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I was wondering what a blue room is also. Up here, we call those "Port-A-Potties".......

When I am out and about, I wouldn't be able to hold it if my life depended on it, so I am a regular visitor to public washrooms..........

Terry was telling me about the other day when he took Daniel into a men's washroom. Usually, when we are out, I take the boys with me into the women's, but Terry had the boys that day without me. Connor is a "stand-up" to pee guy, Daniel still likes sitting down while he pees. Well, when Terry took Daniel into the men's washroom and Daniel had to stand in front of the urinal to pee, which he is TOTALLY unaccustomed to doing, he had a very difficult time controlling where the stream went and when he turned sideways, almost soaked the leg of the guy standing next to him....... :lol:

Karen

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...okay, both my mom and dad are OCD! Six kids has cured me of much of it though!! I always clean the cart at the grocery, I love those wipes they provide, although I find it funny that some get their cart, then push it over to the wipes, it's too late then!! I'm actually more afraid of gluten than bacteria!!!! :lol:

That's so true! I have OCD and gluten is the new bacteria. It's not bad anymore, as living with roomates getting gluten everywhere desentized me. OCD people are naturally fit for protecting against cc!! :lol:

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I would SOOOO NOT sit on a public toilet!! sooo gross!! And yeah, I call blue rooms port-a-potties and plop johns. never heard of blue room, though I suppose its a nicer name for them. I would never go in a plop john unless i was absolutely dying!!! And sitting on a public toilet seat, just gross!!!!!!!!!!!!! ewwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yep, I'm a long-time hoverer...gotta do regular squats with a barbell to keep trained for this, especially for the stop-at-a-gas-station-on-a-long-trip adventures, when the duration that one is hovering can be quite challenging... :lol:

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:lol::lol::lol:

I don't know how I missed this thread yesterday!

Too funny.

BTW I hate public restrooms and only use them if necessary....but I much prefer them over the port a potties.

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All of you "hoverers" would love Paris.

When I was on my honeymoon, we went to party for the day at Jim Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I had to go REAL bad as there is much drinking that goes on there (an experience of a lifetime - I felt like I was at Woodstock!) and when I went into the public restroom, they are "stand up" ones, complete with feet painted on the floor to show you where to place your feet while you squat down and let 'er rip! I swear, I couldn't do it! I just couldn't get my body to go without having the toilet bowl underneath!

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All of you "hoverers" would love Paris.

When I was on my honeymoon, we went to party for the day at Jim Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I had to go REAL bad as there is much drinking that goes on there (an experience of a lifetime - I felt like I was at Woodstock!) and when I went into the public restroom, they are "stand up" ones, complete with feet painted on the floor to show you where to place your feet while you squat down and let 'er rip! I swear, I couldn't do it! I just couldn't get my body to go without having the toilet bowl underneath!

This is more my problem ... I could stand and hover all day, but the work wouldn't get done!

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All of you "hoverers" would love Paris.

When I was on my honeymoon, we went to party for the day at Jim Morrison's grave at Pere Lachaise Cemetery. I had to go REAL bad as there is much drinking that goes on there (an experience of a lifetime - I felt like I was at Woodstock!) and when I went into the public restroom, they are "stand up" ones, complete with feet painted on the floor to show you where to place your feet while you squat down and let 'er rip! I swear, I couldn't do it! I just couldn't get my body to go without having the toilet bowl underneath!

You, know, Karen, that's fascinating, because I had exactly the same problem during both pregnancies, when I was give a HUGE (I mean, like four-litre) plastic jug to collect 24 hours worth of urine to have tested for various things. It was too big to put under me while sitting on the toilet, so I had to try to do it with my legs only slightly bent. And I just COULD NOT GO. My subconscious, I guess, would not let it happen. Our bodies work in interesting ways...I'd be in big trouble in Paris, I guess!

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This could be just about any one of us (girls that is........)..........

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-12/1116660/toilet.JPG

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...I don't care what any of you say, I would LICK my cell phone before sitting on a toilet....I only sit on my toilets, and my mom's, pretty much no one else'e - - phobia since early childhood... :o

:lol::lol::lol:

This is more my problem ... I could stand and hover all day, but the work wouldn't get done!

I am with you Carla, I just couldn't do it, it just won't come out. I can't go outside either, I peed all over myself years ago and now just can't do it no matter how badly I have to go!

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I would LICK my cell phone before sitting on a toilet....I only sit on my toilets, and my mom's, pretty much no one else'e - - phobia since early childhood...
I usually put toilet paper all around the seat.
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I usually put toilet paper all around the seat.

