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138 Responses to The Toilet Seat Policy: Pros & Cons [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18834 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Link: The Toilet Seat Policy: Pros & Cons - Lowering the Seat When Done versus Leaving the Seat as You Used It. Ladies, you`ll want to weigh in on this debate...
  2. Profile photo of strickt
    strickt Male 18-29
    73 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:06 am
    AGREE =)
  3. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:09 am
    I don`t see how this is fair to both genders, the first two arguments apply to men only. Stupid.
  4. Profile photo of romapenn
    romapenn Female 18-29
    92 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Women need the seat down for #1 and #2; men need it down for #2. 2 to 1. Deal with it.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:12 am
    meh, they forgot to mention the con of leaving it open: animals are drawn to drinking from it if you own any that arent caged.
  6. Profile photo of Hemtroll
    Hemtroll Male 18-29
    363 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:13 am
    Atleast we can finally get rid of all that unnecessary lifting and lowering of toilet seats. Think of the tens of seconds you could save!
  7. Profile photo of Topo_Gego
    Topo_Gego Female 18-29
    10 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:18 am
    My rule with the guys I live with: If you can`t aim, you lift and lower seat.
  8. Profile photo of mcflylives
    mcflylives Male 30-39
    334 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:28 am
    i close the lid before i flush, so its always closed when i go to use it.

    aim has nothing to do with back splash.
  9. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:35 am
    i dont move the seat; if its up when i get there it stays up, if is down it stays down.
  10. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Yep. My boyfriend leaves it up when he uses it, and I leave it down when I use it. Seems fair to me :P
  11. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:37 am
    Men can do what they want with the seat as long as they clean the loo!
  12. Profile photo of junkaddy
    junkaddy Female 30-39
    261 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:41 am
    My son and I both close the lid when we`re done. That way everyone`s doing the same amount of work, and everyone knows what to expect when they walk through the door. Plus, I think it`s gross to walk into the bathroom and see the pot standing open, no matter how clean it is.
  13. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:46 am
    Lid Down Pro: Pets can`t drink the water.
  14. Profile photo of 100stories
    100stories Female 18-29
    59 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:53 am
    I agree with junkaddy... It`s all about closing the lid. Leaving the toilet just open is gross.
  15. Profile photo of lunaticlover
    lunaticlover Female 18-29
    354 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:54 am
    It would be wise to put the seat/lid down after using the toilet. When you flush, particles fly into the air and could land on your toothbrush.

    You want to brush your teeth with bits of poo?
  16. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:58 am
    DOUBLE NEGATIVE FAIL!! annoyiiiiiiiiiiiiinng!!!!!!
  17. Profile photo of Avalessa
    Avalessa Female 13-17
    491 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:58 am
    It`s all fun and games until the girl falls in the toilet. Then it`s hilarious.... Until she comes at you with a toilet plunger screaming bloody murder.
  18. Profile photo of Musuko42
    Musuko42 Male 18-29
    2850 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Lid down: reduces the range of expelled airborne fecal matter particles when you flush.

    In the same way you`d cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze.
  19. Profile photo of reifnir
    reifnir Male 30-39
    1 post
    April 9, 2010 at 11:08 am
    Like my mama used to tell me: "look before you leap". Who sits on a toilet without looking, anyway?
  20. Profile photo of robbstercraw
    robbstercraw Male 30-39
    49 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:11 am
    Mythbuster proved that it doesnt make any difference whether the lid is up or down you will always brush your teeth with poo, and the amount of bacteria particles released is almost the same up or down. I just leave the seat down and piss a little on it just to piss off my wife. you will never hear her argue the up or down point again though.
  21. Profile photo of Dreamstarr77
    Dreamstarr77 Female 30-39
    99 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:18 am
    *Lid down: reduces the range of expelled airborne fecal matter particles when you flush.*

