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Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:55 pm
by Brian
I've noticed that when approaching a urinal many men spit into the urinal before peeing. Some men wait until they are peeing and THEN spit into the urinal.

I've seen friends and coworkers as well as complete strangers exhibit this behavior.

Heck, I've even caught myself doing this on occasion.

Also, I'm not talking about the gross habit some guys have of spitting out their chew into the urinal. I'm talking about plain old spit.

Is there some type of genetic programming that causes us to do this?

C'mon, you know you've done it too.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:58 pm
by Hyena
My wife asks me this same question. I honestly have no clue why I do it, I just always have. Not learned behavior, as far as I know. It's not like my dad sat me down and said, "Son, let me show ya something..."

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:00 pm
by LawBeefaroni

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:00 pm
by Isgrimnur
It's a subconscious thing about fluid removal. Besides, who wants to be swallowing anything when they're in a restroom?

I'll do into my sink when I'm shaving more than I will at the urinal.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:38 pm
by Davidbld
Never done this myself, though I've seen others do it and assumed they had gum or something. If its somehow instinctual, guess I dont have that instinct. The only time I spit is if I get crap from post-nasal drip or or other yucky fluids that come up from the lungs and then its always in a trash can (if I can find one).

dave

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:41 pm
by El Guapo
I've never done it, nor seen anyone do it. I guess I'm weird.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:44 pm
by LordMortis
El Guapo wrote:I've never done it, nor seen anyone do it. I guess I'm weird.
I do it but only if I got hairball in my throat. Where else are you going to spit when you are indoors?

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:49 pm
by Jeff V
Never done it myself, but I rarely spit at all (never unless a cold leaves me all mucus-y)

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:55 pm
by Kraken
El Guapo wrote:I've never done it, nor seen anyone do it. I guess I'm weird.
It's news to me, too. Maybe not customary in our region?

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:35 pm
by Trent Steel
I see this all the time and also wonder why this behavior occurs. I have spit into the urinal before, but only if I have a real mucus ball I'm trying to get rid of.

Another thing I don't get is when I'm using the "big boy" urinal, someone will come in after me and instead of using the perfectly good "little boy" urinal next to me, they will either wait until I'm done or go into a stall to piss. I can only assume that these people are pompous a-holes who feel that using a urinal that close to the floor is below their standards.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:42 pm
by Grand_Director
because peeing on it isn't demeaning enough.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:52 pm
by Unagi
I just always thought that these people needed to spit for what ever reason, and they don't want to spit 'in public' so they found what is a willing vessel and used it? What's the big mystery exactly? Why do people spit?

Or is there a belief/question that the urinal induces the spitting, where there was no desire to spit moments before ?

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:05 pm
by hentzau
I think it's a learned behavior from the dark days when real men would just urinate anywhere outside. You spit first to test for windage. Better a gob of spittle on your breeches than a bunch of blow-back piss.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:18 pm
by Jeff V
Trent Steel wrote:Another thing I don't get is when I'm using the "big boy" urinal, someone will come in after me and instead of using the perfectly good "little boy" urinal next to me, they will either wait until I'm done or go into a stall to piss. I can only assume that these people are pompous a-holes who feel that using a urinal that close to the floor is below their standards.
What I don't get is why they have them at different heights in corporate office buildings (such as the where I work). There is virtually no chance a little kid will need to use it (and in such unlikely scenarios, the kid could just use a toilet). In any case, if that's all available, I have no trouble using it. If I gotta go, I gotta go.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:20 pm
by Scuzz
Grand_Director wrote:because peeing on it isn't demeaning enough.

yea, I spit on it....pee on it and then scream vulgarities at it.......

i own that urinal when I am done....

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:33 pm
by Chaosraven
It is to warn off the poisonous snakes hiding in the vicinity before exposing a tender portion of anatomy, obviously. Like jiggling the handle of your front door so remus west has a warning to get off of your wife before you enter your house.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:59 pm
by Chaosraven
Scuzz wrote:
Grand_Director wrote:because peeing on it isn't demeaning enough.

yea, I spit on it....pee on it and then scream vulgarities at it.......

i own that urinal when I am done....
you guys owe me a new keyboard. And half a diet coke. (of course, then I had to pee on it and call it a trashy little whore)

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:12 pm
by WPD
Why not?

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:50 pm
by Brian
Jeff V wrote:What I don't get is why they have them at different heights in corporate office buildings (such as the where I work). There is virtually no chance a little kid will need to use it (and in such unlikely scenarios, the kid could just use a toilet).

Midgets.

