Urinal Courtesy: Urinal and Toilet Aim

Posted: July 2, 2011 in WC Courtesy

We have to apologize for the “male centered” topics, but it is due to lack of female expertise in our staff (Yes we are hiring… ladies join the janitorial squad!)

This post will deal with aim. Gentlemen, in your pants you have a powerful PRECISION tool that could be as accurate as a laser cutter, or as random as a water balloon. I do not know if the same could be said about the ladies, but if some of you ladies out there can master it… i would be impressed.

In any case, some of our male readers might have trouble mastering their lasers. However some of the toilet manufacturers out there lend out a helping hand. We first start considering the case of the toilet bowl.

While seated, aim is not necessary. However, as we assume the standing urination stance, we have the task of directing our stream in the most strategic location. We consider the case of aiming in the middle, at the water. This, although risks the least amount of missing, might cause splatter and splashing. We therefore consider other options. South of the bowl would be a safe bet to minimize splatter, however the angle of attack provides a small room for error as a mishap could have you staining your shoes. Therefore a few centimeters north would prove to be the most effective.

We see here an example of a manufacturer that provides an aiming aid. Naturally, having a powerful tool in our hands, we tend to like to have it aimed at something. Therefore they have provided a sort of target practice, or a shooting range.


toilet aim

This small dot shows the ideal aiming location for the stream

In the case of the urinal, due to multiple urinal design, and urinal heights it would require access to supercomputers to analyze and assess the optimal situation, therefore we keep it to the manufacturers to tell us where we aim by placing a fly on the urinal, as shown below.

urinal fly

Fly on Urinal to point out optimal aiming zone

Thank you for your attention people, and a special thanks to Tarek for contributing the first photo to this post and sparking my interest to write it.

Send a mail to the Janitor in Chief at: thepublictoilet@hotmail.com

  1. That is indeed quite good toilet etiquette. It must be incredibly great being a guy! Are the boy’s toilets cleaner than girls because they have that natural tool to aim and clean toilet bowls? Researching and learning more about toilet etiquette and spreading the awareness of it to the community – follow our blog: http://loveourtoilets.wordpress.com or please follow us on Twitter:
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