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ThinkAboutIt June 11th, 2014 2:39pm

My unpopular opinion: I see no problem with guy's leaving the toilet seat up. It takes a second to put it down.

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ladyniner81 I need chocolate
06/11/14 7:30 pm

With my dad, I know there's a guy in the house, so I know well enough the seat is gonna be up. No big deal.

Lonewulf333 alienum est proprium
06/11/14 6:47 pm

If you live with a female, be courteous and put it down. Would it really kill you to take the extra second to put it down for her? Personally, I prefer to have both seat and lid down after use.

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mrsteve180 New York City
06/11/14 7:14 pm

No, it doesn't kill me to take the extra second to put it down, but would it kill her? I have to lift the seat every time, why can't she put it down once in a while?

kspells TheOtherOtherside
06/11/14 6:40 pm

Why can't it be put up when whoever wants it down is done using it?

Wackacrat Harford County
06/11/14 6:29 pm

Be happy we put it up when we pee.

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jmw7477 Indiana
06/11/14 5:16 pm

I want the whole thing down -- lid & seat. It just looks better.

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LadyA Earth Explorer
06/11/14 4:37 pm

Eeeew germ soup in the air.

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
06/11/14 3:32 pm

I don't want to have to touch the PEE left on my seat just to put it down to sit on. I wipe my seat off after each time I pee, just in case. If men did the same, I wouldn't have a problem with it.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
06/11/14 12:23 pm

I have a very tall husband and sons (over 6 feet tall) and they spray a bit on the rim. I clean it regularly but not every single time and I don't want to see it.

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ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/11/14 11:42 am

I hope I make enough money to have a his and her toilet. Problem solved.

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Redacted
06/11/14 11:14 am

Everyone sits! Problem solved. Lol

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Rosebud Ohio
06/11/14 10:50 am

You must never have fallen in then. It's disgusting. I'm glad my husband is courteous enough that it's never been an issue.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 10:59 am

Apparently husbands on here vehemently oppose such courteousness. I don't get it. It's being made into a power struggle. SO and I just try to be mutually nice- problem solved!

Rosebud Ohio
06/11/14 11:12 am

Exactly.... we never had an issue. I mean, there are three of us girls atm and he can sit but we can't stand so down is default at least. But when we started dating, I never pitched a fit about it if I ever found it up.

aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 1:09 pm

That's a good point. The one and only time we even talked about it, his reasoning was that it's down more since men still sit sometimes. But still, if were talking about romantic partners, why wouldn't you just want to be nice? I never said anything

aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 1:11 pm

If his was up either. Or care if it's not the middle of the night. I still don't notice much if it's up, nor does he when it's down. Cuz that's some real petty shit lol

Rosebud Ohio
06/11/14 4:39 pm

I only care about middle of the night, I fell in a few times as a child. Then again, it was because of my brother, who also peed on the seat constantly through his teen years.

anotherme next to my iPad
06/11/14 10:45 am

As a woman who lives alone, I've come to expect the seat down. I've had to put a sign in the bathroom for male visitors to put the seat down. If I go in at night, I like to sit on the seat, even if the light is off.

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dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
06/11/14 10:41 am

Plan on putting a sign up in the bathroom at work:
"when finished please put the seat back up"

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ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/11/14 11:41 am

It would help in every men's public bathroom. There is always piss on the damn seats.

onthenine Da Burg
06/11/14 10:35 am

You guys pee on everything. I don't want to have to touch it.

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susanr Colorado
06/11/14 10:16 am

I used to put the seat *up* in a former boyfriend's apartment. Partly because he was consistent in putting it down at my place.

But I voted Disagree, because to me it isn't a matter of the *seat* being up or down; I like the *lid* to be down.

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susanr Colorado
06/11/14 10:17 am

Who wants to look at the inside of the toilet every time you are in the bathroom? I think it's sort of disgusting.

Lid down. Seat "problem" solved.

XYRN USA
06/11/14 10:08 am

It's worse to never put it up. My sons spray all over the seat and don't clean up after themselves.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 10:10 am

Time to start!

jvc1133 61535
06/11/14 9:58 am

If your not blind you can overcome the problem

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cyanospool The Deep North
06/11/14 9:42 am

As a lady, I've never had a problem with it. Like you said, it takes more time to complain about it than to just put it down yourself.

