PDA

View Full Version : My Husband Bought Me...



Alpha Echo
08-22-2013, 04:47 PM
A heated nightlight toilet seat.

Yup! They make those! :)

http://www.homedepot.com/p/LumaWarm-Heated-Nightlight-Toilet-Seat-Elongated-White-L60-EW/203434467#.UhYHjT-E3Qo

That's what I call love. :heart:

stormie
08-22-2013, 04:58 PM
A heated nightlight toilet seat.


Hey, I want one! I'm the only female in this house. Darn seat is always up. "I forgot!" they say.

Right. They just want to get a good laugh.

Alessandra Kelley
08-22-2013, 05:38 PM
In our household we established the rule that all seats, lids, etc. are always put down after every use.

This keeps things cleaner and puts everybody on an equal footing. Everybody has to at least open the lid, and put it back down again afterwards.

We have never lost anything down a toilet, and wandering toddlers and dogs are in less hazard.

Alpha Echo
08-22-2013, 05:40 PM
stormie, I'm sorry! My husband is actually really good about putting down the toilet seat. It's just the polite thing to do, is the way he looks at it.

Unfortunately, we have a house...mate...I guess is what you'd call him. Long story, but he has no where to go and...anyway. He doesn't put down the seat. But he's not home often, so that's good.

I can't wait to sit on a heated seat!!!

Lavern08
08-22-2013, 05:49 PM
... I can't wait to sit on a heated seat!!!

^ PERVERT! :tongue

Alpha Echo
08-22-2013, 05:50 PM
Haha! :tongue My head didn't even go there...and now...my head is residing there. LOL

Lavern08
08-22-2013, 06:07 PM
... My head didn't even go there...and now...my head is residing there.

Double-entendre anyone? :D

Alpha Echo
08-22-2013, 06:22 PM
I give up. LOL You sound like my husband.

stormie
08-22-2013, 07:40 PM
stormie, I'm sorry! My husband is actually really good about putting down the toilet seat. It's just the polite thing to do, is the way he looks at it.


Don't be sorry! My sons mean well (long story). So I have to laugh off a lot of what goes on around here, or the household would be in a constant storm.

Get it? stormie? <groan>

I like Lavern's double entendre much better. :ROFL:

jjdebenedictis
08-22-2013, 08:14 PM
I don't need a heated seat, but the nightlight is brilliant.

The dead of night, half-asleep, my glasses forgotten on the nightstand, and out of the darkness and straight onto my nethers comes the icy, clammy touch of that porcelain-of-dubious-cleanliness...

El Husbando's punishment is that I do wake him up when I squawk in horror.

stormie
08-22-2013, 08:19 PM
I don't need a heated seat, but the nightlight is brilliant.

The dead of night, half-asleep, my glasses forgotten on the nightstand, and out of the darkness and straight onto my nethers comes the icy, clammy touch of that porcelain-of-dubious-cleanliness...

El Husbando's punishment is that I do wake him up when I squawk in horror.
Think of it as a toilet that does double-duty: a bidet and a toilet. (Except it's kind of backward--it should be toilet then the bidet.)

This is fun! A whole thread devoted to toilets!

Jersey Chick
08-22-2013, 08:33 PM
I showed this to my husband, who responded, "Why would we need that?"

Sigh.

ishtar'sgate
08-22-2013, 08:45 PM
A heated seat, o-o-o that would be lovely! I think I'll have to have a talk with hubby. Fortunately I have my own bathroom so if he doesn't like it he doesn't have to use it. So there.:D

Lavern08
08-22-2013, 09:42 PM
... This is fun! A whole thread devoted to toilets!

Yep, just a matter of time before it's filled with ...






























Potty humor! :D

Alpha Echo
08-22-2013, 09:54 PM
I showed this to my husband, who responded, "Why would we need that?"

Sigh.

Ah, men. They don't realize how lucky they are. Of course, my husband has told me how difficult it is sometimes to aim. Especially first thing in the morning or half-drunk. And he is a very clean bathroom user, I have to say.

Jersey Chick
08-22-2013, 11:17 PM
I told him he'd change his mind in the dead of winter. Our bathroom has no vents in it, so it's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. I would so appreciate the warm seat in the winter. :D

Alpha Echo
08-22-2013, 11:23 PM
Then I encourage you to get it! LOL There really is nothing worse than going to the bathroom in the middle of a winter night. I mean, it's hard enough to crawl out of the nice, warm blankets. But to then put your butt down on cold ceramic? Ugh!