I think the American's with Disabilities Act has a say in it as well.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:58 pm
by JonathanStrange
Kraken wrote:
El Guapo wrote:I've never done it, nor seen anyone do it. I guess I'm weird.
It's news to me, too. Maybe not customary in our region?
I've never seen it either, never even ocurred to me to do such a thing. But now I can't stop!

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:09 pm
by Odin
Scuzz wrote:
Grand_Director wrote:because peeing on it isn't demeaning enough.

yea, I spit on it....pee on it and then scream vulgarities at it.......

i own that urinal when I am done....
Oh man, I haven't laughed that hard in a while. Brilliant!

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:57 pm
by Remus West
Chaosraven wrote:It is to warn off the poisonous snakes hiding in the vicinity before exposing a tender portion of anatomy, obviously. Like jiggling the handle of your front door so remus west has a warning to get off of your wife before you enter your house.
I thought that was the signal for "tape is running out. hurry up." Sorry about last Friday. :oops:

I spit in urinals but then I realized the other day that I spit a lot. I need to cut back.

As for the "little boy" urinals, I do not use them because you can not direct the stream in such a manner as to avoid splashback due to the height and the top surface getting in the way. I'll patiently wait for a "man" urinal or use a stall to avoid having my own urine splashed onto my pants. Plus, little kids miss even more than grown men (who are disgusting enough in that regard) and I don't like the idea of standing in their piss even though I know there is not enough on the floor to notice and that I likely step in stuff much nastier several times a day walking down the street.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:06 am
by Bob
Trent Steel wrote:Another thing I don't get is when I'm using the "big boy" urinal, someone will come in after me and instead of using the perfectly good "little boy" urinal next to me, they will either wait until I'm done or go into a stall to piss. I can only assume that these people are pompous a-holes who feel that using a urinal that close to the floor is below their standards.
They are intimidated by your man-junk.

It's because they don't want to stand and pee right next to you. Have you never seen the bathroom rules?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnOaMC8KHA4" target="_blank

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:43 am
by CGMark
ummmm.....why are you watching the other guys pee? well and spit obviously. just asking, to each their own. Figured I would ask though.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:46 am
by LordMortis
CGMark wrote:ummmm.....why are you watching the other guys pee? well and spit obviously. just asking, to each their own. Figured I would ask though.
Maybe he wants them to swallow at the urinal.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:48 am
by LawBeefaroni
Brian wrote:
Jeff V wrote:What I don't get is why they have them at different heights in corporate office buildings (such as the where I work). There is virtually no chance a little kid will need to use it (and in such unlikely scenarios, the kid could just use a toilet).

Midgets.

I think the American's with Disabilities Act has a say in it as well.
Yeah, it's ADA and building codes.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:49 am
by LordMortis
LawBeefaroni wrote:Yeah, it's ADA and building codes.
The American Dental Association wants midget urinals to spit in? I've never seen one of those in my dentist office. And they don't even have those swirly sinks anymore. They put a mini vacuum in my mouth and say "close".

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:27 am
by Kelric
I don't think I've spit into a urinal more than a time or two in my entire life.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:38 am
by Odin
Kelric wrote:I don't think I've spit into a urinal more than a time or two in my entire life.
Same here - my spitting aim isn't very good - I'd miss, get my leg, my shirt, etc. Much like my peeing aim, come to think of it.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:54 pm
by Jeff V
LordMortis wrote:
LawBeefaroni wrote:Yeah, it's ADA and building codes.
The American Dental Association wants midget urinals to spit in? I've never seen one of those in my dentist office. And they don't even have those swirly sinks anymore. They put a mini vacuum in my mouth and say "close".
Your's puts it in your mouth? Odd, mine puts it in my wallet, and when I question him, he says "which one of us has the DDS degree?"

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:10 pm
by Brian
So this thread went from spitting into urinals to midget dentists putting things in your mouth.

You know, OO turned into a gay sex chat room so gradually I barely had time to shop for a studded leather chaps and bustier set.

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:13 pm
by Bob
Brian wrote:So this thread went from spitting into urinals to midget dentists putting things in your mouth.

You know, OO turned into a gay sex chat room so gradually I barely had time to shop for a studded leather chaps and bustier set.
Anyone catch the season premier of Glee last night?

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:03 pm
by Daehawk
Never

Re: Man question - Spitting at the urinal. Why?

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:28 pm
by Scuzz
Bob wrote:
Brian wrote:So this thread went from spitting into urinals to midget dentists putting things in your mouth.

You know, OO turned into a gay sex chat room so gradually I barely had time to shop for a studded leather chaps and bustier set.
Anyone catch the season premier of Glee last night?

and history will show when OO changed...............