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Look at the bright side of bathrooms per gender ID

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:37 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

Probably depends on how expensive it is.

I was listening to the radio and they brought up why isn't there just unisex bathrooms - you know ones that only one person can go into - then someone else brought into the conversation how much more expensive it would be for like larger venues - ballparks and such imagine instead of having a big trough like urinal they had to build 100 separate bathrooms.

I think something in between. Maybe have a separate one for other? Kinda like the family bathrooms they sometimes have at places so dads don't have to bring little girls into a men's room.

Not sure how that would go over though - who would want to be called an other - maybe have a couple of unisex bathrooms and then bigger men's and ladies? Unisex can be used by anyone and then gender specific is used only by the particular gender.

To be honest - I never really saw this as a particular issue - I wonder what people did before this was all brought - probably just went into whatever was more comfortable for them and no one or rarely no one I doubt said a word


What is the deal with urinals anyway?

I mean, we don't have them in our homes (well, maybe a small percentage do).
When did the idea of having a separate place for men to pee occur?

CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:38 am
@chai2,
After they splattered all over the seat and floor?
Mame
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 11:50 am
@chai2,
Because they're one person bathrooms, not multi-stalls. Or at present, they're gender-based if they're multi. I just wouldn't feel comfortable in a multi-stall with men coming and going.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 12:00 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
What is the deal with urinals anyway?

I mean, we don't have them in our homes (well, maybe a small percentage do).
When did the idea of having a separate place for men to pee occur?


I don't know when but I am pretty sure the point of them is to save time and space and that it is one reason that mens bathrooms tend to have shorter lines in crowded venues.

Not a huge fan, especially when they take it to space saving extremes and it's just a single trough where you all line up elbow to elbow to piss.
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 12:43 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I think those troughs were the original urinals. Around here, you find them in the older buildings in downtown.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 01:00 pm
@chai2,
Quote:
What is the deal with urinals anyway?

I mean, we don't have them in our homes (well, maybe a small percentage do).
When did the idea of having a separate place for men to pee occur?


Urinals are the biggest reason that men don't have to wait in lines to use the bathroom the way that women often do.

(Well... that and the fact that most of us don't bother to wash our hands.)
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 01:17 pm
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

After they splattered all over the seat and floor?


Well, so what is the bathroom of the future going to look like then? Urinals with guys pissing and women walking by to go into a stall? They'll be just as much piss around a urinal as would be a toilet, wouldn't there?

Would there be a corraled off section for urinals a person would have to open one door to access the group of urinals?

Men are going to complain about the time women take, and women are going to complain about the mess men leave.

However, I've been in many a stall where some woman has left urine all over the seat, and just leaves like it's someone else's problem to clean up.
Twice when I've actually been waiting to enter a stall and the pig is leaving, I've just stopped dead and said in a voice anyone in the bathroom could hear, "You just peed all over the seat in there, and you expect someone else to clean it up or sit in it?" On both occassions I got a dirty look, but they went back in.

I can't speak to what mens room are like in general, but I get the impression urinals aren't flushed after each use? Don't know.

Many women do take so much longer to just pee. I'll hear someone go in the stall next to me, and there's all these sounds of pulling and snapping, unbuttoning and adjusting. I assume I'm wearing the same amount of clothing, so it's a mystery. Let's not even get into all the time spent primping and examining in front of the mirror.

Then there's the women who can't seem to go to the rest room by themselves, they have to drag a friend along. I've been asked to be that escort, and I've always thought that the silliest thing, and declined.

I'm as confused by that as urinals
maxdancona
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 01:34 pm
@chai2,
I suspect that neither men nor women will complain any more or any less than they already complain.

It's just a toilet.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 01:45 pm
@InfraBlue,
Yeah I had the same thought when I posted, I bet they go way way back too and it wouldn't surprise me to learn if they were present in Roman Empire times etc.
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 02:27 pm
@Robert Gentel,
The troughs were standard in all the old Army barracks I bunked in.
Yeah, I thought they were 'barbaric' even then.
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 02:27 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Hold onto your hats folks.

Below is the link to the history of the urinal.

It was invented, get this, after the Civil War.

Now I can't attest for how true this is. But it's probably time for upgrades.

http://www.popmatters.com/feature/126662-the-urinal-a-brief-functional-and-aesthetic-history/
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 02:41 pm
@chai2,
my guess is they can squeeze in much more of those - space wise and they use less water - as they say the root of all is $$$$.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 02:47 pm
@chai2,
that peeing on the toilet thing irks me to no end. It happens in my office and I think what pig am I working next to. Also, they leave TP on the seat and all over in the stall.

Doesn't anyone clean up after themselves? I wonder what their bathroom looks like. I feel for the poor cleaning people.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 02:54 pm
Anyone else have those dreams where every toilet you go to is overflowing? I laugh every time I wake up from that one.
Sometime dreams come true too :-)
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 02:57 pm
@Leadfoot,
Oh I have a reoccurring bathroom dream or nightmare - it consists of going to a restroom and there are no doors on the stalls except maybe one or two - so of course I am trying to go for those ones. Then you go in and they are overflowing (so I do dream of the overflowing as well) and to top it off men are using the bathrooms too. I leave and try to go in search of another one hidden elsewhere - also sometimes in the dream the stalls and toilets are impossibly too small.

Yeah I have had horror bathroom dreams.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 03:44 pm
@Leadfoot,
Not that I ever knew.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 03:48 pm
@chai2,
chai2 wrote:
women are going to complain about the mess men leave.


from the days of living in co-ed housing units , I'd say most men will leave the washrooms cleaner than women (but only if they're shared facilities)
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Thu 28 Apr, 2016 03:48 pm
@ossobuco,
That's unusual. Bad bathroom or endless search for one are the most remembered dreams because you wake up almost right after because you 'gotta go'.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 29 Apr, 2016 07:14 am
@Leadfoot,
Leadfoot wrote:

Anyone else have those dreams where every toilet you go to is overflowing? I laugh every time I wake up from that one.
Sometime dreams come true too :-)


Happened to me in San Francisco. For real. Aaaaaaarrrrrgggggghhhhhh. Well, there was one toilet and it was overflowing.
Real Music
 
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Reply Fri 29 Apr, 2016 12:53 pm
@Linkat,
You mention something about unisex restrooms where only one person can go into. That type of restroom already exist. They are called porta potties. Just kidding.
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