Caitlin Black
08-23-2013, 12:53 AM
Does it heat up even in summer? Because that could be kind of uncomfortable, especially in a South Australian summer!

EarlyBird
08-23-2013, 02:35 AM
Ooh, nice!

I want one of those toilet seats that is also a bidet.

Or a Japanese toilet. The absolute finest in the world! I've been to Japan three times and the toilet in the hotel was one of the highlights of each trip. I know, I'm weird. :crazy:

Jersey Chick
08-23-2013, 03:11 AM
I've never been to Japan - what is it about a Japanese toilet that sets it apart from all other thrones? ;)

Alpha Echo
08-23-2013, 03:51 AM
JC - they have the water that squirts to clean you out, and heated seats. My stepdaughter goes there with her mother (she's Japanese) every year. They don't really have heat there, but they have luxury thrones. LOL

Jersey Chick
08-23-2013, 03:57 AM
If I didn't know the seats were heated, I'd probably be all skeeved if it was warmed and I sat. (I'd be all, "WTF? Who was just in here and what were they doing?????") :D

Alpha Echo
08-23-2013, 05:01 AM
Yeah, that would be weird if you didn't know ahead of time. I can't get used to the idea of water squirting up to clean you. It seems so strange, even though it would save you from a lot of pain! But, can the water squirt harder to clean #2? You'd have to have a bit of force behind the stream of water, right? It could come out like a water fountain. Or do you just use paper for #2?

jjdebenedictis
08-23-2013, 06:05 AM
I understand the Japanese toilets will also make a flushing sound without actually flushing.

This feature aids both discretion and water conservation measures when one is making, ahem, unladylike noises.

Caitlin Black
08-23-2013, 09:47 AM
I remember hearing about the "Little Princess" (I think that's what it's called) toilet in Japan. Basically, in the women's public bathrooms they've started installing a little stereo system in each cubicle. You turn it on, and it plays some music for something like 30 seconds, thus avoiding the noise aspect of toiletting.

I heard about that at Uni, and someone else in the class immediately said, "Yes, it can get rid of that embarrassment. But wouldn't people start judging you on how many times you turn the music on?"

*headdesk*

Alpha Echo
08-23-2013, 04:00 PM
I heard about that at Uni, and someone else in the class immediately said, "Yes, it can get rid of that embarrassment. But wouldn't people start judging you on how many times you turn the music on?"

*headdesk*

I would much rather the music. I mean, I know the women out there understand this - how many times have you sat there waiting (or trying to wait) for the other woman or women to leave the bathroom so you can do your thing and not be embarrassed? And the thing is, they know exactly what you're waiting for when they don't hear any movement or even breathing the entire time they're peeing.

It kinda feels good to talk about this! LOL My husband has a phobia of bathroom stuff. Seriously. He'll go to a bathroom on another floor of our house to do #2 and expects the same from me (unspoken rule, of course). He hates thinking about me doing normal human things like that. He'd rather keep me on a pedestal, I guess. Which is okay by me. He compensates well. :D

On a related note, the heated toilet seat is just for our master bath, but he is replacing two of the remaining three toilets as well. And our new toilets have two buttons - one for #1 and one for #2. It's supposed to be more efficient. Hopefully, it won't be like our "green" toilets at work. They're automatic, but they have very little water flushed through. So instead of being more efficient, they are much less because even for #1, you have to flush the thing at least twice to get everything down.

stormie
08-23-2013, 06:23 PM
I know of someone who has Asperger's Syndrome (no, not my sons this time), and she worked for a plumbing supply company. She loved it, especially the the different toilets. She was fascinated by them.

Who knew toilets came in so many different styles and accomodations? As I said, good thread. *stormie likes the toilet described here by Cliff Face that places music. Makes the experience much more private. :) *

Alpha Echo
08-23-2013, 06:24 PM
*stormie likes the toilet described here by Cliff Face that places music. Makes the experience much more private. :) *

Not only that, but much more pleasurable! LOL

Lavern08
08-23-2013, 06:33 PM
It kinda feels good to talk about this!

I agree. ;)




... My husband has a phobia of bathroom stuff. Seriously. He'll go to a bathroom on another floor of our house to do #2. Mine too - He'll actually "hold #2" until he gets home from work because he thinks it's rude to do it in the workplace. :Shrug:

Now, I'll admit to "holding it" too, (except for at work) because I absolutely and completely hate using public restrooms.

When I know I'm gonna be away from home for a while or if I'm on a road trip, I don't drink anything - especially water - until I reach my destination or return home.

That's how much I abhor public toilets. :rant:

Oh, and why are the "Ladies" Rooms so nasty? I can't believe women are that tacky when they think nobody is watching or looking?

