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Public Toilets - [shady experience]

Hi there,

This incident happened two weeks ago in Zurich. I went to meet one of my previous collegues and as the restaurants were closed due to lock down, we decided to buy drinks from Coop and drink them at Belvue. It was around 830-9pm and we finished our meeting and were heading to our respective homes. As we were waiting for our trams, I had a strong urge to pee but I couldn't find any toilets nearby.. Meanwhile my tram arrived and I thought of holding my urge to pee..said bye to my friend and hopped on the tram.

As the tram started my bladder was really out of control and I was feeling super uncomfortable. Then in a min or two the tram reached Burkliplatz and I noticed an urinal on the other side of the road and I quickly jumped out of the tram. It was raining a bit with absolutely no pedestrians and vehicles were moving fast. As I was waiting to cross the street, I saw a man leaving the urinals and heading towards Bahnhofstrasse direction but was staring at me. By the time I crossed the street he was probably at 30 m distance from the urinals stopped walking and was still staring at me. Well I didn't care much and went inside the urinals and was emptying my bladder. Meanwhile within minutes this man entered the toilet and was staring at me. He was murmuring something. I quickly decided to leave the place without making any eye contact with him.

Luckily as I returned to the tram stop there were one or two people at the stop. I took the next tram and reached home safely. I suffer from anxiety issues and this was really disturbing incident. I was wearing an expensive watch and the fact that I was alone in such a dangerous situation with not anyone around scared the hell out of me. That night I was having panic attacks thinking he might have stabbed me etc..

Around two years ago, in Lausanne a similar incident happened with a friend of mine. We were returning from a nightclub. Back then I used to live in Lausanne and my friend was from Geneva. We came to the train station around 3 am I guess. On weekends the Subway used to be open at 3 am. We decided to eat sandwich and my friend was supposed to catch the first train to Geneva. As we were waiting in the Subway my friend wanted to pee and he went to the public toilet at Lausanne station (down the escalator). Within minutes he returned angry and frustrated. He explained to me that as he entered the toilet to pee, a man who was sleeping outside the toilet entered the toilet with his penis out (in excited state) and kept approaching my friend demanding oral sex. Some how my friend managed to escape from there. But my friend looked visibly angry, and frustrated. He wanted to confront this guy. I some how convinced him not resorting to violence and call the cops instead. We couldn't find any security personnel nearby and also my friend thought it's not safe for me as I lived close to the train station and this sexual predator seemed like living in the train station. So we decided to forget the incident and move on.. But this incident traumatized my friend.

Was wondering if these kind of incidents common in Switzerland? Aren't there any laws to protect the general public from such harassments?

PS: By the way I'm not homophobic and have respect for everyone.
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Re: Public Toilets - Gays and Crminals

technically it is still friday, but still...
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Re: Public Toilets - Gays and Crminals

You go into a pubic toilet in a subway at 3am in any city and your probably likely to come across things you are not comfortable with. Use some common sense.
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You go into a pubic toilet in a subway at 3am in any city and your probably likely to come across things you are not comfortable with. Use some common sense.
I meant Subway restaurant at Lausanne train station and there isn't any toilet inside that restaurant.
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Re: Public Toilets - Gays and Crminals

maybe you look gay?

and just happened to walk into a spot where gay dudes meet at certain times?
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Re: Public Toilets - Gays and Crminals

Hahaha �� .. maybe I should try not to look gay and avoid urinals at Burkliplatz.

For gay dudes- now you know your blind dating spot. I think it was Monday or Tuesday. Let us know about your (s) experience ��
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For gay dudes- now you know your blind dating spot. I think it was Monday or Tuesday. Let us know about your (s) experience ��
Years ago, my housemates and I decided to have a bonfire on the beach, about a block from our house in Hawaii. One of them (Pete) went early to gather some firewood and start the fire. I went with the other two a little while later (who happened to be a gay couple).

When we got there, Pete told us how he started the fire, was sitting there waiting for us, then out of the darkness came a guy with his cock hanging out. He walked up to the fire and asked Pete if he wanted to join him for a romp in the trees.

