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Old 05.07.2013, 22:33
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Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public view

At a festival tonight, they had lots of portable toilets, as well as portable Pissoirs. The Pissoirs were these portable units with 4 angles for the men to piss, per unit. There was this wire fence bordering it off. It seem so strange in Switzerland to walk down the road and see men openly pissing legally. If they turned around and pissed against a wall, by a hedge, etc, they could be fined something like minimum chf 180.

On another street, the wire fence had some black plastic to obscure them on 2 sides, the 3rd side was open.

Shame my mother has passed on, she would be laughing for a while
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Old 05.07.2013, 22:48
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Re: Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public view

My wife has no problems pissing in public (but she's native Swiss).

I'm not aware of any laws here against pissing in public.

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Old 06.07.2013, 00:35
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Re: Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public view

those portable pissoirs are a real life saver at events like this, at last there's something in society which is more sensible today than it was say twenty years ago. Piss on I say, piss and let piss. Stop being so wet. etc.
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Old 06.07.2013, 00:37
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At a festival tonight, they had lots of portable toilets, as well as portable Pissoirs. The Pissoirs were these portable units with 4 angles for the men to piss, per unit. There was this wire fence bordering it off. It seem so strange in Switzerland to walk down the road and see men openly pissing legally. If they turned around and pissed against a wall, by a hedge, etc, they could be fined something like minimum chf 180.

On another street, the wire fence had some black plastic to obscure them on 2 sides, the 3rd side was open.

Shame my mother has passed on, she would be laughing for a while
Pissing against a wall or a hedge, you will not be fined in Zürich. If you however do it repeatedly in the same place, somebody might place an advice (Anzeige) with the police and they might accuse you of "violating public order" Störung der öffentlichen Ordnung
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Pissing against a wall or a hedge, you will not be fined in Zürich. If you however do it repeatedly in the same place, somebody might place an advice (Anzeige) with the police and they might accuse you of "violating public order" Störung der öffentlichen Ordnung
Two policemen cautioned my friend who was allowing her 2 year old to wee in a bush. He was transitioning from nappies to underpants and he got caught short with no toilet around.

They said it was an offence and she could be fined but would let her off this time.

I guess it was the slow day for the Zurich plod...
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Old 06.07.2013, 00:54
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Re: Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public view

At the last event here they didn't even bother with a fence around it. But I get the feeling everyone round here knows everyone else, so they've probably seen it all before

The main benefit is that you don't end up with every doorway in town stinking afterwards, and the competition with the ladies for the portaloos is greatly reduced.

If English wants to adopt a new word from German, it should pick "Wildpinkler".
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Two policemen cautioned my friend who was allowing her 2 year old to wee in a bush. He was transitioning from nappies to underpants and he got caught short with no toilet around.

They said it was an offence and she could be fined but would let her off this time.

I guess it was the slow day for the Zurich plod...
As said above it can be interpreted as an offence against public order, but in reality hardly ever is
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Old 06.07.2013, 08:58
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Re: Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public view

did you see any penises?!

no penises, no reason for complaint IMO
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Old 06.07.2013, 09:12
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Re: Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public view

More to the point, if you did see any penises it's because YOU are the perv who was paying too much attention to other peoples' human necessities. There really is no excuse for anyone to be offended with these facilities.
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did you see any penises?!

no penises, no reason for complaint IMO
This was not a complaint, a comment on daily life with a small girly giggle.

I friend of a friend was fined chf180 a few years back pissing into a bush or the like, late at night

I think they are superb idea, but think this time, someone forgot to put a sheet over the virtually transparent wire fence on one site, the other street had a black plastic sheet obscuring it.
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This was not a complaint, a comment on daily life with a small girly giggle.

I friend of a friend was fined chf180 a few years back pissing into a bush or the like, late at night

I think they are superb idea, but think this time, someone forgot to put a sheet over the virtually transparent wire fence on one site, the other street had a black plastic sheet obscuring it.
If your aim is good, you can get over your penis envy and use them too...

I can remember these things being on the open street many years ago. And they are so well designed, even the drunkest user will fail to piss on their feet
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Old 06.07.2013, 10:34
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Re: Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public view

I prefer to see a place specifically for this than seeing a man doing it on every corners and having the summer heat distributing the smell around.

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did you see any penises?!

no penises, no reason for complaint IMO
Rumour goes that "they" in the Kanton Thurgau look as here

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Re: Portal Pissoir/Urinals Men pissing in public view

What's unusual about looking like that?


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Urinal fail. skip to 26 seconds

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Urinal fail. skip to 26 seconds

Tourists! Obviously no idea
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At a festival tonight, they had lots of portable toilets, as well as portable Pissoirs. The Pissoirs were these portable units with 4 angles for the men to piss, per unit. There was this wire fence bordering it off. It seem so strange in Switzerland to walk down the road and see men openly pissing legally. If they turned around and pissed against a wall, by a hedge, etc, they could be fined something like minimum chf 180.

On another street, the wire fence had some black plastic to obscure them on 2 sides, the 3rd side was open.

Shame my mother has passed on, she would be laughing for a while
I have seen Women/Men doing this in Zurich - its nothing to be surprised about!
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I have seen Women/Men doing this in Zurich - its nothing to be surprised about!
But the things around the Zürisee are far more elegant



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At a festival tonight, they had lots of portable toilets, as well as portable Pissoirs. The Pissoirs were these portable units with 4 angles for the men to piss, per unit. There was this wire fence bordering it off. It seem so strange in Switzerland to walk down the road and see men openly pissing legally. If they turned around and pissed against a wall, by a hedge, etc, they could be fined something like minimum chf 180.

On another street, the wire fence had some black plastic to obscure them on 2 sides, the 3rd side was open.

Shame my mother has passed on, she would be laughing for a while
Essentially, all you see is the back of a bloke standing still. Even with a lot of effort (allegedly ) you can't see any willies.

I just wish we ladies had a similar means of having a quick wee rather than waiting in HUMUNGOUS queues outside a smattering of Toi-Toi portable loos. It really makes you re-think how much you're going to drink...
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