JimmyB27
08-23-2013, 06:44 PM
Hey, I want one! I'm the only female in this house. Darn seat is always up. "I forgot!" they say.

Right. They just want to get a good laugh.

I remember seeing a list of jokey seminar titles once. One of them was 'Women and toilet seats: Gravity is on your side!'. :D

I don't understand why men always get berated for leaving toilet seats up. We need it up, you need it down - maybe you should start putting it up after you're done. :tongue

stormie
08-23-2013, 06:45 PM
That's how much I abhor public toilets. :rant:

Oh, and why are the "Ladies" Rooms so nasty? I can't believe women are that tacky when they think nobody is watching or looking?
I rarely wear my eyeglasses, but if I'm wearing them (I'm near-sighted), I take them off when I go into the Ladies Room. I don't want to see the grossness. I breathe through my nose and wipe the seat first.

My BIL came out of a boardwalk men's room last week, looking bemused. As he was using the urinal, a woman in a bikini sidled up to the urinal next to him, pulled the bottom of her suit aside in the crotch area, and peed.

And it wasn't Snooki.

Alpha Echo
08-23-2013, 06:56 PM
When I know I'm gonna be away from home for a while or if I'm on a road trip, I don't drink anything - especially water - until I reach my destination or return home.

That's how much I abhor public toilets. :rant:

Oh, and why are the "Ladies" Rooms so nasty? I can't believe women are that tacky when they think nobody is watching or looking?

I don't drink anything during road trips, but that's because I have either a very small bladder or a very sensitive one. Either way, I hate asking my husband to stop every hour. LOL

And I don't understand how women...it's so gross. I mean, our bathrooms at work are really nice and cleaned twice a day. But I still go in there to find tampons not flushed and such. Why? You don't do that at home!!!



I don't understand why men always get berated for leaving toilet seats up. We need it up, you need it down - maybe you should start putting it up after you're done. :tongue

Think about it. It's kind of gross to leave it up. It's a much more pleasant thing to put the entire seat down. Cover and all. That's the rule at our house. I am proud to say my husband never forgets.


I rarely wear my eyeglasses, but if I'm wearing them (I'm near-sighted), I take them off when I go into the Ladies Room. I don't want to see the grossness. I breathe through my nose and wipe the seat first.

My BIL came out of a boardwalk men's room last week, looking bemused. As he was using the urinal, a woman in a bikini sidled up to the urinal next to him, pulled the bottom of her suit aside in the crotch area, and peed.

And it wasn't Snooki.

Um first...laughing at the eyeglass remark.

Second...um...not sure what to say there.

Lavern08
08-23-2013, 07:09 PM
... As he was using the urinal, a woman in a bikini sidled up to the urinal next to him, pulled the bottom of her suit aside in the crotch area, and peed.

DANG!

No, wait a minute...

HOT DANG! :eek:

Alpha Echo
08-23-2013, 07:15 PM
It reminds me, stormie, a little bit, kinda, of something my baby sister did. At the time, she must have been about 5. My baby brother was then around 2. Anyway, I was going to the bathroom all us kids shared, and she was in there without the light on straddling the toilet with her pants down around her ankles.

I asked her what she was doing, and she said, "I'm peeing like a man. I'm going to be a boy when I grow up!"

I haven't let her live that down. LOL

(PS - she grew up to be a wonderful mother of two and married to a wonderful man with an amazing sense of humor)

onesecondglance
08-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Thanks for the link, Alpha - that's Christmas in the OSG household sorted. :D

[man who always puts the seat down after]

Alpha Echo
08-23-2013, 07:44 PM
Thanks for the link, Alpha - that's Christmas in the OSG household sorted. :D

[man who always puts the seat down after]

Awesome! Mine isn't installed yet, but I am sure your wife will be a happy lady. :)

And good for you always putting the seat down! I'm sure it's appreciated.

Caitlin Black
08-24-2013, 01:32 AM
You know, it's funny. I put the seat AND lid down every time I use the toilet, whether I was standing or sitting while using it. Because of the cleanliness thing. Like, when you flush, disease particles can be thrown into the air. Putting the lid down as well can minimise the badness.

But then mum won't put the lid down. Like, she has to lift to lid if I've been in there before her, but she won't put it back down.

Ken
08-24-2013, 01:58 AM
... contraption could be being a disaster.
Men folk not bothering to switch on the light.
Missing the target left and right.

Caitlin Black
08-24-2013, 02:51 AM
There's really no excuse for peeing standing up in the dark. Well, unless you're outdoors in a field or something.

