They should, of course, just build more of them at places of public entertainment but at least temporary relief may soon be at hand for those emergency moments. A German company says it has designed the world’s first pocket urinal for women — a disposable is a plastic bag fitted with absorbent polymers that turn urine into a gel that is sold under the brand name Ladybag.
It’s the size of a chocolate bar when folded, has a wide opening and can be used squatting, sitting or standing. Its gel can absorb half a liter — enough to process the average amount of urine per sitting — but the bag itself can hold a whole liter in an emergency.
Its designer, Eva Tinter, told Der Spiegel: “It can be used in cars, or to avoid dirty toilets or at open-air festivals when you don’t want to queue. You can just nip round the back of the toilet and use this.”