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Survey says 40% of Japanese men listen to their wives.

When it comes time to take a leak. From the Mainchi Daily News-

About 40 percent of adult Japanese men sit on the toilet to urinate -- a staggering figure almost three times the number recorded in 1999 -- according to a survey by Western-style toilet manufacturer Matsushita Electric Works Ltd.

The survey of 518 men and an identical number of women whose ages ranged from their 30s to 50s showed that the younger the man, the more likely he is to sit down while peeing instead of the traditional method of standing up.

The 40 percent of men who sit while urinating is almost three times more than the 15 percent of men who did so when the company first started surveying toilet habits in 1999.

"Women hate it when urine sprays, so there appears to be an increasing number who are asking men to sit down on the toilet when they have to go," a Matsushita Electric Works spokesman said.

It always amazes me when people do surveys like this, or do a study like this one. Is it ever thought that maybe the men being asked are giving the answer the survey taker wants to hear.

I'll take the fifth as to my habit and won't take any further stand on this news. Though it may be interesting to hear what Wizbang contributor Kim thinks about this topic.

Hat tip- Japundit who says the study reveals nagging works.


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Comments (8)

40% listen to their wives.... (Below threshold)

40% listen to their wives. Do they have a 60% divorce rate? LMAO

Studies like this pi$$ me o... (Below threshold)

Studies like this pi$$ me off. We should stand up and do something about this. I am flush with anger. Okay, I am done now. ww

Sitzpinklers!... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:


1.maybe more Japanese men a... (Below threshold)

1.maybe more Japanese men are reading in the bathroom than ever before.

2.Japanese bathrooms can be quite comfortable, first time I ever saw heated toilet seat was in Japan. They were great in the winter!

Started sitting on my own i... (Below threshold)

Started sitting on my own in 1973. Moved to an apt. while in college. Had to do my own cleaning and quickly found out that drinking and standing made for poor marksmanship.

Put a big sign on my bathroom door:


My husband would kill me fo... (Below threshold)

My husband would kill me for telling this. He sits, but for a very good reason. He's 6'7" and the toilet is waaaaay down there so if he stood, most of it wouldn't make it into the bowl :)

I'm 6'3". Guess I never fa... (Below threshold)

I'm 6'3". Guess I never factored in that variable.

So I can start drinking again?

Eh, I just hold it unil I h... (Below threshold)

Eh, I just hold it unil I have to crap, solves any decision making on my part.






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