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Successful Spouti™ Placement – Achieve the Perfect Seal Pt. 2

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Your Spouti™ has arrived

Now it's time to get down to business!

Finding your urethra isn’t intuitive, so we’ve pulled together our experiences from the last two years to help get you peeing like a pro. This is a part two of a series so stay tuned!

A reminder from our previous post: Successful Spouti™ Placement – Achieve the Perfect Seal Pt. 1

  • Make sure you are completely dry before placement

  • Make sure you are standing with your legs together

  • Make sure the Spouti™ tab is resting underneath the clitoris

 

You’ve done it. You found your urethra, you’ve gotten Spouti™ centered, you were certain this was it – but you still sprung a leak.

You might be muttering “What the heck is going on??”  So you reach out to the good folks at My Spouti, LLC and we ask you a few questions.

Today we’ll discuss one of the most common questions:

Do you have a bit too much junk in the trunk?

 

Spouti™ was meant to rest below the clitoris. (See the note above? ^^) If you notice that the tab is resting on top of your bits and not below them, then you’ll need to make a very simple modification. “How come?” Glad you asked!

 

We worked diligently during manufacturing to ensure that Spouti™ was flexible enough so to comfortably wear while sitting. The original plan was to take a big chunk out of the tab to make this happen. We quickly realized that doing so would make Spouti™ look like a pair of needle nose pliers. Let’s be honest – no one wants to put something that looks like pliers down by the sensitive bits!

 

So we went with the triangle shaped cutout to achieve that comfortable flex. However, because everyone is molded differently this means that some people are going to need a smaller tab.  Taking a small pair of scissors to the tip of the triangle opens that tab right up and gives you the room you need to wear Spouti™ without mushing your bits!

 

“So…. How do I make this modification exactly?” Don’t worry it’s super easy to do – just take a pair of scissors to the tip of the triangle and snip that tip so it looks like this:

This is the before you snip the tip!
This opens the tab to give you more room!

Once you get that little modification out of the way give your Spouti™ a quick wash and go ahead and try out your placement. You should see a dramatic improvement in comfort and seal!

 

As always – if you have any questions, or need any advice, reach out to us through our email or any of our social media platforms. We have over 2 years of experience placing Spouti™ models and it is our pleasure to use our expertise to ensure that you have the best, and leak free, STP experience possible!

To be continued….

Successful Spouti™ Placement – Achieve the Perfect Seal

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Your Spouti™ has arrived

Now it's time to get down to business!

Finding your urethra isn’t intuitive, so we’ve pulled together our experiences from the last two years to help get you peeing like a pro. This is a part one of a series so stay tuned!

 

  • Make sure you are completely dry before placement

  • Make sure you are standing with your legs together

  • Make sure the Spouti™ tab is resting underneath the clitoris

 

Placing Spouti™ correctly hinges on being able to locate your urethra to the point where you can put your finger on it. If you feel right above the opening to the vaginal canal – right before it “drops off” – you should notice the urethra. It sort of feels like a little donut shaped hole.

 

Once you can poke yourself in your own urethra (LOL) keep your finger over it. With your finger still on your urethra, center Spouti™ over your finger. You may need to push the edge deeper into the opening in order to get the actual center of the cup over your urethra.

 

I tend to recommend that people do this laying down the first few times because it really helps open everything up.

 

Depending on how far back your urethra is, you may notice the rim of the cup might kind of wrap around the “edge” where the “drop off” is. Once you get Spouti™ over your finger you will likely need to push out the edges of the cup to ensure  the cup isn’t squished in on itself.

 

From here you should begin a test pee. If you see any leaks adjust Spouti™ forward or backwards to ensure that your urethra is fully encompassed by the cup.

To Be Continued…

Spouti™ Has Officially Launched!

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Spouti™ Has Officially Launched!

500 Orders Filled - 90 Orders To Go

What an amazing week this has been! As most of you know we got the first shipment of Spouti™ parts in on June 8th. We spent the next week assembling, packing, and shipping out orders.

The results have been fantastic! We’re gathering reviews, sharing photos, and sharing stories as everyone is getting started on this new chapter in their lives.