    This! When you flush the contents become aerosolized and spread around your bathroom settling on things such as your toothbrush lower the seat :)
  22. Profile photo of SumRandom1
    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
    794 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:18 am
    Musuko42.......well then it fecal matter for everyone, plus if you watch mythbusters you should know your comment is total BS
  23. Profile photo of LtFurpie
    LtFurpie Male 30-39
    1013 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:21 am
    Lid up, no residual fecal odors than if you had to raise it.
  24. Profile photo of dotrom
    dotrom Female 18-29
    92 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:22 am
    This is a bad chart.
  25. Profile photo of N-Vet
    N-Vet Male 30-39
    105 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:30 am
    I just wish guys would either wait the extra 20-30 seconds for a urinal to open up or put the seat up when urinating in a public toilet instead of leaving it down and pissing all over the seat.
  26. Profile photo of ShadowMoses
    ShadowMoses Male 18-29
    257 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:32 am
    HA, I`m glad I keep my toothbrush, hairbrush, and razor in a drawer.
  27. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:32 am
    meh.
  28. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:48 am
    Aaaaand yet again, glad I have a girlfriend.
  29. Profile photo of solobueno
    solobueno Female 18-29
    134 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:56 am
    They forgot a column:

    Getting sex tonight: seat down, YES. seat up, NO.

  30. Profile photo of solobueno
    solobueno Female 18-29
    134 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:57 am
    reifnir: "Like my mama used to tell me: "look before you leap". Who sits on a toilet without looking, anyway"

    Sometimes you REALLY gotta go!!!
  31. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:57 am
    Our policy is you put down the seat AND the lid every time. that is the only thing that is truly "fair". I hate to hear a woman complain about a guy putting the seat down when she is done but not be willing to put the lid down when she is.
  32. Profile photo of DGbME
    DGbME Male 40-49
    451 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:58 am
    @ dreamstar" putting the seat down does NOT stop any thing from spreading.
  33. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm
    Cant argue the facts!
  34. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    If you just piss on the seat a few times, SHE`LL start to put it up when SHE`S done. Problem solved.
  35. Profile photo of cagel
    cagel Female 18-29
    275 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    I agree with DGbME. And if you put the lid down it cuts down on toilet odors in the bathroom, as well as reduces the chance you`ll drop something in there by accident.
  36. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
    668 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm
    i say if you live in a house that is mostly guys, leave it up! if you live with mostly girls, leave it down! if it`s equal well, whoever last used it should leave it as is?
  37. Profile photo of iKit5
    iKit5 Female 13-17
    355 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:25 pm
    Guys already have a more convinient method of peeing naturally, so it should be even if the men have to lift and put back down the seat when they use the bathroom. It`s only fair. D:
  38. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:32 pm
    this is fine with me, just as long as the toilet is flushed after
  39. Profile photo of mischeif954
    mischeif954 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    Pro : Lid up for any one who argues they`ll fall in or some bs like that because you don`t look before you pee I suggest having a male in the house go and piss all over the toilet because he decided not to look before peeing and YOU clean it up after that will fix your it`s not fair I have to look before peeing complex.

    Eww didnt know about the poo bits i`m definitely buying a plastic case for my tbrush.
  40. Profile photo of BBQ
    BBQ Male 18-29
    467 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    @B-b-beccah
    Exactly! This would also apply when you visit other people. That`s the rule I go by, anywho.
  41. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm
    Shut the damn thing `cause I`m REALLY clumsy and I`d rather not drop my over-priced sonic toothbrush in the stupid thing.
  42. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
    1597 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    who gives a craaaaap - pun intenindnekjnewkjd...
  43. Profile photo of wolfguy423
    wolfguy423 Male 18-29
    172 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm
    i have five sisters. i leave it down. when i don`t i get REAMED.. lol.
  44. Profile photo of KAKABAKA
    KAKABAKA Male 30-39
    402 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    ladies,how about lifting the seat back up when YOU`RE DONE. i might be drunk and piss all over the seat and then you`d have to sit in it.
  45. Profile photo of ukfra
    ukfra Male 18-29
    47 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    @Flingspoo 2 things

    1) If your that damn clumsy brush your teeth AWAY FROM THE SODDING TOILET, you won`t drop it in then.

    2) I normally brush my teeth OVER THE SINK!!!!!