Yea--this is what I always do. Lots of it--not just one layer ;)

I don't think I could manage the squat thing--my legs are pretty short :lol:

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Yea--this is what I always do. Lots of it--not just one layer
Up to 3 layers are sometimes required ;) I usually squat when someone has peed a lot on the seat. I'll lift up the toilet seat with toliet paper.
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I have never SAT on a toilet in a public bathroom! (I'm a squatter/hoverer) :lol:

LOL!! I went to Woodstock in '99 and I always say the most valuable skill I learned was how to pee standing up!!

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haha yea thats us for sure

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I am in agreement with CarlaB. Even as teen & young woman when at my best physical condition I couldn't hover without falling left or right.

And when I had uterine tumors I was having to pee like a pregnant woman all the time and I am lactose intolerant so I am and was in ladies room more than my fair share for a while there.

Anyway, during the month my Dad was in Sloan Kettering Hospital in NYC - in there the bathrooms for visitors are Unisex and at that time NYC was in a crisis about TB and a lot of TB patients were at Sloan.

I started carrying a small spray bottle (actually a small plastic empty bottle originally used for eyeglass cleaning stuff) filled with 90% rubbing alcohol.

I would spray the seat first then paper it.

And spray the door handle and the toilet handle and the handles for the sink, etc.

Nowadays I just spray the seat all around and try to spray somewhat under the seat;

sometimes I will get toilet paper in hand and hold seat up and spray the underside of the seat.

Sometimes others in ladies room will comment on smell of alcohol, but I ignore them.

This is my way of dealing with this issue.

And maybe a public phone is germier than a toilet seat,

but I am not putting my privates near a

public phone any time soon,

so that comparision is irrevelent.

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OMG -- just saw this . . . Karen, you have to be the funniest person I have ever met! That is FANTASTIC!!!!!

Also, just read the most recent posts . . .. if any of you have had a urodynamics study . . . well, let's just say that there's this "maxi-pad" shaped funnel that you eventually have to pee into while standing up . . . so they overfill my bladder, I think it's going to explode, and they tell me that I have to pee, IMMEDIATELY. I told him "I can't." He asked me why . . . I told him that it was because girls pee squatting and boys pee standing up (must have sounded like a kid . . . ) He told me that REGARDLESS of the rules, I HAD to pee . . my bladder was overfilled, and I HAD to. I said , "I can't. I'm serious." It took FOREVER for me to be able to go . . . . it felt WEIRD!!!!!

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I have to agree with Jersey Angel. I can't hover/squat over something that I have to hitch a thigh over just to reach it. I understand that people in wheelchairs need the higher seat, but my short legs need something halfway between that and a child's potty! For public johns, those disinfectant wipes work fantastic!

I do love the picture, though!! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Karen you are a "hoot" (sound like Lynne, don't I), for starting this thread.

I am a hoverer, but I use a piece of TP to pick up the sit lid before I hover.

Everyone should be more concerned about grocery cart handles and the bottom of their purses. I use the wipes in the grocery store and as soon as I get home, I wash my hands before I handle the fruits, etc. I also am usually using a purse that has a long strap and it is ALWAYS on my shoulder and never set down anyplace. If I do set it down, then I come home and wipe it down with a clorox wipe. There is more e-coli on the bottom of your purse then just about anywhere else. Most of us women, come in the kitchen and set our purses on the counter while we put the food away. A big mistake.

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I am a hoverer; however my mother has a physical disability and has to sit on the public toilets. She says a little prayer every time she does, and so far, no weird dibilitating disease on her nether regions.

I do have a story for ya'll though. When I was in college I got stuck in a nasty snowstorm on the highway for 14 hours. There were no bathrooms and I had unfortunately drunk a super sized soda. I finally realized that I was going to pee whether I wanted to or not, but if I didn't do it on my own, I was gonna do it without my permission :unsure: . Sooo, I grabbed the big cup (the only liquid holder I had) and tried to manuver myself into a position that would work, while squatting in the passenger side of the car. I was sooo scared of missing the cup and peeing on myself, or worse, the car that I couldn't go. I ended up squatting over the cup in 2 feet of snow with the passenger front and rear doors open to shield me (it was still snowing and the wind was really blowing); with a big mac truck directly behind me. I am sure that the driver got a great scene and laugh, but I got relief! Three cup fulls!

Ever since then, I can squat anywhere!

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