When using the public toilet, do you put pieces of paper on the seat when taking a number two?
I always do. A friend of mine is a professor and she told me that there's no harm sitting on the toilet with my bare buttocks. That's rubbish to me. You can still pick up germs and such.
no, and the habit is extremely affected. you don't have mucus membranes on your ass cheeks so you have no need to cover the seat. just wash the fucking hands, that's the important part that most yahoos forget.
You can get crabs, boils and worse from a dirty toilet seat. Yes I cover it within an inch of its life.
I've never understood why some people do this, moreover, why they leave their used paper/tissue floating around the stall. Gross people do these things.
Normal people clean up after themselves, as much as possible, and wash up before leaving the restroom.
[quote]You can get crabs, boils and worse from a dirty toilet seat
no, you can't.
I once worked at a place that had specially sized paper rings that fit over the seat.
The guys in the art department called them "ass gaskets."
R1 is nasty and spreads plague.
In my office, those "ass gaskets" are available in every stall. But there's some douchebag who insists on creating one of his own using layers and layers of toilet paper every time he uses the toilet. And then he flushes the toilet but leaves without picking up all the layers of toilet paper. If I ever figure out who it is, I'm going to shit in his office.
I would never use a public convenience that didn't offer the flushable covers. I even use them on theater seats since seeing the Oprah episode that found shit on them when tested.
Take your shit at home like everyone else.
The View's Sheri Shepherd avoids the problem altogether:
"I do toilet squats. My behind has not touched a toilet seat in years. I am an Olympic squatter."
I read the OP as: "When using the public toilet, do you put pieces of paper on the seat when faking a number two?"
Does Sheri leave her footprints on the seat?
Poorly managed toilet training is our society's Number One social problem.
[quote]In my office, those "ass gaskets" are available in every stall. But there's some douchebag who insists on creating one of his own using layers and layers of toilet paper every time he uses the toilet. And then he flushes the toilet but leaves without picking up all the layers of toilet paper.
Do you work for Anderson Cooper?
[quote] Poorly managed toilet training is our society's Number One social problem.
Also, the Number Two problem.
In California, almost all bathrooms (at least the women's) have those specially-fitted toilet seat liners. Oddly, when I lived in the midwest (Indiana and Illinois), they were nowhere to be found.
[quote]"I do toilet squats. My behind has not touched a toilet seat in years. I am an Olympic squatter."
I'll guarantee Sheri Shepherd pees all over the seat, a lovely gift for those who use the bathroom after she leaves. I hate selfish bitches like her.
[quote]"I do toilet squats. My behind has not touched a toilet seat in years. I am an Olympic squatter."
Well I guess we know how shit ends up sprayed all over the walls now.
Shit on theater seats?!
How does that happen?
I'd love to see someone lay down a toilet seat cover on a movie theater seat. Really??
I suppose the fact that paper is extraordinarily porous and acts as a barrier to exactly NOTHING, particularly if it contains the slightest hint of moisture, doesn't ever dawn on you delicate little flowers...
All you're doing is soaking up whatever is there and making sure it stays nice and warm next to your skin.
Poor hygiene, R20?
I wish every public toilet stall had a bottle of Windex and roll of paper towels so I could just quickly disinfect the seat. I refuse to sit on "ass gaskets" or layered toilet paper; I'm paranoid that the paper will shift around, and my business will end up not in the toilet but on the paper, then all over my butt cheeks. Gross.
Avoid public toilets. Training yourself to hold it is easy.
I shit on the floor.
At Penn Station or an airport, yes. In the men's room on our floor in the office, no. It's only used by a handful of professional boring guys at work. I used to be mortified by the idea of crapping at work, but as I've gotten older my physical comfort trumps the embarrassment that someone will see me exiting a stall.
I always look for a Macy's, or Forever 21 in the mall and shit in the changing rooms. The Hermes scarves at Macy's makes wonderful T.P.
I pick my nose.
