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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.

by Anonymousreply 10505/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 105/02/2013

You can get crabs, boils and worse from a dirty toilet seat. Yes I cover it within an inch of its life.

by Anonymousreply 205/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 305/02/2013

[quote]You can get crabs, boils and worse from a dirty toilet seat

no, you can't.

by Anonymousreply 405/02/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 505/02/2013

R1 is nasty and spreads plague.

by Anonymousreply 605/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 705/02/2013

Like a boss, R7?

by Anonymousreply 805/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 905/02/2013

Take your shit at home like everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 1005/02/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 1105/02/2013

I read the OP as: "When using the public toilet, do you put pieces of paper on the seat when faking a number two?"

by Anonymousreply 1205/02/2013

Does Sheri leave her footprints on the seat?

by Anonymousreply 1305/02/2013

Poorly managed toilet training is our society's Number One social problem.

by Anonymousreply 1405/02/2013

[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?

by Anonymousreply 1505/02/2013

[quote] Poorly managed toilet training is our society's Number One social problem.

Also, the Number Two problem.

by Anonymousreply 1605/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 1705/02/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1805/02/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 1905/02/2013

Shit on theater seats?!

How does that happen?

by Anonymousreply 2005/02/2013

I'd love to see someone lay down a toilet seat cover on a movie theater seat. Really??

by Anonymousreply 2105/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2205/02/2013

Poor hygiene, R20?

by Anonymousreply 2305/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2405/02/2013

Avoid public toilets. Training yourself to hold it is easy.

by Anonymousreply 2505/02/2013

I shit on the floor.

by Anonymousreply 2605/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2705/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 2805/02/2013

I pick my nose.

by Anonymousreply 2905/02/2013

[quote]Avoid public toilets. Training yourself to hold it is easy.

you're an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 3005/02/2013

[quote] the embarrassment that someone will see me exiting a stall.

why on earth would that be embarrassing?

by Anonymousreply 3105/02/2013

[quote]I would never use a public convenience

A 'public convenience'?

M to the A to R-Y MARY!

by Anonymousreply 3205/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3305/02/2013

My mom got pregnant from one!

by Anonymousreply 3405/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3505/02/2013

[quote] The Hermes scarves at Macy's makes wonderful T.P.

You don't really think Macy's sells Hermes...do you?

by Anonymousreply 3605/02/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3705/02/2013

[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!

by Anonymousreply 3805/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 3905/03/2013

I'm confused by the question. In public toilets, my feet DANCE a two step and why would I ever COVER my seat?

by Anonymousreply 4005/03/2013

Only zoo animals shit in public.

by Anonymousreply 4105/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 4305/03/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 4405/03/2013

LOL R44. I've been thinking the same thing all thread.

I carry a one-ounce can of Lysol in my bag.

by Anonymousreply 4505/03/2013

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!

by Anonymousreply 4605/03/2013

I Purell my seats. Just squirt it on and smear it with my hands into the seat until dry.

by Anonymousreply 4705/03/2013

R46, I didn't learn that trick until I was in my mid-40s. It really changed my life.

by Anonymousreply 4805/03/2013

[quote] You can still pick up germs and such.

By "such," I presume that you mean the likes of Larry Craig.

by Anonymousreply 4905/03/2013

Grumpy?

by Anonymousreply 5005/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5105/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5205/03/2013

According to this Ask Doctor column:

DEAR READER:

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.

by Anonymousreply 5305/03/2013

Shit at home.

by Anonymousreply 5405/03/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5505/03/2013

Children and fat slobs.

by Anonymousreply 5605/03/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 5705/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5805/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 5905/03/2013

[quote]I Purell my seats. Just squirt it on and smear it with my hands into the seat until dry.

LOL

by Anonymousreply 6005/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6105/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6205/03/2013

I don't even bother to flush.

by Anonymousreply 6305/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6405/03/2013

LOLOL

by Anonymousreply 6505/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6605/03/2013

Yes.

I don't like other people's urine on my skin - it's a thing. Sorry.

by Anonymousreply 6705/03/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 6805/03/2013

I do that too, R68.

by Anonymousreply 6905/03/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 7005/04/2013

I wouldn't think of using a public toilet. I always travel with my own porta-potty.

by Anonymousreply 7105/04/2013

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...

by Anonymousreply 7205/04/2013

I usually lick it real good. Saliva is a good anti bacterial agent.

by Anonymousreply 7305/04/2013

Please, The public toilet seat id probably cleaner than your own laptop keyboard right now.

by Anonymousreply 7405/04/2013

I love R73 and his response. Vanna! Tell him what he's won!

by Anonymousreply 7505/04/2013

[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?

by Anonymousreply 7605/04/2013

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%

by Anonymousreply 7705/04/2013

The seat covers do provide a level of protection. Much better than nothing.

by Anonymousreply 7805/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7905/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8005/04/2013

When it's hot, does your ass stick to the paper?

by Anonymousreply 8105/04/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 8205/04/2013

R82, sitting spreads the cheeks. You must have a flat ass to wipe standing up.

by Anonymousreply 8305/04/2013

People who wipe sitting down must have tiny hands to reach in between their legs into the toilet.

by Anonymousreply 8405/04/2013

R44 r45

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.

by Anonymousreply 8505/04/2013

[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

by Anonymousreply 8605/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 8705/04/2013

I would never date a man who defecates. It's disgusting!

by Anonymousreply 8805/04/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 8905/04/2013

What do you call it when you eschew toilet paper and drag your derrière around on the floor?

by Anonymousreply 9005/04/2013

[quote]What do you call it when you eschew toilet paper and drag your derrière around on the floor?

DOGGIE STYLE!

by Anonymousreply 9105/04/2013

Mr. Doo! Haha! I see what you did there R91...

by Anonymousreply 9205/04/2013

LOL r46!!!

by Anonymousreply 9305/04/2013

Mr. Tyler: So let's talk a little bit about your duties.

Chandler (supressing laughter): My doodies? All right.

Mr. Tyler: Now you'll be heading a whole division, so you'll have a lot of duties.

Chandler: I see.

Mr. Tyler: But there'll be, perhaps, 30 people under you so you can dump a certain amount on them.

Chandler: Good to know.

Mr. Tyler: We could go into detail...

Chandler: No, don't, I beg of you!

by Anonymousreply 9405/04/2013

I promise this is my last one.

TALUR: All right.

(beat)

But when I return, I'll want a more thorough explanation of all this. I want to examine your data in detail.

DATA: Of course.

How Brent Spiner kept a straight face I'll never know.

by Anonymousreply 9505/04/2013

Was the OP five years old?

"Number two"???

I'm surprised OP didn't say "doody."

by Anonymousreply 9605/04/2013

Have another hit of meth [R85].

by Anonymousreply 9705/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9805/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 9905/04/2013

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).

by Anonymousreply 10005/04/2013

Why are you seeking a second opinion for COMMON SENSE. Dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 10105/04/2013

I put pieces of paper on the face of any guy whose face I am about to sit on to get rimmed.

by Anonymousreply 10205/04/2013

Get into the groove. Boy you've got to prove Your love to me, yeah

by Anonymousreply 10305/04/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 10405/04/2013

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."

by Anonymousreply 10505/04/2013
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