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Should Men Sit Down to Pee? (Proof of the decline of Western Civilization)
Mental Floss ^ | October 15, 2013 | Meghan Holohan

Posted on 10/17/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT by tom h

When Viggo Hansen, a county counselor from the Left Party in Sormland, Sweden, tried passing a law that required that men sit down to pee when using the public bathrooms, his motion caused a flood of reactions. Hansen argued when men sit down to pee it is better for public health because it reduces the splatter around the toilets and stops the spread of disease. Hansen is one of many—including the head of the environmental protection agency in Taiwan, Stephen Shen, who also tried mandating such an order—that believe errant urine is bad for public health. They argue that droplets of urine spread disease. But just how scientifically sound are these arguments? Is it actually better for men to sit down and pee?

“Urine is actually sterile,” says Benjamin Davies, an associate professor of urology at the University of Pittsburgh. “There is no bacteria in it. You can drink urine.” (Though he's not advocating that anyone does take a swig of urine.)

So puddles of urine might smell bad and look gross, but they won’t cause disease. But Hansen has another argument: Hansen claims that men who pee while sitting will fully empty their bladders, which is better for their prostates—and means they'll experience a longer, healthier sex life.

But again, Hansen's claims are totally off the mark. "This is total bullsh**," Davies says. "There is no relationship between voiding and sex life. I haven’t the slightest idea why it would improve your prostate. If you are a normal male your prostate muscles relax while you urinate.”

Bottom line: Completely healthy men experience no benefit by sitting to urinate instead of standing. Some conditions might mean it is easier for a man to fully empty his bladder if he sits down, but for the vast majority there is no difference between sitting and standing. However, some cultures prefer to sit rather than stand—almost half of all Japanese men sit to urinate.

Davies believes that sitting is a cultural or psychological preference, not a health issue. “If you are tired," he says, "go ahead and sit.”


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: bathroomhumor; pee; urinal
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It is sometimes hard to believe that the descendants of some of the world's most fierce peoples -- Vikings -- are now found trying to further emasculate men through legislation. I know the left and the reason to have men sit while urinating is to find another way to tear down "male patriarchy" or whatever BS they teach in Womyn's Studies courses at Yale.

I can envision the California legislature trying this -- the same bunch who passed that bathroom selection law for transgendered kids in grade school.

Thought I'd post it here just to remind y'all to keep your antennae up and never, never give the left an inch with your own children.

1 posted on 10/17/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT by tom h
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To: tom h

This is funny, because back in the 1960’s, in the early days of feminism, and the “equality” movement, some genius designed a female standup urinal, which most women hated.


2 posted on 10/17/2013 8:06:07 AM PDT by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: tom h

Well, should ooollllld men sit down to pee, for fear of fainting at standing still for so long a stretch that their blood pressure drops?


3 posted on 10/17/2013 8:06:30 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: tom h

men are pigs and need to learn to clean up after themselves


4 posted on 10/17/2013 8:06:45 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tom h

Not to mention the countless billions to be spent for unioned plumbers to remove all the urinals in the world’s bathrooms and put in stalls. Next step, unisex bathrooms, and the domination of males will be well advanced.


5 posted on 10/17/2013 8:06:51 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: tom h

no one wants to clean your filthy pee off the floor dude


6 posted on 10/17/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tom h

“...almost half of all Japanese men sit to urinate.”

Is that why they have cartoon porn with schoolgirls and tentacle monsters?


7 posted on 10/17/2013 8:07:10 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: tom h

Sloppy men should. Men who can handle it right (no pun intended) shouldn’t.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 8:07:15 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tom h

Should? I know for a fact that Boehner, Cantor, McConnell, McCain, Graham, King ALL sit down to pee. There has never been a bigger bunch of loudmouth pussies in the Republican Party.


9 posted on 10/17/2013 8:07:43 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: tom h

Many women, “hover” rather than sit so as to avoid contact with the seat and so, women’s bathrooms are far nastier then men’s. (Or so I’ve heard.)


10 posted on 10/17/2013 8:08:02 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: tom h

“Should Men Sit Down to Pee?”

Why should men sit down? Why not ask women to stand up?...................I know, I know, but to me one question is as stupid as the other. Just my 2 cent.


11 posted on 10/17/2013 8:09:11 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: tom h

On the other hand, sodomy is so great for public health, let’s enshrine it in law.


12 posted on 10/17/2013 8:09:20 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: tom h

..and so the emasculation of boys (and men) continues.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 8:09:25 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: tom h

German and Japanese men sit to piss. Perhaps there is a connection..


14 posted on 10/17/2013 8:09:28 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: tom h

would depend on how drunk you are....better to sit than fall LOL


15 posted on 10/17/2013 8:09:56 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: tom h

Hansen proposed this because he is unequipped to stand up the task.

But, mostly because he’s an idiot leftist, in an eternal quest for complete control of every aspect of our lives.

OBTW, at some point in life, many men can not adequately “void” while seated, and would find themselves returning in 30 minutes or less to complete the task.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 8:10:13 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: tom h

FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!


17 posted on 10/17/2013 8:10:16 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: yldstrk
"men are pigs and need to learn to clean up after themselves"

And women are battleaxes that should stop browbeating men all the time.

See, it doesn't feel very good, now does it?

18 posted on 10/17/2013 8:10:36 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: mrsmel

Everyone, man or woman, should clean up after themselves if they make a mess on or around the toilet, and teach their children to do the same.

Problem solved.