[quote]Avoid public toilets. Training yourself to hold it is easy.
you're an idiot.
[quote] the embarrassment that someone will see me exiting a stall.
why on earth would that be embarrassing?
[quote]I would never use a public convenience
A 'public convenience'?
M to the A to R-Y MARY!
a lot of public places have liners and if they have them I use them.
Overwise I overlay a bit of TP. it just makes me feel better.
My mom got pregnant from one!
There was a restaurant at Epcot at Walt Disney World that had an electric ass gasket machine.
It was quite the hit at our table.
One of the women came back and told us about it so all of us – men and women – went to go look at it.
[quote] The Hermes scarves at Macy's makes wonderful T.P.
You don't really think Macy's sells Hermes...do you?
No paper, but I look very closely for wetness or other ... debris, and wipe it up before sitting.
Paper is wasted far too much in the name of being civilized. It's not good for the environment, and especially potable water supplies, to do this.
[quote]Overwise I overlay a bit of TP. it just makes me feel better.
WHERE did the first PSYCHO get the idea for this bit of insanity!? Bizarre!
I hate people who use ass gaskets and leave them on the toilet seat when they're done (a common occurrence in an office where I used to work). Your ass is too delicate to touch a bare toilet seat, but your colleagues should be okay with handling the sheet of paper your nasty ass was parked on while you took a piss or a dump? Gee, thanks.
I'm confused by the question. In public toilets, my feet DANCE a two step and why would I ever COVER my seat?
Only zoo animals shit in public.
Only hysterical Marys can't take a shit in public.
I recently watched one of those Dateline type shows in which several medical doctors and a cast of thousands did testing on toilet seats from the Port Authority to The Pierre and everything in between, and proved that one is way more likely to pick up a nasty bug from so many things we tough over and over everyday without giving a second thought. Unless you are Howie Mandel.
[quote]I once worked at a place that had specially sized paper rings that fit over the seat.
Uh, yes, they're called toilet seat covers. Do try to keep up.
LOL R44. I've been thinking the same thing all thread.
I carry a one-ounce can of Lysol in my bag.
I go one step further. I also lay down what I've coined a "lily pad"--a thin layer of toilet paper placed atop the toilet water in order to break the fall & prevent any back-splash. I highly recommend it!
I Purell my seats. Just squirt it on and smear it with my hands into the seat until dry.
R46, I didn't learn that trick until I was in my mid-40s. It really changed my life.
[quote] You can still pick up germs and such.
By "such," I presume that you mean the likes of Larry Craig.
I can't do #2 in a public facility. Not that I'm embarrassed or anything, but my body physically will not function in that capacity if there are other people in the room (even separated by a partition). It must have been a traumatic experience in a previous life that caused it. LOL.
Generally I sit on my assistant's lap when visiting the ladies at one of my swank first class diva performances. Cindi has got used to it, although I still have some trouble with the splashdown due to the additional height. Although it usually blends with me eau de for some reason. I guess that's why they call it toilet water.
I mean, I am a world-famous, beloved entertainer, and have a strict first-class rider as part of my contract, but those Indian casinos don't know how to clean a toilet seat. In those cases where one axually is installed.
According to this Ask Doctor column:
It’s not completely irrational to worry about dirty public toilet seats. Any contaminated surface can spread infectious disease. However, the real risk of catching a disease from a clean toilet seat is almost nonexistent.
The enormous efforts people make to avoid touching public toilets aren’t really necessary. Many public toilets have a dispenser with paper to cover the toilet seat. When that is not present, many people cover the toilet seat with toilet paper. If the toilet seat is visibly clean, those precautions are of little value.
... Public restrooms, like all public places, do present risks from infectious diseases. But those risks are not from toilet seats. Surfaces you touch with your hands — the flush handle on the toilet, the water faucet handle on the sink, the doorknob on entering or exiting the restroom — can be contaminated with germs.
