My unpopular opinion: I see no problem with guy's leaving the toilet seat up. It takes a second to put it down.
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.
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.
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?
Why can't it be put up when whoever wants it down is done using it?
Be happy we put it up when we pee.
I want the whole thing down -- lid & seat. It just looks better.
Eeeew germ soup in the air.
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.
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.
I hope I make enough money to have a his and her toilet. Problem solved.
..or a urinal.
Everyone sits! Problem solved. Lol
Or just buy ^his and her toilets.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Plan on putting a sign up in the bathroom at work:
"when finished please put the seat back up"
It would help in every men's public bathroom. There is always piss on the damn seats.
You guys pee on everything. I don't want to have to touch it.
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.
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.
It's worse to never put it up. My sons spray all over the seat and don't clean up after themselves.
Time to start!
If your not blind you can overcome the problem
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.
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. :-)
Creepy uncle Okie is creepy.
"Come here little girl....."
Haha, thanks. My previous pic was of one of my geckos, and he likes attention, so I left it up for a long time.
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.
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. :-)
I think those Chinese file down the zipper teeth in order to kill Americans. :-)
My work clothes are all button-flys. o_O
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.
"I live with four guys...." Luckily I'm aware that they're family members.
Lol, okie, my mind went there too.
Lol last year I had there guy roommates. We managed to refrain from constant orgies somehow :p
lol! I didn't think of that.
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.
I guess we just try to be considerate of each other. Is that really so hard?
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
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.
I always put both lids down because I read this fact online that the toilet water sprays all over your bathroom when you flush..
I read the same thing. It think it sprays like 6 feet. Hide your toothbrushes!
And if it's on the Internet it has to be true.
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..
Use your face instead of your hand. Your face is more sensitive and will more easily detect the droplets. :-)
Actually your tongue is even more sensitive than your face so have that hang out too. Lol.
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.
Uh no.... It takes a second for YOU to put down
So you're telling me that we have to pick it up and when we are done, put it down?
Yup. Be a gentleman, it's like holding the door open for a girl
Most men aren't gentlemen anymore.
Ladies we are in the age of equality now. No special treatment because you are women. Lol.
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!
Then why don't you put it back down when you're done?
Because we have to pick it up in the first place >=[ haha.
It should be left up so that the woman can see better when it needs to be cleaned.
She has to raise the lid anyway when she cleans it. We're doing you gals a favor by lifting it.
Haha... Why didn't I think of that?!
Cause you're a girl. :-)
Tell that to a 100-year-old woman who doesn't look for she sits down. Falling into the toilet is no fun.
My five year old son fell in once. Now he understands why I ask that it be put down.
Tough lesson. :)
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.
Exactly, it's called awareness. Check the toilet seat and check for toilet paper.
I disagree. It should be closed prior to every flush regardless of who has used it.
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?
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.
I agree that it's more sanitary. I was just wondering if a lot of women would blindly sit and pee on the lid.
I don't think that occurs too frequently. You should make it a poll. :P
Ha, maybe I will. It'll be my first poll ever.
What a... Flowing debut. ;P
You might shock a few people, though.
The moment your butt hits the flat cold lid you know to not pee yet.
I would assume so, but I also assume a person would check a sitting area before they sat down.
Literally laughed out loud when you were wondering if they pee on the lid.
@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!
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.
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.
That's just laziness on mens part. YOU put it up so take that 1 second and put it back down.
Do you put up the toilet seat when you're done?
That is a ridiculous question.
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".
Are you an idiot? The toilet seat is supposed to be down. Are you capable of intelligent conversation?
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.
You are a waste of time.
It's just another thing that women have to bitch about.
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.
You don't wanna mess with Mom!
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@ 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?
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?
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.