When using a public restroom, do you cover the toilet seat?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by luvmymbpr, Jan 15, 2015.

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How?

  1. Nothing - bare toilet seat

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    45.7%
  2. Toilet paper or sanitary cover

    19 vote(s)
    54.3%
  1. luvmymbpr macrumors regular

    luvmymbpr

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    I realize this is a pretty funny discussion to have, but bare with me. :D:cool:

    I have never put down toilet paper or one of those sanitary covers on a toilet seat. I notice a lot of guys at my office building doing it. How do I notice this you ask? I hear them pulling the sanitary cover out of the dispensing unit or I'll come upon the random toilet paper nest that is still left in place after the gentleman left.

    So how do you do you business?
     
  2. charlesbronsen macrumors 6502a

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    Only time I'm going bareback is at home or my Mums house.
     
  3. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I'd have to go really bad to sit down in a public restroom. Rarely ever happens, but when it does, I always put at least 3 layers of toilet paper on the seat.
     
  4. luvmymbpr thread starter macrumors regular

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    I never realized people were so afraid of touching a public toilet seat. I have done it all my life and have yet to contract ebola or crabs.

    I remember reading an article a while back that said public toilet seats are less dirty than door handles in public.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I prefer home field advantage for pooping so rarely drop a deuce in a public bathroom if I can help it, but on the rare occasions I do, no, I don't cover it.
     
  6. luvmymbpr thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL some of these comments are killing me.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I used to work on the field. So I pretty much have the entire NYC mapped out in my head, of where the clean public restrooms are.

    I also flush every time before using.

    I rarely use public restrooms though, there is no comfort like home. I use the seat cover when I feel I should, but those flimsy paper things are not as easy as it looks.
     
  8. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Haha I rarely use them too. Curious why you flush before using though? As soon as you flush you whip up millions of bacteria into the air. I never flush until I'm dressed up again. I actually open the stall door, then flush and get out of there. One flush only.
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    You don't want to flush first while sitting down.

    Also when I was working on the field, I carried a tiny spray bottle of alcohol with me. Couple sprays to the seat and wipe it down and couple sprays into the bowl.
     
  10. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Don't get me started on door handles, a lot of guys leave the bathroom without washing their hands. That door handle has touched more penis and ass (via hand transfer) than your average porn star.

    I will not touch a public restroom door handle with my hands.
     
  11. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    I use Dettol wipes to wipe the seat and then I cover the seat with toilet paper. I also use tissues to open washroom doors and turning on the faucet and hose. Yes, there are toilet hoses in every public toilet here. Western expats in my country have absolutely no idea what the hoses found in toilets are actually supposed to be used for. A lot of them think it's an emergency water supply in case they become trapped in the bathroom and some of them think it's for washing babies! I was completely shocked.

    Oh and this discussion reminded me of my friend. She literally stands on the toilet seat when using a public toilet.
     
  12. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    If the seat on a public wc is that funky, I'm not sitting on it - tissue paper or no.
     
  13. senseless macrumors 68000

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    It would be nice if more restroom doors opened outwards, when exiting.

    And what is it with cretins that don't bother flushing the damn toilet or urinal? Is this some kind of primitive marking ritual or bizarre perversion?
     
  14. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    With ho much I travel I use a public restroom significantly more than not. Airports, businesses, etc. I do everytime, yes.
     
  15. D.T. macrumors 603

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    I think my rare occasion has been maybe twice in the last _decade_.


    :D
     
  16. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    This.

    Most of 'em don't have doors these days, and those that do have push plates, not knobs, unless you're talking about the stall doors.

    Even when in a hurry? It would require more disrobing, and she'd have to have really good aim. :eek:
     
  17. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Some don't have doors yes and I appreciate that. Some do, and I don't touch them. Even the push plate I don't touch, my foot opens those doors.
     
  18. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Toss up.. I always do a fresh flush and wipe of the seat, but more times than not I don't use an A&& gasket.

    Like most, if I can wait till I am home,,, yup that is what is going to happen.
     
  19. kolax macrumors G3

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    I do a jobbie when I get up in the morning, and that keeps me going until I get in from work where I may do another jobbie, or just do a super jobbie the next morning. Don't care about covering the public toilet seat because the only time I use them is in a code red and the seat is the least of my worries.
     
  20. LadyX macrumors 68020

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    Yes every time she uses a public toilet. She doesn't fully stand, she crouches/squats (don't know the right word for the posture). Lol.
     
  21. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    She would love Asia. I saw this option often in Korea, Japan and China. Probably safer than squatting on a seat.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    ^^^Those squatters are the worst, and thankfully disappearing, at least in Japan. It's like they have two extremes - those, and then the royal toilets that wash your butt and have heated seats and all sorts of fancy controls.

    As for public crappers, I used to care about putting paper on the seat, now I just don't care anymore.

    I've always been more concerned on the rare occasion when my weiner touches the rim of the toilet, always paranoid I'm going to get herpes or something from that. Now THAT'S gross.
     
  23. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    LOL I am always worried about my weiner on the rim too, luckily it doesn't hang too far.

    Yeah those toilets are in more rural areas now, they are nearly gone in the urban areas. I lived in Korea for 2 year and was able to avoid them. I later went back for a vacation and on a rafting trip I had no choice. I honestly had to wing it. There should be instructions. I didn't know what to do with my pants. I can't squat far enough (especially when drunk) to no crap on my pants so I had to remove them and hang them up.
     
  24. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    This reminds me of a conversation i had recently in mixed company about men leaving the seat up in the stalls. Needless to say the women were complaining about this.

    My response was that it is a caring man that bothers to put the seat up and what would they prefer the seat left up or covered in urine from an inaccurate aim.
     
  25. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Cover if I really have to take a number 2 in public restroom. My wife says she just squats just above the seats so she doesn't touch it, said women washroom are nasty in general.
     

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