Emerson White wrote:It is not sterile. Blood is sterile inside your veins (mostly), but anything that opens to the outside world (other than your urinary tract is unlikely to be sterile, that's why TSS happen, Staph. naturally living in the body feeds off the blood in the tampon and populations build to massive levels over the course of 12 hours and the toxins produced go in through the mucus membrane. Incidentally everyone is constantly shedding retroviruses, even in their blood. They are everywhere, its best to avoid sharing bodily fluids with too many people.
Pamela Melcher wrote:OK, I am taking my cue from Paul.
This is some of the best fertilizer in the world we are talking about.
YES! it is.
As to why grass turns yellow and dies from some urines.... too much potassium or something. It is the same as putting a large handful of commercial fertilizer down. It is not the what,but how much.
That being said, I have been peeing outdoors most of my life. When I was young, it was to step between rows of our garden and try not to make too much of a muddy spot that others would get "muddy".
In college, down on the amphitheater, it was being too lazy to walk back to the dorms. Since the guys in my group were, for the most part, gay, privacy was a given.
Then there was in college, while living in a sorority dorm and watching the drunk chicks come home to roost, that I got the finer lessons in peeing standing up. I was sitting with a friend in a car talking...no lights on or anything, when drunk chicks and drunk guy stand in front of my car and take bets on who can pee the farthest. The problem was there was one guy and a bunch of drunk chicks.... the guy thought he could win. Turns out he lost and my future husband and I got a great lesson from some drunk Appalachia chicks on the finer points of a "lady" peeing while standing. Now I have since practiced (in the bathtub firmly pointed toward the wall) and It does work, but I personally find it easier to simply squat. I have found that is was easier and a skinny little chick. As an older, less skinny version...not so much.
Now, I use it to enrich the compost pile and for direct watering. I have brought in a large amount of wood chips to use as a base for next years plantings. I have been watering the wood chips with urine so that in the spring, when I bring in soil, I will have a decent understory. I simply have a large collection jar I fill and carry out.
But that is also my personal urine. Not my husbands who is a diabetic on about 6 different medications. I supplement with vitamins and herbs. On the days I take pain pills, I use the normal facilities. Even the cats urine is getting its own special place. After sorting out the fecal matter, I use wheat hulls or corn cob shreds, it is dumped in an out of the way spot for future mulching of non-edibles after PH adjusting.
Natasha Lovell wrote:So yeah, I'm a group B'er, and comfortable doing so (well, in private at least).
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Was supposed to be Please Men! sorry...lol
Jennifer Vo wrote: I don't think she ever used diapers. They do have a lot of tile here. So, clean ups are easy. I thought wow, great method!
Xisca Nicolas wrote:Pamela, that is a great topic, why don't you make a new threat, so that the title helps for future search?
Olivia, did you see the video I put? This is easier, and I found it so great when it is cold, or when I went to a forest full of mosquitoes!
The real problem to pee standing is not to send it so far at the beginning, that is the finish!
jacque greenleaf wrote:Unfortunately, for women, drip drying is just not a great option, as you eventually start to smell like a substandard nursing home.
paul wheaton wrote:Talking about this awkward stuff is what I wanted to bulldoze through in the hopes that what appears here will help improve things.
So with the sideways factor - on a toilet, some of the issues are mitigated, but outside you could end up wetting your shoes, your leg, etc. Is that about right?
If that is the case, then I wonder if there are women that have experiences this issue and have come up with solutions. Solutions that are not normally shared because there generally isn't an opportunity to share this sort of thing.
Fm Stark wrote: One factor that has not been addressed the "R" word, Women unfortunately are more at risk, hence the need for privacy during the intimate act