So, for those of you who don't know, I am often sea sick. To counter this I take scopolamine (aka the sea sickness patch), this makes me incredibly dehydrated, and so I drink a lot, which in turn makes me visit the head (aka the bathroom) often. Going downstairs while underway is what makes me feel sickest, so you can see how this becomes a viscous cycle. But fear not, I have found a solution.
I present to you, ladies and gentlemen, with my new best friend. She hangs out with me in the cockpit during passages. I think it's pretty self explanatory, so I will spare you the details on how it works. Basically, I can kind of go to the bathroom like a boy. Though of course, in rough passages, this can get quite messy.
I also insist that John looks away, though we have very VERY little privacy on the boat, I have some limits, this is one. I also imagine how awkward it would be if any other boat were to pass while I was in the midst of using this, let's hope that never happens, though knowing my luck...
Nonetheless, this has been of some help, and eliminates the need to go down below as often, I recommend them to all my female friends, you never know when you might be in need!