Celebrities at Coachella Should Be Forced to Poop in Public

Imagine, for a sweet, fleeting moment, that you're a Very Important Person at Coachella. Maybe you're Lindsay Lohan or Audrina Patridge and you've had one Luna bar too many. Now you feel an urgency, which, since you're a VERY IMPORTANT PERSON, should mean that you get to stroll off to a quiet little water closet… » 4/16/13 12:00pm 4/16/13 12:00pm

Financial Firm Wants Fewer Women's Toilets in Its Manhattan Office

The group that owns the Manhattan high-rise home of male-dominated Japanese financial firm Nomura is requesting a new Certificate of Occupancy that will allow far fewer women's toilets to be installed on those lower levels occupied by Nomura. That's because Nomura boasts a long and storied history of not having many… » 3/25/13 12:05pm 3/25/13 12:05pm

The Lazy Lady's Secret to Keeping the Bathroom Clean

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… » 11/12/12 4:00pm 11/12/12 4:00pm

The Real Way to Poop at Work with 100% Secrecy

Ahhh, big stinky poops. Nature's garbage. I know you make them, and I know you are ashamed. So what to do, ladies, what to do, when you really need to "drop the Westboro Baptist Church off at the pool," but you're trapped at the office where people you know might find out about your disgusting butt-bigots!? Panic? No.… » 7/18/12 1:30pm 7/18/12 1:30pm

Gadget Muffles Your Embarrassing Toilet Sounds With Even Weirder Sounds

So, you've got to blow some noisy stuff out of your butt, but you're in a public restroom—or worse, you're at a date's house and he or she is within earshot of the bathroom door. What do you do? Well, now you jut pull out the Eco-Otome, press the button, and you have 25 seconds in which you can make all the noise… » 4/05/12 9:30am 4/05/12 9:30am

Beware the Danger of the Super Bowl Bladder Infection

There's so much excitement during the Super Bowl that it can be easy to get caught up in all the hoopla and... forget to attend to basic bodily functions? Most people are usually more concerned with consuming as many nachos as possible than they are about whether they're breathing or have to go potty, but according… » 1/31/12 9:05pm 1/31/12 9:05pm

Study Confirms That iPad Is Just Expensive Bathroom Reading

In a recent study by Staples, 80% of tablet owners said they bought them to help achieve improved work/life balance — and by that they meant they want to surf the web while pooping. Respondents said they take their devices just about everywhere, and for 35% that even means the bathroom. The next time you receive a… » 8/24/11 10:20am 8/24/11 10:20am

Global Conference On Loos May Lead To More Ladies Rooms

The World Toilet Summit » 11/05/08 12:30pm 11/05/08 12:30pm and Expo begins in Macau today, and while a commode conference may sound funny, there are some serious issues on the table: Global sanitation concerns, for one, and the urgent problem we've all experienced: Potty parity.The ratio of female to male cubicles in public toilets will be debated at…

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

A reader sent us an ad from Elle Decor » 9/19/08 1:20pm 9/19/08 1:20pm. It's for a high-end bathroom product company, and there is something going on in the window behind the woman in the photo. The reader writes: "I even asked my husband what he thought was going on in the background and he wondered why anyone thought this was okay." We laughed it…