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Old 01-22-2015, 02:18 PM   #1
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Breaking news out of Germany

German court rules that men can urinate while standing

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There is some debate in Germany about whether men should sit or stand to pee.

Some toilets have red traffic-style signs forbidding the standing position - but those who choose to sit are often referred to as a "Sitzpinkler", implying it is not masculine behaviour.

Judge Stefan Hank agreed with an expert's report that uric acid had caused some damage to the bathroom's floor.

But concluding, he said men who insist on standing "must expect occasional rows with housemates, especially women" but cannot be held to account for collateral damage.
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I am sooooo happy that is settled.
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That REW, always here with the relevant news stories to keep us up to date.
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PMP at that one. I told DH about it and he hit the ceiling.
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PMP at that one. I told DH about it and he hit the ceiling.
Wow. I don't think that uric acid is going to do the ceiling any good either!
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Any here bothered to read the article? Here, let me spoon feed you.

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A court in Germany has ruled in favour of a man's right to urinate while standing up after his landlord demanded money for damage to the bathroom floor.

The landlord, who was seeking €1,900 (£1400; $2,200), claimed the marble floor had been damaged by urine.

... Judge Stefan Hank agreed with an expert's report that uric acid had caused some damage to the bathroom's floor.

But concluding, he said men who insist on standing "must expect occasional rows with housemates, especially women" but cannot be held to account for collateral damage...
What is at stakes is not the man's right to pee standing up, but whether he should be held accountable for spraying or dribbling all over the floor.

Would you allow this man with his poor aim or sloppy control as a guest and to use your bathroom?
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We know all about German and Austrian, by the way, men being trained to pee while sitting, because their toilets have a "poop shelf", which is not conducive to peeing in the toilet while standing without making a huge mess.

If you really want to know about German and Austrian toilet design, you can find out way more than you ever dreamed about knowing online.
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If you really want to know about German and Austrian toilet design, you can find out way more than you ever dreamed about knowing online.

I'll piss, or spellcheck, pass on that one.


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Here is an example explanation, it may be TMI. German Toilets
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Here is an example explanation, it may be TMI. German Toilets
Now imagine that in the USA with low flush toilets. It could take all day flushing and flushing and ....
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This is hilarious reading.
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Here is an example explanation, it may be TMI. German Toilets
It's just amazing what you learn on this forum!
I haven't seen those toilets in Germany. Clearly a design issue.
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ReWahoo -- awesome story. Where do you find this stuff?

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I spent a week in germany but thankfully never even saw one of these.
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Dang, I never even noticed the website was BBC. I assumed it was some website of ill-repute.
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Here is an example explanation, it may be TMI. German Toilets
Aye, aye, aye....

Still, in a society with this kind of toilet, even as a man, I'll say that either the man demands the landlord to change out the toilet, or is held responsible for the "collateral damage" if he pees standing up.

I think the judge is wrong. If you spray, you've got to pay.
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