I f you use a urinal or stand when you use the toilet, pee splashes back on you. If you share a bathroom with someone who stands when he pees, a fine layer of pee covers your bathroom floor. When men urinate standing up, pee ricochets off the porcelain beyond the toilet or urinal. Women want a way to keep the toilet and bathroom floor free of splashing urine, and so does Mrs. Instead she recommends the same solution she has settled on in her home: towels. She keeps a drawer full of big, bleachable towels, and every day she puts a fresh one on the floor in front of the toilet.
When my editor asked me if I was up for writing some answers to questions women have about urinals, I immediately accepted. If he is able to, your average man will always leave a urinal in between himself and another guy. Because some dudes get weirded out when others stand directly next to them to take a leak when other urinal stalls are open. I usually hold my junk with my left hand and swipe through Tinder with my right, which requires a certain level of skill, but like I said: I spend a lot of time posted up at the urinal.
Rule number one when using the urinals: you do NOT talk when using the urinals — no matter the location. This rule even applies if you step into the toilets with somebody you know. Urinal etiquette dictates that if you cross paths even with a long lost relative you can only acknowledge each other with an eyebrow raise and upward nod until outside the facilities. At worst, a serial killer.
Urinals are a sanitary, convenient, and efficient tool for men and boys in communal bathrooms. However, using a urinal can be tricky business. Many have encountered situations at the urinal in which they find themselves the victim of urinal "splash back. However, there is an art to proper urinal usage in order to prevent urine splash back from occurring. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.