There are a few reasons why some women may complain about the toilet seat being left up.
Here are a few possible explanations:
- Personal Preference: Some people prefer to have the toilet seat down after use, regardless of gender. This may be for cleanliness reasons or to prevent the seat from accidentally being left up.
- Accidental Splashing: If the toilet seat is left up, there is a risk of accidentally splashing when using the toilet, particularly for women. This can be inconvenient and potentially unsanitary.
- Consideration For Others: Putting the toilet seat down after use shows consideration for others who may use the bathroom after you. If the seat is left up, it can be inconvenient for the next person, especially if they are not expecting it.
It is worth noting that not all women care about the toilet seat being left up, and not all men leave the seat up. So again, it’s a matter of personal preference and consideration for others.
Scientific Reason People Claim
Charin Cross, a social media user, says: When the seat is up, it is unsanitary because the mist from the water with the fecal matter and urine dissipates into the air. Also, it gets on your toothbrushes, so you are brushing fecal matter into your mouth. (this was an Inside Edition story, and they found E. coli on the toothbrushes). Besides, a closed toilet lid looks much better aesthetically.
People claim no specific scientific reason for the preference of the toilet seat to be up or down. However, some people argue that leaving the toilet seat down can help reduce the risk of accidents or spills and the risk of spreading germs.
There have been studies on the transmission of bacteria and germs in bathroom environments, including on toilet seats.
While germs can be transmitted through contact with the toilet seat, the transmission risk is generally considered low.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that diseases are unlikely to be spread through contact with toilet seats because the human body is generally resistant to most bacteria and viruses found on a toilet seat.
Ultimately, the preference for the toilet seat to be up or down is a matter of personal preference and consideration for others.
For example, some people may prefer to leave the seat down out of habit or as a matter of hygiene, while others may not have a strong preference either way.