    DUH!!!! PEOPLE ENGAGE YOUR BRAINS.
  46. Profile photo of Fartacus
    Fartacus Female 50-59
    529 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    I always keep the lid closed to keep the cats from drinking from it. Besides, it`s good feng shui.
  47. Profile photo of StarDagger
    StarDagger Male 40-49
    1190 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Everyone should have their own bathroom
  48. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    They should have called it the Ups and Downs of the Toilet Seat Policy... :P
  49. Profile photo of Raberboom
    Raberboom Male 18-29
    833 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    Idk how people (girls) can get pissy about it not being left in the right position, i mean its not like its hard to move it right?
  50. Profile photo of ivorywyne
    ivorywyne Female 40-49
    3 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    A) Whoever cleans it gets to say up or down
    B) Ever perform the experiment where you put dye in the bowl and flush? There`s aerosol spray from the bowl all over the bathroom.....just sayin
  51. Profile photo of asdwqr09
    asdwqr09 Female 18-29
    1 post
    April 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    I finally got my boyfriend to put the seat down.. now he never lifts it and goes on the seat! i think i would rather have the seat always up.
  52. Profile photo of Andyl
    Andyl Male 18-29
    300 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:37 pm
    "Besides, it`s good feng shui."

    Lol.

    "Eww didnt know about the poo bits i`m definitely buying a plastic case for my tbrush."

    There really is no need - if you`ve "accidentally" been ingesting microscopic bits of poo all these years and you`re totally fine then clearly THAT`S OK. It doesn`t do you any harm - it`s just a silly psychological issue.
  53. Profile photo of thisismary
    thisismary Female 18-29
    99 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:40 pm
    I always look before I sit down so it`s really not that big of a deal to me.
  54. Profile photo of sugaman2k3
    sugaman2k3 Male 18-29
    357 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm
    whoever splits the rent/cost of the home gets to say ivorywyne. if the dude owns the house than he can piss in the sink if he feels like it ;)
  55. Profile photo of IssaTheFiend
    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2353 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    My bf puts the seats down but I didn`t have to nag/train him to do that. Really if you just look before you put your ass down you shouldn`t worry about falling in.
  56. Profile photo of Don223
    Don223 Male 18-29
    12 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    I don`t know about you other guys... But I wiz with the seat down... And never hit the rim... It`s about aim. That way, she`s not bitching, and you don`t have to touch the seat.
  57. Profile photo of mmill928
    mmill928 Female 18-29
    275 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:07 pm
    It`s not about falling in or missing the bowl, and more about how it looks when you enter the bathroom. A closed seat just looks cleaner and tidier.
  58. Profile photo of xCriticalx
    xCriticalx Male 18-29
    68 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:15 pm
    My girlfriend pees and then puts the seat up =D.
  59. Profile photo of Rainwolf28
    Rainwolf28 Female 18-29
    82 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:29 pm
    The only issue I have with it is the males in my house never clean the underside of the bowl after they pee. They keep it up, pee on it -__- I mean it seems like they actually mean to aim for the seat and not the bowl. Then they leave it up and expect me or my mother to touch that thing. And clean it! I outta smack my father and brother for that. That and, when I first wake up I`m often very groggy and don;t always look at the seat.
  60. Profile photo of maggie52210
    maggie52210 Female 18-29
    17 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    After wandering to the bathroom late one night, sans glasses, and sitting down with the seat up, my husband was roused from a deep sleep by a quite loud `F*CK`. Needless to say, there has been no discussion on the matter and I haven`t had to worry about it since! :)
  61. Profile photo of Xenophonix
    Xenophonix Female 18-29
    195 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm
    Guys, guys, calm down! Japan has solved this! Remote control
  62. Profile photo of Dreamstarr77
    Dreamstarr77 Female 30-39
    99 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:51 pm
    @ dreamstar" putting the seat down does NOT stop any thing from spreading.