Ken
08-24-2013, 04:31 AM
... maybe so.

Alpha Echo
08-24-2013, 05:59 AM
Well, currently I don't turn on the light when I have to pee in the middle of the night. My husband does, but his bladder lasts longer than mine, and he rarely even uses the toilet in the master. So...it's pretty much all for me.

Caitlin Black
08-24-2013, 06:49 AM
Yes, but sitting down to pee in the dark is much less messy than standing. :tongue

Alpha Echo
08-24-2013, 07:17 AM
So my husband tells me. He tells me it's much more difficult to aim. But you guys get to go off the side of the road or the boat or even the house after dark when you don't feel like going inside. Trust me. You guys have it a lot easier.

Caitlin Black
08-24-2013, 07:36 AM
I don't know if it's all one-way, though.

I mean, when I walk into the bathroom, I have to decide, "Do I stand or sit?" Like, if I'm not sure exactly what I need to do. Whereas if I'd been taught to sit every time, I could just let nature happen.

It's really annoying to pee while standing, then suddenly realise you should've been sitting. Essentially you have to either finish peeing, *then* sit down, or else try to hold it till next time.

Honestly, it makes more sense to just sit every time, but I was socialised to stand half the time.

Alpha Echo
08-24-2013, 07:46 AM
I had no idea. I thought guys were always just taught to stand. I remember when my (half)brother was being potty trained...I was about 19 or 20. Anyway, we took turns getting him up around 11 or so to make sure he went potty. And we (were all girls, his sisters) had to make sure to push his little penis down so he peed in the toilet. We never told him he could try to sit.

Caitlin Black
08-24-2013, 11:11 AM
Well yeah, that's just the thing! Go into any male bathroom anywhere in public, and there'll be urinals. The message is, "Hey, let's differentiate the sexes by encouraging men to pee standing up!"

Well, okay, that might be a little paranoid... I mean, it has been commented that urinals decrease the amount of waiting men have to do to use a busy public bathroom. But honestly, sitting makes more sense.

And really, the urinal is like, the iconic "male" thing, it seems. There was a reality TV show on down here a while back, where teams had to renovate a house, room by room. One week the ads were saying, "What do the teams have to do in the bathroom that every man will love, and every woman will hate?"

Yup, I guessed it in about 2 seconds - they had to put in a urinal. In a frickin' house! And no, this guy doesn't love urinals.

jjdebenedictis
08-24-2013, 12:38 PM
Regarding the men-peeing-in-the-dark thing, doesn't turning on the light in the middle of the night pretty much make you just as blind as if you were trying to aim in the dark?

Caitlin Black
08-24-2013, 01:00 PM
It doesn't have that effect on me... It takes about 2 seconds to adjust to the light coming on.

The trick is to close your eyes before you switch on the light. It seems that the heavy "Argh, light!" feeling on sensitive eyes gets trigged in part with your eyes closed. Then open them, and blink a few times.

No problems at all.

JimmyB27
08-24-2013, 05:50 PM
For night-time peeing: http://www.geekalerts.com/led-nightlight-for-the-toilet/

Alpha Echo
08-24-2013, 06:04 PM
Cliff, no offense, but I feel like if I asked my husband if he felt the same way, he'd think it was a total over-reaction. :tongue.


For night-time peeing: http://www.geekalerts.com/led-nightlight-for-the-toilet/

Neat but not really all that aesthetic. IMO. And I am SO blinded by the light in the middle of the night. I hate it. We have black-out curtains, and I can't even stand it when I get up while my husband is showering and go into the bathroom in the morning because he flips on every single light. The ones above my sink, his sink, the shower, and the tub. UGH.

EarlyBird
08-24-2013, 07:16 PM
My husband pees sitting down, always has. One of the reasons I fell in love with him. I've never had to clean his piss off the floor or the sides of the toilet.:LilLove:

Alpha Echo
08-25-2013, 01:22 AM
My husband pees sitting down, always has. One of the reasons I fell in love with him. I've never had to clean his piss off the floor or the sides of the toilet.:LilLove:

Me either, even though mine pees standing up. He's just fastidious about that kind of thing and considers it common courtesy and decency to aim well and clean up any mess.

Lavern08
08-25-2013, 02:29 AM
I lurve that I can go tinkle at night without turning the light on - No lights mean I go back to sleep quickly.

