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A girl I used to mountain climb with had something similar.
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Re: Why no unisex bathroom?

i went into the women's in a restaurant yesterday. it took about 3 seconds to realise i was in the wrong place when things looked strange. then my brain clicked in and processed the red figure and the words 'frauen' meant women's toilets.
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In that case, they could make the man figure more anatomically correct and one could just lift the "skirt" in order to verify!
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Re: Why no unisex bathroom?

A male collegue of mine with two young daughters once asked me my opinion about which toilets to choose when accompanying his daughters in public toilets.

Is it better for a man to take his daughters in the women toilets, or to take them in the men's since he's a men?

I told him to take them in the girls'. After all there's nothing to see there, whereas there're the urinals in the gents' that's not an ideal sight for young girls. What you think?
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Re: Why no unisex bathroom?

is this discussion really happening??!!
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Old 24.03.2012, 10:23
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Re: Why no unisex bathroom?

Toilet's habits is always a good topic. I guess we, somehow, got stuck in the poo phase when growing up!
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A male collegue of mine with two young daughters once asked me my opinion about which toilets to choose when accompanying his daughters in public toilets.

Is it better for a man to take his daughters in the women toilets, or to take them in the men's since he's a men?

I told him to take them in the girls'. After all there's nothing to see there, whereas there're the urinals in the gents' that's not an ideal sight for young girls. What you think?
You mean his daughters could get disillusioned?
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Old 24.03.2012, 11:12
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You mean his daughters could get disillusioned?
maybe good to set realistic expectations from a young age
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Re: Why no unisex bathroom?

Yeah, yeah, unisex bathrooms in the office are great, until the day that you enter one and it stinks like somebody died there! It's so bad that you have to hold your breath while peeing, always trying to figure out who might have left that awful smell...

After 30 seconds, when you leave red-faced due to holding your breath, you see that gorgeous woman from marketing that you've been trying to talk to, waiting to enter... and now she'll think you left that smell!

Not that it happened to me, of course...
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Old 24.03.2012, 12:15
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Yeah, yeah, unisex bathrooms in the office are great, until the day that you enter one and it stinks like somebody died there! It's so bad that you have to hold your breath while peeing, always trying to figure out who might have left that awful smell...

After 30 seconds, when you leave red-faced due to holding your breath, you see that gorgeous woman from marketing that you've been trying to talk to, waiting to enter... and now she'll think you left that smell!

Not that it happened to me, of course...
gives you the perfect chat up line "I'd give it a few minutes before going in there, luv."
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Yeah, yeah, unisex bathrooms in the office are great, until the day that you enter one and it stinks like somebody died there! It's so bad that you have to hold your breath while peeing, always trying to figure out who might have left that awful smell...

After 30 seconds, when you leave red-faced due to holding your breath, you see that gorgeous woman from marketing that you've been trying to talk to, waiting to enter... and now she'll think you left that smell!

Not that it happened to me, of course...
What is it with stink and office toilets here? No body here has a can of air freshener? Opening windows? Night staff who clean? I know they do in Austria because our Austrian office has a unisex toilet (bit daft to have two when the whole office has about five people). Stinky, make it smell of roses! Must be an EU thing.
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gives you the perfect chat up line "I'd give it a few minutes before going in there, luv."
Always an opportunity, eh?
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A male collegue of mine with two young daughters once asked me my opinion about which toilets to choose when accompanying his daughters in public toilets.

Is it better for a man to take his daughters in the women toilets, or to take them in the men's since he's a men?

I told him to take them in the girls'. After all there's nothing to see there, whereas there're the urinals in the gents' that's not an ideal sight for young girls. What you think?
When my son refused to go to the lady's any more because he thought he was big enough, my daughter went with him to the Gent's, and I almost fainted....
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Must be an EU thing.
I'd say it's rather a EF thing.
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What is it with stink and office toilets here? No body here has a can of air freshener? Opening windows? Night staff who clean? I know they do in Austria because our Austrian office has a unisex toilet (bit daft to have two when the whole office has about five people). Stinky, make it smell of roses! Must be an EU thing.
Yes the whole entire country of Switzerland shares the office toilets where you work. I can't imagine the line!
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so...
Our new building has two bathrooms on each floor, both clearly marked with the boring figures for gender. Each bathroom is meant to be used by a single occupant (no inner toilet room with a lockable door and an outer sink area). The male bathrooms do not have urinals. The female bathrooms only addition is what may be politely described as a 'doggie poo bag' dispenser (ok, 'biohazard' bag dispenser) for 'sanitary napkins' (yay for euphemisms!).
These just go in the trash (which, thanks to some genius who also thinks that men use trash cans the mens rooms also contains.) so, why are they separated by sex? The only 'argument' i've heard so far is that women don't like to use 'dirty' mens rooms. Well, first of all, i can't think of any guy that 'likes' to enter a mens room and find it resembling something akin to the pub bathroom in trainspotting (honestly, this is a professional office so that kind of thing is unlikely). Secondly, i've heard some pretty good horror stories about women's restrooms so the idea the ladies are a much more cleanly and sanitary bunch because of their plumbing doesn't really fly with me. Tradition? Cooties?

Anyway, just a curiosity.
50/50?...............
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I used to go to the gent side when it was too busy in the ladies. Sadly I lost the guts.
Why is it perfectly acceptable for women to use the men's bathroom, but not the other way around?

I have seen women use the men's bathroom before when the theirs was full with a long queue. No-one cared or even asked her to leave (despite the fact there were also urinals). I bet if a man dared walking into a women's bathroom he would be escorted by security/police within seconds.
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Our new building has two bathrooms on each floor, both clearly marked with the boring figures for gender. Each bathroom is meant to be used by a single occupant (no inner toilet room with a lockable door and an outer sink area). The male bathrooms do not have urinals. The female bathrooms only addition is what may be politely described as a 'doggie poo bag' dispenser (ok, 'biohazard' bag dispenser) for 'sanitary napkins' (Yay for Euphemisms!).
These just go in the trash (which, thanks to some genius who also thinks that men use trash cans the mens rooms also contains.) So, why are they separated by sex? The only 'argument' I've heard so far is that women don't like to use 'dirty' mens rooms. Well, first of all, I can't think of any guy that 'likes' to enter a mens room and find it resembling something akin to the pub bathroom in Trainspotting (honestly, this is a professional office so that kind of thing is unlikely). Secondly, I've heard some pretty good horror stories about women's restrooms so the idea the ladies are a much more cleanly and sanitary bunch because of their plumbing doesn't really fly with me. Tradition? Cooties?

Anyway, just a curiosity.
I also find this rather unnecessary and old fashioned, but in a way it does benefit us men. There have been many occasions where i've seen a long queue going out the women's bathroom, but with the men's you can walk straight in and not have to wait. Unless its a bathroom with only one toilet, then I have rarely ever had to wait in most public bathrooms.

When I see a huge line out the front of the women's, you do often hear them saying something along the lines of "so unfair, they should have more toilets for women". Actually no, perhaps if you spent less time doing your makeup in front of the mirror and socialising, then there wouldn't be such a queue. I have never understood why, but going to the bathroom is actually social event for some women. Ever noticed how they always have to bring their friends along, even if their friends don't need to go? Men just go alone, get in there, do their business, and leave as soon as possible.

But yes, I do see what you're saying in that its old fashioned by trying to separate the sexes. In that regard I do believe its unnecessary, same goes with change rooms. In this day and age there is no need to have separate change rooms for male/female.
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