Using the pStyle
- Can people with physical issues or wheelchairs use the pStyle?
Many people with injuries or physical issues have great success with the pStyle. If you are on crutches, can't sit on a public toilet after a hip replacement, or just have a hard time getting up and down due to painful knees it will be very useful.
We have heard positive reports from people who can't use public restrooms due to chemical sensitivity or phobias and people with a frequent need to urinate due to pregnancy or illness.
People who use wheelchairs have varied success. You need to be able to get to the front of the chair and get the pStyle under your body in order for it to work.
If you have questions please contact us.
- Can I pee into a bottle with the pStyle? In a tent?
Yes! As long as the end of the pStyle fits into the bottle this can be done. It is advised to use a plastic bottle with a good handle or grip as it is very unpleasant to drop the bottle once it is full. Also make sure the bottle is large enough to hold all the urine and has a secure top.
If you are able to kneel or stand inside your tent then you can use the bottle inside the tent and place it outside the door until you are ready to dispose of it. No more going outside in the middle of the night to pee in the rain!
- Can I use the pStyle in a car?
Never drive and pStyle at the same time. Determined passengers may be able to pull it off using a plastic container (see previous question). You will have to have enough space in front of you to scoot forward and get the pStyle under your body while holding the bottle under it. Best practice is to find a safe place to pull over and use the pStyle while the vehicle is not in motion.
- Can children use the pStyle?
We have had reports of successful pStyle use from parents of children as young as three. Practice in the shower is recommended.
- How do I avoid getting splatter on my shoes / splash back in a toilet.
Take a wide stance. Avoid peeing onto a hard surface such as asphalt or compacted dirt. Aim for a vertical surface. Aim onto a surface that is lower than your shoes.
In a toilet, alter the angle of your pee stream so that it hits the wall of the toilet/urinal at a gradual angle; the closer to 90 degrees, the worse the splash back will be. You can also lay down a piece of toilet paper and aim for that.
Check out this video on the fluid dynamics of splash back for more info.
- How do I clean the pStyle?
If it is convenient, wash the pStyle with soap and water, otherwise simply rinse with water. If neither option is available shake the pStyle vigorously - this removes most of the urine - and wash it at the next convenient time. Sanitary wipes can also be used to clean it. The pStyle is dishwasher safe. If you have an infection or are prone to them, always clean the pStyle with soap and water between uses.
- How do I carry the pStyle?
One of the best ways is to have a carrying case which you can put inside a bag or attach to your belt. We sell the pCase on our site but you can also make your own. Below is a list of places you might carry your pStyle. Where ever you carry it be sure it is secure!
- deep tool pocket or cargo pocket in pants
- any pocket with a zipper or Velcro
- custom carrying case that can be worn on a belt
- back pack
- garden tote
- glove box
- tackle box
- fanny pack
- Is the pStyle recyclable?
Yes. It is made from #2 plastic.
Shipping & Returns
- How long does Domestic shipping take?
All orders are shipped from Tennessee within 1 business day via USPS.
Most domestic packages are being delivered within 2-5 days of shipping. We still get the occasional long delay or missing package, but they are currently rare. We will do our best to assist you should there be any problems.
Triple check your address and ensure that USPS delivers to it. We are not responsible for undelivered packages due to address errors.
- Do you ship Internationally?
Yes! Most international packages are currently taking between 2 and 4 weeks to arrive. This can depend greatly on what country you are shipping to. If you have any questions please contact us.
Your country may charge sales tax, VAT tax, or other import duties. While most packages valued under $100 are not assessed - there is always a chance that they will be. The pStyle Company is not responsible for additional charges your home country may assess on your purchase.
- What is your return policy?
We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you are not satisfied with your pStyle or pCase please contact us and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
If your products are damaged during shipping please take photos as soon as you open the package and contact us. We will replace them.
- I'm having trouble using the pStyle. What should I do?
First re-read the instructions. The ideal spot for the back end of the pStyle is just forward of the perineum so the widest part of the cup is centered under your urethra.
You may be placing the pStyle too far forward or too far back. Either misplacement may lead to the urine either going over the back edge in the case of having it too far forward or hitting the narrow part of the funnel and spilling over in the case of having it too far back.
The tilt of the pStyle should be just enough to cause the urine to move down and out. If you tilt it too far down this can also lead to leakage as there will not be a good seal around your urethra.
Make sure you are holding it level. Check to see that clothing is not inside the cup.
If you are still having trouble you are welcome to contact us. with questions. We will try our best to help you figure out how to have success.