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The P-Mate enables women to urinate upright

September 19, 2005 The P-Mate is disposable paper device which enables women to urinate easily while standing up. It is in common usage in Europe since launching four years ago and is marketed as a convenient, hygienic, portable, leak proof, discreet, no-brain solution to the bad sanitary and problematic circumstances which continually confront women, particularly at mass gatherings. The P-Mate has become an entrepreneurial success story in Holland where Moon Zijp conceived the P-Mate while traveling in Indonesia, designed it at the Academy of Arts in Amsterdam and commercialised it to national and global acclaim as a clever solution to the long queues and dirty toilet seats with which women are so often confronted with in daily life. That’s Moon at right demonstrating her invention on Dutch National television, one of many performances which caused a lot of gaiety and attention during the P-Mate’s launch period.


The European culture has embraced the P-Mate – after all, it has mature outlook to basic bodily function, based on centuries of experience learning to adopt practical technologies to facilitate large numbers of people in small spaces.

In the five years since it began, P-Mate has expanded its horizons and now markets a range of urination solutions based on the global need upon which the original premise was based.

One of these is an ingenious mobile urinal designed to eliminate queuing at public events. The plastic semi permanent urinal is very efficient in enabling large numbers of people to urinate and is hence a common fixture at public events, parties, festivals, fairs, and entertainment centres.

By offering a combination of its two products, the idea was to eliminate queuing and the results in Europe are very encouraging. In some jurisdictions, the provision of these high-throughput toilets has become mandatory in ensuring a festival is efficiently run and hygienically responsible.

The Kros unit serves 4 men (or P-Mate users) at a time and holds 450 litres before requiring emptying. Practice in Europe equates this to more than five hours of continuous usage by four people. Emptying takes only a few minutes using a standard tank truck or it can be connected to the sewerage system for a permanent solution.

It’s also extremely mobile as it weighs only 85 kg empty, and can easily be hoisted from or onto a truck with the help of the steel eye connected to the top. The Kros sells for US$1500 for a four bay urinal.

SmallWorld is also offering branded P-Mates for distribution at festivals and concerts, “where they can be given away with a sponsors name printed on them.”

The free, sponsored P-Mate has been very successful in Europe for marketers, and given that you don’t buy beer, you only rent it, there’s got to be an opening there for one of the big beer brands!

The official P-Mate site can be found here, and P-Mate is distributed in a number of countries outside mainland Europe, including the UK, Canada and Australia.

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Europe...figures. Why can't people leave certain things alone? Being progressive is not the best thing in the world.

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This has been a real problem for women. Its a good idea, I personally will go out of my way to never have to use a toilet outside of my home. Unfortuanatly for women this is not an option they must go and sit, its gotta suck. I wonder how many here know the condition for the typical womans restroom because they are in there struggling to get the job done and not sit ? Dont I feel dumb for not being the one to create this invention so I could get rich exploiting the labor of some turd world country. We used to have a paper industry in this country but is down to a fraction. So now we leave paper quality forest products to waste and rot on the forest floor. Little pink houses for you and me. Edited by razoredge

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The article talks all about the application, and what the product can do, but it doesn't explain how it works. My roommate says she would never use that thing, not enough privacy.

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DISCREET? It don't look very discreet! God bless the pee shy. :unsure:

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Wow...only in Europe. Even being a guy, I don't think I'd be taking a whiz out in public like that...even with that purple shield behind you. It'd just be awkward...relieving yourself in public.

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Harley is just trying to get inot a pissing contest wiht me about the most random and strange thread ever... He sems to have pulled out all the stops to one-up me. You win buddy, OKAY? You happy now!? Why does everything have to be a contest!? :P Edited by Sixty8panther

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This thread wins the official C&G Golden Showers award!

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Bluuuu and Sixty8.....too funny. Watersports anyone? I saw a show spotlighting a loft style home, all urban cool....they installed a urinal...the best idea ever!...the next house I build or redo, it is getting a urinal...makes so much sense for guys..(and now girls lol).

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How about one of those trough thingies? I am not sure what they're called, but it's a porcelain slab mounted on the wall with a trough at floor level. You flush and the water runs down like a waterfall.

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NOW we need to get it were MEN can GIVE BIRTH and LACTATE and all will be EQUAL between the (((TWO DIFFERENT SEXES!!)))---(((DIFFERENT FOR A REASON!!)))---Convenience and sanatation is fine but (((REALLY!!)))---((((PAAAALEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!)))) :unsure: :huh: :rolleyes: Ide bet this IDEA started in a HOSTILE P.M.S. PUMPING WOMEN STUDIES CLASS what do ya think?? http://www.cheersandgears.com/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/AH-HA_wink.gif :P Edited by Carguy

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This thread wins the official C&G Golden Showers award!

Never got my Golden Shower Award.

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What the fuck Buffalo Bill? Why do girls need to pee standin up? I dont get it.

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In the theme of bodily elimination, has anybody used a squat toilet before?

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Wow, really dont think I'd enjoy that. Do they have a squat bidet?

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Meanwhile in Japan I hear all the male executives of Toyota & Honda have too pee sitting down.

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Wow, really dont think I'd enjoy that. Do they have a squat bidet?

I don't think there's one that has a stream of water that shoots up. You're supposed to use the bucket of water and splash it onto yourself. Maybe a combination squat toilet/bidet can be the next big thing?
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If I were to ever build a house, I would have the bathroom nearest the entertaining area have a squat toilet/bidet just to creep my guests out.

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They have those squat toilets throughout parts of Europe, especially Italy. I was there for two months, and I literally didn't take a number two for that same amount of time. Oh wait. I did once... in France... at Mont St. Michel... but that was more or less for political reasons.

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Do I even have to ask why the floors are brown in both of the above photos?

Satty, on the Golden Shower Award you are requesting... sorry bud, I read your post about 20 minutes too late.

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Satty, you should just save your money and put a shower near the entertainment center. You can pee down that drain instead of building your own toilet in the ground. blu. . the Golden Shower award? Is there something you wanna share with us? :lol:

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In the theme of bodily elimination, has anybody used a squat toilet before?

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This is the traditional type of toilet in China. They're slowly switching to Western toilets. If you've used them since childhood, apparently they're not that bad. For me and my friends when travelling through China though, they were quite awkward. It's unconfortable trying to hold yourself in that position, and you're always worried about the crap ending up in your pants. One of my friends told me she leaned back too far using one and ended up having to scrape it off the floor! :lol:

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Ever watched a woman try to use a urinal? Awkward.


Yes I have and yes it is. Happened at Quincy's McD's with some friends. lol.

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How in the hell do you even use that squat toilet thing ! I cant believe that even exists ! I would be carring a roll of paper with me and looking for the nearest shrubs if I had to use that thing.

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Good bump!

In recent news I was at a Vietnamese place in the valley downing some pho when I got the sudden urge to unload. I squatted over the toilet as the bathroom was none too clean. Results turned out better than expected.

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I once went in a rest area bathroom to discover someone had shat on the toilet paper roll and in an urinal. Great. Was the Florida Turnpike IIRC. Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar

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