It turns out it's a known spot for gay hookups, though none of us knew (not even the two gay housemates)

I guess the glory hole in the bathroom at the nearby beach park should have given it away..
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Old 13.02.2021, 01:09
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I guess it does make you appreciate what many women have to go through every day. Its not about gay or straight, but sexual predators.
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Re: Public Toilets - Gays and Crminals

I couldn't agree more.
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Re: Public Toilets - Gays and Crminals

The public toilet you are mentioning is one of the not-nice ones in Zurich..I've been in there during broad daylight and something about it feels unsafe...



But possibly he just wanted a bit of money from you...


But please, this is Switzerland, there is CCTV everywhere... if your friend had reported the incident to the transport police, I am sure they would have it all on video...


Same at Burkliplatz. Look closer...There is CCTV everywhere around the public transport and tourist areas...



On the one hand, you should not feel unsafe. On the other hand, be street-wise... but very likely the guy thought you might have some spare cash...
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But possibly he just wanted a bit of money from you...
I'm pretty sure this was all it was, nothing really seemed to have happened, but sure, you theoretically could have been raped and killed or killed and raped. Someone spotting you, approaching and asking for money is not at all unusual, and also, is surely not illegal albeit being certainly anti-social.



The other incident was surely odd but I've not heard of anything like that before so no, I don't think it's common.



Anyone remember when the toilets only used to be full of junkies?
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I'm pretty sure this was all it was, nothing really seemed to have happened, but sure, you theoretically could have been raped and killed or killed and raped. Someone spotting you, approaching and asking for money is not at all unusual, and also, is surely not illegal albeit being certainly anti-social.
It is certainly an unpleasant situation to be in.

But killed? In Zürich? By a random stranger on the street? Extremely unlikely iMHO.

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The other incident was surely odd but I've not heard of anything like that before so no, I don't think it's common.
This on the other hand, never happened to me, but I have heard similar stories from others. Maybe even here on the EF. Public toilets can be strange and unpleasant places. It's generally a good idea to take a good pee before leaving the pub so you don't have to go there.
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Re: Public Toilets - Gays and Crminals

i just remembered that time i was how can i put this hanging out in the sihlfeld cemetary one afternoon and then went to the toilet there. it was a grotty toilet down a stone staircase behind a building. i was at the urinal when this guy staggered in, half undressed, his shirt completely open, taking his cock out and clearly showing me it





and he started making noises!

i was like 'ME TOO' vamooshing at light speed.
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The public toilet you are mentioning is one of the not-nice ones in Zurich..I've been in there during broad daylight and something about it feels unsafe...



But possibly he just wanted a bit of money from you...


But please, this is Switzerland, there is CCTV everywhere... if your friend had reported the incident to the transport police, I am sure they would have it all on video...


Same at Burkliplatz. Look closer...There is CCTV everywhere around the public transport and tourist areas...



On the one hand, you should not feel unsafe. On the other hand, be street-wise... but very likely the guy thought you might have some spare cash...
You should know better - this is clearly spam, Reported
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Of course there are laws, but there need to be people around to apply them...

You need to learn from your experience - don’t go out after dark, you are obviously not up to it.
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..and he started making noises!
Welcome to the everyday life of girls.

OP - I do not know a single girl that would use, alone, public restroom outside, after the sun sets. And some don't even at a day light.

Some major creeps don't even need a restroom to scare the living bejesus out of people. But the most ridiculous is when it comes from somebody you think you know.

For your anxiety, OP - have you thought about figuring it out? Krav Maga is great...Muay thai works a treat, too. You'll love it (once the sports are allowed again).
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I'll fix the title, ok?


Welcome to the everyday life of girls.

OP - I do not know a single girl that would use, alone, public restroom outside, after the sun sets. And some don't even at a day light.

Some major creeps don't even need a restroom to scare the living bejesus out of people. But the most ridiculous is when it comes from somebody you think you know.

For your anxiety, OP - have you thought about figuring it out? Krav Maga is great...Muay thai works a treat, too. You'll love it (once the sports are allowed again).

I am glad you fixed the title! Having logged onto the forum and seen the thread it did come across as a very homophobic title especially given no criminal act seem to have happened in the OP's own story.
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Do note that the old title continues to get copied as the post title for any created using the Quote button. Using the Post Reply button (including as this one using the multi-quote function to copy previous text) takes the edited thread title.
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