Going #1 is a fact of life. We all do it regularly, on a daily basis... well we should be... if you're not, please call a urologist. When going #1 we can find ourselves in more "free" situations. Yes, it would be ideal to pee only and always in a toilet but, there are other non-harmless places. It's all a matter of perspective.
Feet about 1 and a half feet apart. Facing water. Standing up straight. That's my stance. Ididntdoit_maybe
Wiki how to pee in shower. gracegilligan
Saves water. Vesurel
Saves time too, and also prevents any risk of falling when going from the shower to the potty, also you have more time in the shower which is more time to contemplate life and hate yourself. poopellar
Yes, I'm evil.
A related story.
I used to be a backpacker tour guide. It was a ten day trip with people from all over the world who would (usually) become fast friends. On day 5 of the trip, when everyone was getting to know each other and feel good about everything I would have everyone play the drinking game "I have never."
I would wait until everyone was nicely drunk and then drop the bomb. "I have never peed in the shower". Then I would sit back and watch as half the people drank and the other half slowly realized that the other half had been peeing in their shared showers for the last five days.
It was always amazing to watch. It never failed to cause a scene. Some people really freaked out. I'd just sit back and enjoy the fireworks.
Yes, I'm evil. Odogogod
In my opinion if you do it while the water is running no problem. Reddit
Anyone who is peeing in a shower without the water running must be killed. nonenone88
Grew up in a house with five people and one toilet. If you had to go and someone was on the pot, well, shower it was. WickAndWax
LOST HER MIND!!!
...you mean, people don't pee in the shower? RN-1783
She's such a germophobe that it absolutely freaked her out.
Since that day, I have never peed in the shower again. At least, that's what I told her.... therealtrashy
If you live with people, you have to do it, because they already did and you need to reestablish your territory, otherwise you're standing in someone else's. ProstituteEggz
Part of the Package....
Spouses who are this grossed out by each others' bodies is such a weird concept to me. I've only been married a little over 6 months but I did so with the implicit understanding that body fluids would likely be involved as the years pass, in whatever way they may. It's all fun and games until someone can't wipe themselves.
Also, why does it seem like germophobes always know the least about germs? If you're married to someone you're probably safer drinking their urine than the water coming out of the shower head, depending on how often you clean your shower head.
It's not like he's dropping deuces in there, which is gross but even then, fecal implants with housemates are preferred for a reason. You'd probably do a better job protecting yourself snatching his phone out of his hands and disinfecting that once a day. graceodymium
In the words of George Costanza "It's all pipes what's the difference?!?" ccharles324
Different pipes go to different places! islandalpinist
Let it Out!Giphy
I am a woman and I just let it out. I'm about to wash myself anyway. Ms_Auricchio
Same here. sophiacreme
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When one is soiled, one is soiled and when you're soiled you gotta get that butt clean. Whether you have a sink nearby or a toilet at Port Authority (pray it's never the latter) wash up whenever you can. The air we breathe is warped with soot and filth so if any other bacteria attaches to you, wash it away. Now the process in which you choose to do this may not be the most, by definition, "hygienic" choice... do what you gotta do.
get the hose....Giphy
I jumped into what was essentially sewer runoff, chest high swirling river of poop, to pull out a four year old boy who had fallen in.
It was in Mexico and next to the site I was working. Kid just fell in and I jumped in after him since the sewage was over his head. Managed to cut my leg open too, so I had to go to the hospital and get a tetanus shot.
Kid was fine, pulled him out, mom hosed him off and sent him back to playing.
When the puss is running...
I once examined a patient's leg wound without gloves on; looking for fluctuant areas that might indicate an abscess. Bad idea. Next thing my finger pierces the skin (thinned from necrosis and under tension from the pus) and was actually gliding up under the skin. In the split second it took me to realize this an inordinate amount of puss came streaming out onto my hand and arm. Took several minutes to compose myself afterwards. Very nearly wretched a number of times. I'm also pretty sure I finished an entire bottle of hibiscrub washing my hands repeatedly.
As a kid. Don't know why I took a swig from a random soda can left at the sink in a public laundry mat. Turns out it had been used as an ash tray and possibly dip spittoon.
