Banging in Public Bathrooms is D.C.'s Hottest Trend. Is Your City Next?

If breaking a public bathroom sink with only the force of your thrusts of ecstasy is a dream you have not realized, you may want to pack your hazmat suit (because public bathrooms, am I right?) and head to Washington D.C., land of beautiful monuments, center of American politics, and home to the newest sex trend:… » 4/19/14 6:07pm Yesterday 6:07pm

Baseline Bathroom Standards: Let's Do This

The rise of AirBnB—and the existence of Airpnp, which allows you to tap-tap-tap on your tiny computer telephones and find a friendly bathroom in which to take a whiz when no acceptable public option is available—makes necessary a conversation about what amenities a bathroom should feature, and what constitutes a… » 4/10/14 12:29pm 4/10/14 12:29pm

Year of the Clean Person: This April, Create Your Dream Bathroom

Year of the Clean Person is guided yearlong cleaning and organizing project; its focus is on tackling areas or tasks that are often overlooked in daily or weekly cleaning sprees and can be overwhelming when it comes time to rassle them back under control. This month, we'll be channeling all the good Spring Cleaning… » 4/05/14 2:00pm 4/05/14 2:00pm

My Safety As A Trans Person Requires Individual Unisex Bathrooms

Let's talk about bathrooms. Let's talk about the transgender experience with bathrooms. Let's talk about my experiences with bathrooms. Let's talk about how what I need, and what I feel other trans people need, is often actually ignored in the sensational debate over all-gender bathrooms/mixed gender bathrooms, or… » 3/17/14 10:58pm 3/17/14 10:58pm

A Craigslist Toilet Reviewing Gig Is the Perfect Metaphor for Your MFA

This isn't to shit all over MFA students — they get quite enough of that already, both from snarky real-talkers in the Wall Street Journal weekend section and life — but perhaps the best an aspiring writer can hope for in this brave new media landscape tilled by Google adbots and fertilized with diploma paper is a gig… » 11/17/13 3:30pm 11/17/13 3:30pm

This Horizontal Shower Is Dope as Hell and You Need It Immediately

According to Homes and Hues, this decadent shower was designed by Sieger Design, with interior design by Scienbein + Pier, and it includes six separate shower heads that produce six different "water bars" over a reclining space. Oh temptress, thy name is six separate shower heads that produce six different "water bars"… » 11/11/13 5:45pm 11/11/13 5:45pm

Screw a Shrink, Girls’ Room Graffiti Will Show You the Way

Have you ever gotten good advice while dropping a deuce at a dive bar? Have you ever pondered "Who is Luis, and why won't he call Terry?" and then scribbled "Fuck him, girl!" as a helpful reply? If you're a poet who practices while emptying your bowels into a toilet that hasn't been cleaned since the 60s — or if you're the … » 7/10/13 9:30pm 7/10/13 9:30pm

Hey, People -- Just Wash Your Fucking Hands, Okay?

It seems silly that we’re about to have this conversation, but people really need to start washing their hands. Like, right the fuck now. Oh, what’s that? You already wash your hands thoroughly after each bathroom visit, scrubbing with soap until you create a nice lather, and then rinsing under warm water? LIAR! » 6/22/13 2:30pm 6/22/13 2:30pm

How to Use a Public or Shared Restroom Since It's Pretty Clear You Don't …

Don't you just love modern conveniences? Drunken nights and certain New York neighborhoods aside, for the most part, we have progressed past pissing and shitting in the street. The toilet and the sewer system! A thing of beauty. Neat, quick, clean disposal of the excrement and detritus human existence is plagued by. If … » 3/15/13 3:05pm 3/15/13 3:05pm

A Lot of Dudes Are Freaking Out About the Navy Getting Rid of Urinals…

When the Navy announced last week that, come 2015, it would be getting rid of urinals on all future Gerald R. Ford class aircraft carriers in an effort to make the ships more "gender-neutral," it might not have known that it was tearing a hole in the universe. Critics bemoaning political correctness and icky toilet seats … » 7/16/12 9:15pm 7/16/12 9:15pm

Hey, How About We Stop Ticketing Trans Ladies for Using the Bathroom?

A transexual woman was cited for "disorderly conduct" for using the women's restroom at a Dallas-area hospital, even though she offered to show the officer medical documentation and there was no one in the bathroom for her to be "disorderly" with. » 5/02/12 10:40am 5/02/12 10:40am

Hoarders Introduces Us to the Most Disgusting Bathroom in America

Mary has been living in filth for longer than her family can remember, and while they knew the conditions of her home were bad, they didn't know to what extent until the Hoarders cameras—along with a therapist—bravely entered the dwelling in hazmat suits. An owner of 15 cats, the house is literally covered in not only … » 1/17/12 2:35pm 1/17/12 2:35pm