    It does however reduce the sheer amount.
  63. Profile photo of octwilite
    octwilite Female 40-49
    188 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm
    Actually, it`s not about the seat at all- it`s the lid. :)
    With the lid down both genders will have to bend over to lift, so that`s fair I suppose. Plus there`s mmill928`s point about presentation. And with lid down there`s no fishing out items accidently dropped in. And who wants to walk in and see poo marks? Not I. And I live with people who leave poo marks.
  64. Profile photo of rawrarrg
    rawrarrg Female 18-29
    120 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 5:17 pm
    Its not fair to both genders when you fall into the stupid bowl. ;)
    And Rainwolf28, i know what you mean. Its terribly irritating. -.-
  65. Profile photo of Garganthas
    Garganthas Male 50-59
    11 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    It`s simple. Anytime I want to use the toilet I check to see if it`s in the position I need it to be in for what I need to do with it. Women, you can do the same. Stop your complaining about it already.
  66. Profile photo of SomeShoes
    SomeShoes Male 13-17
    2056 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 5:28 pm
    whoever doesn`t believe that closing it doesn`t stop germ spreading-put some powder into the toilet and flush, tho you may want to stand back
  67. Profile photo of DeathsAngel
    DeathsAngel Female 18-29
    85 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    Well, the way I see it, guys have to put it up to use it. Girls then have to put it down to use it. Same amount of work. I agree with this pic if its a toilet shared by both genders. BUT if you`re using a female`s toilet and you`re a guy, put it back down. If you`re using a male`s toilet and you`re a chick, put it back up. Never understand the huge problem.
  68. Profile photo of tuxman4
    tuxman4 Male 13-17
    368 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    I don`t see how girls fall in. Its not like guys walk in and start pissing on the toilet seat because they didn`t notice it was down.
  69. Profile photo of lerie
    lerie Female 18-29
    1265 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm
    I really don`t care if the lid is left up or down. I just don`t want to find piss anywhere in the toilet. It`s gross. So, men, if you want ladies to be happy, don`t mind lowering the lid: disinfect the toilet if you piss it ;)
  70. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    I don`t see how girls fall in. Its not like guys walk in and start pissing on the toilet seat because they didn`t notice it was down.

    It occurs with women who are so utterly convinced that things should be arranged for their convenience that they don`t even bother to check whether or not they are - they have such a massive sense of entitlement that they demand and assume that other people will always arrange things for their convenience and will be angry if anyone doesn`t do so. It`s a staggering arrogance.

    I always put the seat down and close the lid before flushing, because I understand basic Newtonian physics and I don`t want droplets of the contents of the toilet sprayed around my bathroom.
  71. Profile photo of gothmo
    gothmo Female 18-29
    1324 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    someone I know actually cracked her tailbone cause she didn`t realize it was up -.- and when a girl`s butt is small enough, it`s EASY to fall in
  72. Profile photo of han5nah
    han5nah Female 13-17
    735 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    ...most guys i know leave the seat down when they pee...
  73. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    There really is no need - if you`ve "accidentally" been ingesting microscopic bits of poo all these years and you`re totally fine then clearly THAT`S OK. It doesn`t do you any harm - it`s just a silly psychological issue.

    Not entirely - you can suffer illness or death as a result. It`s just that your immune system will usually deal with it before you get ill. Not always, though.

    Besides, brushing your teeth with a clean toothbrush must be more effective than using one with drops of pee and specks of poo on it.
  74. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    "I don`t see how girls fall in. Its not like guys walk in and start pissing on the toilet seat because they didn`t notice it was down."

    I would imagine when its like, in the middle of the night and they groggily go to the bathroom, or when the light isn`t turned on. I havent had this problem before so I can live with it not being put down, but it`s pretty grody to see pee on the toilet seat. >.> So yeah, much like Lerie said, clean up after yourself when you take a leak.
  75. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm
    Whoever cleans it gets to say up or down

    Good rule.

    When I lived with my last girlfriend, I always left just the seat down because she liked it that way and I didn`t mind either way, so I did it to please her. She didn`t *expect* me to do so. If she had, it would have been an issue. Not the toilet seat - that`s a trivial thing. The expectation that someone else always puts themselves out for your convenience - that`s not a trvial thing.