Our 2nd shipment will arrive in a few days, we’ll get the remaining 90 orders packed and shipped, and then we get to roll into the 2nd stage of our business!

 

Still waiting on your order? Head over to our

Spouti™ Tracking page

to monitor our next shipment!!

It’s time to celebrate!!!

Spouti™ Update – The Timeline Is In!

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Quality, Transparency, Consistency

We are dedicated to the quality of your Spouti™ and to keeping you in the loop! Which is why we take the time to ensure your Spouti™ is perfect, and why we insist on high-level transparency and customer focused information – So here it is!

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Production Has Begun Again!

Xometry Begins Production Redux - May 19
2

Factory Ships Parts

Spouti™ Shipped to Our Assembly and Shipping Location - May 27th
3

Spouti™ Arrives

Spouti™ Arrives For Assembly and Shipping - June 8th
4

Spouti™ Ships

Spouti™ Shipped to You!! - June 10th

Let the Progress Begin Anew!

Samples Have Arrived and Production is Underway!!

Yesterday we received our final set of Spouti™ samples and we have officially approved the new production round!

It has been a long journey but we are in the final stages of our official launch! Xometry is currently crafting Spouti parts and will be gathering as many as they can produce to ship out to us, potentially on the 27th. If shipping routes hold we expect to receive a shipment around June 8th which we can begin immediately assembling and shipping.

Last month we reached this point, we got the taste of the finish line, and this coming month the end is in sight!!

2 years ago Spouti™ was nothing more than a couple tubes of moldable silicone and a dream. We wrote a patent, designed the packaging, forged relationships with so many amazing people and now? To be so close! I want to thank everyone who chose to put their faith in us, to make a pre-order, and who have stuck by our side this whole journey! You are an amazing source of motivation and inspiration. You sent in your votes on colors, and you offered your support for the clear Spouti™ when we found that we could not produce Spouti™ in colors.

You had our back when we had to put on the brakes and modify the design. That was a cost we definitely weren’t expecting, and a cost we could afford because of your support.

I may have invented Spouti™, and I’m definitely the one stewing over it every night and day, but it is your faith and support that made this possible.

From the Kickstarter to our Production Launch, from the depths of my heart I thank you!

Spouti™ Update – Samples On The Way!

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Quality is what matters most

We are dedicated to the quality of your Spouti which is why we will take this time to ensure we get the products made correctly and why we insist on a high level of transparency and customer focused information

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Quality Control

Xometry Sends T3 Shore 20 Samples - Due to Arrive May 10-15
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Testing Completed

My Spouti, LLC Approves T3 Samples
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Parts Produced

Xometry Begins 2nd Round Production
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Parts Assembled and Shipped

Spouti Arrives and We Ship Out Orders

Samples On The Way!

Time For Another Spouti™ Update

So, what’s up with more samples? I thought we were done with that? After the recent mix up Xometry is sending us a final set of samples. These samples will be the Shore 20 firmness that we expected the original shipment. We are doing a pre-order inspection to guarantee that they will make the cut! Xometry is prepared to get the full order re-created as soon as we give the approval, which means we can get back to assembly and shipping a couple of weeks after the samples arrive!

As always, we are dedicated to transparency and keeping you up to date on Spouti™ progress and the status of your pre-order! We have received confirmation that this set of samples will be shipped out to us some time between May 10 and May 15!

 

We will make another update as soon as we receive the Shore 20 samples and can provide you with an estimated shipping date for the production order. We can’t wait to hit this next and final stage of our journey so you can start yours!

Every step forward is progress! Stay safe and stay home – Spouti™ will be here soon!

Test Results Are In! Now What?

