Paper, Hover, or Sit?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How do you handle public toilet seats?
    Cover the seat in toilet paper/seat liner. : (34 votes)
    26 %
    Hover. : (28 votes)
    21 %
    I just on it. : (68 votes)
    52 %
    I will not use a public bathroom, thanks very much. : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    Hover in most regular, routine, quick situations.  Paper for when you need more time to take care of business, whatever that may be. 😛

    Post # 4
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    I just sit and deal with it.  Most public restrooms are cleaned more often than my own bathroom and they don’t really bother me.  I don’t mind most people who hover, but I work on a floor of hover-tinklers who never wipe the seat after they’re done.  If you’re so concerned about what’s on the seat, why are you getting pee all over it and making it unusable for the next person?  Drives me nuts. 

    Post # 5
    6273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I just sit on it. Numerous studies have shown that there are many more germs on door and sink handles, not to mention kitchen sponges, cell phones, and computer keyboards, than there are on toilet seats. Besides, it’s really hard to catch a disease through the skin on your behind.

    If more people realized this and stopped hovering two feet above the seat,  throwing their pee everywhere, it’d be even more sanitary. The rest of us are tired of mopping that up before we sit down. If you’re going to hover, at least clean up after yourselves.

    Post # 6
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @EffieTrinket:  +1

    I just sit. I find it hard to actually pee while squatting. Unless you’re literally rubbing your vagina on the seat, you’ll be just fine.

    Post # 7
    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I don’t know for sure, but I imagine most other people follow the same procedure I do: bathe, apply fresh underwear, cover with outer clothing. my clean butt is touching my clean underwear, I can’t imagine there are too many nasty germs on that skin. I just sit on the toilet.

    Post # 8
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I should probably add that I’m a very considerate hoverer who always cleans up after myself. We exist! 😛

    Post # 9
    6448 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @EffieTrinket:  +1

    I just sit on it. I try to about public bathrooms in stores and what not but it’s hard to avoid work bathrooms when I’m there 9 hours a day. I’ve never even given sitting a second thought.

    Post # 10
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i sit unless the toilet is pretty gross/dirty. then i’ll use a seatcover.

    i’m a bit of a germophobe, but i’m more concerned about things i have to touch with my hands- door knobs, restaurant menus, hand rails….yuck.

    Post # 12
    2637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    If a sanitary paper cover is offered, like at an airport, I will use it. Otherwise I just sit bareassed on it. NBD.

    Post # 13
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    It depends on the state of the restroom honestly.  There have been times where I covered AND hovered.  Other times I do sit on it (especially when I was pregnant and squatting or hovering were completely out of the question!)

    Post # 14
    351 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I don’t use public restrooms unless it’s an emergency. And then, I normally paper. 

    When I first saw the name of this thread I was so confused, FYI. 🙂 

    Post # 15
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @CarolF:  sit. it’s not like i’m rubbing my vag/hands/mouth all over the seat. i sit squarely with all my vulnerable bits in the hole, and i wash my hands after.

    Post # 16
    2189 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I always cover, with 2 seat covers and I put one on the right way and one on backwards, (I had an incident where it shifted when I sat down, so now I use two). If the seat covers are empty then I use a massive amount of tp to cover it.

    Hovering is hard for me, I have a really big butt and it weighs me down.

    I once read an article for women on how to stand up and pee, I wish I could do that!

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