Every time I use the bathroom at one of my grandchildren's school events, I flash back to my own childhood. Coming face-to-face with the communal trough urinal and door-less toilet stalls triggers my feelings of juvenile embarrassment. In case a man has never used one of these urinals, eHow offers up advice on "How to Use a Trough Urinal. Communal bathing and spas have been around for thousands of years, but the concept of modesty is a relatively recent one for Western culture. Many indigenous people would play sports without any covering, and athletes in ancient Greece also competed naked. Taboos against nakedness grew in Europe in the 18th century. Women began to wear more layers of clothing and protected their modesty and avoided the gaze of men at the beach by entering the water through elaborate bathing machines. But certain aspects of the tradition of naked competition still existed when I was a young man growing up in Chicago in the early 's.
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Illustration: Eliot Wyatt. It's a busy Saturday evening in my local pub. After three vodka sodas with fresh lime and a splash of cranberry yes, I'm gay , the familiar tingle of my bladder greets me. After heading to the men's toilets, my fears are confirmed: they're mobbed. Not only is the cubicle engaged, but the dreaded queue for urinals is, unlike me, in full flow. For a man who doesn't like peeing at urinals, these circumstances present two choices. First, you wait in a separate, somehow more humiliating queue for a cubicle, publicly signalling to every man in sight that you're desperate for a shit — even though you aren't. Alternatively, you can wait it out, hoping that when you get there your bladder will perform.
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I just witnessed a man using an iPad mini during his visit to the urinal. Uhh …. We couldn't find this Tweet. In the gents. Man comes in to use the urinal, carrying an iPad. Two minutes later I see him come out of the gents, wiping the iPad. Source: Wordpress. Just dropped my iPad in a urinal.
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