    That was before I realised that of course Newton`s laws of dynamics apply to flushing.
  76. Profile photo of CosmicKarma
    CosmicKarma Female 13-17
    32 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    I leave the seat how it was before I used it. That way, even in houses not yours, you don`t offend. ^^

    And putting the lid down when you flush doesn`t actually stop those microscopic droplets of pee and poo from flying out, it would have to be airtight for that. It just forces them out around the sides, faster.
  77. Profile photo of Ruffiana
    Ruffiana Male 30-39
    506 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    In my house, I just piss directly on my wife. Solves all debates.
  78. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm
    Just get over it ladies, I don`t whinge and whine every time I found the toilet seat DOWN, do I? So what the drat makes you think its any different?
  79. Profile photo of MizzMe
    MizzMe Female 18-29
    509 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 7:51 pm
    I don`t mind the toilet seat up except when it`s the middle of the night -- it`s dark and you are half asleep. I`ve taken too many midnight dips and prefer the seat down.
  80. Profile photo of moefreak
    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    I think the gentlemanly thing to do is to leave it down, so the girl doesn`t have to touch the underside of the lid, which presumably only has male pee on it anyway.
    As much as I believe in equality, I still like a bit of chivalry. Any man can feel free not to be chivalrous, but just don`t expect me to like you as much.
  81. Profile photo of tstyblucryns
    tstyblucryns Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm
    LOL @ ruffiana. priceless potty humor
  82. Profile photo of fiizok
    fiizok Male 40-49
    591 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm
    I think every home restroom should include a urinal. Toilet seat problem solved!
  83. Profile photo of GVP
    GVP Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 9:15 pm
    MizzMe, that`s what I was just about to comment. No one likes an ass full of toilet water in the middle of the night.
  84. Profile photo of thecurt
    thecurt Male 18-29
    411 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    I always put both seats down. Always thought it was to keep pets out of the toilet water.
  85. Profile photo of Runemang
    Runemang Male 30-39
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    April 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm
    Not sure if it`s been said but, personally, I don`t pee without checking to see if the seat`s up, so I don`t buy the prospect that women don`t check to make sure it`s down. A check is worth the effort to avoid the worst-case assumption either way, no? Besides, just don`t pee in pitch blackness and checking is even easier.

    Having said that, I keep the seat and lid down because I have small children ... and thirsty cats. *shudder*
  86. Profile photo of OctoberRose
    OctoberRose Female 18-29
    61 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:17 pm
    women don`t lift the seat when done, so why should men lower it! idk my toilet seat usually falls down on its on.
  87. Profile photo of odc
    odc Female 18-29
    318 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    I never expect my husband to lower the seat- I just look before I sit and put it down. I don`t see what the big deal is. Bitchez iz lazy.
  88. Profile photo of AndelleRae
    AndelleRae Female 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    The only reason I complain when the lid doesn`t get put down is when it`s at my house. I have two dogs, and they like to get in and drink the toilet water. (That`s beyond me, but there you have it.) If I`m at someone`s house and I use their bathroom, I leave it the way I find it. Then again I`m one of those rare guests who exhibits common courtesy.
  89. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    April 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    Haven`t checked to see if this`s been said yet, but after that episode of Mythbusters featuring the fecal content of an average bathroom`s toothbrush, I make sure to shut the lid if only not to exacerbate any already unavoidable amount.
  90. Profile photo of lizziekittie
    lizziekittie Female 18-29
    46 posts
    April 9, 2010 at 11:57 pm
    my hubby just pees with the seat down and the lid up.
  91. Profile photo of plahblah
    plahblah Female 18-29
    151 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 12:27 am
    After all the crap I hear on shows about toilet water spraying on toothbrushes and small traces of feces getting everywhere I always lower the seat. I don`t even need to say anything to the guys in the house, they do it themselves for the same reason.
  92. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 2:49 am
    We`re 2 guys (yup, gays! aaagh!) and we always lower the seat and lid afterwards. It looks better and it`s better hygiene when flushing.

    But I also see the point... when women say "oh men always leave the seat up!" (and thus women have to put it down)... well yeah, but women always leave the seat DOWN, and thus men have to lift it. So don`t act like it`s only a one-way thing.
  93. Profile photo of TokioKoos
    TokioKoos Female 18-29
    412 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 3:38 am
    "But I also see the point... when women say "oh men always leave the seat up!" (and thus women have to put it down)... well yeah, but women always leave the seat DOWN, and thus men have to lift it. So don`t act like it`s only a one-way thing."

