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Thai Toilet Etiquette

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Neeranam    3,480

Tissue? Don't be soft. What's wrong with a slightly damp arse?

I'm thinking of changing 1 of my 3 toilets in my house from Western style to Thai style - a lot more comfortable, hygenic, and healthy(good if your constipated - squirt right up your **** and wait 20s).

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chingching    143

Instead of taking yr pants off completely, I find if u do not drop your pants below the knees, your clothes wont get wet. Drop them about 1/2 way down yr thigh, and if u have long pants that way you can also roll the lower part up. (Everything is now bunched up around yr knees)

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qwertz    0
I squat and use the spray liberally, then I stand up and spray off the toilet and the surrounding floor to make sure any "spill over" has been washed downt the drain....then I flush the toilet with two big scoops of water....then I put on my underpants and pants ).(I remove them before squating I never use toilet paper and it seems that the water drains off my body during the time that it takes me to spray the toilet and floor and to flush the toilet....at least enough of it drains away that my pants are not wetted through. I think that some people just think that the water will be a problem but my experience is that it is not.....maybe the "secret" is cotton underwear and cotton pants?

Chownah

Where do you put them? I've considered removing trousers completely, as if you just lower them, the bottom (cuffs) inevitably gets wet from the water on the floor, but I've never found anywhere dry & safe to put them whilst completing the necessary... :o

Round your neck, NR, it works for me. :D

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soundman    1,297
I squat and use the spray liberally, then I stand up and spray off the toilet and the surrounding floor to make sure any "spill over" has been washed downt the drain....then I flush the toilet with two big scoops of water....then I put on my underpants and pants ).(I remove them before squating I never use toilet paper and it seems that the water drains off my body during the time that it takes me to spray the toilet and floor and to flush the toilet....at least enough of it drains away that my pants are not wetted through. I think that some people just think that the water will be a problem but my experience is that it is not.....maybe the "secret" is cotton underwear and cotton pants?

Chownah

Where do you put them? I've considered removing trousers completely, as if you just lower them, the bottom (cuffs) inevitably gets wet from the water on the floor, but I've never found anywhere dry & safe to put them whilst completing the necessary... :o

Round your neck, NR, it works for me. :D

I don't know about you guys, but most of the public toilets in servo's and the like are so dirty with piss and crap everywhere, that there is no way I would let any part of my skin touch the surrounding surfaces, let alone taking all my clothes off. Public toilets are best avoided unless you have absolutley no choice.

Think about the public toilets in JJ weekend market for instance.......

Soundman.

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qwertz    0
I squat and use the spray liberally, then I stand up and spray off the toilet and the surrounding floor to make sure any "spill over" has been washed downt the drain....then I flush the toilet with two big scoops of water....then I put on my underpants and pants ).(I remove them before squating I never use toilet paper and it seems that the water drains off my body during the time that it takes me to spray the toilet and floor and to flush the toilet....at least enough of it drains away that my pants are not wetted through. I think that some people just think that the water will be a problem but my experience is that it is not.....maybe the "secret" is cotton underwear and cotton pants?

Chownah

Where do you put them? I've considered removing trousers completely, as if you just lower them, the bottom (cuffs) inevitably gets wet from the water on the floor, but I've never found anywhere dry & safe to put them whilst completing the necessary... :D

Round your neck, NR, it works for me. :D

I don't know about you guys, but most of the public toilets in servo's and the like are so dirty with piss and crap everywhere, that there is no way I would let any part of my skin touch the surrounding surfaces, let alone taking all my clothes off. Public toilets are best avoided unless you have absolutley no choice.

Think about the public toilets in JJ weekend market for instance.......

Soundman.

Amen to all that, and especially when you have to pay too. :o

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coldcrush    0

I always crouch, even in the UK I hate sitting on someones dirty, sweaty seat...yukkk

ps.. Have you ever had a mosquito bite ya ass? Knacks doesnt it....

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qwertz    0
True, Soundman. But public toilets are pretty dismal anywhere. And if ya gotta go...like on visa trip stops, well...

Into the bushes and clean up with a banana leaf, JG, it works for me. :o

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Grover    4

what about the toilets without the bum guns? the ones with a tub of water and the round plasic bowl ?

how do those work? I assume you pour it down your lower back, hoping some of it trickles its way down under... unless one is meant to somehow reach under and project it upwards in a splash, risking a slip & possible contamination.

At least the challenge of balancing, cleaning and escaping without slipping, falling and contaminating my clothing etc gives a warm sense of accomplishment.

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soundman    1,297
True, Soundman. But public toilets are pretty dismal anywhere. And if ya gotta go...like on visa trip stops, well...

Take a porta-potty with you...... :o:D

Soundman.

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soundman    1,297
what about the toilets without the bum guns? the ones with a tub of water and the round plasic bowl ?

how do those work? I assume you pour it down your lower back, hoping some of it trickles its way down under... unless one is meant to somehow reach under and project it upwards in a splash, risking a slip & possible contamination.

At least the challenge of balancing, cleaning and escaping without slipping, falling and contaminating my clothing etc gives a warm sense of accomplishment.

I could answer this one for you, however, I am not entirely sure I am doing it correctly myself. I think it is time for a few of our "thai" forum members to put their 2 cents worth in....

Soundman.

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popshirt    0
what about the toilets without the bum guns? the ones with a tub of water and the round plasic bowl ?

how do those work? I assume you pour it down your lower back, hoping some of it trickles its way down under... unless one is meant to somehow reach under and project it upwards in a splash, risking a slip & possible contamination.

For a guy with a lotta posts, you must have spent most of your time in the city ......... the LEFT hand is used to splash water UP to the anus and, if necessary, wash it a bit all from the small plastic bowl, and the remaining water dumped in the toilet.......then some fresh water from the tub in the plastic bowl and a good scrub of the left hand in the plastic bowl, dump the water and you're done. Thais are careful not to contaminate the water in the tub and to not use their right hand. This may not seem terribly sanitary to westerners but most health professionals know that SCRUBBING of the hands is more important than using soap. The upside is that Thais must have the cleanest bums in the world; most that I know are disgusted by the western use of toilet paper.

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uptou    0

the lack of hooks in toilets over here is one of the mysteries of thailand for me,along with bus air conditioning on full blast with blankets supplied.what does it take to stick a nail in the door frame.its sometimes an art to manage to stuff or hang your clothing sometimes.maybe underpants on the head & trouser legs tied around the neck is the awnser.

im not really a fan of the spray method either.it just seems that a slightly wrong angle can blast debris anywhere.i have been in the odd thai toilet where there has been chillies on the floor from previous poos.lovely just before a meal.

on a scientific note a hairy bum & clinker could also be a problem for some. :o

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Grover    4

my solution for the no hook problem is to wrap my belongings (small size) into my shirt, rolling the shirt up to my chin, holding it all in place with the chin. This may sound strange and awkward, but this method is secure, and it is much safer than trying to dangle things off the door latch.

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chownah    2

Carry a wire hanger in your bag and use it as a hook.....simple....cheap....effective....or even fashion a piece of it into a hook to reduce the incredible weight of carrying around the entire hanger.

Chownah

Plan ahead....but only if you want to....it does take some of the excitement out of life though.

chownah

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