View Poll Results: Do you actually sit on a public toilet?
Yes- and I've never had any problems 22 66.67%
No- I stand/hover 11 33.33%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

Public toilets- do you make contact ?

Sitter? Stander? Paper barriers? What do you do?
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If it's a store at the mall, I usually will use just one or two seat covers and kind of hover/squat, maybe making a little bit of contact.

If it's one of those portable things, I put down like 7 seat covers...and do the same thing.
I put toilet paper down and sit.


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I'm a squatter. I just completely skeeve even the idea of sitting on the seat.
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ive done it all. depends on where i am.

personally id rather sit on the seat than have pee splashing everywhere. sometimes i'm not very good at aiming. i like the paper covers that are usually provided.
Not sure why it's not here, but I had another option for " I sit with paper on the seat"

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Not sure why it's not here, but I had another option for " I sit with paper on the seat"

Originally Posted by Spider
That would be me. I've tried the squatting thing and I'm far to uncorridinated for that, so sitting with paper it'll be

As a side note, has anyone been to Asia? Most of there public rest rooms are a hole in the ground that you sqat over. I found this very hygenic, as no one is touching anything.
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All of you that hover are the reason that public bathrooms are so nasty. 9 times out of 10 when I go into a public restroom, someone has peed on the seat and left it. That is disgusting. Be clean ladies, and wipe up your pee if you choose to hover.
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All of you that hover are the reason that public bathrooms are so nasty. 9 times out of 10 when I go into a public restroom, someone has peed on the seat and left it. That is disgusting. Be clean ladies, and wipe up your pee if you choose to hover.
Originally Posted by mazey
All of you? I don't think so.
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics - Thomas Sowell
All of you that hover are the reason that public bathrooms are so nasty. 9 times out of 10 when I go into a public restroom, someone has peed on the seat and left it. That is disgusting. Be clean ladies, and wipe up your pee if you choose to hover.
Originally Posted by mazey
LOL. I'll confess- I'm a sitter. I've never "caught" anything from a seat. If a seat is wet or dirty, I just keep checking stalls until I find a clean toilet. If there are none- I wait and go to a different building. Think about it- the handle and doorknobs we all touch on our way out are 10 times germier than a (clean looking) seat.
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All of you that hover are the reason that public bathrooms are so nasty. 9 times out of 10 when I go into a public restroom, someone has peed on the seat and left it. That is disgusting. Be clean ladies, and wipe up your pee if you choose to hover.
Originally Posted by mazey
LOL. I'll confess- I'm a sitter. I've never "caught" anything from a seat. If a seat is wet or dirty, I just keep checking stalls until I find a clean toilet. If there are none- I wait and go to a different building. Think about it- the handle and doorknobs we all touch on our way out are 10 times germier than a (clean looking) seat.
Originally Posted by Spider
yeah, i think it's just the idea of sitting in someone else's waste is what makes people hover.

i agree with mazey. finding someone elses **** on a seat is disgusting. i think if you're going to hover, cover the seat with something and check the seat for dribbles before you leave.






another thing i absolutely HATE is when someone has come into the stall prior to me and they were obviously menstruating. that is the nastiest thing ever. absolutely gross. again, CHECK THE SEAT, and FLUSH the toilet, thanks.
also, please deposit your used tampons, maxi pads, and wrappers in the proper receptacle. they're not flushable so why even try? just wrap it up really well in some toilet paper and put it in the damn garbage on your way to the sink. please. for public health's sake if not your own. i beg you.

has anyone ever seen the montrosities in jr. high school bathrooms?? lord help us all. it's like some people never get past that stage...
All of you that hover are the reason that public bathrooms are so nasty. 9 times out of 10 when I go into a public restroom, someone has peed on the seat and left it. That is disgusting. Be clean ladies, and wipe up your pee if you choose to hover.
Originally Posted by mazey
All of you? I don't think so.
Originally Posted by Scarlet
OK, not all. Probably 90% of the hovering make the mess. I am sure there is a small percentage that actually cleans up their sprayed pee. Considering a good percentage of all public toilet stalls have pee all over them, I think it is safe to say most hoverers are not cleaning up their pee.


Like Spider, I find a clean toilet, wipe the seat with toilet paper just in case, and I sit. I can honestly say I haven't caught any toilet cooties yet.

For the people who hover, what do you do if you have to drop a deuce in a public restroom? Do you hover and poop? That's gotta be a challenge.
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I caught a rash from sitting on a seat when I was in elementary school. So I hover and you can't convince me that I shouldn't. Just like not everyone walks out of the bathroom without washing their hands, not every hoverer is nasty.

If I have to sit then I put lots of paper and liners down.
Don't forget that a large number of public toilets splash. So even if the seat's wet, it's not necessarily the fault of the person who was in front of you.

I've even taken to the "flush and run" philosophy given how many splash WELL BEYOND the toilet.
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If the seat doesn't appear clean (as in free of visible anything), I look for another toilet. I use the paper liners if provided. PLEASE: clean up after yourself, whatever your method! This includes making sure whatever you deposited in that toilet is GONE.

But I have a question about the tampons -- I thought one of the whole points of tampons is that they are flushable? (Not the wrappers or applicators, but the tampon itself.) Am I crazy?

Anyway, if you start thinking about the germs lurking in a public bathroom, you would never go in there. The poster who said the faucet and door handles are your biggest source of problems was exactly right.

I wash my hands, dry them, then use another fresh paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door. Ugh. I hate bathrooms that only provide the hote air blower, no towels. What about the splash water all over the counters, sinks, etc. Nasty. Bacteria love dampness.
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I'm a squatter unless for some reason beyond my control I need to sit, then I line with like 4 liners and toilet paper on top of that. I just have a huge huge problem with sitting (lined or not) on a public toilet.
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I'm a squatter unless for some reason beyond my control I need to sit, then I line with like 4 liners and toilet paper on top of that. I just have a huge huge problem with sitting (lined or not) on a public toilet.
Originally Posted by nik
Just four?
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I squat. I always make sure the seat is clean when I leave. Everytime.
OH...and I don't touch the doorknob on the way out either.... way too many people don't wash their hands. I try to avoid public bathrooms if I possibly can.

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