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itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:48 am

Well you're just cute as a button. Why didn't you show your pic months ago. I would have changed all my political opinions just to agree with you. :-)

MrEdwin Mystery
06/11/14 9:51 am

Creepy uncle Okie is creepy.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:51 am

"Come here little girl....."

cyanospool The Deep North
06/11/14 11:21 am

Haha, thanks. My previous pic was of one of my geckos, and he likes attention, so I left it up for a long time.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/11/14 9:34 am

I like keeping the lid closed so nothing that shouldn't be in there falls in there. They come with a cover for a reason. It doesn't really take any extra time to unzip with one hand while lifting with the other, and to reverse that process when done.

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itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:41 am

Are you familiar with the numbers of deaths that occur each year from penile injury while lifting the seat? It takes two hands to unleash the monster just like how it takes two to drive. Lose attention and you can lose your life. :-)

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:42 am

I think those Chinese file down the zipper teeth in order to kill Americans. :-)

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
06/11/14 9:45 am

My work clothes are all button-flys. o_O

Kay41 the Midwest
06/11/14 9:30 am

I live with four guys and I am used to putting it down so I really don't have a problem with it being left up.

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itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:42 am

"I live with four guys...." Luckily I'm aware that they're family members.

:-)

SFLiberal
06/11/14 9:49 am

Lol, okie, my mind went there too.

aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 9:53 am

Lol last year I had there guy roommates. We managed to refrain from constant orgies somehow :p

Kay41 the Midwest
06/11/14 10:28 am

lol! I didn't think of that.

aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 9:29 am

I don't get why people make this such a power thing. My SO puts it down when he's done since my endometriosis majes me pee so much lol. If he leaves it up, I put it down . I just shut it when I'm done so more makeup isn't sacrificed to the toilet.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 9:30 am

I guess we just try to be considerate of each other. Is that really so hard?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
06/11/14 9:23 am

I hear this conundrum a lot and so glad I don't hear it at home. Sometimes it's up and I'm lucky no one around me makes a huge issue of it. And yes, mentioning it is making a huge issue of it

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variable00 New Jersey
06/11/14 8:53 am

It's the man's job to put it up to keep it clean. It's the woman's job to put it down to stay dry. We can just leave it down the whole time and piss all over it if they'd prefer that.

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goodpeople Birmingham, AL
06/11/14 8:21 am

I always put both lids down because I read this fact online that the toilet water sprays all over your bathroom when you flush..

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PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 8:27 am

I read the same thing. It think it sprays like 6 feet. Hide your toothbrushes!

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/11/14 8:54 am

And if it's on the Internet it has to be true.

goodpeople Birmingham, AL
06/11/14 9:32 am

Yes, but really, flush your toilet and hold your hand out and see if you don't feel tiny droplets of water splashing up. Obviously don't have anything in the toilet when you flush..

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:38 am

Use your face instead of your hand. Your face is more sensitive and will more easily detect the droplets. :-)

think4yourself Not a safe space
06/11/14 9:42 am

Actually your tongue is even more sensitive than your face so have that hang out too. Lol.

lightsabr2 The Big Sky
06/11/14 8:19 am

Honestly, I'm a guy who always puts it down. Not so much out of courtesy, but because I always keep the lid down. It's a habit from growing up with pets that would drink out of the toilet.

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PrincessPetal Austin, TX
06/11/14 8:05 am

Uh no.... It takes a second for YOU to put down

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ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/11/14 8:07 am

So you're telling me that we have to pick it up and when we are done, put it down?

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
06/11/14 8:14 am

Yup. Be a gentleman, it's like holding the door open for a girl

kitty333 West Virginia
06/11/14 9:03 am

Most men aren't gentlemen anymore.

think4yourself Not a safe space
06/11/14 9:44 am

Ladies we are in the age of equality now. No special treatment because you are women. Lol.

PrincessPetal Austin, TX
06/11/14 2:49 pm

Umm, I'm sure your opinion would change if you were a girl that was bleeding from her vagina, they don't have one second to put down the toilet seat!

EarlyBird Portland
06/11/14 8:03 am

Then why don't you put it back down when you're done?

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ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/11/14 8:05 am

Because we have to pick it up in the first place >=[ haha.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:01 am

It should be left up so that the woman can see better when it needs to be cleaned.

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:03 am

She has to raise the lid anyway when she cleans it. We're doing you gals a favor by lifting it.

