Urinal troughs in your area

  • beaujangle

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    Mar 23, 2009 11:27 AM GMT
    There are still plenty of urinal troughs in Australia.

    Do they still exist in the city where you live or are they replaced with the modern individual urinal?

    Do you use trough or are you pee shy?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 23, 2009 12:16 PM GMT
    What a question...

    I think I remember your "trough" approach once when I was a kid and we were visiting some relatives in an older section of the city where we were visiting. It was sort of odd and I've never seen anything like it since.
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    Mar 23, 2009 12:46 PM GMT
    In South Africa allot of places still has those troughs. I love pissing next to guys so I usualy don't mind using them. However, in terms of hygene they tend to get a bit more sticky around the floor than the individual ones.
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    Mar 23, 2009 1:24 PM GMT
    The US Pacific NW around Seattle had lots of troughs when I lived there, until a few years ago. In some taverns they'd fill the trough with ice cubes they were finished using behind the bar, so the men would obligingly melt it away as they pissed. Talk about killing 2 birds with 1 stream...

    The Puget Sound ferry boats also had troughs in their men's rooms, but made of stainless steel. They made a big racket, like rain on a tin roof, so that you knew some guy was inside pissing even before you entered.

    The old King Dome sports stadium in Seattle had all troughs in their many male restrooms, actually just one big continuous one that wrapped around the walls on 3 sides. At breaks in the game dozens of guys would be packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a big "U" but at least it was efficient with little waiting.

    Unlike the ladies room, where long lines were common. So many would come inside the men's room to use the stalls, getting a clear view of the big room as they entered where the wall-to-wall trough was. But I never heard any complaints from the men. The King Dome was demolished a few years ago, BTW.
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    We don't need no stinkin peepee trough.
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:45 PM GMT
    "Do you mean to tell me that those are to pee in and not for washing your feet?????
    DAMMIT! I wish youd'a said something sooner!!"



    Hehe...thats not me, but my aunt over 30 years ago. She was visiting us while we were at our company rec club and when she walked back into the restroom/changing room/showers to pee, she went into the men's side by mistake.She had been back by the lake for an hour before she casually mentioned how nice it was to have that low sink to wash the sand off her feet. LOL
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:50 PM GMT
    The gay bar that I used to go to 10 years ago had a long urinal that they filled with ice cubes. It kept the smell down and also the melting ice was better to wash the pee away than expecting the guys to flush.

    Visiting Louisville, KY a few weeks ago, I walked into the men's room of a museum and was taken aback to see the urinal was a water-fall effect backed by a 'window' onto the hallway that you could see out but they could not see in (Yes, I checked!)
    Man, if you were 'pee shy' that would F* with you! Hehehe.

    Plus, when you walked up to wash your hands in front of a huge mirror, you triggered a switch and several small monitors came on in the 'mirror' that had close-ups of one eye .....they were looking all around as long as you were in the trigger area. Weird, but cool........
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    Mar 23, 2009 2:58 PM GMT
    I have to say that this subject is to funny. What I can tell you is that in Orlando. FL the open troth urinal are going out like the DoDo . We are embracing The puritanical beliefs and this ridiculous notion of modesty . Pity I always like to size up the competition .
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    Mar 23, 2009 3:01 PM GMT
    TRACKBOY111 saidPity I always like to size up the competition .


    When I'm peeing beside you, you better have your binoculars..icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 23, 2009 3:13 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said
    TRACKBOY111 saidPity I always like to size up the competition .


    When I'm peeing beside you, you better have your binoculars..icon_sad.gif


    some how I don't believe that.icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 23, 2009 4:19 PM GMT
    TRACKBOY111 said

    some how I don't believe that.icon_wink.gif


    Depends on whether it's cold or not....lol....sometimes it is shy....I'm more of a grower than a shower. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 23, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    only at the renaissance fair... :p



    i do HATE when a public restroom as in a movie theatre has a wall of urinals.. closely set, with no dividers. wtf? its hard NOT to see the fat guy's ugly lil penis next to you out of the corner of your eye if you look anywhere but at the tile directly in front of your face, and that's just not necessary
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    Mar 23, 2009 4:23 PM GMT
    The first time I've ever encountered an actual urinal trough was in a gay men's bar (years ago). Good to know we're making progress as a community.
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    Mar 23, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    I love taking a peek next to me but I'm one with a big time shy problem. It's very embarrassing actually. I have to really work at ensuring that I can find a place to go, especially at the ball games and sporting venues. Wish I could change that, maybe I need to spit in the urinal more (previous forum) . I'll take any advice on how to over come that problem!
  • JohnG16775

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    Mar 23, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    The Astrodome in Houston has them, You know we are in Texas.
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    Mar 23, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    Troughs are here EVERYWHERE in SF. Not so much in str8 bars/clubs but very much active and alive in gay bars/clubs!
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    Mar 23, 2009 6:02 PM GMT
    They don't bother me unless the guy next to me is really cute and then I get shy.

    They have made for some interesting experiences at certain bars though. Ages ago, I was very drunk and peeing at the trough with my eyes closed. I opened my eyes and some icky looking guy had crawled into the trough and was taking my tinkle right in the kisser. It took a few moments for my mind to process let alone form an opinion on. I think I said "Ew!" but still remembered to shake it a couple times when I was finished.
  • Fusion98102

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    Mar 23, 2009 6:07 PM GMT
    We have em around town in a few places. One of the restaurants near me fills theirs with ice, oddly, so you get to melt a path to the drain. Good ol' Seattle.
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    Mar 23, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    Victorian times, eh?

    victorian-urinal.jpg

    Ah, those were the days.
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    Mar 23, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    Catera98102 saidWe have em around town in a few places. One of the restaurants near me fills theirs with ice, oddly, so you get to melt a path to the drain. Good ol' Seattle.


    Aww yes. I remember The Grill fondly. They still make those nummy sweet potater fries?
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    Dec 30, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    When I was a kid, Wrigley Field had urinals that were a big bowl with water spout in the middle. All the men stood facing each other as they urinated. I remember lots of talking - not the same today.
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    Dec 30, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    i've seen them many times in bible thumping Indianapolis. the irony

    lot's of straight bars have them. Also, my university's old historic Field house has them on the upper levels.
  • misternick

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    Dec 30, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    I've only used the trough a few times, but every time I think "this is awesome, why don't more places have these?"

    Just me?
  • rioriz

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    Dec 30, 2010 5:16 PM GMT
    Not really around here but they are great for practicing water sports icon_biggrin.gif
  • DuggerPDX

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    Dec 30, 2010 5:27 PM GMT
    I think the last trough I used was at The Eagle in San Francisco on a Sunday afternoon for their beer bust, and if I remember correctly someone was chained to it.