Do you pee in the shower?

I don’t.  But I’m told by many people I know that they do.

Am I the weird one?

I know this is awfully late, but that’s the point.  If you want to experiment with this before commenting in the morning, now you have the chance.

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Steven Olsen

    I’m doing so right now.

  • Nick Johnson / Remijdio

    I’m more curious to find out if people sit when they wipe or stand. #sitters2012

    • Courtney Caldwell

      People stand?!

    • Mad Hominem

      …How do you wipe when you’re sitting down? Lean far to one side? o.O

      • TerranRich

        I tried wiping while sitting down when I first heard that some people do that. I couldn’t for the life of me do it without getting… dirty. :-\

  • garicgymro

    @JT I do. @Nick I stand.

  • Laura M

    I do. Warm water always makes me need to pee, I’m already in there and I don’t wanna get the floor all wet my stepping out, and it saves a flush’s worth of water.

  • JJN

    I was always a vehement anti-shower pee-er, until I tried it. Haven’t looked back since.

  • 1000 Needles

    Only in the wintertime, as that’s the only time I take hot showers.

  • Joe T

    I pee in the shower sometimes but mostly i just pee outdoors.

    Definitely sit, how do people stand to wipe? Your cheeks squeeze together again.

    • onamission5

      Hahaha, this.

  • SteveC

    As to the sit vs. stand thing, this link may be relevant:

  • McNihil

    Peeing in the shower? Naturally. Question is, does anybody else pee in the sink or am I the weird one?

    • Nicole Introvert

      That is only appropriate at a wild party when there is a ridiculous line in the bathroom or a clogged toilet.

      • tubi

        Or at a baseball game during a long rain delay.

        Also, sit. And yes, it means leaning, but at least I’m getting full rectal contact with the paper, which I can’t imagine getting while standing.

        On a related note, anyone here have a really hairy ass crack? One of my friends in college did (not me, I’m hairless as an infant), and he used to describe how hard it was to make sure everything was out of there, especially in cases of strong fecal blowback. Kind of makes you consider shitting in the shower, I’d think.

        • Mad Hominem

          I’m clearly abandoning all shame by saying this, but I do, and it’s totally true (cue a well-deserved comment of “the plural of anecdote is not data!”).

    • Christina

      I did a few times when we took the toilet out of the bathroom to install a bigger tub.

  • Azkyroth

    Finally a thread where my amusement at the number of exact text matches for “How to shave your balls without cutting yourself” is vaguely on-topic and probably not too jarring. :D

    • Azkyroth

      To the original question: yes, when necessary. My 8-year-old daughter takes great pleasure in it, audible from the other room through the closed door. Apparently her grandmother discourages such things when she’s staying there, which is much of the week while I’m still in school. >.>

  • Kordic

    Does peeing in the bath count?

  • Lyfa

    Never pee in the shower. Haven’t really even considered doing it. That’s what the toilet is there for…

    As for the other question. People wipe while standing? wtf?

  • Astrobot

    Peeing in the shower definitely.
    As for wiping, by standing I think what is generally meant (at least this is what I do) is squatting, but with clearance to the toilet. Otherwise how the hell do you reach back there to wipe?? Or do you wipe back to front? Gross.

    Other, somewhat related question, that an acquaintance of mine likes to ask at awkward times: good poo or bad sex?

    • Nate Frein

      That depends on whether I’m top or bottom…

  • peaches

    I must delurk to side with JT. Never peed in the shower, never will.

  • Stephen T

    So why do men pee in the shower? Because peeing in the bath is disgusting! ;)

  • ayla

    When I’m in the shower, and I have to pee, I will. I normally wouldn’t make a point of it or anything, but there have been times when I, as a poor grad student, was low on toilet paper and wanted to conserve, so I deliberately held it until I was taking a shower anyway.

    Though never if the shower is slightly clogged or draining slowly. I definitely don’t want it pooling around my feet…

  • J*

    Why would you not pee in the shower? As urine is sterile it is surely less gross than the filth I’m washing off of me. Even if it were gross, well I could wash it right off of me. Leaves me cleaner than toilet paper for sure.

    • ayla

      That’s always been my logic! Also, peeing straight into a drain while it’s being constantly washed down with hot water just seems more hygienic to me.

  • Christina

    I pee in the shower! Also, girls pee too *gasp*

    …and I sit to wipe.

  • icecreamassassin

    Not a single soul here dropping a George Costanza reference? It’s all pipes!

  • Baal

    This wiping thing is confusing or at least inadequate. Bidet or soap & shower please. Baby wipes if you’re in a hurry or must in public (or somewhere where appropriate washing isn’t available – McD’s sinks are right out).

    • ayla

      Are bidets that common? I’ve never encountered one in my life– and, for reference, I’m 28 and have lived in the U.S. (Washington and Michigan), and for the last five years Ireland. Certainly none of the rental apartments I’ve lived in over the last 10 years have had one.

  • anteprepro

    I prefer to pee on a burning American flag, personally. At least, that’s what other people tell me I prefer.