Every one of us uses the toilet at least once a day. Whether you are going to do the No. 1 or the No. 2 activity, the toilet does its job of taking in all of the human waste society could provide.
But why are toilet seats U-shaped in the first place? Was it a random decision or does it actually serve an important purpose? Find out below.
This is what a typical toilet seat looks like.
It has a U-shaped seat that allows your backside to sit comfortably while you pee or defecate.
But, why is it necessarily U-shaped?
Is it for you to put socks on them to keep them warm? Not really, but that’s a pretty funny idea. via
Should you use them as boomerangs?
First of all, don’t even think of removing them and playing with them before properly cleaning the seats.
Basically, the answer is to practice female hygiene.
That’s right. The toilet is U-shaped because of several reasons connected to female hygiene.
The first reason is related to urination.
Because the toilet seat is U-shaped, women and even men can urinate without getting their genitals in contact with the toilet sheet.
Because toilet seats are not exactly healthy.
Especially if you’re urinating in a public bathroom. Always be careful.
Another reason is to help you wipe yourself.
Thanks to the U-shaped toilet seat, women can easily wipe their perineal area without having to be in contact with the otherwise dirty toilet seat.
But where is the perineal area?
This is the woman’s genital area located between her anus and her vulva.
Do men have a perineal area?
Of course. The male’s perineal area is that space between the anus and the scrotum.
Next time, you’ll appreciate the U-shaped toilet seat.