Lots of women I know hover above the seat. . . . murder on the hips and knees. I can't manage it and a child who came to play with my daughter years ago did it in my toilet and peed all over the floor!
Sitting on a public toilet seat is a sure bet of catching something bad. It is safer to hover and you can balance yourself by holding on to something with a piece of paper in hand. Placing paper on seat is necessary if the" act" needs longer than a short "hover". I agree that womens public toilets are a disgrace and I am always ashamed to see "our sisters" leave that mess!
It depends on the toilet itself: if it looks clean, I give it a wipe with some toilet paper and sit down. If the toilet looks questionable, I suspend myself above it. That doesn't sound right. I don't squat, but I don't sit either. Does that make any sense?
There are ground level toilets in India, and have used them in childhood. Even now in rural places or some houses in the city too have those. That position is actually healthy for pooping and apparently prevents haemorrhoids.
If the toilet looks clean, then I just wipe with a toilet paper and sit. If not, I hover. But however is possible only to pee. If you really have the long call in a public toilet, cant help, have to sit!
Oh.. Talk about public toilets. Some are messy with water strewn all around, wetter than my pool while some are truly well-maintained, sometime better than ones in a hotel.
When you gotta go, you gotta go..no two ways about it! But what I have taught myself is:
(1) Carry disposable toilet seat covers (made of thick tissues) with me when I travel
(2) Else don't mind dirtying your hands but use a large wad of tissues to wipe the seat clean and then place couple of tissues criss-cross on the seat before using.
(3) And I carry my own flushable wet tissues
(3) Being kind-hearted, I try to clean it with available tools after my use.
There are times when I had ultimate troubles when shopping, where I just don't have a clue how to manage the shopping bags while I relieve myself. I generally do a quick trip to the car and back OR look for someone with whom I can leave my bags secure, when that happens.
If have grocery trolley, go to 'disabled' or 'pram' 'loos! They've enough space to fit trolley, as I sure as little blue buttons, not going to leave it outside, in walkway. It won't be there when I walk out!
Yes but only when it's unavoidable.Firstly I make sure that there's enough 'toilet paper' & then I lay 2 layers of toilet paper on the toilet seat & Put some in the the bowl as not get splashed with the water in the bowl. You never know but that water droplets on your bum can turn in to something nasty. Best not to take any chances of catching some dicease.
Thank God I'm a male and can stand, but ladies check the males shoe's after they use the toilet. Kind of feel sorry for females in that situation. Also petition the council's for the lack of toilets all over.
I sit on public toilet seats that look clean, but usually give it a quick wipe with toilet paper first. Unless you have open wound on your butt you're not going to get sick! If you do have a wound then I would ask you not to sit on the seat for MY sake!
I seem to be able to hang on for hours, but if I have to go in public places like shopping malls or hospitals or wherever, I am always acutely embarrassed at the fact that females can be sooooooooooooo messy and inconsiderate.
I am always so pleased that men aren't allowed into designated female toilets. Shameful.
I have a she wee in my bag always and if the toilet looks really dodgy I will use it, it is great to take to countries where there is just a hole in the ground, takes a bit of practice but well worth the effort, not wet pants legs !!
Female 'down there' physiogamy was very poorly designed by evolution process.
If one doesn't sit properly, urine goes in every direction but down!
Don't know how women who've labioplasty get on post-op, as labia are 'designed' to direct urine flow DOWN, from a sitting position.
I've usually used wads of toilet paper to clean seat, with a 'Wet Ones' atop, if the need be.
But might check-out specially-designed products that have come onto market, next grocery shop.
Any recommendations', Rice?
Oh lord. Me too!!! Hahahahaha. In answer to your question . . . I have and have used, successfully, a Whiz. (comes from Brisbane, arrived in just over 24 hours) It is soft silicon and very handy to put in any bag. I looked at the She-wee but it looks too rounded to achieve the same result as the Whiz, which is used by the military, by the way :-)
I can barely 'hover' these days, as it hurts by legs. For No 2's, I'll put paper on the seat 1st. I would rather try & await until I got home,but sometimes I just can't....wait! Answer for the 2nd question? GERMS!
Oh my goodness no! Mum drummed it into me that you NEVER do that. Will avoid going when I'm out unless I'm busting and then it's always a hover (good exercise for the thighs!) or at the very least, cover the seat with paper. Dislike public toilets immensely. And unless it was a genuine 'emergency', I would only ever use one to have a wee. Rude & inconsiderate to leave a public toilet 'stinking'.