How do you pee?

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How do you pee?

Wideband Caths
5
10%
Freedom Caths
4
8%
She-P
2
4%
Foley (you're crazy)
0
No votes
It Depends
4
8%
Wetsuit
4
8%
Hold It & Sprint
30
61%
 
Total votes: 49

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How do you pee?

Post by Sounder » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:32 am

This is a funny subject, but I am really looking for information here. I also think there are other people who would benefit from the discussion so please feel free to bring the funny, but if we could keep it somewhat on-topic it would be appreciated. :pirate:

I'm going on a 3-day live aboard in the Channel Islands at the end of the month so I'm finally getting a p-valve (two actually, one in my new suit and I'm putting one in my old suit). I've talked with trusted friends about various options, and now I want to see what the rest of the club's experiences have been. Airsix :luv: and I :angry: are going to be installing them on our suits at the same time (romantic, I know :hearteyes: ) so if you have suggestions on installation techniques, we'd appreciate those too (I've been told RTV over Aquaseal and to use a hole-punch). Ok, so really Ben is going to install them both, and I'm just going to "help." :thumb3d: Peter - if you want to come join our hole-punching p-valve installation party, you're welcome to.

I've heard the stories, I know Steding wears an XXXXL (just ask him) :bs: , I know Pez doesn't like glue :pinch: , and I've heard about the benefits of shaving both on removing the cath and for that optical inch :bday: (thanks Chris). I'm interested in your experiences in using them, applying and removing the caths, peeing underwater, connecting to the hose (quick disconnect versus not, etc.), cleaning the hose, any UTI issues (any info from Lynne & Val on what to look for here is appreciated!), and anything else you can come up with. I'm also including the She-P in this discussion as I'm sure there are ladies among us here who are interested in that too and I'm sure Laura can answer questions there. :prayer: I'm also interested in multi-day use where you're applying and removing one each day for several days and any other tips for prolonged use.

So male, female, or Joe, what have your experiences been, what works, what do you prefer, what can't you stand, what else? Also, what's the learning curve for peeing? I know there is at least ONE person :hah: in my group of friends who simply can't bring himself to pee despite trying, and then there's Pez who will tell you he starts peeing, and when he's finished. :lalala:

Hydration is important for general health and especially for dive safety. P-valves allow the diver to hydrate appropriately, which, at least in my opinion, makes the dive safer... especially on longer and deeper dives where more inert gas is being introduced. It also makes the dive more comfortable, which is always a good thing.

Buckle up folks, here we go!! :nervous: :popcorn:
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by dsteding » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:01 am

Jeeez. This has been beaten to death on TDS, really? Want to go through it here?

I'm buying beers for the first person to successfully hijack.

Oh, and FYI, I wear a XXL, not a 3XL, that thing is made for a tuna can.
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by Norris » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:07 am

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Re: How do you pee?

Post by BDub » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:07 am

Sounder wrote:I'm also interested in multi-day use where you're applying and removing one each day for several days and any other tips for prolonged use.


That's what she said!

dsteding wrote:I'm buying beers for the first person to successfully hijack.


Doug, I'm currently hooked on Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, thanks!
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by dsteding » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:11 am

BDub wrote:
Sounder wrote:I'm also interested in multi-day use where you're applying and removing one each day for several days and any other tips for prolonged use.


That's what she said!

dsteding wrote:I'm buying beers for the first person to successfully hijack.


Doug, I'm currently hooked on Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, thanks!


Sounds good! First round on me!

I'll buy a beer for the second hijacker as well . . .
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by Dmitchell » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:31 am

Ultra-flex - same company, not so wide-band - No poll option.

Quick connect is mandatory and makes it flow faster believe it or not. We use the really cheap ones from US plastic Part # 64949 for the cath(3/8") and the 1/4" mate for the tube side. I think the pair is like $3.50 vs the $10 one's other use.
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by Nwbrewer » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:32 am

especially on longer and deeper dives where more inert gas is being introduced.


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Re: How do you pee?

Post by scottsax » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:50 am

I have yet to hook mine up, but in limited, uh, bench tests, it seems that the freedom caths are more comfortable. Shaving is mandatory. Don't bother with the "manscaper" electric deal-you'll still have stubble. Gillette Mach 3 all the way. But I knew that before I got a pee valve.... :angelblue:
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by dwashbur » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:20 pm

I voted, but really needed to be able to select two options. Whenever possible I do hold-and-sprint, but just in case I can't do that, I wear a Depends.

I don't know if this counts as a hijack or not, but I've noticed that for the most part when I'm down in the water under pressure, I usually don't have much urge even if I just finished a 20 oz Diet Coke before putting my suit on. It's when I get out that my bladder says "Okay, time to let go now!" Does that happen to anybody else, or is it just me?

dsteding, I'm not a beer drinker, but if this is a successful hijack you could buy me a screwdriver :roll:
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:43 pm

dsteding wrote:Jeeez. This has been beaten to death on TDS, really? Want to go through it here?

