Sydney.– Women urinating while standing up is now easily achieved, thanks to a funnel-like device, its manufacturer claims.
Brisbane-based company WhizBiz said: "The Whiz" fits snugly against the body to enable women to "take a stand" like their male counterparts and avoid smelly public toilets and long queues.
Invented two years ago in Britain, The Whiz is coated in an anti-bacterial agent so that it does not have to be cleaned and is reusable, WhizBiz spokesman Lachie Campbell told Australia's news agency AAP.
"It is coated with a hi-tech plasma film developed by the British Army which repels fluid, meaning women can pee, flick once to dry and stuff it in their handbag," he said.
Campbell said the device had been tried at music festivals in Australia.
It was also suitable for women while camping, backpacking and holidaying where there was no access to toilets, or if they had bad backs, he said.
"Women can urinate standing up, anywhere that a male could with a more dignified and less exposed way than squatting because you can't find or wait for a toilet," Campbell said.