Make no mistake, it's a goddamn privilege to be able to stand up, unzip, and relieve yourself in disgusting dive bar bathrooms, concerts, and long car rides when all you've got is an empty soda bottle and no shame. But are dudes also overlooking the advantages of sitting down for a minute to take a leak? It's possible. Jesse N. But if you want to sit down and think about life, it's a break in your day. From time to time, it just makes sense to sit back, tuck it down, and relax while you go, especially when you've been out drinking all night and are more prone to missing.
An innocent question posed on Reddit garnered more than 5, replies yesterday, and also poked holes in the popular myth that all guys pee standing up. The truth is, there are a number of reasons why men might opt to sit down—and research suggests that more guys do it than might be expected. Data—admittedly, data from , but hey, this isn't studied too often—shows that 42 percent of married men sit down to urinate, presumably due to spousal pressure. They create a fine mist of piss that missed. And it accumulates, creating sticky floors and yellow porcelain. Those stats will almost certainly have risen in the intervening decade, thanks to the proliferation of smartphones and social media. United States.
The survey was carried out by Panasonic, which most people would know as an electronics company — but Panasonic is also a big player in toilet equipment like heated toilet seats and sensors, and the company has been involved in urinary research before. The survey was rather small, featuring just male respondents, but it identifies an intriguing trend: more men are starting to pee sitting down, and the pandemic seems to be playing a role in this. According to the interviews carried out for the survey, the main reason for this change seems to be the extra time participants spend at home, and in particular, with their spouses.
Actually, they probably do: the toilet. There are just too many variables. They create a fine mist of piss that missed.