    But men also need to use it down some of the time. So the seat is used more when it`s down than when it`s up! So I say: men, put it down.
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    buxco215 Male 18-29
    977 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 4:22 am
    Well, the seat would be down regardless of gender of you`re going boom-booms. You would think any "fecal matter" would be long gone after you flush it. If not, then you have housecleaning issues...
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    cheezer Male 18-29
    112 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 4:31 am
    women use the seat %100 of the time, we use it %10 or so of the time. its your seat YOU put it up and down!! case closed.
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    dennisray96 Male 18-29
    11 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 5:33 am
    I don`t want my dogs drinking toilet water, so the seat always goes down.
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    whelshin Male 18-29
    122 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 5:35 am
    i think it doesnt matter because if you fall in because someone left it up, then its your dumb ass fault
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 6:36 am
    Puts on `Tasmanian` hat

    What`s a "toilet"?
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    coolatindude Male 18-29
    27 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:43 am
    i love you girls but you need it down we need it up youre a big girl look before you sit
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    Hiromi Female 18-29
    1149 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 8:16 am
    Maybe us girls don`t want to touch the toilet...because they`re kind of um...gross?!

    It`s common courtesy.
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    Nif Female 18-29
    86 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 9:15 am
    This is how I see it.
    Girls` use:
    To do a #1 - Seat down.
    To do a #2 - Seat down.
    Boys` use:
    To do a #1 - Seat up.
    To do a #2 - Seat down.

    75% of the toilet`s use requires the seat to be down.
    PUT THE SEAT DOWN.
  102. Profile photo of DIETY
    DIETY Male 13-17
    196 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 9:21 am
    Ok, I`ll either keep leaving the seat up, or you can sit in my piss because I can`t aim.
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    CreepyShanny Female 18-29
    152 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 10:33 am
    I`m With Nif All the way....




    Regardless I look before I sit, but come on guys is it really that taxing?
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    daisy822 Female 13-17
    1043 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 10:35 am
    @coolatindude

    you are coming off as an incredible douchebag.
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    alikabul Male 18-29
    695 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    I don`t get why this is an issue. You put it where you want it before you use it.
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    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 1:30 pm
    how about we all put both lids down so when you flush, your bathroom won`t get the fine pee/poo mist your toilet shoots when you flush that coats everything.
    now with that being said, if you leave the toilet seats up when u flush, yer using pee/poo to brush your teeth and comb your hair.
    public bathrooms = no cover lid = piss/shat everywhere
  107. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    keith2... go watch mythbusters and hush up.
  108. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    @keith2> I don`t think that`s how toilets work
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    zokeman Male 13-17
    153 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm
    I love how the i-a-b community likes to argue with each other about EVERYTHING at ANY given opportunity. The simple placement of a piece of plastic has somehow polarized everyone here as much as any religious or political debate ever has. God...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Actually, I have really bad aim so I always use the seat.
  111. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    @zokeman> Its cuz we`re bored
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    lpycb42 Female 18-29
    84 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 3:38 pm
    Uh... yeah I`d be convinced if I hadn`t lived with a guy who had a terrible aim especially when hungover. No thanks. Put the seat down.
  113. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm
    And putting the lid down when you flush doesn`t actually stop those microscopic droplets of pee and poo from flying out, it would have to be airtight for that. It just forces them out around the sides, faster.

    i) Apart from the ones that hit the underside of the lid, which is a lot of them.

    ii) I`d rather have them sprayed out sideways at shin height, mostly onto the floor, than all over the bathroom.

    It`s not perfect, but it`s better.
  114. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    so the girl doesn`t have to touch the underside of the lid, which presumably only has male pee on it anyway.

    Why do you presume that?

    As much as I believe in equality, I still like a bit of chivalry.

    Gendered chivalry is mutually exclusive with sexual equality.

    Any man can feel free not to be chivalrous, but just don`t expect me to like you as much.

    Any woman can feel free to want special treatment for being a woman, but just don`t expect me to like you as much.

    If you support sexual equality and also like those bits of gendered chivalry involving a man giving special treatment to a woman, the only way you can resolve the discrepency is by also liking women giving special treatment to men in the same way.

    In other words, if men are to behave as medieval gentlemen towards women, equality is only possible if women are to behave as medieval ladies towards men. You want that? I
  115. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    Maybe us girls don`t want to touch the toilet...because they`re kind of um...gross?!

    It`s common courtesy.

    You have just argued that it`s common courtesy to require men to do something gross so that women don`t have to.

