Re: Designing for Women
From: Holly Wilder (
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 2013 08:08:20 -0700 (PDT)
It's always amusing to come in mid-conversation on a topic!  I can't help 
chiming in on this one.  I've heard that urine is sterile in the kidneys but 
can pick up germs along the way, and that is what I found just now when I 
researched this:

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Reply #2 on:20/01/2009 13:13:05
Urine directly from the bladder is normally sterile. However, on its passage 
from the bladder to the outside world, urine becomes contaminated by bacteria 
normally present in the lower urethra and external genitalia. 
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The Naked Scientist
Reply #3 on:03/02/2009 18:48:02
Squarish triangle is absolutely right; urine is produced sterile but can pick 
up bugs along the way. However, urine collected from circumcised men is usually 
also sterile owing to the absence of the foreskin, which is colonised by 
bacteria at high density.

Holly Wilder
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On Sep 26, 2013, at 8:50 AM, Lyle Scheer wrote:

> Ummm... Urine is sterile.  No germs.
> - Lyle
> On 9/25/13 10:01 PM, KJ wrote:
>> To continue our bathroom conversation:
>> True, but it would be hard to actually clean it up, I mean to kill the 
>> germs, in most public restrooms.
>> Confession time:  when I have accidentally gotten urine drops on the toilet 
>> seat, I purposely leave it on the toilet seat.  You may be thinking, how 
>> rude!  But my thinking was that if I leave it there, the next person will a) 
>> pick another stall or b) hover as well to avoid the urine.  I guess I think 
>> that if I wipe it off, the germs will still be there, but the next person 
>> will think the toilet is clean...  Am I right or am I wrong?  
>> Sent from my iPad
>> On Sep 25, 2013, at 1:11 PM, "Wayne Tyson" <landrest [at]> wrote:
>>> CoHo:
>>> Maybe so, but should they have to, especially in public restrooms. And if 
>>> they, and males do happen to have bad aim or splatter the seat with urine 
>>> and who-knows-what bacteria and contaminants upon the seat, would not said 
>>> persons have the responsibility to clean it up?
>>> If we capitulate to the indifferent segment of the population, does that 
>>> raise us up or put us down?
>>> WT
>>> "The opposite of love is not hate; the opposite of love is 
>>> indifference." --Oscar Wilde
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Jerry McIntire" <jerry.mcintire [at]>
>>> To: "Cohousing-L" <cohousing-l [at]>
>>> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:03 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Designing for Women
>>>> KJ and others,
>>>> Women can pee standing up, it's easy with the P-style. My wife uses it in
>>>> the woods.
>>>> Jerry McIntire
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