No more hovering, no more nasty toilets: ‘Stand Up’ lets women stay on their feet

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(Aug. 28, 2014) – When it comes to going to the bathroom, guys have it easy. Get in, get out.

One woman hopes a bright pink cardboard triangle will do the same for women.

Imagine going to a place like Klipsch Music Center and waiting in line only to have to face down a less-than-ideal porta-John. Public restrooms are also no fun when you have no choice but to sit down to go.

Sara Grossman—a former staffer for First Lady Michelle Obama—says women now have a choice. She’s developed something called “Stand Up,” a product designed to eliminate the delicate balancing act of squatting to go or “hovering” above the toilet seat.

The Stand Up is a disposable, biodegradable accessory that’s small enough to fit in a clutch purse. It “helps women keep their distance from the mess and feel the freedom to go anytime, anywhere” by standing up when they go to the bathroom.

Grossman is no stranger to music festivals and says she’s heard the complaints from women about disgusting toilets. She decided there had to be a better way—and started developing Stand Up in 2013. The product launched earlier this year.

A Purse Pack—which includes six Stand Ups—costs $6. The Festival Pack includes 18 Stand Ups and costs $16. And if you’re doing a music festival tour, consider the Superwoman Pack, which includes 36 Stand Ups for $30.