19 posted on 10/17/2013 8:10:39 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: tom h

My son has pee’d more toilet seats off their hinges than I’d care to count. That boy needs to get bathroom cleaning detail. Then he’ll figure it out for himself.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 8:11:02 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: tom h

At 3AM in the dark I’ll sit, but for the rest of the time I will stand tall.


21 posted on 10/17/2013 8:11:15 AM PDT by WilliamRobert (Rafael Cruz is an American hero, and he makes me proud to be Texan.)
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To: yldstrk

Hush and go clean the bathroom after you make your hubby a sandwich... :)


22 posted on 10/17/2013 8:11:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Daveinyork
How odd? Many women don't sit on toilets in public places. They just half squat and let her spray. My wife has told me what most female public bathrooms are like. I am an electrician, and I can vouch for her claims in the ladies rooms I've had to go into to fix lights and hand driers.

Yuck!

23 posted on 10/17/2013 8:12:10 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Altariel

Our Aim Is To Keep This Bathroom Clean.
Your Aim Will Help.


24 posted on 10/17/2013 8:12:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: yldstrk
men are pigs and need to learn to clean up after themselves

I guess you have never managed a restaurant - when I did, the Lady's room was always MUCH worse then the Men's room. And this was in a high-end joint. And judging from college dorms I have seen, the girls are as bad or worse than the boys.

25 posted on 10/17/2013 8:12:33 AM PDT by NY.SS-Bar9 (Those that vote for a living outnumber those that work for one.)
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To: yldstrk

“no one wants to clean your filthy pee off the floor dude”

Thats why I tell my wife I’m doing her a favor when she yells at me for peeing in the back yard. Less for her to clean up. :)


26 posted on 10/17/2013 8:13:52 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: tom h
Anyone have that picture of Patton pissing in the Rhine?
27 posted on 10/17/2013 8:14:04 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: EEGator

I’ve been to japan on many occasions. The bathrooms I’ve used consist of a hole in the floor. That’s in factories and such. Hotels have western style toilets in most cases. Sometimes they just have a seat over a hole in the floor.


28 posted on 10/17/2013 8:14:25 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: tom h

In public restrooms? Heck, no.


29 posted on 10/17/2013 8:14:46 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: almcbean
"FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!"

ROF,LMAO

30 posted on 10/17/2013 8:15:49 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: V_TWIN

shake it like you just don’t care


31 posted on 10/17/2013 8:16:13 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: All

Whenever the commies lead a story with a rhetorical question, here it comes.


32 posted on 10/17/2013 8:16:28 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: tom h

Be proud, When you’re a man the whole world is your urinal.


33 posted on 10/17/2013 8:16:38 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: almcbean

Thanks for the chuckle


34 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:21 AM PDT by Rightly Biased (Avenge me Girls AVENEGE ME!!!! ( I don't have any son's))
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To: tom h

It might be a good idea for men that get up in the dark of the night. I think it would be easier go get back to sleep if you use muscles as little as possible while doing the prostate shuffle.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:30 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Theoria
German and Japanese men sit to piss. Perhaps there is a connection..

Bitte Sitzen has been the rule in Germany for decades.

36 posted on 10/17/2013 8:17:52 AM PDT by Prolixus (Summum ius summa inuria.)
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To: blackdog

I call it ‘hovering’ .... and as filthy as many women’s public bathrooms are, it’s often necessary for ‘self defense’. I just can’t believe what pigs some women can be in public bathrooms .... and that’s probably an insult to pigs.


37 posted on 10/17/2013 8:18:38 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: tom h

38 posted on 10/17/2013 8:19:11 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Gaffer

LOL! I was going to say it if you already hadn’t ;-)


39 posted on 10/17/2013 8:19:33 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: V_TWIN

“...she yells at me for peeing in the back yard.”

Saves on your water bill, too.


40 posted on 10/17/2013 8:21:12 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: yldstrk
men are pigs and need to learn to clean up after themselves

Please. I used to manage a department store with high traffic public restrooms. I can tell you unequivocally that woman leave public bathrooms in a much, much more...exponentially more...nasty, filthy state.

41 posted on 10/17/2013 8:21:42 AM PDT by pgkdan
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To: Impy; stephenjohnbanker; caww; TigersEye

I don’t know if the urine flow is strong enough when sitting down. Need to get those toxins out. Need to sweat toxins out too. Sweat and pee, it’s a ‘guy thing’.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 8:21:58 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: NY.SS-Bar9

I have seen some nasty, nasty, nasty stuff in female public restrooms. At home, it’s the opposite. My husband is the messy one, not that he’s especially messy.

I hate public restrooms and have excellent bladder control. My husband is amazed that when we go on long trips, I can go the whole trip w/o needing a pit stop, while he has to stop what seems like every hour.


43 posted on 10/17/2013 8:22:15 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Prolixus
Bitte Sitzen has been the rule in Germany for decades.

I recall from my days in Germany that there were few urinals in the mens room. Instead, you urinated on a wall designed for that purpose.

Seemed pretty effective to me.

44 posted on 10/17/2013 8:22:24 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: almcbean

LOL!


45 posted on 10/17/2013 8:22:58 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: yldstrk

It beats the bathroom looking like somebody stood up to take a dump.


46 posted on 10/17/2013 8:23:20 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: tet68

“Be proud, When you’re a man the whole world is your urinal.”

It’s a rite of passage, having your ol’ man teach you how to write your name in the snow.


47 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:10 AM PDT by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: CodeToad

roflmao


48 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: yldstrk

“men are pigs and need to learn to clean up after themselves”

Toilets are too low for most guys.


49 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:36 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Powerless? Not with the Liberty Amendments)
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To: yldstrk

Oink Oink.


50 posted on 10/17/2013 8:24:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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