Using the Freshette

Follow these easy tips for using the Freshette and you’ll be peeing freely in no time!

Practice is definitely key to gaining confidence. We recommend practicing in the shower to get the hang of things – especially if using a female urinary device is new to you.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of it, you’ll have freedom to go almost whenever and wherever nature calls.

If using the Freshette from a standing position:

  1. Wash the Freshette with soap and water before first use. Practice in the shower if possible.
  2. Insert tube into the funnel, with the white ring sitting inside the funnel spout; tug to ensure a secure fit.
    • Tip: If the tube doesn’t slide easily, lightly coat the inside of the spout with cooking spray, petroleum jelly or similar lubricant.
  3. Ensure all clothing is out of the way.
  4. Stand and place the funnel firmly against your body (see image), ensuring a complete seal.
  5. Relax and go (this gets easier over time – trust us!), directing flow away from you - preferably onto soft ground or a vertical surface to avoid splash back.  You can also use one of our tie-off collector bags.
  6. Remove funnel carefully, gently “wiping” forward to collect any remaining drops.
  7. Shake off residual drops and rinse/wash when you can. You can also wipe the funnel dry and store until you are able to rinse/wash later.
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If using the Freshette from a seated position:

  1. Wash the Freshette with soap and water before first use. Practice in the shower or tub if possible.
  2. Insert tube into the funnel, with the white ring sitting inside the funnel spout; tug to ensure a secure fit.
    • Tip: If the tube doesn’t slide easily, lightly coat the inside of the spout with cooking spray, petroleum jelly or similar lubricant.
  3. Carefully move to the edge of a chair or bed; make sure you are stable.
  4. Have ready whatever receptacle you are using – bottle, toilet, or one of our tie-off collector bags.
  5. Ensure all clothing is out of the way.
  6. Place the funnel firmly against your body (see image), ensuring a complete seal - especially in the back to avoid back flow.
    • Tip: Depending on your position and body angle when seated, it may work best to reverse the funnel so the spout is pointing directly downward.  That position works, too! 
  7. Relax and go (this gets easier over time – trust us!), directing flow to a bottle, toilet, or one of our tie-off collector bags. When done, lean forward with funnel still in place to empty out any urine that's remaining in the funnel.
  8. Remove funnel carefully, gently “wiping” forward to collect any remaining drops.
  9. Shake off residual drops and rinse/wash when you can. You can also wipe the funnel dry and store until you are able to rinse/wash later.
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