Skip to comments.Should Men Sit Down to Pee? (Proof of the decline of Western Civilization)
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 manyincluding the head of the environmental protection agency in Taiwan, Stephen Shen, who also tried mandating such an orderthat 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 wont 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 prostatesand 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 havent 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 standalmost 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.
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.
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.
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?
men are pigs and need to learn to clean up after themselves
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.
no one wants to clean your filthy pee off the floor dude
“...almost half of all Japanese men sit to urinate.”
Is that why they have cartoon porn with schoolgirls and tentacle monsters?
Sloppy men should. Men who can handle it right (no pun intended) shouldn’t.
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.
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.)
“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.
On the other hand, sodomy is so great for public health, let’s enshrine it in law.
..and so the emasculation of boys (and men) continues.
German and Japanese men sit to piss. Perhaps there is a connection..
would depend on how drunk you are....better to sit than fall LOL
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.
FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!
And women are battleaxes that should stop browbeating men all the time.
See, it doesn't feel very good, now does it?
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.
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.
At 3AM in the dark I’ll sit, but for the rest of the time I will stand tall.
Hush and go clean the bathroom after you make your hubby a sandwich... :)
Our Aim Is To Keep This Bathroom Clean.
Your Aim Will Help.
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.
“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. :)
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.
In public restrooms? Heck, no.
shake it like you just don’t care
Whenever the commies lead a story with a rhetorical question, here it comes.
Be proud, When you’re a man the whole world is your urinal.
Thanks for the chuckle
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.
Bitte Sitzen has been the rule in Germany for decades.
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.
LOL! I was going to say it if you already hadn’t ;-)
“...she yells at me for peeing in the back yard.”
Saves on your water bill, too.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
It beats the bathroom looking like somebody stood up to take a dump.
“Be proud, When youre 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.
“men are pigs and need to learn to clean up after themselves”
Toilets are too low for most guys.