    Have you ever heard of a concept called "sexual equality"? Or perhaps a related concept called "treating women as adults, like men, and not as children"?
  116. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:35 pm
    Regardless I look before I sit, but come on guys is it really that taxing?

    No, it is not really that taxing to check the position of the toilet seat and move it is required.

    So why are you arguing that men should have to do it every time and women should never have to do it? Do you think women are so much less capable than men?

    Do you not see how irrational you are being when you argue that men should always check and move so that women never have to and then make that comment about it being so taxing for men? You very rarely see a man demanding that the toilet seat is always left up. It`s very rarely men saying that it`s too taxing for them.

    If you think it isn`t taxing, why can`t you do it without complaining, *like almost every man does*?
  117. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:39 pm
    I love how the i-a-b community likes to argue with each other about EVERYTHING at ANY given opportunity. The simple placement of a piece of plastic has somehow polarized everyone here as much as any religious or political debate ever has. God...

    You`re missing the point. The issue is not the placement of a piece of plastic. It`s whether or not men should be required to inconvenience themslves to always ensure that it is placed for the convenience of women. It`s the inequality and the assumption of entitlement that`s the issue. The toilet seat is trivial. The attitude is not.
  118. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    @keith2> I don`t think that`s how toilets work

    That`s not specifically how they work, but it`s how Newtonian physics works. Since the flushed water is travelling at a negligable proportion of the speed of light, Newtonian physics applies extremely well.

    So yes, flushing with the cover up will result in a mist of the contents of the bowl being vigourously sprayed around the room. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Forcing water down into the bowl, i.e. flushing, will result in an equal force upwards. That force is more than enough to propel small droplets up out of the bowl at various angles and quite some way up into the air.
  119. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 7:45 pm
    Actually, I have really bad aim so I always use the seat.

    As a target? :)
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    men would still have to lower it to poo. also, if you just get a pet then we all have reason to close it every time we are finished
  121. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    Men require the seat up; women do not.
    Therefore, men should put the seat back down.

    Debate over.

    But then again, these are the same men who take dumps in public restrooms and never flush, so... Sorry, fellow ladies, it`s a losing battle.
  122. Profile photo of JaundiceCake
    JaundiceCake Female 18-29
    674 posts
    April 10, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    "Why do you presume that?"

    Really? REALLY? Have you checked under your toilet lid lately? I don`t care if you have to swab that poo, THERE --WILL-- BE PISS THERE. It`s the result of splattering because men are doomed forever to piss into a bowl from a distance.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 12:28 am
    I live with two roommates, a guy and a girl and we`ve had endless conversations about leaving the toilet seat up.

    What we`ve come up with is a collective reason WHY Guys should put the seat down after using it...

    Because seriously, what`s the worst case scenario here for the guy? What, at 4 in the morning you`re going to stumble into the bathroom and forget to put up the lid? More likely than not, we`re going to have to clean that for you anyway...

    Think about it from our point of view! It`s the middle of the night, we`re still asleep and we have to find our way into the bathroom. We don`t want to turn the lights on, because it burns like a b@$@#ch and I`m sure as h ell not going to go feeling around for it and so we take the blind leap of faith and get an as s full of cold water. Not cool.

    It`s only fair guys...if you love your ladies, please! Just give it a flick down! takes 2 seconds...

    Also I always close the lid when I flush..*shudder*
  124. Profile photo of Swaywithme
    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 12:36 am
    Oh and I just want to say- chivalry can exist. It just has to go both ways.

    Hold the door open for her, pull out her chair. Make her feel like a lady.

    Bring him his beer at the end of the day or have dinner ready when he gets home sometimes. Remind him that he`s your man.

    It`s little things like this that people seem to forget about because of stupid ideals that aren`t about equality but about too much pride to just be a loving person. Dang, why y`all gotta make it so complicated?
  125. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 2:51 am
    Men require the seat up; women do not.
    Therefore, men should put the seat back down.

    Debate over.

    But then again, these are the same men who take dumps in public restrooms and never flush, so... Sorry, fellow ladies, it`s a losing battle.

