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Should The Toilet Seat Be Up Or Down?

This topic has been a source of concern for me of late. I mean, in the Hollywood movies you hear queries such as "why did you leave the toilet seat up"? But my primary school health science tells me differently, it tells me that the toilet seat should be left up so that the dribble from a guy's pee will not mess up the toilet seat when a girl wants to pee or anyone wants to go number 2, right?

For the sake of clarity, the toilet seat is the plastic between the toilet bowl and the lid. Useful responses only!

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i think it should be up for the guys and down for the ladies

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The toilet seat should be up all the time. If a female needs to use it, all she does is put it down. Guys should always put it up even if they meet it down. I appreciate guys with good toilet manners.

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I have never really given this subject serious thought. But now am guessing up when in use for men but down for women when in use.

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Meeeeeeeeeeen!!

Up or down, I dey poo & pee dey go, At least, it is going to be behind the closed door, abi?

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It's becoming more popular for men to sit down while taking a piss. In fact 40% of Japanese men sit down on toilet when peeing.

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noraml toilet manners require it to be down because its traditional job is for defeacating, thats why there are also lidless toilets for males, males put it up when they want to use it and return it down after use, then wash their hands

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I think most Ladies prefer the sit to be kept down and most Guys prefer it to be up. I prefer it to be up. Sure the toilet seat position does cause problems in relationships/homes!

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i guess the most important thing is that the toilet seat and floor should be kept clean

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@caradona,

pls let us see your research date being the pipe professor emeritus you are!

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I don't care if the toilet seat is down or up. Except if the man has diarrhoea. then I'll go mad. And I've done my research, If a man has a small plumbing. he seems to aim well but a man with long plumbing seems to mix the Target and mess the toilet seat.

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this is just lyk d weirdest topic ever, ill advice that if ur in an oyibo congested area u rily should put it down if not do wateva u damn lyk i fink leavin it down makes the toilet seat look better especially if its all those furry,cute ones, nt d the plastic ones, gosh, i cnt believe im talkin bout this , how creppy

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funny enough, i've never really cared abt it. How weird

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@Guk,

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Talking about this, how do you avoid the Toilet Water splashing on your bum when you drop a "grenade?"

Oh my God! I'm reeling with laughter here. But why do you have to say this when I am trying to have my lunch! You won't ruin my appetite, I no go gree!!

I think comments on that (Toilet Water splashing on your bum when you drop a "grenade) is equally hygenically important as soiled toilet seat.

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There's no rule for this.It's up to the user.I normally leave the seat up,no reason behind that.

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The reason toilet seat should be down is to take care of the needs of women. Gentlemen should be able to lift the seat to pee and replace it afterward for the convenience of our ladies. You might make the argument as to why women should not put down the seat before peeing, but reasonable men should not get into a debate of who is right or wrong over mundane issues like toilet seat position. Moreover, the traditional position of a toilet seat is down for the most important function of "shitting"

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Talking about this, how do you avoid the Toilet Water splashing on your bum when you drop a "grenade?"

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i'm wondering why both men and women shouldnt sit on the toilet seat. it would make more sense since no one wil then be accused of messin anything up.

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be it up or down ooh i wipe it with tissues before i use.

@topic i think it should be up for the gents,down for the ladies.

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I'm sorry i got it all mixed up.

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It is Decent and Proper that when a Man goes to pee, he lifts up the seat & when he's done he places it back.

A woman ought to use use the toilet seat in a down position, but is advised to use a Bidet, if one is available.

You would usually find "Horseshoe" type like seats in public places so that the man need not lift the seat.

Caveat is that you take some Toilet paper, damp it with Sprinkles of water and wipe the toilet seat WELL before using it.

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, first i must point out that this is really a good post.

, let the guru's who visit the Throne Room more often let us know which is correct.

, i feel that the seat should be up during use and down when not in use, that should be correct!

, besides the Tissue is there for those who need to the "extra hygenie", CLEAN THE THRONE BEFORE, the last ruler may not have been well organized.

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Actually, toilet seat should be up after usage and down when in use. I think that is more hygienic.

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spot on!

it makes sense,because u wouldn't want to sit on messed up seats.

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up for males and down for females. So i was told, years back.

Hope my instructor was right.

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What do you mean "apparently" it should be up when not in use? And need i inform you that having good toilet manners is quite inconsistent with pee dribble which men and women (when they stand to pee while using public toilets especially) have little control over!

The essence of the good toilet manners is in determining whether the toilet seat should be up or down! And i'm beginning to think that perhaps you're mistaking the toilet "lid" for the seat!

I must also express my disappointment at how people are uninterested in this topic as it is one that affects us all!

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who taught us how 2 use d toilet seat? oyibo abi?

when in use, it should be up (apparently) and when not in use, it should be down. If u have good toilet manners, ur pee will not stain d toilet seat.

Capische?

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