Women’s Restrooms the Dirtiest

Dirty Women's RestroomMy friend just relayed a story to me about his girlfriend’s experience with a public restroom. I am going to stretch that even further to make the point that, overall, women’s bathrooms are far less pleasant than men’s.

When my friend’s girlfriend recently attended a popular beach bar, she found herself in the likely situation of having to pee after hours of drinking. The bar, which has approximately four bathrooms per sex, provided no shortage of stalls in which to accomplish this task. However, five out of the six available stalls were overflowing and had poop on the floor. Five! In search of a little privacy and cleanliness, she had to wait forty minutes just to use the one toilet that hadn’t been spoiled by a crew of all-day beach partying, burrito-eating women.

Now, I know five out of six toilets being clogged is rather high. Personally, I haven’t come across a number like that in any public toilet I’ve been to. So it got me thinking: are women’s public restrooms more inclined to be stinky, clogged, and all-around dirtier than men’s? Yes.

Here is the general list of reasons why they’re dirtier:

1. Women have smaller bladders so they pee more frequently than men.

2. Oftentimes, women are the ones to bring small children into the restrooms, and children are likely to make a mess.

3. Correct me if I’m wrong, but women take less time-consuming poops than men, affording them the opportunity to stealthily poop in public without being caught.

4. Women have more bathroom products that make an appearance in public, including: tampons, makeup, tweezers, lip gloss, and others. Men rarely bring materials into the restroom.

5. Women, on average, have longer hair than men, which will be more noticeable when shed.

6. Women are experts on hovering above public toilet seats, so they are naturally better public toilet poopers. Most men refrain from getting their bare ass near a public toilet.

7. Instead of relieving gas out in the open, women will go to the bathroom and take care of the problem.

8. Women spray perfume after they poop to cover up the smell; this simply mixes with the poop smell in the bathroom to create an even fouler odor.

9. Women use more toilet paper (numbers 1 and 2 included).

10. With no urinals comes no urinal cakes, which often creates an overwhelming smell in the men’s bathroom.

Women are more afraid to touch handles in the bathroom and are thus less likely to flush a big turd down the drain.

I honestly just intended to include five, but as I began thinking about it, there really are so many reasons why women’s bathrooms would be dirtier than men’s.

I feel like women are ashamed of this arena. They rarely discuss it with their coworkers, guy friends, boyfriends, or husbands. Poop is, admittedly, more of a taboo subject for women. Therefore, they prefer to sh*t and get off the pot, even if that means forgetting to flush.

* this one is debatable, though I do feel men are less afraid and/or aware of dirt and germs.

10 thoughts on “Women’s Restrooms the Dirtiest”

  1. I think the no urinals (10.) are a huge reason for this. Women have to use the stall to pee, they then hover causing a little pee on the seat, causing the rest of the women to hover…more mess….snowball effect. Men have the “tools” necessary for better aim as well. Plus, we only use the stalls to poop, when all of the urinals are occupied, or when it would be awkward to stand next to a guy in a two urinal situation.

  2. I do not appreciate “hoverers” as they create a problem for the next guest in a stall, in that hovering usually causes the flow of urine to end up on the floor of the stall, and if a next woman in that same stall is wearing long pants then it’s a chore to keep those off the floor and out of the urine puddle the previous guest had left when the pants are lowered. That annoys me to no end! Also – what person, man or woman, wants to stand in pee and get the soles of their shoes all sticky! I find that happens all too often on highway rest stops. Put extra TP on the seats and please sit down!

  3. I don’t think that’s true, as a woman I’ve never witnessed anything like that. ALL of the bathrooms I’ve seen in clubs and bars have been clean, the only dirty loo’s I’ve seen were in bus stations and pubs which attract homeless types and trampy people. Most girls i know wouldn’t even dream of pooping in public, how shameful! If you’re too scared to flush the toilet because of germs you’re also too scared to poop because if you have to wipe you’d get germs from that, so that makes no sense at all. Also why would women poop quicker? We can’t even go if we can hear people talking, get too nervous. And seeing as men have much larger anus’s/rectums, surely it would be easier to fall out of them? Hovering can cause problems with getting pee on a seat, but men have that issue worse with urinals, also we have bins for tampons so it’s rare to actually see anyone’s blood. You’re trying to make women sound worse than you, while some of us might be, most of us aren’t!

    1. I’m a janitor for six professional buildings. The women’s bathroom are by far the worst. Professional women who leave their mess in the stall and have no problem doing so. I feel bad for the ladies who have to go in behind them. What a shocker but true nonetheless.

  4. I have been doing janitorial work at my local grocery store for the last ten months, and I can attest to the fact that the women’s public restroom is far worse than the men’s, 99 times out of 100. Oddly enough, the women’s employee restroom upstairs is usually just fine. I have seen several shitty maxi-pads, catheters, and pregnancy tests in the little stall garbages. Blood, urine, and shit all over the toilets. And I mean all over it. Also, blood on the floor, even on the floor in front of the sink. I try to keep in mind that more children probably use the women’s bathroom than the mens, although that is an assumption on my part. Plus, children don’t get blood all over the place. At least I hope not… The men’s toilet of course tends to have shit on it as well, but never ON TOP of the toilet seat like in the women’s bathroom. Also piss on the floor in front of the urinal. There is no excuse for “hovering” seeing as I keep the toilet seat covers stocked up. They are always there.

    1. I cleaned bathrooms for 2 years while attending college. Both the men’s and women’s restrooms were gross, but in my personal experience, I found the men’s room to be significantly worse on a regular basis. The men’s room would regularly have poop all over the toilet seat, the floor and the walls. Yes, I just typed “walls.” I kid you not.

      The women’s room had bits of toilet paper on the floor and an odor from the disposed tampons and pads, but there wasn’t poop and pee all over the bathroom.

  5. Both men and women’s restrooms in the hospital where I worked were bad, but women’s were generally worse.
    Blocked and unflushed toilets, bowls overflowing with turds, used tampons and sanitary napkins all over the place, blood on the floor, the sink blocked with hair and vomit…
    The men’s stalls often much the same except for ‘female products’, and they stank more of urine, but that was about the only difference.
    And the crazies, of course. How does shit get smeared on the walls and ceiling? Who does that?

  6. Not to be gross but, I have two additonal reasons why girls bathrooms are worse.
    11. Women have their monthly visitor which encompasses blood and pungent aromas all their own. Cobine that with poop and you have a major biohazard air stagnation alert.

    12. Especially with younger women and girls; they will work out, or play their sports and are less likely to shower at a public locker room. Therefore, throw in the smell of girl sweat into the equation. Ever notice in stores such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods you’ll notice sporty chicks shopping in their sweaty workout togs.

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