    If you ever learn what sexual equality is, you`ll realise that it doesn`t have to be a battle and both "sides" can win. I hope you gain that wisdom in time.
  126. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 2:57 am
    Really? REALLY? Have you checked under your toilet lid lately? I don`t care if you have to swab that poo, THERE --WILL-- BE PISS THERE. It`s the result of splattering because men are doomed forever to piss into a bowl from a distance.

    No, it isn`t. Not enough force in the splatter to propel diluted piss against gravity out of the bowl and up onto the lid in a vertical position.

    Splatter on the underside of the *lid* is likely to be the result of flushing with the lid down. The downward force of the flushing water is far, far greater than the downward force of a man`s pee.

    Splatter on the underside of the *seat* is more likely to result from a person sitting down to pee. The pee carries very little distance before hitting the very rigid, waterproof inside of te toilet - it therefore splashes a lot more, easily enough to reach the underside of the seat.

    Physics beats your casual stereotyping. The pee on the underside of your seat
  127. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 3:03 am
    Oh and I just want to say- chivalry can exist. It just has to go both ways.

    Chivalry is a medieval code of honour. I don`t like medieval sexed roles.

    Hold the door open for her, pull out her chair. Make her feel like a lady.

    Bring him his beer at the end of the day or have dinner ready when he gets home sometimes. Remind him that he`s your man.

    Right...so when I had dinner ready for my girlfriend when she got home (we worked varying shifts - first one in cooked), I was a woman and she was a man.

    No. I reject your sexist stereotyping.

    It`s little things like this that people seem to forget about because of stupid ideals that aren`t about equality but about too much pride to just be a loving person.

    Ironic, as you must dismiss the concept of "person" in order to have sexed roles.

    Dang, why y`all gotta make it so complicated?

    Equality is
  128. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 3:04 am
    Cut-off strikes again:

    Equality is much simpler than sexed roles, which change over time and in different places.
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    howlingwolf Male 18-29
    1351 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 8:08 am
    Umm...Anglion, the cutoff is there for a reason. No one want`s to read that much. I know you have 2300+ posts but quadri-posting might get you banned.
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    Shortbuskid Male 18-29
    39 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 8:28 am
    avoid the debate piss in the bathtub also solves the aiming issue some of you seem to have...
  131. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Angillion.... i freaking love you sometimes..... you said in words what I`ve been thinking for quite some time now, but never really thought to say it.
  132. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    Umm...Anglion, the cutoff is there for a reason. No one want`s to read that much.

    I find it a sad comment on the level of literacy in society that ~200 words is widely considered to be as much as anyone could possibly want to read.

    Your extremely basic error only makes it sadder. The rules for the use of an apostrophe in English are extremely simple in almost all cases, yet a very large number of people whose first or only language is English don`t understand them.
  133. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 6:21 pm
    avoid the debate piss in the bathtub also solves the aiming issue some of you seem to have...

    A fair and practical solution!
  134. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    I know you have 2300+ posts but quadri-posting might get you banned.

    Replies to different posts. Should I wait for other people to make replies in between, in case I offend semiliterate people who are overwhelmed by the idea that one person could write more than a few words in a few minutes?

    I`d rather be banned than semiliterate. I`m not going to dumb down to suit the lowest common denominator. That would be patronising.

    Also, I was referring to the fact that the cut-off is less than the character count as you reply. So I cut my posts down to squash them into the 1000 character limit...and the last 10-50 characters are cut off anyway.
  135. Profile photo of Link364
    Link364 Male 18-29
    440 posts
    April 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Angilion shut up and get a life, get out of the basement, run around outside, go to the park, or something.
  136. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    April 12, 2010 at 7:04 pm
    Angilion shut up and get a life, get out of the basement, run around outside, go to the park, or something.

    I`m sure it comes as a surprise to you, but some people are able to think and write quite quickly. A handful of very short posts on a forum therefore doesn`t take up anywhere near as much of their life as it would do for you.
  137. Profile photo of PtblDuffy
    PtblDuffy Male 18-29
    163 posts
    May 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm
    Angilion, do you honestly have nothing better to do than to get on this site and complain about the illiteracy of others? Perhaps you could stop being a troll? No one wins an online debate, and I hardly think IAB is the place to flaunt your literary prowess, especially if you are as proficient as you make yourself out to be.

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