Published: 12th October 2018
With Pee Safe women in sports can now avoid urinary tract infections from dirty toilet seats while on tour
Founded in April 2017 by Vikas Bagaria and Dheeraj Jain, Co-founder, the idea for Pee Safe was conceived when Srijana, wife of Vikas, suffered from UTI in 2013 during a road trip
"Our battles should be on the court or the field or the boardroom, but not on the toilet seat. Think about it," says Dakshata Tewani, an under-19 national basketball player.
Not just Dakshata but every sportswoman has been facing a similar ordeal for quite a long time now.
Dakshata adds, "Infected toilets have always bothered me. First of all, it is very difficult to find a toilet in stadiums, even if we do find one, the level of cleanliness maintained in these washrooms would make a person think ten times before using it. As a sportsperson, we cannot afford to get sick on tour and thus, it is imperative for a player to make conscious efforts to use clean and sanitised washrooms."
However, Dakshata feels she might have found a solution. Pee Safe, one of India's leading hygiene brands is helping these women to fight health issues brought on by unhygienic conditions in washrooms.
Pee Safe's toilet seat sanitiser spray has immensely helped me as it not only sanitizes the toilet seat but also reduces the foul smell. Pee Safe Spray has become a travel essential for me especially in the trains
Dakshata Tewani, Under-19 national basketball player
Founded in April 2017 by Vikas Bagaria and Dheeraj Jain, Pee Safe was actually conceived when Srijana, Vikas's wife, suffered from a urinary tract infection (UTI) in 2013 during a road trip. The sanitation spray was first used within their social groups, family and friends as a trial run. After understanding the sensitivity of this problem faced by a majority of the women on a daily basis, Vikas decided to expand the distribution of Pee Safe in the Indian Market.
"Some toilets might look clean but they are not sanitised and thus lead to such infections. Especially for women in sports, they are so fierce on the field but are bogged down by such events. With our product we want to empower them to perform better on the field," explains Vikas.
"Being a shooter, I keep travelling in India as well as abroad for competitions and championships. The most difficult situation for me has been using the public toilets and have found them dirty and inappropriate to use most of the times. I have always feared using those toilets and contracting infections from the invisible bacteria present on that seat. After I came to know about the Pee Safe spray, I have gained a lot of confidence while travelling and going for matches and has never faced any infection problems. This product has helped me focus on my shooting," says Manu Bhaker, Commonwealth Gold Medalist 2018, youngest Indian shooter and Brand Ambassador, Pee Safe.
We asked both the young sportswomen if they would recommend Pee Safe to their fellow sportsperson and the upcoming generation who are new to this field. And it was a resounding yes.
I have been representing India and participating in various shooting championships at multiple places worldwide. I have always carried Pee Safe spray bottle with me in the past two years and it is known to a lot of co-players as we practice together
Manu Bhaker, Commonwealth Gold Medalist 2018, youngest Indian shooter and Brand Ambassador, Pee Safe
Currently, Pee Safe is available at 12 online stores and over 2,500 offline stores in 16 cities in India. It also plans to expand in different geographies across the country and globe in the coming years. The brand will also come up with five to six variety of products in the female hygiene category in the near future, concludes Vikas.