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Quality is what matters most

We are dedicated to the quality of your Spouti which is why we will take this time to ensure we get the products made correctly and why we insist on a high level of transparency and customer focused information

1

Quality Control

Xometry Sends T3 Shore 20 Samples
2

Testing Completed

My Spouti, LLC Approves T3 Samples
3

Parts Produced

Xometry Begins 2nd Round Production
4

Parts Assembled and Shipped

Spouti Arrives and We Ship Out Orders

Spouti™ Material Updates

Time for another update


 

Resolving the Error & Getting Back On Track

A couple of weeks ago we learned our Spouti parts were made with the incorrect material – it was a rough day for us, and we definitely had to take a few deep breaths to remain positive. It was extremely difficult to believe we were so close to completing these orders, only to go all the way back to “testing samples again”. Yesterday the analysis returned and confirmed our suspicions.

 

It turns out the sample parts were accidentally made twice as hard: Shore 20 instead of Shore 10. We absolutely loved them! However, due to the nature of the mistake we have to test another set of these Shore 20 samples to ensure that when made intentionally they still meet our needs.

 

Getting these samples will take a couple of weeks. We are currently testing the Shore 10 Spouties just to be sure we can’t use them, but so far our feelings have remained the same: The current Spouties we have just aren’t holding up to standards. They are harder to place and prone to leaks – two issues that make them unacceptable. 

 

We learned several new things about Spouti™ that we had not previously known, and so far the process for resolving this error has been smooth, if somewhat slow. Between the sample testing and COVID-19 related shipping and factory delays we do not have the information necessary to give an estimate, but we expect another 4-8 weeks before we can ship out orders and as soon as we have stronger information we will make an announcement.

Every step forward is progress! Stay safe and stay home – Spouti™ will be here soon!

Spouti Newsstand – Spouti™ Materials Need a Redo

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  • Xometry Sends Shipping Labels for 3rd Party Testing
  • Xometry Conveys Silicone Analysis Results
  • Xometry Begins Producing Corrected Parts
  • Spouti Parts Arrive at Assembly Location
  • Spouti is Assembled and Shipped to You!

Material Updates


Well folks, it would seem our journey will continue on a bit longer.

Last week we received a box of Spouti™ parts. You may have received an email update reporting the arrival of the parts or seen our YouTube video with the unboxing and assembly speed run. As we began assembling orders we noticed something unusual about the parts. A quick test confirmed that they were much softer than the sample parts we had approved a few weeks earlier.

It appears that the materials used were Shore 5 and not Shore 10. We are working closely with Xometry to begin testing the materials to confirm our suspicions, but until the testing is complete these are just that: suspicions. Physical comparison indicates fairly clearly that the material is significantly softer than the approved samples.

So, what does this mean for our timeline? Unfortunately we are estimating that this will put us behind another month. Currently our rough timeline is as follows:

 

1. Samples of the improper parts have been sent to a 3rd party testing facility. This will take at least a week and a half.

 

2. The 2nd half of the order will arrive April 20th. These parts are likely to be incorrect as well. If they are not we will send those out, but the chance is slim.

 

3. Once Xometry has confirmed the error we will order a 2nd run of the product. This will likely take 3 weeks to complete and another week to ship.

 

In short, unless the 2nd half of our batch comes in correctly we are looking at another month before we can begin a 2nd attempt at assembly and shipping.

 

Needless to say this is not the happy event we anticipated this month, but at least we have a plan and we have already begun the first steps toward a resolution.

As always our top priority is to deliver you a Spouti™ that is perfect. We will continue doing whatever it takes to fulfill that mission so that you never have to deal with leaking STPs again.

 


 

In The Meantime:

Enjoy this video demonstration!

There have been questions about how to clean Spouti™ – We recommend simply using hot water and soap, but we did a boil demonstration for fun! Spouti™ can be boiled if more stringent disinfectant measures are desired!

Spouti Newsstand – Spouti™ Is On It’s Way!

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  • Xometry CAD Analysis
  • Xometry Mold Mod Quote
  • Mold Mod Quote Approval
  • Xometry Modifies the Mold
  • Xometry Ships 2nd Sample Set
  • Sample Set Testing and Approval
  • Xometry Begins 1st Production Round
  • Xometry Ships Spouti Parts

     

  • Spouti Parts Arrive at Assembly Location
  • Spouti is Assembled and Shipped to You!

Xometry Has Shipped!


Time for another update folks! 

Xometry shipped our parts!


