Do you usually leave the toilet seat up or put them down?

  • bluecrow

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    Mar 03, 2010 8:49 AM GMT
    I always leave the toilet seat up after I finish. Now I moved to this new place to live with a flatmate (Yes, male and gay, but we are not doing it, just in case you are wondering...icon_eek.gif )

    So my flatmate always put toilet seat (both parts) down after using, so it toilet will be totally closed after he finishes.

    I heard that most of men usually leave the toilet seat up, on the other hand, women would put them down.

    So my question is what about the RJers here? icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Webster666

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    Mar 03, 2010 9:11 AM GMT
    Down, and with the lid closed...
    There's nothing attractive about looking into a toilet.
  • bluecrow

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    Mar 03, 2010 9:13 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidDown, and with the lid closed...
    There's nothing attractive about looking into a toilet.


    Yeah, that's exactly what my flatmate does. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 9:52 AM GMT
    Up Up and out of the way lol
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 03, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    Always with the lid up. I use my foot to lift it if necessary.

    When I read questions like this, I always remember the story of one of my fraternity brothers.... he told me a few years ago, he never even goes near the
    toilet or urinal unless necessary, he uses a sink. Kind of made me sick and
    I always wonder how clean a public sink really is when I use one.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 03, 2010 2:00 PM GMT
    Down with lid closed. I lived in a small flat with a tiny bathroom and it became habit, because anything that was accidentally dropped in the bathroom always ended up in the toilet.
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    Mar 03, 2010 2:12 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidDown, and with the lid closed...
    There's nothing attractive about looking into a toilet.


    Ditto. But also because my cat uses it as a springboard onto the vanity (he likes drinking out of the tap).
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    Mar 03, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    I just pee in the sink... icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 2:14 PM GMT
    To protect the environment, I stretch cellophane over the bowl. Then, it doesn't matter if the seat is up or down.
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    Mar 03, 2010 2:20 PM GMT
    Both of us leave our toilet seats up, since it's normally just the 2 of us here, and we mostly use them to pee during the day, which we do standing up. In fact, we don't close the door when peeing, either, no need. But when guests are here, both seats go down, and usually the lid on my toilet, since mine is used as the primary guest bathroom.

    I still leave the door open when I pee, though (no, no, just joking, I close it with guests here). I did know a gay couple that left their door open at all times, however, even when one was sitting on the toilet. Now that did make me feel uncomfortable to pass by the door.

    If I think a toilet will be shared by women, I put the seat down afterwards. If it's intended entirely for men, like the private mens room where I volunteer that has only a single toilet inside, I leave the seat up. Otherwise some clod after me will pee with the seat down and leave it all wet. If he needs to sit he can just as well lower the seat himself.
  • rnch

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    Mar 03, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    about a year ago i purchased a "soft close" toilet seat/lid combo...i still get my jollies by watching the lid slowly and quietly close no matter how hard i try to slam it down.


    humor is where you find it. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    McGay saidTo protect the environment, I stretch cellophane over the bowl. Then, it doesn't matter if the seat is up or down.
    Don't forget to remove it before next time.

    Seat down lid closed for me.
  • rnch

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    Mar 03, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    McGay saidTo protect the environment, I stretch cellophane over the bowl. Then, it doesn't matter if the seat is up or down.
    doing this and unscrewing the light bulb in the dorm's lobby bathroom was my april fool's joke during college.

    the hard part was keeping a str8 face when peeps would come charging out of the bathroom screaming. icon_lol.gificon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    I am learning to keep it up so I don't have to touch it too much. Also, in the winter why not have an open source of evaporating water to get into the dry air. I don't usually stand in the bathroom staring at the toilet, so looks are not that important.

    Oh, here's a little tidbit a friend told me. When you piss, a fine mist of it can fill the room, covering your toothbrush, etc. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • rnch

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    Mar 03, 2010 3:53 PM GMT
    guys with certain genital piercings find it better to sit down than try to guide an uncertain path angle, icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    I never understood why women get upset when men leave the seat up and they have to put it down. Isn't it just as rude for a woman to leave it down so a man has to put it up? I guess I'm not very chivalrous.
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    Mar 03, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidI am learning to keep it up so I don't have to touch it too much. Also, in the winter why not have an open source of evaporating water to get into the dry air. I don't usually stand in the bathroom staring at the toilet, so looks are not that important.

    Oh, here's a little tidbit a friend told me. When you piss, a fine mist of it can fill the room, covering your toothbrush, etc. icon_rolleyes.gif

    Another reason to sit on the toilet to piss instead of standing.

    Advice: Put the toilet seat cover down before flushing or the forceful flush will shoot water droplets, piss, bacteria from feces up in the air and contaminate EVERYTHING in the bathroom. I read an article about a scientist who demonstrated what happens to water when the toilet is flushed. icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    Yeah, but you know what. We've been brushing our teeth with fecal and urine covered toothbrushes all our lives. It's probably contributed to a build up of the immune system. Why stop now? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 03, 2010 4:09 PM GMT
    I don't give a shit about the aesthetics... its the fact that microspray from the flush can travel up to ten feet... if i had a WC it would be different, but as long as the toilet is the same room as my toothbrush, IT STAYS CLOSED.
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    Mar 03, 2010 4:12 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidOh, here's a little tidbit a friend told me. When you piss, a fine mist of it can fill the room, covering your toothbrush, etc. icon_rolleyes.gif

    A man's stream is dependent on his anatomy. Some guys have a solid stream, others have more of a spray. I've seen filmed slow-motion studies with special backlighting, and it's true there can be some random spray our eyes miss.

    At home I always wipe the toilet rim with tissue, because being jet black porcelain, it shows the droplets, even though my stream appears solid and well-aimed. Worse, sometime my morning piss goes everywhere, the opening sorta stuck together at first. Another reason I think even home bathrooms should have urinals, the proper implement for a man.
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    Mar 03, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    I put the seat down and close the lid before flushing. Helps to prevent flush spray.

    That and I keep toothbrushes in a drawer for that reason!

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    Mar 03, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidWorse, sometime my morning piss goes everywhere, the opening sorta stuck together at first. Another reason I think even home bathrooms should have urinals, the proper implement for a man.
    This is why I always sit.
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    Mar 03, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    Closed and down. The ceramic rim on the toilet gets dirty, and while I like to keep that rim clean as much as possible, guests, frequent usage, etc make it tough.

    Also, dropping things into the bowl is a concern.

    I think all men's washrooms should have urinals in private stalls or just removed completely. There is nothing more disgusting than having to watch someone else's pee-ing habits at a urinal and hear it. Eugh! What are we, cattle??!
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Mar 03, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    I usually have the seat down when using the toilet and always put the lid down before flushing (unless there's no lid to put down). It helps reduce the spread and lingering of feces and urine odor.

    Because other people don't put the lid down before or when flushing, I keep my toothbrush elsewhere.
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    Mar 03, 2010 5:30 PM GMT
    put it down my mother has trained me well