FAQ

You ordered, it showed up, now what?


1. How do I use my She-P for the first time

2. How do I remove adhesive and clean my skin

3. Peeing underwater, is it difficult or do I need to practice?

4. Which adhesives are available?

5. Do I need to shave?

6. Do I feel the She-P during a dive?

7. Where do I install my She-P: at home or at the divesite?

8. Multiple dives during a day

9. Bumping it or a suit squeeze, does it dislodge it?

10. How many times can I use my She-P?

11. Can I use an underwater scooter using a She-P?

12. Hose routing with a She-P

13. Quick disconnect

14. My back is leaking, how can I prevent this?

15. How important is it to clean my p-valve?

16. Does the She-P has sizes?

17. I get a squeeze and it's uncomfortable, what to do?

18. Warranty



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You will find an hudge amount of information of users on forum The Deco Stop

 

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1. How do I use my She-P for the first time

Please watch this video from Laura first :-)


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 peaces 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.

 

 
Example of the amount of spray  

... Wait a moment (up to some minutes!) till it's tacky

     


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2. How do I remove adhesive and clean my skin

Remove the She-P and put it in a small plastic bag till 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 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

NOTE: 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.


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3. Peeing underwater, is it difficult during a dive or do I need to practice?

For one or another reason peeing in a wetsuit seems easier than peeing in a drysuit. You really need to focus to start peeing and it can take a while before it workes. So yes, it definitely needs practice.
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.

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4. Wich adhesives are available?

Urobond IV
This brush-on Silicone Adhesive is a pressure sensitive adhesive specifically formulated for unique bonding applications.


Hollister Spray
This is a very sticky adhesive. Removing the spray from your She-P is a little more difficult, but it does not hurt.

Look at Laura's video how to apply and clean the She-P (this video is about the Hollister spray)


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5. Do I need to shave?
Hair removal on the place where the She-P contacts the skin is important to get a proper seal which prevents for leakages. You don’t have to do it every day though and you don't have to shave everything. About once a week works well enough.

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6. Do I feel the She-P during a dive?
Yes you have a lightly “stuffy” feeling during the first dives. Although it’s only a small device women are not used to have anything in that area. And same as when wearing a diaper, you will feel the She-P too. For this reason the She-P is made from a soft and flexible material and doesn’t give pressure on your skin or bones. After using it for a while you will get used to it though. Swimming, driving a car and scootering are absolutely no problem while wearing a She-P.

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7. Where do I install my She-P - at home or at the divesite?
In the beginning you might do it at home or in a restroom because you need some more time installing it. After using it for a while it takes you probable 2-3 minutes for preparation and installing the She-P. Some girls prepare the She-P, adhesive and tape while standing next to their car (with the drysuit hanging on it to have some privacy ;-))
If you choose to install the She-P at home it’s more comfortable to stay away from very thight jeans.

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8. Multiple dives during a day
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 at the surface works fine too.

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9. Bumping it or a suit squeeze, does it dislodge it?

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.

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10. How many times can I use my She-P?
There is no maximum number of times, you can use the She-P for months or years. The most important part is keeping it very clean and disinfect after every divingday. Keep the She-P away from direct sunlight as that will affect the material.
Be careful when removing the She-P from your skin and removing the tape to prevent tears.

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11. Can I use an underwater scooter using a She-P?
Yes you can scooter with it and there are no issues with dislodging. If anything, the crotch strap holds things even more 'in place'. With changing to the Hollister Spray, issues with dislodging and leaks have been reduced tremendously.
For help with getting on and off if you choose to try it without accessories first, a piece of tape as a tag helps place and remove it from the pee-valve connection (see picture below)


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12. Hose routing with a She-P
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.  We do not choose to make the outlet on the She-P itself longer, as it's that nice soft silicone material and we don't want it to pinch or kink.


Example of hoserouting (on the inside of the dry suit)

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13. Quick disconnect

 

 

   

Placement of Quick disconnect 4" of norprene tube, notice with the barbed fittings back in play, no need for extra tape

This works MUCH better... Super easy to hook up, and plastic parts away from girl parts and pubic bone. 

 

She-P side with "Flow through" connection,  Suit side still on suspender.  Do NOT forget to hook up!

 

   

- 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 :)

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14. My back is leaking, what can I try to prevent this?
1. 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.

2. Use some extra tape on the back.

3. 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.

4. Be sure your skin and She-P are completely dry, no residues of water or remover solutions.

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15. How important is it to clean my p-valve?
VERY important! Please read this article about infections and complications of P-valve use in drysuit divers (pdf)

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16. Does She-P has sizes?

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.

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17. I get a squeeze and it's uncomfortable, what to do?

Make sure you have a balanced p-valve.
Prime before going in the water. If there is fluid in the hose you don't get any squeeze. Pee before you dive while on the surface.

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18. Warranty
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 replace of the product.

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