We attempt to bring you each new update as they come in. We feel that you deserve to be kept in the loop! 

It seems our long wait is about to be over! Xometry has shipped the Spouti parts from their factory – it is now a matter of time before we can begin assembly and shipping on our end!

We will make an announcement here, and on our other social platforms, once we have received the parts so stay tuned!

Once your Spouti™ has shipped you should receive an email with your tracking number, we have had some test results that suggests it may get caught in your spam filter so be sure to check once the announcements have been sent out.

It’s been a long journey – thank you so much for taking it with us!

Let’s get ready to break out the champagne!!


Spouti Newsstand – Progress Update – Expected April 10th Arrival

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  • Xometry CAD Analysis
  • Xometry Mold Mod Quote
  • Mold Mod Quote Approval
  • Xometry Modifies the Mold
  • Xometry Ships 2nd Sample Set
  • Sample Set Testing and Approval
  • Xometry Begins 1st Production Round


  • Xometry Ships Spouti Parts
  • Spouti Parts Arrive at Assembly Location
  • Spouti is Assembled and Shipped to You!

Direct From Xometry – April 10th


Time for another update folks! 

Xometry has sadly delivered another update with a delay


We attempt to bring you each new update as they come in. We feel that you deserve to be kept in the loop! 

Today we received an unexpected delivery of some sample Spouti™ parts. Suffice it to say that these samples are immaculate! The modification is incredibly pliant and comfortable, the firmness of the rim is precisely the right level to be comfortable to wear and easy to place.

We are beyond thrilled with the changes we have made and you will be too!

 

That being said, when we got the samples we immediately called our contacts at Xometry. If you recall, we opted to skip the samples in order to speed up production time. Seeing the box of samples gave us pause. Our project engineer at Xometry informed us their factory cannot send us the partial shipment due to the cost of making that shipment and that we should now expect our shipment to be completed and shipped from the factory on the 7th of April, ultimately arriving at our assembly location on the 10th instead of March 31st.

While April 10th is only 10 days later than March 31st, we have insisted that alternate solutions be explored. We are extremely dedicated to delivering your product to you as soon as we can and we feel that these continued delays should be mitigated through any means available. As alternate options become available we will update you again!

This has felt a lot like a “two-steps forward, one step back” process, but we are on the brink! April 10th is just 15 days from now! We will send out some great photos of the bounty once it arrives so stayed tuned here and on all of our social media platforms!

As another side-note: We’ve upgraded the Discreet Mailers from envelopes to boxes! We felt it was important to ensure that our customers who wanted things a little more low-key would have the same great packaging experience as everyone else – just with a little less flash! Everyone’s order will come with small pack of 6 colorful pipe cleaners and an additional replacement tubing as a thank you for your support.

We had some questions about the reasoning for the tubing so let me elaborate on that! Each Spouti™ is attached to 10″ of tubing to allow for aiming. Several people have asked if it is possible to trim the tubing if they found that 10″ was too long. There is some wiggle room there if desired, but if you find that you’ve cut your tube too short you can simply grab your replacement tube and switch it out!


Spouti Newsstand – Progress Update Estimated Shipping Date

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  • Xometry CAD Analysis
  • Xometry Mold Mod Quote
  • Mold Mod Quote Approval
  • Xometry Modifies the Mold
  • Xometry Ships 2nd Sample Set
  • Sample Set Testing and Approval

  • Xometry Begins 1st Production Round
  • Xometry Ships Spouti Parts
  • Spouti is Assembled and Shipped to You!

The Mold Is On Its Way!

 

Time for another update folks! 

Xometry is working on fabrication!

So where does that leave us?

Do to the extensive testing we did with the samples previously we had a chat with our engineers at Xometry.
In order to save another 2 weeks on fabrication time we are going to go ahead and roll out the full order! We currently have an estimated shipping date – from Xometry to our assembly location – set for

March 20th!

 

Once the parts arrive at our assembly we will immediately begin assembling and shipping Spouti out! I estimate that will begin March 25th – but until the actual shipment arrives that is just an estimate.

But that means we are on track! I am super excited to get these shipped out and I know you are too!

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