Any woman can tell you that one of the things they envy about the male anatomy is the ease with which men are able to relieve their bladders ... just about anywhere they choose. When on camping or long car trips waiting to relieve one's self can be extremely irritating. In addition, women who are bed-ridden are left having to hold their bladders until assistance arrives, or face having an embarrassing accident. However, with a few items from the home medical store and the hardware department, you can construct a female urinal which addresses these problems.
Things You'll Need
solid hot-water-bottle stopper
three feet of 1/2-inch plastic tubing
number-4 sized rubber stopper with 1/2-inch hole
two-cup, oval-shaped measuring cup with handle
1/2-inch drill bit
1-inch drill bit
tube of clear plumbers sealant
Drill a one-inch hole into the bottom of the oval plastic measuring cup.
Drill 1/2-inch holes through each of the rubber stoppers.
Spread a thin layer of clear sealant onto one end of the plastic tubing. Insert into the rubber stopper of the hot-water bottle. Set aside and allow to dry.
Insert the one-inch rubber stopper into the plastic measuring cup so that it is almost flush with the bottom of the measuring cup. Leave about 1/8-inch of a lip inside the cup.
Place a layer of sealant around the lip inside the cup and around where the stopper comes out of the bottom of the cup. The purpose is to make it water-tight. Set aside and allow to dry.
Spread a thin layer of sealant around the other end of the tubing and insert into the stopper/measuring cup. Set aside and allow to dry.
Test the female urinal to ensure there are no leaks. Place the rubber stopper into the hot-water bottle and slowly pour one to two cups of water into the measuring cup (which when in use should cover the female's genital area). The liquid will drain into the hot water bottle, which then can be emptied by removing the stopper. Repair any visible leaks. The female urinal is ready for use.
While this homemade female urinal is completely dishwasher friendly, you may need to replace the sealant occasionally due to wear and tear.