EarlyBird Portland
06/11/14 9:17 am

Haha... Why didn't I think of that?!

itsOkay no longer answering here
06/11/14 9:37 am

Cause you're a girl. :-)

TierasPet
06/11/14 7:58 am

Tell that to a 100-year-old woman who doesn't look for she sits down. Falling into the toilet is no fun.

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Maj Worth Economist
06/11/14 8:37 am

My five year old son fell in once. Now he understands why I ask that it be put down.

TierasPet
06/11/14 8:38 am

Tough lesson. :)

Pumpkin127
06/11/14 7:54 am

This is one divisive thing that's always confused me. I'm just as capable of putting the seat down as someone else is. Granted, I have fallen into the toilet before. But that's on me because I forgot to check before I sat down.

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PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 8:06 am

Exactly, it's called awareness. Check the toilet seat and check for toilet paper.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/11/14 7:49 am

I disagree. It should be closed prior to every flush regardless of who has used it.

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PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 8:10 am

That's understandable, but how many women put the toilet cover back down after they use it? And if the cover is down, do some of them still constantly sit on top of it without looking?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/11/14 8:17 am

I haven't taken a survey. The sanitary and aesthetic qualities associated with closed versus open outweigh an individual's preference. What makes more logical sense is to have it closed.

PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 8:19 am

I agree that it's more sanitary. I was just wondering if a lot of women would blindly sit and pee on the lid.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/11/14 8:22 am

I don't think that occurs too frequently. You should make it a poll. :P

PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 8:47 am

Ha, maybe I will. It'll be my first poll ever.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/11/14 8:49 am

What a... Flowing debut. ;P
You might shock a few people, though.

2katz I live in Nebraska
06/11/14 8:57 am

The moment your butt hits the flat cold lid you know to not pee yet.

PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 9:05 am

I would assume so, but I also assume a person would check a sitting area before they sat down.

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/11/14 9:21 am

Literally laughed out loud when you were wondering if they pee on the lid.

aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 9:33 am

@mrL- agree. I keep the whole lid down so things don't fall in (we've got a cramped bathroom). Also, id be up to join a google hangout sometime. Couldn't find your comment again to reply!

Rosebud Ohio
06/11/14 10:49 am

I've sat on the lid before. I can kinda tell not to pee then.... But unlike leaving the seat up, I don't fall in the toilet with the lid being down. That's vastly preferable.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
06/11/14 11:36 am

Ha, sounds good. Just make sure to add me on g+.

I think It's a common sense thing to put the seat down, really. It's not male or female... It just is.

kitty333 West Virginia
06/11/14 7:42 am

That's just laziness on mens part. YOU put it up so take that 1 second and put it back down.

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PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 7:47 am

Do you put up the toilet seat when you're done?

kitty333 West Virginia
06/11/14 7:49 am

That is a ridiculous question.

PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 7:51 am

How so? If the toilet seat was up before you used it, why wouldn't you put it back up afterwards? Unless you're "lazy".

kitty333 West Virginia
06/11/14 7:52 am

Are you an idiot? The toilet seat is supposed to be down. Are you capable of intelligent conversation?

PoOtiUs SoCal
06/11/14 7:54 am

I'm sorry, I am an idiot and couldn't
read the toilet manual where it states that the toilet seat is to remain down at all times.

kitty333 West Virginia
06/11/14 7:56 am

You are a waste of time.

TRJake Pendragon
06/11/14 7:56 am

It's just another thing that women have to bitch about.

ThinkAboutIt Staten Island, NY
06/11/14 7:58 am

I am courteous to my mom and put the seat down because she is the only woman in my house but double standards do apply. Women shouldn't be mad about it unless you don't put the light on in the bathroom in the middle of the night and fall in.

TRJake Pendragon
06/11/14 8:00 am

You don't wanna mess with Mom!

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
06/11/14 8:02 am

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aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 9:35 am

@ trjake- actually, I'm seeing mostly men bitch about it. And many women are also taking that side. How about we just try to be courteous people both ways?

Rosebud Ohio
06/11/14 11:15 am

Here's a question. Which genders can sit? Which can stand?
Though I agree with AJ, and don't understand the vitriol over the seat. Do y'all get this angry over changing toilet paper, or who grabs the new toothpaste?

aj1545 Cat Lady
06/11/14 1:14 pm

Exactly! You could reason through any petty little thing like people are doing here. Vitriol is a good word, why do you not just want to be a polite person either way? I've put seats up before too. It just seems ridiculous.