If your biggest pet peeve is the sound of peeing – especially in public restrooms – you’re not alone. Although peeing is a natural process and everyone does it, many despise the sound of it and try to absolutely avoid public restrooms for this matter alone.
Imagine this: your bladder is on the verge of exploding and you enter a pretty decent public washroom – with no one else inside. You quickly sigh in relief because you can pee your heart out without having to worry about someone else judging the quantity, speed, or odour of your pee. However, the excitement is short-lived when someone walks into the washroom. To make matters more uncomfortable, they’re occupying the cubicle beside you. Goddammit!
The big question is, how do you pee silently when it’s pin-drop silent in the washroom? Weirdly enough, there are solutions to overcome this sticky situation. These tips and tricks can allow you to pee worry-free anytime, anywhere:
Put toilet paper in the bowl
This trick works like a charm! What better way to mute the splashing than to layer the water with tissue? Take a few thin sheets of toilet paper and put them inside the toilet bowl. Don’t go bananas with the tissues just to keep your paranoia under control. Also remember that too many tissues can clog the toilet bowl. So be mindful when you do this, especially in public restrooms.
Aim to the side
Ladies, we know this might be a challenge to you, but it can be done. Adjust your position to aim around the sides of the toilet bowl instead of going straight at the water. This way, your peeing sound effect will be drastically reduced from a waterfall to a river stream. Better eh?
Control the speed
Controlling the speed of your pee is one way to reduce the sound of it. There will still be sound, but it’s much better than a loud gushing roar. If your bladder is at capacity, this trick might not work, as your main mission is to bring your body to ease.
Flush the toilet before you go at it
What better way to mask the sound of your pee than with water itself? Flushing the toilet just before you pee is the best way to let you pee in peace. You might need to pee a little faster than normal before the flushing ends. But don’t go flushing every few minutes because you’ll end up wasting litres of water and it might annoy your fellow restroom mates! Use this trick as the last resort because no one likes wasting water for no reason.
So there you go. Overcome your phobia of the peeing sound with these trusted methods. Being courteous and having good washroom etiquette goes a long way. So let’s maintain a good hygiene upkeep in our own homes and public toilets!
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