival would help.with the queue.

But I'm not sure it would be that popular with a wider audience.


Grellbunt · 07/06/2021 16:38

As per the other thread about this in chat - it's all about saving lorries/money/the planet, not actually helping women.

Can't honestly see how one could use it.

Very odd marketing on their website, too.


MouseyTheVampireSlayer · 07/06/2021 16:38

Where does the loo roll go?


EyesOpening · 07/06/2021 16:43


Where does the loo roll go?

There is no loo roll provided, I expect you’re not meant to use, neither is there any provision to wash your hands 🤮

MaybeCrazy2 · 07/06/2021 16:46

I suppose men see other men when peeing and it’s no big deal and they are looking at it from that angle?

It’s a bit weird.


Readytogogogo · 07/06/2021 16:49

It's an absolute no thanks from me.


TheSockMonster · 07/06/2021 16:52

I’ve followed the link, googled it and watched the video and I still don’t get it Confused

How do you get your knickers and jeans etc out of the way of the frankly unpredictable pee stream?

Do you have to spread your labia with your fingers since there’s no loo roll to mop it up after? Or are we expecting our underwear to mop that up?

I presume they don’t work with sanpro, jumpsuits, etc?

I was interested to read that having it semi open should make it safer to use. I wonder if that would work in practice?


highame · 07/06/2021 16:53

No loo roll. What will we do, carry round a piece of re-usable lav paper, or learn to shake off the drips 😂😂😂

Anyone got an idea for a name for the reusable lav paper which can be dual purpose. Wipe of and Ward off those unwanted advances at the same time. Can't wait


TheSockMonster · 07/06/2021 16:59

Wait a minute, are they just normal toilets but open air??

Do you stand, sit or squat? I really can’t work it out!


Cabinfever10 · 07/06/2021 16:59

Yes just what women need/want even less privacy in the toilets 😡
I'm sure that the designers thought about the implications of not using loo roll 🤔🤢


Imnobody4 · 07/06/2021 17:00

I'm glad nobody seems impressed, thought it was just me. I saw this a few days ago and was underwhelmed, it seems to be based on the 'hovering principle'. Can't see it catching on.
The idea that you're visible from waist up is bizarre. I really wouldn't want to be making eye contact with passing strangers.


CorvusPurpureus · 07/06/2021 17:04

I was hoping it would at least have a shataff plumbed in, but I don't see one. Tbh even with one, it's preferable to have a sheet of loo roll to dab yourself dry, or you end up with damp pants...

The waist high partition wouldn't bother me in a festival scenario; I might choose it as less smelly than an enclosed portaloo. I'd expect both available, to accommodate women who do want privacy, though.


MouseyTheVampireSlayer · 07/06/2021 17:04

So another 'designed by men' problem solver that oversimplifies the problem with a half solution.

To be honest I would just be more impressed by a little consideration. For example, when I went all day diving the men, including DH regularly asked for the speed boat to be stopped then peed off the back.

The same men then made 'people who pee in wetsuits are awful' comments, despite the fact they did zero stops for me and the other female passenger. All day dive 6am till 6pm. Fortunately I wasn't on my period, but God knows what I'd have done if I was, because, despite what Tampax say, I'm still not convinced menstrual blood doesn't attract sharks.
Same deal when I went on safari, all night bus etc.
All could have been addressed by stopping off on land by a big bush and averting eyes.
Apart from the safari one. That was a bit hairy because I did get desperate as was on period. 5 minutes after my stop the leopard we'd been tracking turned up. I don't think it was a coincidence if you get my drift.
But yeah, just one of the many illustrations of how very uncatered for we are.


Ostara212 · 07/06/2021 17:06


Yes just what women need/want even less privacy in the toilets 😡
I'm sure that the designers thought about the implications of not using loo roll 🤔🤢

Exactly this


I can't even understand how to use them.

Theimpossiblegirl · 07/06/2021 17:10

I have a better solution, particularly as I am a jumpsuit wearer and a wiper, so the urinal isn't going to be for me.
Provide more women's toilets.


NeverDropYourMoonCup · 07/06/2021 17:11

Never heard of disabled festival goers then, have they?


Imnobody4 · 07/06/2021 17:13

It was actually designed by women so I did really want to be supportive.


LizzieSiddal · 07/06/2021 17:14

They were actually designed by two women. Sorry haven’t got a link but I read in the Times it is two female students from Bristol.

I the fact there’s no loo roll and anyone walking past can see you peeing, is awful. It will be a perverts paradise!


TheWeeDonkey · 07/06/2021 17:23


It was actually designed by women so I did really want to be supportive.

I was really surprised to see this is designed by two women. Being generous I'd say as two young physically able festival goers thats the perspective they're designing from.

No need to worry about physical disabilities, toileting issues, little children or pushchairs.

I thought some of the below the line comment were a bit unnecessary but no less than expected.

HDDD · 07/06/2021 17:30

IF they marketed it as one up from a pee in the bushes at a festival maybe I'd be a tad more generous but the blurb on their site doesn't stack up for me. In what way is it safe? It's a voyeur's wet dream! And only accessible for a percentage of the women it's supposed to be for. Those wearing the right clothes, able bodied, not bothered about washing their hands (so presumably not having their period) and others I've not thought of yet. Good luck to them but it seems very niche.

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WhatMattersMost · 07/06/2021 17:30

Just what were they thinking?!


WhatMattersMost · 07/06/2021 17:33

Just as with men's urinal designs, no doubt there'll be piss all over the floor.

Equality sorted.

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