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    Default public restrooms- to go or not to go?

    the man had to leave super early this morning for his business' regional conference 5 hours away... he accidentally overslept by an hour and was getting ready in a panic. I pointed out to him that he'd get there in no time because his clothes were already laid out and he said that wasn't the problem... the fact that he would have to shit before leaving for the day was a problem...

    I asked why he didn't just go at breakfast, which is what they were meeting up for before taking off... and he asked "in a public restroom?!"

    I'd forgotten... he's one of those people who just refuses to go in any public location... in his case because he's a germaphobe. I've always been a bit more practical in that approach... pick a location where you know that they have a regular cleaning schedule and stop by there... there's less of a chance that someone's pissed on the seat, so it's all good

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    Men's public toilets, at least in Brazil, are usually disgusting. Doing number 1 is fine, since I don't have to touch my butt anywhere, but number 2 is tough.
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    Let me turn that one on its head: depends if you're contagious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Men's public toilets, at least in Brazil, are usually disgusting. Doing number 1 is fine, since I don't have to touch my butt anywhere, but number 2 is tough.
    the non-flushing toilet paper thing was what got me in Brazil...something about throwing it in trash cans always kind of creeped me out in a way

    women's weren't that bad where I was though
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    It depends on which public bathrooms you're using. Chances are you can find a public bathroom somewhere that is usable. But it's true that some really suck.
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    I prefer to do most things in private. Dumping my droppings is certainly one of them. But if I have to choose between a public toilet and my pants, I naturally prefer to dump them in a toilet, too.

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    I voted in case of emergencies.

    I'm kind of a germaphobe too though. Not too bad, but enough that I would treat even a clean looking toilet as a project in itself.

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    it's only recently that I discovered a few people have problems with it. I'll avoid the worst ones if there's a better alternative nearby, but what else are you going to do, pee on the street?? most semi-public washrooms are as clean as my own bathroom anyway, since most places clean them multiple times a day.
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    The restroom could in shambles, reek of piss and shit, have stains on the walls, toilets that have never been cleaned, urinals with moldy stains, faulty sinks, graffiti, and even homeless people sleeping in there, and I would still use it to relieve myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasofy View Post
    Men's public toilets, at least in Brazil, are usually disgusting. Doing number 1 is fine, since I don't have to touch my butt anywhere, but number 2 is tough.
    Pretty much that, although I do kind of check if they have soap. Not all restrooms are that filthy, though - the local mall keeps 'em pretty clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by whatever View Post
    the non-flushing toilet paper thing was what got me in Brazil...something about throwing it in trash cans always kind of creeped me out in a way

    women's weren't that bad where I was though
    Doesn't it clog the pipes there?
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