To the Dumpster.
Once when my roommate was using the bathroom and I needed to poop *right away* and I didn't want to deal with her bull trying to convince her I needed to use the bathroom worse than her I went into the kitchen and ripped 4 sheets of paper towel off the roll, went to my room and closed the door, folded the paper towels to in a double layer, and took a poop on the paper towel. Miraculously, it all landed perfectly on the paper towel and I was able to fold it up and put it in a plastic grocery bag and tie it off like a gigantic dog poop and take it out to throw away in the dumpster outside.
Damn Junior Mints.Giphy
9 years old, Dropped a milk dud in the movie theatre so pushed my hand the seats to find it. Found it proceeded to eat it and it was a damn junior mint.
Scars me to this day.
boys & their M & M's....
I was in Boy Scouts when I was a teenager. We were on a week long backpacking trip. As teens do... We started making stupid bets/dares.
One was, "Who can do the grossest thing to an M&M and then eat it?"
I took off the boots I had been hiking in. Took off my funky sock (soaked in swamp water). Wrung it out on a few M&Ms in my hand. And ate the handful of M&Ms and whatever puddle of swamp water was in my palm.
Out with the Cow.
While doing a rectal exam to make a pregnancy diagnosis in cow, it managed to poo directly into my open mouth.
Salmonella & Snot...
Not me, but a buddy of mine was in a fight with his GF, she was saying he always under cooks the chicken, and she's going to get salmonella. So he takes a raw drumstick and slurps the meat off the bone out of spite.
Slumped over the toilet...
College: I was drunk and high and all those things and decided my hands didn't work.
Our dorms had a shared bathroom and I was in the stalls, hoping to puke in the toilet. I thought "man it would be rude of me to puke all over the seat, I better put it up just in case"
Since my hands didn't work, I grabbed the seat with my teeth and put it up.
Never puked though.
Edit: Kind of embarrassed this got so visible. Thanks for the gold and silver. To answer the most frequently asked question, I was really messed up, sitting on the floor, slumped over the toilet. Standing up and using my feet didn't seem like a viable option at the time. Don't do drugs kids.
When I was a toddler, I crawled into the cat box and started playing in the "sand." Mom of course had to get pictures before stopping her kid from playing with cat poop.
Filth is everywhere. It's inescapable, even on things we'd assume are clean and healthy to use - like weights at the gym, or soda fountain spigots, or even your own belt. Maybe carrying around some Purell isn't such a bad idea after all...
CSMaNa asked: What is dirtier than people realize?
Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.
What will you never touch again?
Cleanliness is next to Godliness. That is what every good grandma will tell you and Joan Crawford! Having to clean is a constant, annoying chore and for some..."It's a Living." Sometimes life is cruel and we come across forms of filth that must be eradicated; they leave an emotional scar. These things that are too grotesque to words. The times we come across those findings the only answers are... "There isn't enough money in the world and just sell the house, no burn it down! "
Redditor u/stickbugbitch wanted to hear some horror stories about actual filth by asking.... What's the worst thing you've ever had to clean up?
One of the things I honestly miss the most about being a child is how blissfully unaware I was of just how filthy some places are. As a child I never got onto an airplane and wondered what that smell was. I don't recall a single time I walked into a hotel room, a friend's house, a restaurant, etc and ever contemplated how sanitary it was - or wasn't.
And then, somewhere along the lines, my innocent childhood blinders fell off and I could see everything. Everything. The sorts of things you can see when you gain germ-vision are just ... just ... whyyyyy?!
Reddit user Latterwatercress asked:
Some of these people absolutely did not need to be germophobes to be able to tell their rooms weren't cleaned. I'm not talking about one little bug or a layer of dust. You're about to enter an article full of bodily fluids, sh*t tons of literal sh*t, and at least one potential homicide. Honestly, we're all over here questioning whether any hotel room we stay in ever again will really be "clean."
Yup. Now we're traumatized. Our hats are off to you hotel workers who have to clean up after guests. Apparently the human animal is truly a horrific beast. (Some responses have been edited for clarity and language... especially the poop stories. Obviously.)