I USED THE URINAL FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY. I WENT TO TARGET ON MY WAY HOME FROM MY COLLEGE NIGHT CLASS (AT 9 O CLOCK) JUST TO PEE BECAUSE i KNEW NO ONE WOULD BE IN THERE. IT TOOK ME LIKE 5 MINUTES AND I PROBABLY LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT BUT I DID IT
If you’ve ever done any research into STP devices for transmasculine folks, you may have felt the same horror I felt when I saw that a good quality STP would cost me in the region of £300. This wasn’t happening, so I had a think and did what trans people are very good at: I improvised.
I made my STP out of a 2 pint milk carton. It is durable, hygienic, fits in my pocket, and cost nothing to make (well, 50p for the milk) Here’s how I made it:
You will need: Milk carton, scissors, lighter/candle
Instructions: You need a milk carton that looks something like this. Make sure you clean it out thoroughly. Mark with a pen and cut along the red lines shown here.
The handle of the carton will act as a funnel.
Cut a ‘V’ shape at the end of the funnel to make the flow look more natural.
Soften the edges of the STP with a lighter
and you’re done! Here is the finished STP:
Practice with this thing before you take it out, as there is a bit of an art to it, but I have never had any problems with mine! Just rinse it after you use it and you’re off. Happy peeing my dudes!
I keep getting messages and seeing posts from people freaked out about using the men’s bathroom because they don’t have an STP/suck at using one. As someone who can’t use an STP reliably, this is my universal response to it:
You can sit down to pee in the men’s room. It’s okay. No one pays attention or cares. If you’re worried just play on your phone for like a minute so they think you’re taking a shit. There’s tons of reasons why someone might sit down to pee and “there’s a trans person in the bathroom!” is very low on their list of assumptions.
Also, go girls can be found at Walmart for like a few bucks. They’re easy to use and it’s even less suspicious to pee standing up in a stall.