I'm buying beers for the first person to successfully hijack.

Oh, and FYI, I wear a XXL, not a 3XL, that thing is made for a tuna can.


While you and Sounder might have tuna cans, I gotta work around the Foster's oil can.
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by lurch » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:01 pm

Sounder wrote:So male, female, or Joe,


I actually saw that on my college application form. :rofl:

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Re: How do you pee?

Post by Norris » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:18 pm

dwashbur wrote:
dsteding, I'm not a beer drinker, but if this is a successful hijack you could buy me a screwdriver :roll:


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Re: How do you pee?

Post by spatman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:51 pm

dsteding wrote:Jeeez. This has been beaten to death on TDS, really? Want to go through it here?



well, why not? not all of us read thedecostop. i don't honestly care to 99% of the time, anyway. this topic was posted in the Gear Central (Recreational) forum, which i'm pretty sure TDS doesn't have. this can be a good topic for newer recreational divers, or others who may be considering a pee valve someday.


that being said, what the heck is a Foley??
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by BDub » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:00 pm

spatman wrote:
dsteding wrote:Jeeez. This has been beaten to death on TDS, really? Want to go through it here?



well, why not? not all of us read thedecostop. i don't honestly care to 99% of the time, anyway. this topic was posted in the Gear Central (Recreational) forum, which i'm pretty sure TDS doesn't have. this can be a good topic for newer recreational divers, or others who may be considering a pee valve someday.


that being said, what the heck is a Foley??


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Post by Joshua Smith » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:04 pm

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Re: How do you pee?

Post by vbcoachchris » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:05 pm

On land, I pee standing up.

In the water, I pee (PERFECTLY) Horizonal :partydance: .

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Re: How do you pee?

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:12 pm

Joshua Smith wrote:Monkeys are funny

:eric: :eric: :eric: :eric: :eric: :eric: :eric: :eric: :angry:
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Post by Joshua Smith » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:17 pm

monkeys like waffles
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:18 pm

spatman wrote:
dsteding wrote:Jeeez. This has been beaten to death on TDS, really? Want to go through it here?



well, why not? not all of us read thedecostop. i don't honestly care to 99% of the time, anyway. this topic was posted in the Gear Central (Recreational) forum, which i'm pretty sure TDS doesn't have. this can be a good topic for newer recreational divers, or others who may be considering a pee valve someday.


that being said, what the heck is a Foley??


Too bad. You miss out on alot of good stuff, like "Mastery or Misadventure...Secrets of the Condom Catheter" and the equally awesome sequel "She-P: Female Overboard Discharge Review" you can't find entertainment like that just anywhere.

A Foley is an indwelling catheter up your urethra.
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by CaptnJack » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:18 pm

Joshua Smith wrote:monkeys like waffles


Waffles are best with whipped cream
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Post by Nwbrewer » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:20 pm

CaptnJack wrote:
spatman wrote:
dsteding wrote:Jeeez. This has been beaten to death on TDS, really? Want to go through it here?



well, why not? not all of us read thedecostop. i don't honestly care to 99% of the time, anyway. this topic was posted in the Gear Central (Recreational) forum, which i'm pretty sure TDS doesn't have. this can be a good topic for newer recreational divers, or others who may be considering a pee valve someday.


that being said, what the heck is a Foley??


Too bad. You miss out on alot of good stuff, like "Mastery or Misadventure...Secrets of the Condom Catheter" and the equally awesome sequel "She-P: Female Overboard Discharge Review" you can't find entertainment like that just anywhere.

A Foley is an indwelling catheter up your urethra.



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Re: How do you pee?

Post by spatman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:21 pm

CaptnJack wrote:A Foley is an indwelling catheter up your urethra.


sounds like a few people i know.
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by Dmitchell » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:22 pm

I find it mildly ironic that on this board where hijacking is heavily frowned upon that a serious conversation on Pee-Valves cannot be had.

Yet on TDS where things can go downhill very fast there are several.
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by dsteding » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:27 pm

Okay, so maybe people don't read TDS, but this has been discussed here before:

http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3210&start=0&hilit=pee+valve

Not that I'd question Sounder's motives, but I really think this is a "hey look at me, I'm gonna pee in my pants" thread combined with a little bit of a "let's talk about something that makes everyone giggle" motivation.

I'm all for the latter, so I say, let's hijack the hell out of this one. When in Rome . . .
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Re: How do you pee?

Post by spatman » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:35 pm

dsteding wrote:Okay, so maybe people don't read TDS, but this has been discussed here before:
http://www.nwdiveclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3210&start=0&hilit=pee+valve



telling people to "just do a search" has been covered before too, steding.

i think you should reread this thread.
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