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Yes. I've regularly said that urinals must have been designed by a plumber who was a sadistic exhibitionist to torture more modest me who'd rather not whip out their equipment for public viewing. Except in a sexual situation, this is far more exposure than I want and standing next to another dude is not a sexy situation for me.

And don't think it's mere paranoia that somebody may be looking. John Holmes (1970s porn star -- ugly, but hung like a horse) was discovered by a porn producer in a public restroom when he noticed Mr. Holmes massive equipment.
 

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Thankfully, architects are starting to realize this is uncomfortable for most men. Partition walls between urinals are becoming more and more the norm.

Can you imagine if toilets didn't have partitions?!
 

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Thankfully, architects are starting to realize this is uncomfortable for most men. Partition walls between urinals are becoming more and more the norm.
Yeah, but those partitions are almost universally too skimpy for my needs. OK, it assures that they can't see your genitals without looking over in a most blatantly obvious way, but I still can't pee when I'm standing shoulder to shoulder to some other guy. If this for the crazy guys who feel the need to carry on a face-to-face conversation as they pee?
 

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Can you imagine if toilets didn't have partitions?!
They exist! I never used it but the men's locker room at my old high school had two toilets without a partition :eek: There were a lot of jokes about it :D

Urinal partitions for the win! Some jerk at my college broke one. It was taken down and hasn't been replaced. Now you have to pee in view of the person at the sink :(
 

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Yeah, but those partitions are almost universally too skimpy for my needs. OK, it assures that they can't see your genitals without looking over in a most blatantly obvious way, but I still can't pee when I'm standing shoulder to shoulder to some other guy. If this for the crazy guys who feel the need to carry on a face-to-face conversation as they pee?
I seriously hate it when people try to talk to me when I'm peeing. I mean, I don't want to be rude, but it's hard enough to take a piss in public already without some guy trying to hold a conversation with me.
 

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I've only used urinals a handful of times in my life, if even that many. I can't even think of the last time I used one. It really has to be an absolute emergency, and there have to be no other options. And even then, I'd rather just hold it in and wait. It's the lesser of two discomforts, as far as I'm concerned.

While we're at it, I might as well just say that I pee sitting down, even in the privacy of my own bathroom. So, yeah.
 

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When I travel I avoid using those rest areas along the interstate. I always go to those small station that have a small restroom.
 

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Anybody else feel like it's not even a I don't want another guy looking at my junk problem, but rather you physically can't go? If someone is in a stall I can't use a urinal. I can't even pee in a stall if there are other people there. If it's an emergency I sit down in a stall and can usually go.

It's a terrible having to worry so bad about something as simple as going to the bathroom. I will honestly be on the verge of pissing my pants. However, after going I feel almost at ease for the rest of the night as I know it won't get much worse.
 

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The worst is at the baseball games where's it's more of a trough than a urinal. Ridiculous.
Right. And there's zero chance of a bathroom in that setting ever being empty. I usually hit up the port-a-potty outside right before and hope it's a short game.
 

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Anybody else feel like it's not even a I don't want another guy looking at my junk problem, but rather you physically can't go? If someone is in a stall I can't use a urinal. I can't even pee in a stall if there are other people there. If it's an emergency I sit down in a stall and can usually go.
absolutely my case too. Before i realized I had the problem (pretty long time ago) I was at some packed mall with a huge line for the bathroom. So I was trying to go with, what felt like, the city of LA waiting for me and I couldnt get a drop out even though I had to go really bad. needless to say I didnt go, flushed, walked out, and went another hour having to take a piss...dont even remember how/when I did go to the bathroom

i have a system of going no matter what if the situation's bad but usually ill just avoid them
 

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Having spent about 20 minutes of prom avoiding people (by being in the bathroom) I can tell you people you arent the only ones. The vast majority of people that went into the bathroom took one look at the urinals and skipped over to stalls. Even the ones that are 'confident' in all other respects. So really, dont worry about it, use a stall : P
 

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I think what is worse than the urinal is a dirty restroom. It's always enjoyable trying to avoid other people's puddles on the floor.
 

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Trust me,no one is looking. The thing I hate is when someone starts talking. I'm just thinking 'F*** off,we're in a toilet here'
 
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