A lot of people have a fear of public restrooms. Some feel nervous and self-conscious using someone else’s bathroom, while others have just seen too many disastrous ones to trust them at all. You roll the dice whenever you use a public restroom.
Who knows what you’ll find behind those doors – or if you can even close the doors. Busted toilets, filthy seats, grimy floors – it’s never a pretty picture. However, sometimes when nature calls, public restrooms are our only option.
So, what do you do when you’re forced to use a public restroom toilet? Do you lay down one of those protective seat covers? What if there aren’t any; do you build a toilet paper barrier instead? If the answer is yes, you need to stop.
People assume that toilets are covered in bacteria, but the actual seats themselves are designed to not pick up any. Their deliberate curve and smooth surface prevent bacteria from sticking around, so they’re rather safe to sit on.
Germs cannot multiply on bare skin alone, so don’t expect to get sick from sitting on a dry public toilet seat. Where are the real germs in public stalls? On the toilet paper.