Once I fall asleep, if a light comes on, I'm done. :(

Alpha Echo
08-25-2013, 05:25 AM
Not me. I can always go back to sleep. In fact, on weekends, DH wakes me up for some nooky earlier than I'd like to crawl out of bed, and I go back to sleep for a bit afterwards. :D

stormie
08-25-2013, 08:24 PM
The answer to not wanting to be "blinded by the light" at night--a nightlight plugged into a bathroom outlet that goes on when it's dark. I have one that doesn't shine bright.

Lavern08
08-25-2013, 11:05 PM
... In fact, on weekends, DH wakes me up for some nooky

*Covers eyes and ears*

TMI !!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

redfalcon
08-26-2013, 12:03 AM
Ooh, nice!

I want one of those toilet seats that is also a bidet.

Or a Japanese toilet. The absolute finest in the world! I've been to Japan three times and the toilet in the hotel was one of the highlights of each trip. I know, I'm weird. :crazy:


http://www.totousa.com/Green/Products/Washlet.aspx


Toto makes good stuff. The bidets are getting very popular with the senior crowd, the ones with chronic "stomach" especially.

Lavern08
08-26-2013, 12:11 AM
I never quite understood how they work.

I get that a stream of water is released to cleanse the rear, but don't you still have to use paper to dry? :Shrug:

stormie
08-26-2013, 12:15 AM
I never quite understood how they work.

I get that a stream of water is released to cleanse the rear, but don't you still have to use paper to dry? :Shrug:
You just stand up and wait. :ROFL:

redfalcon
08-26-2013, 12:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmxillYY7tA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJqxEbq1EDg

I hope it's ok to post youtub vids.

Lavern08
08-26-2013, 06:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmxillYY7tA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJqxEbq1EDg

I hope it's ok to post youtub vids.

OK, that's actually pretty cool.

I'd have to do a couple of demos, because I still wonder about the accuracy and cleansing effectiveness of the spray, as well as how long you'd have to wait to get completely dry. :Shrug:

stormie
08-26-2013, 08:25 PM
I'd have to do a couple of demos, because I still wonder about the accuracy and cleansing effectiveness of the spray, as well as how long you'd have to wait to get completely dry. :Shrug:
Not in the store! Not in the store! Step away from the bidet!

For Lavern's sake, anyone know of a dryer that comes with a bidet? Poor thing is obsessing over it. :D

As for Toto brand--great toilet! Our plumber even said a tennis ball could be flushed down it. In five years, only one stopped-up flush.

Lavern08
08-26-2013, 09:44 PM
...For Lavern's sake, anyone know of a dryer that comes with a bidet? Poor thing is obsessing over it. :D

Yeah but, but, butt...

If I'm gonna pay that kinda $$$$$ for a toilet, I want to be danged sure I don't have to buy toilet tissue any more, yanno? ;)

stormie
08-26-2013, 09:57 PM
Yeah but, but, butt...

If I'm gonna pay that kinda $$$$$ for a toilet, I want to be danged sure I don't have to buy toilet tissue any more, yanno? ;)
Well the holiday catalogues will be coming out soon. Stock up and save!

Lavern08
08-26-2013, 10:10 PM
Well the holiday catalogues will be coming out soon. Stock up and save!

:ROFL:


*Wonders if I'm just over-thinking the whole notion*

jjdebenedictis
08-26-2013, 11:38 PM
If I'm gonna pay that kinda $$$$$ for a toilet, I want to be danged sure I don't have to buy toilet tissue any more, yanno?When I was in both India and Morocco, in the less tourist-friendly bathrooms, you were supposed to use the tap on the wall to fill a little cup, then use that water to cleanse yourself, and then use the (rather rough and uncompromising) paper provided to dry yourself. And then you washed your hands with this soap that appeared to have sand in it.

If you used too much paper, you could plug the toilets, which weren't built to handle big wodges of tissue. I cheated with the paper, of course. Thankfully I never caused any plumbing disasters.

Pro tip: If you're going to a developing country, practice the skills you're going to need to go to the toilet before you get there. Practice squatting on the flats of your feet so your knees get used to it and won't scream at you. Get in the shower and practice pouring water into your cupped hand so as to direct a stream of water at your appropriate bits. Also know that, until you're good at it, it's probably best to strip below the waist for the squatting.

Trust me; you don't want to get there and have to figure this stuff out when there are real excretions involved. :scared: :e2cry:

Ken
08-27-2013, 12:23 AM
Well, currently I don't turn on the light when I have to pee in the middle of the night. My husband does, but his bladder lasts longer than mine, and he rarely even uses the toilet in the master. So...it's pretty much all for me.

... ah. That's different.
Fine gift then and mighty considerate.
Seems like you've got yourself a keeper.