Your hands are very hospitable to bacteria, such as staph germs and E. coli. Your hands can pick up the flu virus, too. And then it’s really easy for you to spread those germs from your hands to your nose and mouth. From there, they get inside your body.
So always wash and dry your hands thoroughly before leaving a public restroom. After I’ve washed my hands, if I still need to grab a door handle to leave the restroom, I will then use an antibacterial hand gel.
Finally, some viruses and bacteria are spread by sneezing and coughing. Especially during flu season, try to not get too close to people who are coughing and sneezing. They pose a greater threat to you than a toilet seat.
[quote]why on earth would that be embarrassing?
Coming face to face with a co-worker and having to say hello while the smell of the big stinky shit I just took permates the men's room, that's why. I know it's a natural body function but I guess I'm just a freak that way.
Children and fat slobs.
[quote]the smell of the big stinky shit I just took permates the men's room
Another reason to carry a little can of Lysol.
there are more germs on every doorhandle or phone receiver than on a toilet seat (unless someone literally shat on it, pee is antibacterial). you could lick the toilet seat at a mcdonalds and still pick up less germs than you did opening the front door to the restaurant.
I'm actually more worried about touching the door latches of the stalls, even though I wash my hands thoroughly afterwards. If the bathroom door has a handle, I'll usually use a paper towel to open it upon exiting.
[quote]I Purell my seats. Just squirt it on and smear it with my hands into the seat until dry.
I bought a tiny plastic spray bottle from a dollar store, filled it with rubbing alcohol, and carry it with me everywhere.
I shpritz it liberally over public toilet seats before using, and sometimes even the bathroom door handles, too.
I can't believe no one has brought up the automatic plastic covers that are found in airport toilets (O'Hare, I believe, is one such place). You just wave your hand in front of the sensor and voila! a new plastic cover slides around to cover the seat. Too bad more public toilets don't use them.
I don't even bother to flush.
I put 4 wax paper things down, including one so it doesn't splash. I will not use toilet paper, no way. And I run the water when I go at home alone, I don't want to hear it.
You people who don't cover the seat of a public toilet when you take a shit are disgusting, dirty, nasty slags. I can't even conceive of the idea of not covering the seat. If paper toilet seat covers aren't provided, use fucking toilet paper. Damn.
I don't like other people's urine on my skin - it's a thing. Sorry.
I will use some TP to open the latches. I wash my hands, then use paper towels to turn off the water and open the door and throw it away as I leave.
I do that too, R68.
So you think throwing a thin piece of tissue paper over the urine will magically stop it from touching your skin?
Tell me...are they allowing you people to graduate from school these days just by spelling your name correctly?
I wouldn't think of using a public toilet. I always travel with my own porta-potty.
In high school if a guy was taking a dump in the boy's room we would look over the divider at him and make fun of him. Hahaha. I was in the army and we had no stalls--open toilets and we would dump in front of one another all the time. Lot of real nelly guys here.
Gonna rip one right now...
I usually lick it real good. Saliva is a good anti bacterial agent.
Please, The public toilet seat id probably cleaner than your own laptop keyboard right now.
I love R73 and his response. Vanna! Tell him what he's won!
[quote]I can't do #2 in a public facility. Not that I'm embarrassed or anything, but my body physically will not function in that capacity if there are other people in the room (even separated by a partition).
Me too. I don't understand people at work who can just go to a stall next to someone and let it rip. It's horrifying enough if it's a stranger but with a coworker you have to see everyday?? WTF? How do people do that?
R62 those are great. Tho I have a friend who was sure that it was just the same piece of plastic sliding round and round until he marked it with a pen and contiuosly had the cover slide ten times. He says he still doesn't trust them 100%
The seat covers do provide a level of protection. Much better than nothing.
1. Using a toilet liner for a theatre seat? How does that work? And how does shit get on theatre seats? Are you talking about an adult theatre? LOL
2. The people using these are probably the same that plunk their naked ass down in the pool of semen in the sauna or take it up the butt raw.
