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Old 25.03.2012, 14:33
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Why no unisex bathroom?

Easy....Too much information
How is the bathroom I described providing "too much information"? The doors lock, there's no one in there with you, and there's only one minor difference between the two (save the label on the door).
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Old 25.03.2012, 14:39
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How is the bathroom I described providing "too much information"? The doors lock, there's no one in there with you, and there's only one minor difference between the two (save the label on the door).
- urine on the toilet seat
- telltale signs of women's menstruation
- smells
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Old 25.03.2012, 15:08
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- urine on the toilet seat
- telltale signs of women's menstruation
- smells

I think it's your point 2 that would be more likely to make me uncomfortable with unisex bathrooms - assuming that they're essentially fitted out like a typical woman's restroom, will stalls for everyone instead of urinals.

Regardless of stall door, I'd feel more than a little odd dealing with a tampon if I knew there was a man (not related to me by blood or marriage) standing on the other side of the door, pretty much no matter what his activity.
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Old 25.03.2012, 15:25
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I think it's your point 2 that would be more likely to make me uncomfortable with unisex bathrooms - assuming that they're essentially fitted out like a typical woman's restroom, will stalls for everyone instead of urinals.

Regardless of stall door, I'd feel more than a little odd dealing with a tampon if I knew there was a man (not related to me by blood or marriage) standing on the other side of the door, pretty much no matter what his activity.
what if they have the US style stalls where the door starts about 2 feet off the ground and is only 3 feet tall? seriously, what's the deal with that??
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Old 25.03.2012, 15:27
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what if they have the US style stalls where the door starts about 2 feet off the ground and is only 3 feet tall? seriously, what's the deal with that??
That's so people with toddlers can pee and poop in peace whilst their kid sticks his/her head under the door to say "hello" to you.
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Old 25.03.2012, 15:29
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what if they have the US style stalls where the door starts about 2 feet off the ground and is only 3 feet tall? seriously, what's the deal with that??
Air circulation?

As bad as it is walking into a restroom after someone has spent 10min losing 5lbs, it's even worse walking into the specific stall.

(Yes, I went there )
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Air circulation?

As bad as it is walking into a restroom after someone has spent 10min losing 5lbs, it's even worse walking into the specific stall.

(Yes, I went there )
great. so you can get a good waft from your stall neighbours anal nukes

i'd prefer to have a sealed stall with an aircon/air filter installed.
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Old 25.03.2012, 15:47
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what if they have the US style stalls where the door starts about 2 feet off the ground and is only 3 feet tall? seriously, what's the deal with that??
It's a matter of hygiene and sanitation. It's far less bacterial build up, as the walls are less in contact with the floors. As for some reason not everyone can hit the bottom of a massive white whirlpool target, and makes cleaning the edges on the floor not only harder, but mostly impossible.

Also how else could strange men meet and have bathroom stall sex without that extra maneuvering room, of getting on the floor and climbing over to the other side?

What amuses me are the urinals in a lot of bathrooms I have been to in Italy. They have little water moats under where you stand with your feet, protected by a metal grate. There is a country where they know when they are beaten and just happy to piss where ever there little men please.
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I think it's your point 2 that would be more likely to make me uncomfortable with unisex bathrooms - assuming that they're essentially fitted out like a typical woman's restroom, will stalls for everyone instead of urinals.

Regardless of stall door, I'd feel more than a little odd dealing with a tampon if I knew there was a man (not related to me by blood or marriage) standing on the other side of the door, pretty much no matter what his activity.
Wow, you people from the US are a prude bunch, and I thought Aussies were bad!

I'm amazed how it could bother you by simply knowing that there is a man in the stall next to you, even thought you cannot be seen.
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Amazing the fuss that is made over what is one of the more basic bodiuly functions that everybody from Presidents & Popes down to tramps and criminals do on a daily basis. Even animals do it !
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My baby brother saw a French movie in the 1960s, when he was a teenager. The only thing he remembers is a scene in which several people are in kind of a living or dining room, each of them sitting on a toilet bowl doing their business while casually talking to one another.

After while, one guy gets up, leaves the room, walks down to the end of the hallway, enters a tiny room with a chair, a small table and a little cabinet. He locks the door, opens the cabinet, takes some food out, sits down at the table and hastily eats the food. Then he gets up, walks back to the room with the other people, drops his pants, sits down, rest see above.

I don't know, and neither does my brother, what the whole thing was about, let alone what movie it was, but I think it brings up a few pretty penetrating thoughts.
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Same could be said about the act of reproduction (well maybe not for the Pope officially), but it will be a long time, if ever, when the liberal minded will accept is as being a 'natural act which can be done in the public of others'.
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Re: Why no unisex bathroom?

The office block I went to check out today for renting some office space has shared facilities for all the tenants (do you use that for office rentals?) which have no signs on the doors. In fact they don't even have signs saying they are toilets. I can only assume they are unisex.

If we do take the office then I'll alternate and see if anyone goes off their nut trying to tell me I'm going into the wrong unmarked toilet.
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My baby brother saw a French movie in the 1960s, when he was a teenager. The only thing he remembers is a scene in which several people are in kind of a living or dining room, each of them sitting on a toilet bowl doing their business while casually talking to one another.

After while, one guy gets up, leaves the room, walks down to the end of the hallway, enters a tiny room with a chair, a small table and a little cabinet. He locks the door, opens the cabinet, takes some food out, sits down at the table and hastily eats the food. Then he gets up, walks back to the room with the other people, drops his pants, sits down, rest see above.

I don't know, and neither does my brother, what the whole thing was about, let alone what movie it was, but I think it brings up a few pretty penetrating thoughts.
vintage french scatalogical arthouse genre is also a favourite of mine too
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vintage french scatalogical arthouse genre is also a favourite of mine too
Try Italian. Salò, for example.
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Re: Why no unisex bathroom?

Well I wonder how they would design the small figure on the entrance door-you know the one that shows the sex.
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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.
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