Friday’s Fun Gender Poll


After a two part blog about explaining how each gender spends time in the bathroom it’s time for you guys to vote on exactly who you think spends longer in the bathroom. Hopefully you have been thinking about it over this week and come to a conclusion and are able to vote.

If you havent had a chance to read either parts of this debate then the links are here Part 1 Males and Part 2 Females.

As always thanks for voting and please leave any other comments.

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Gender and the Bathroom Debate Part 2 Female’s


On Monday I briefly delved into the long running debate of why do men take so long in the bathroom? I’m now going to shed some light on why women take so long in the bathroom? This is just so the debate is on an equal playing field ready for Friday’s Fun Poll of who takes the longest in the bathroom men or women.

I will again start off by stating that I am going to be very broad and so quite a few generalisations will be made. Everyone is unique and different and will have their own routines and rituals so please remember a lot of these points are going to be generalisations so please don’t get offended.

So now I’ve covered my back on with the debate.

The difference between men and women is quite significant both physically and psychologically there is no doubting that. Yes men and women can both enjoy sports, reading, films and lots of other common interests but there is lots of smaller points of interest that significantly differ from each gender.

Women in the toilet

These differences can be suggested as being ingrained by social interaction and pressures for example a baby boy is always dressed in blue and a baby girl is always dressed in pink. There’s nothing to say that the colours can be switched around and have a baby boy dressed in pink rather then blue. Hopefully you see where I’m getting at with this point even if I have said it in a confusing muddled way.

Basically I’m saying that society and peer pressure shapes us as people whether we like it or not or whether we admit to it or not. So your there reading this thinking what is this guy chatting about, what does this have to do with women spending more time in the bathroom. Well read on and my pearls of undeniable wisdom will be revealed.

Women spend a long time in the bathroom due to mainly getting themselves ready and comfortable for the day ahead or going out. Unlike men where they mainly use the extended bathroom time to do their business, read and generally relax and escape from the world for while. Women are getting themselves prepared and ready for the world by applying make-up, styling their hair and general self grooming and styling.

women doing make-up

This is the slight fundamental difference between men and women. That women use bathroom time to get ready, although I will point out that the trend is changing. Men are now becoming women and to be honest this annoys me. Men should be men. They are supposed to be a bit smelly and ruff around the edges it’s what defines our masculinity, but more and more men are becoming pooffy lady boys who can’t even hammer a nail into a wall. I apologise though I’m going off on a tangent into another social issue which really annoys me, and needs to be addressed significantly before we all end up becoming self obsessed Asexual beings with no gender differences.

Back to why women spend ages in the bathroom.

Taking this theory of women taking time to get ready in the bathroom this can also be applied when women are out in a social situation with other women. It’s the usual scenario and the mystery of why do women go to the toilet together? This is definitely a situation that men find bizarre and peculiar, but the answer is simple. Women go together to the bathroom to talk. They chat about what’s going on with their lives and if there on a double date they talk about the men. Basically women talk about anything and everything.

In thinking about all of this I came to a final conclusion, that women use the bathroom in the same way as men. Both genders use the bathroom to escape from life for a short while. Although the genders differ in the activities they do in the bathroom, for men it’s reading and doing their business. While for women it’s either talking (in groups) or getting ready (make-up, hair etc). But for both genders the bathroom time is a time to escape from life. I guess this is why when it comes to buying or selling a house the bathroom is such an essential room and can either make or break a sale.

As always thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed it and please leave any comments as I’d love to hear from you.

Gender and the Bathroom Debate Part 1 Male’s


Why do men take so long in the Bathroom?

 

Over the weekend I asked a friend for ideas on what to write about on this bathroom blog and he did’nt disappoint and came up with a gem of an idea. The premise of the idea is simple yet is an age old gender debate that has been around for decades.

 

The basic idea of this debate is what do men use the bathroom for and what do women use the bathroom for. It’s ok people don’t worry I’m not going to go into any specific details it’s more a case that I’m going to try and investigate how each gender perceives their bathroom time.

 

Due to the massive nature of this debate I’m splitting this blog up into two parts one part for the men and one part for the women. Seeing as I’m a man I’m going to start with the men so let the age old debate begin.

 

I’d like to first point out that a lot of this debate in the main atleast is going to be very broad and so quite a few generalisations will be made. I know everyone is different and everyone has their own routines or rituals so please remember a lot of these points are going to be generalisations.

Man Rules

The simple answer to the question is that men take so long in the bathroom because they want to.

 

For men the bathroom is viewed as their kingdom to which they are the king. The domain of the bathroom is a place of freedom to escape the world for a while and have a bit of reflective time. This notion can be expanded due to the euphemism of the toilet as a throne.

 

“This particular euphemism, throne, is said to have come from none other than King Louis XIV, who often saw to royal business from his toilet, deeming it an alternative to his usual throne.”

http://www.bigsiteofamazingfacts.com/why-is-the-toilet-called-a-throne-and-where-did-the-term-come-from

 

The bathroom for men is not only their kingdom but a place of solitude where men can in essence simply be alone. A lot of men but not all, enjoy being alone with their thoughts and able to take time out in a busy day to just relax. This relaxing can take a number of different forms the most popular one is reading on the toilet. The phenomenon of reading on the toilet is not exactly a new fad that people have only just discovered and are enjoying. It’s been going on for ages. I do want to mention that it’s not just men that enjoy reading on the toilet I’m sure a lot of women enjoy doing it as well. I’m not going to delve too far into reading on the toilet as I’ve planned for a whole separate blog on this topic.

 

Going back to the question of why do men spend so long in the bathroom? As I’ve stated men enjoy time by themselves and we know that if we go into the bathroom then no ones gonna follow. Providing the perfect arena to relax and also do our business at the same time. Just like killing two birds with one stone to coin a phrase.

This is a Potty Putter bargain at £9.99. The image is a link to the shop that sells them.

 

The other reason why men take so long in the bathroom could be that they have more of a bowel issue then women and need longer to fully de-clentch and release their bowels. Although I can’t back this up with any scientific proof it’s just an idea.

 

I know this blog is only just the tip of the iceberg and I’m sure at some point I will come back to this wonderful debate and engage it fully with adequate research. But I feel as a start to this issue this is as far as I’m going to go. I will leave you with a few anonymous quotes I found on Yahoo by two men who share their view as to why they take a while in the bathroom.

 

“I can’t speak for all men of course, but for me, it’s my one escape from the hell of married life. In the john, it’s my own private kingdom away from the demanding ball and chain. So of course, I tend to stay in there a little extra long, whether I’m reading or not.”

 

“We know you wont fallow us in there, and sometimes we just sit on the can for about an hour and read **** thats sitting near us and relax.”

 

I will delve briefly into the female gender and the bathroom on Wednesday. If you have any comments then I’d love to hear from you and thanks for reading.