R77, I don't understand what this thing is. It's a plastic cover, not paper? So you can't flush them? Who the fuck would want to use that. Maybe the same people who use Mooncups would but no one else. No one I'm using a reusable plastic cover.
When it's hot, does your ass stick to the paper?
Do y'all wipe sitting down or standing up? I've always stood up to wipe, but I recently learned that that's "wrong." I don't see how it's even possible to wipe your hole while sitting down. How does that work, exactly?
R82, sitting spreads the cheeks. You must have a flat ass to wipe standing up.
People who wipe sitting down must have tiny hands to reach in between their legs into the toilet.
So they're called toilet seat covers, eh?
Well, I had never seen them before, first office job and all, just out of college. Of course we didn't use them at home and no way in a men's dorm.
I thought it was funny they were called "ass gaskets" by the guys in the back.
And, I have never worked again in a place that had them in the men's room. They may have been in subsequent ladies' rooms, but I wouldn't know.
So basically, it gets down to "fuck you dead with your snide observations."
Have a lousy weekend.
[quote]You people who don't cover the seat of a public toilet when you take a shit are disgusting, dirty, nasty slags
you are clearly unhinged
The President of my company does not wash his hands when he's done pissing in the urinal. It's disgusting. I'd never shake his hand.
I would never date a man who defecates. It's disgusting!
[quote]Do y'all wipe sitting down or standing up? I've always stood up to wipe, but I recently learned that that's "wrong." I don't see how it's even possible to wipe your hole while sitting down. How does that work, exactly?
I doubt there is any right or wrong, but if you stand up, your cheeks close and that would make it take longer to clean, I'd think.
I think what the sitting people are referring to, is what I do, as awkward as it may sound. You still remain in a sitting position but lift your butt up about 4 or 5 inches so you are basically squatting like Sheri Shepard earlier in the thread. Then wipe.
What do you call it when you eschew toilet paper and drag your derrière around on the floor?
[quote]What do you call it when you eschew toilet paper and drag your derrière around on the floor?
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Have another hit of meth [R85].
I always wipe the seat off, and if I'm in a scummy place, I'll put paper down. I'm not worried about catching disease, but I don't want to press my skin against someone else's dried urine.
If people would just lift the seat up or have better aim, public toilets would be a lot less gross.
I never have this problem because I never shit in public. The rare times I did were because I might have been cramping with diarrhea, which has only happened 3 or 4 times in public.
Otherwise, I make sure I'm fully evacuated before I leave the house. I never just wipe and go either, no matter how much wiping is done there is still residue there even if it isn't visible. Don't you cunts try to deny it, even the most fastidiously wiped ass would stink if you stuck your nose in it. Soap and water afterwards, or at the very least water.
I haven't been able to crap in a public facility since I was a kid. I was about 9 years old and we were on a vacation. I went into a bathroom at a reststop. I sat down and was just starting to go when I looked to my left and saw some creepy old man looking over the partition at me sitting there. I'll never forget his perverted old wrinkled face.
He just smiled creepily at me and kept staring. He just said something like, "It's okay, baby." I flushed, pulled up my pants (didn't even wipe) and ran out the door and around the corner to the car. I told my dad and he ran in to kick the pervert's ass, but he was driving off when my dad got back there. I have never shit in a public bathroom again (and that was 1968).
Why are you seeking a second opinion for COMMON SENSE. Dumbass.
I put pieces of paper on the face of any guy whose face I am about to sit on to get rimmed.
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I love people who claim to be able to poop on demand. "Just do it before you leave the house!" As if it's always that easy.
I really think On Demand is overrated. It is just so hard to control. It never pauses when I want it to. It doesn't stop rewinding when I want it to. Fast forwarding is sometimes taken away. And there is no frame advance. Is On Demand only associated with Comcast? It seems people are talking about it in a general terms now like "Coming out in theaters and On Demand."