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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.
My father does, my brother does, my husband, his brother and father do. My uncle? I don't know him that well.

I appreciate the natural aiming gift all the men of this thread have but from my experience, every time we have male guests who proudly exercises their aim skills, I had to clean the walls, the lid, the floor because there is always some drops.
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Old 23.01.2015, 17:51
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

The worst for me are women who don't pee sitting down.

There have been a few instances (usually on flights to and from more eastern countries), where I use the facilities after a female and it is a liquid disaster in there.

From what I head, it is common to stand on the seat and squat above the bowl, essentially hosing down everything below.
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Old 23.01.2015, 17:54
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From what I head, it is common to stand on the seat and squat above the bowl, essentially hosing down everything below.


This is how it is done.
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Sometimes it is impossible to sit down as one is too big.
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Old 23.01.2015, 18:01
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Sometimes it is impossible to sit down as one is too big.
Well done for using a potty but I think you're ready for a big boy toilet now!
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My father does, my brother does, my husband, his brother and father do. My uncle? I don't know him that well.
Interesting- I grew up with brothers and lots of cousins and all their friends in a rural area- doing sport and lots of activities, sports camps, clubs in the open- hence my 'experience' with all men I know peeing standing up. Very matter-of-factly- women have to find a tree to hind behind to pee- men just do not- and turn away from the crowd, that's it. Nobody is particularly bothered about privacy around here. And all our male family and friends in the UK do stand- again, lots of sport, picinics, outings with brothers, cousins, nephews, etc, and friends made that quite obvious.

It is true I have not grown up with our Muslim relatives, friends and colleagues- and although I knew about the right and left hand- didn't know about being expected to squat for Muslim men.
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Well done for using a potty but I think you're ready for a big boy toilet now!
Never would have thought that you were the jealous type.
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Old 23.01.2015, 18:17
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Interesting- I grew up with brothers and lots of cousins and all their friends in a rural area- doing sport and lots of activities, sports camps, clubs in the open- hence my 'experience' with all men I know peeing standing up. Very matter-of-factly- women have to find a tree to hind behind to pee- men just do not- and turn away from the crowd, that's it. Nobody is particularly bothered about privacy around here. And all our male family and friends in the UK do stand- again, lots of sport, picinics, outings with brothers, cousins, nephews, etc, and friends made that quite obvious.

It is true I have not grown up with our Muslim relatives, friends and colleagues- and although I knew about the right and left hand- didn't know about being expected to squat for Muslim men.
Wait, don't mix up two things here. Of course all men stand up outside when they urinate. I would too if I had the device showed earlier..
We talk about toilets here. I am guessing you don't share the toilet cubicle or bathroom with them when they are in a house?

I hope you don't.
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Old 23.01.2015, 18:21
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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.
imo, ladies' rooms are gross not so much because of the ladies (well, the sober ones anyway) but more because of the children. 9 times out of 10 it's mum that takes the kiddos for a wee and kids are not the best at aiming, even when you sit them on the seat.

These days more and more places are removing paper towels and replacing with dryers or those automated recyclable towels. Makes it pretty much impossible to clean up after your little one unless you carry cleaning supplies in your purse along with everything else. Plus all those nappies in the bin get smelly pretty fast.
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Old 23.01.2015, 18:21
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

I was advised to make little boys sit on the toilet to wee in my playgroup by the Swiss playgroup society.
I found it confused the kids if they had only just been toilet trained and their parents father/mother had trained them to wee standing. Some sit them, some let them stand. For me the right way is the way the child has been taught at home. If you grew up in Switzerland you will probably have been taught to pee sitting. Thats ok, but if you grew up here or somewhere else and stood it's ok too.
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

Getting back to the original story - I think the landlord might only have himself to blame. My experience of German bogs is that they are those revolting things with the soil pipe at the front that allow you to examine your effluvia in detail after doing your business (why, oh why would you want to? - odd lot the Germans). As there are no oblique bowl sides to aim for, it's inevitable that you'll get loads of splash-back if you're standing up.

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Freedom for standing pisslers I say!!!!
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Old 23.01.2015, 18:27
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

I certainly did with my brothers when we were kids, that's for sure- and with close members of family like cousins, and with OH now, why not? Remember my dad always standing too. I did also ask OH who shared toilets at school, tennis, football, rugby, squash clubs all his life- and he did confirm all stand- be it in urinals or toilets. That is just the way it is here and in UK, that is for sure, for most people. His father taught him to stand, just like my sil teaches my grandson to stand (and clean up if necessary, and put the seat down- well done). That is the cultural norm here and UK.


Oldhand agree about the freedom to pee and stand, or not- neighbours and friends here have many boys, and they are all taught to stand, honest.
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Interesting- I grew up with brothers and lots of cousins and all their friends in a rural area- doing sport and lots of activities, sports camps, clubs in the open- hence my 'experience' with all men I know peeing standing up. Very matter-of-factly- women have to find a tree to hind behind to pee- men just do not- and turn away from the crowd, that's it.
Well, obviously. I mean, if there isn't a nice clean toilet to sit on I'll pee standing up (so outdoors, any public toilet, and some people's houses) but if I'm at home, I'll sit down to pee.
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I certainly did with my brothers when we were kids, that's for sure- and with close members of family like cousins, and with OH now, why not? Remember my dad always standing too. I did also ask OH who shared toilets at school, tennis, football, rugby, squash clubs all his life- and he did confirm all stand- be it in urinals or toilets. That is just the way it is here and in UK, that is for sure, for most people. His father taught him to stand, just like my sil teaches my grandson to stand (and clean up if necessary, and put the seat down- well done). That is the cultural norm here and UK.


Oldhand agree about the freedom to pee and stand, or not- neighbours and friends here have many boys, and they are all taught to stand, honest.
But again, in public toilet, I don't think many will sit anyway. It's just too disgusting. I surely don't sit in public toilet.

At home is a different matter.

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I don't think mens water works are designed to pee sitting. Whatever the niceties of society, behind closed doors they should do what comes naturally but of course be considerate to those who come after them.
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Re: Thank god! German court rules that men can urinate while standing

So how about of poll of Ef men. Don't know how to set up a poll. As said, in my limited personal experience, men stand to pee. Really does not bother me in any way whether they do or not- it's just the way it is. I regularly help with xcountry skiing with the local school- takes ages for the girls to go to the loo, due to lots of clothing, etc- boys are very quick as they do not have to undress, it's very obvious. All the boys are done in 5 mins, while it takes 20 mins to get same number of girls through- and the boys always make jokes about why.

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behind closed doors they should do what comes naturally.
Piss in the shower it is, then. That is the easiest and cleanest, after all.
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I don't think mens water works are designed to pee sitting. Whatever the niceties of society, behind closed doors they should do what comes naturally but of course be considerate to those who come after them.
Very true, thank you for your understanding.
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Piss in the shower it is, then. That is the easiest and cleanest, after all.
Depending on level of sobriety, the sink and balcony also come to mind.
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