Before diving with it you might try it at home first while standing in the shower or bath.
For personal fit you can cut/shape the contactarea of the She-P to fit best for your body. Remove only little pieces as you would do with drysuit seals. Cutting off too much is a problem 😉
Attach adhesive on the contact area. A small volume is enough but make sure it’s around the whole area and not just little dots of adhesive. Some more glue at the back is important.
If you use Hollister spray: Spray on, spread into an even film on the whole ‘wing’ area, wait till tacky (this can take a few minutes) and place – back first, as far back as basically possible without covering the anus.
Remove the She-P and put it in a small plastic bag untill you can clean it. Be careful while removing the She-P. There might still be a little pee in so make sure you keep the tube-part closed while removing it. Clean the p-valve with vinegar or warm water with disinfectant. Let the She-P soak in warm water with disinfectant for 5 minutes and rinse well.
Remove Hollister Spray from the She-P
Remover wipes from Smith&Nephew or AllKare (Convatec) do not harm your skin or affect the She-P silicone
Remove Hollister spray from your skin
- Remover wipes from Smith&Nephew or Allkare (Convatec)
- Baby oil
Available in USA
TRIAD adhesive tape remover pads. Use alcohol wipes to ‘sterilize’ the She-P afterwards, or just before use
Use untested adhesives at your own risk, some adhesives contain chemicals that may damage your She-P. Don’t use Detachol adhesive remover to clean your She-P. Detachol turnes Hollister spray and Urobond IV into a gummy and weak non-sticking product and makes your She-P useless. It’s extremely difficult to remove the Detachol from the silicone.
It’s the same for putting the She-P in place. After using it a few times it will go very fast and takes you 2-3 minutes to install the She-P at the dive site.
This brush-on Silicone Adhesive is a pressure sensitive adhesive specifically formulated for unique bonding applications.
This is also a very sticky adhesive.
Look at Laura’s video how to apply and clean the She-P (this video is about the Hollister spray)
If you choose to install the She-P at home it’s more comfortable to stay away from very thight jeans.
You can wear your She-P during long dives or even when you’re doing multiple dives a day. Install it in the morning and remove it after the last dive. If you want to pee in between dives you can do it the “male-way”: look for a tree and pee while standing :-). Standing in the water or floating on your belly at the surface works fine too.
On the contrary, some suitsqueeze makes everything stay in place perfect. I always use a small sanitary diaper on top in case there is a small leakage. Just test it as soon as you enter the water. Then you know if everything is in place and can correct if needed.
There is no maximum number of times, you can use the She-P for months or years. The most important part is to keep it very clean and disinfect after every use. Keep the She-P away from direct sunlight as that will affect the material.
Be careful when you remove the She-P from your skin to prevent tears.
Yes you can scooter with it and there are no issues with dislodging. If anything, the crotch strap holds things even more ‘in place’.
The routing is exactly like guys who point their package “north”. There is more than enough hose standard with the Halcyon streamlined valve to reach where it needs to go. For convenience sake if women feel that connecting is difficult (and not having to rummage in your drawers quite so much) I have been recommending either a quick disconnect or a 4″ piece of scrap neoprene or silicon tubing as an extension if women feel the length on the She-P is an issue, also in theory this spares wear on the outlet of the She-P.
- For girls getting a bruise on pubic bone from the device; make sure your buckle on their DUI suit crotch strap is not lined up directly with the device.
- For women getting a rash from the norprene hose, either tuck shirt behind device or poke hole in back up diaper if you are using one,
otherwise use ‘boy’ style long johns 🙂
- You can use two strings and put one on the left and one on the right on the She-P tube. Pull the strings high up between your butt.
- Use some extra tape on the back.
- Put the normal amount of spray on your She-P and put some extra at the backside (with your finger) on your skin.
You now have two layers on the backside.
- Be sure your skin and She-P are completely dry, no residues of water or remover solutions.
No, there is just one size. 95% of the girls will fit this. If you consider yourself to be very tall, please ask your store to show you a demonstration She-P.
Of course you can ask us about the size.
The key is to pee when you get into the water with the She-P hooked up and you should see the bubbles of air get pushed out. This should clear the majority of air out of the device reservoir. If your valve is ‘balanced’ then it will equalize with your suit (meaning air will go into hose from the balancing valve) but this is OK because the pee already in the She-P device should prevent ‘squeeze’.
The She-P is warranted one year against manufacturing defects , from date of purchase. For warranty service and assistance, you can contact the place of purchase to arrange for replacement of the product.
The She-P and menstrual cup work great together. Just consider that you can’t empty the cup while you’re wearing the She-P. Make sure to thoroughly rinse the whole system afterwards.
This topic has been discussed many times over the past 10 years but because of concerns about the mounting piles of plastic choking our landfills and oceans we have decided as a manufacturer to not pursue this course of action. We totally understand that a cheap disposable would lower the bar for entry (did the market research) but came to the conclusion that protecting the planet is more important to us than sales.