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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

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Precisely. Given that urine splatter is an ordinary occurrence in bathrooms, for both men and women (or so I am told by women, that ladies rooms are also often rather gross), it's irresponsible to install a material that is exceedingly sensitive to acid.
Exactly! Installing such material in one`s own home is one thing (and being aware of its sensitivity to stains), but to install it in a home that one intends to rent out is really stupid.

If the tenant had been properly advised - I`m pretty sure they would have taken good care about those spills, or put a rug there to catch any drips.

Or just not rented the apartment in the first place?
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Old 23.01.2015, 14:05
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Is this where I introduce the infuriating subject of most men's habit of leaving the seat up? ...
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

I find it absurd that some people see the act of sitting to urinate unmanly...

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I find it absurd that some people see the act of sitting to urinate unmanly...

Indeed. I find it comfortable!
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Indeed. I find it comfortable!
If you two had penises, you would understand. It's just unnatural.
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Old 23.01.2015, 14:39
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I find it absurd that some people see the act of sitting to urinate unmanly...

It's nothing to do with being unmanly.

It's simply a waste of time (unless you are already naked from the waist down).

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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

Sitzpinkler (masculine noun) :

(pejorative, informal) wimp (inf), wuss (esp US, inf)

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If you two had penises, you would understand. It's just unnatural.
I read that as "you had two", and then I was thinking, you'd have to sit down, if you want to read a book at the same time.

Anyway - make the most of it while you can. It's not uncommon to lose the ability to pee effectively standing up as you get older.
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Old 23.01.2015, 14:59
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

FFS, stand and fire your hose, if you like. There are much bigger problems... Besides, women make more mess in the loo in all events.

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if you want to read a book at the same time.
Just a heads-up, never do that for extended periods of time as it can lead to or worsen haemorrhoids. It turns out that sitting-down toilets can be nefarious to our health in ways which are not evident at first as it is not a natural posture for excretion Standing up and squatting are the natural ways of doing your business
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If you two had penises, you would understand.
Or this.



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I find it absurd that some people see the act of sitting to urinate unmanly...

Perhaps a generational thing Nil- but honestly, did you father, uncles, brothers and male friends always pee sitting down? I do not know one single male who does, here in CH, in UK or all over Europe or USA, etc. Not one.

So I'd not say 'unmanly' but more 'unnatural' for a man to pee sitting down. I don't mind it either way btw- but do expect anyone who uses the toilet, however they wish to, man or woman- to clear/clean up after themselves and ensure the place is clean for the next person, including the floor around.

Any man who pees standing up would be totally aware of any spillage- unless blind or very old (my dad did sprinkle a bit at times in his 90s- and that was ok)- and clean up.
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Perhaps a generational thing Nil- but honestly, did you father, uncles, brothers and male friends always pee sitting down? I do not know one single male who does, here in CH, in UK or all over Europe or USA, etc. Not one.

So I'd not say 'unmanly' but more 'unnatural' for a man to pee sitting down. I don't mind it either way btw- but do expect anyone who uses the toilet, however they wish to, man or woman- to clear/clean up after themselves and ensure the place is clean for the next person, including the floor around.

Any man who pees standing up would be totally aware of any spillage- unless blind or very old (my dad did sprinkle a bit at times in his 90s- and that was ok)- and clean up.
I guess you don't know as many Muslims as you seem to make out then

http://islamqa.info/en/2532

Although it is slightly creepy that you know the peeing habits of every male you've encountered
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If you see it, you can hit it. If you can hit it, you can kill it. Accuracy counts.
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

This thread is hilarious...
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Yes they are, if they fail to clean afterwards.
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

I remember discussing this on a thread ages ago and I felt like I was the odd one out that I'd never heard of men sitting down to pee! Although, lol, no I don't know everyone's peeing habits, I just assumed! I def didn't know about religious reasons! Feel a bit ignorant now When I was in high school, one of mine and my gf's favourite bands sang a song with lyrics that conditioned my 15-year-old brain to believe that it was something someone got picked on for... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaGKxAgCguU

fwiw I am insanely jealous of men being able to stand up and keep their pants on!
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

I would hate to have to stand up in a men's restroom to urinate if there isn't a urinal available. But if guys are so drunk that they can't even HIT THE BOWL, then not only should they sit down but seriously consider calling a taxi to take them home.
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

Very interesting thread!

I'm a bit OCD and dont like peeing standing up, and get very grossed out when I have male visitors over.

In my working life I have to consider biohazardous / radioactive solvents, liquid dispensing etc. If I were to apply a general 'risk assessment' to the toilet scenario here's what comes to mind [not saying I am correct but you get an idea why I am OCD]:

Urine exits the penis under turbulent flow, which causes that characteristic spiralled stream (amazing if you think about it). but what you dont see is a cloud of tiny microscopic particles of urine (i.e. an aerosol) that also gets ejected out, and this sticks to one's clothes etc. Then the splash when the stream hits the wall of the toilet (or your neighbour if you cant aim) -- some urinals are very badly designed.. the pee splashes everywhere. Then when you are finishing, the stream gets slower and drips across, over the toilet seat, floor, your shoes etc. Not saying we are all this bad but you get the picture.

Also when in a sitting [ideally squatting] posture there is a release of your pelvic floor muscles, the bladder empties more efficiently etc. less chance of 'after-drip' in your underwear!

But I do admit to standing up and peeing when using public toilets... no chance sitting on those loos, drenched in yellow rain
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Although it is slightly creepy that you know the peeing habits of every male you've encountered
She doesn't
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