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#1 kermit00

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:23 PM

I am having counselling after a horrid marriage breakdown.

The counsellor was asking me questions today about my husband's behaviour, etc and I told her he would wipe the toilet seat down before he used it....There was just the two of us in the home and I am female(so no chance of splashing any urine). lol.

When we were first married I saw my husband doing this and asked him why. He answered  - "I don't want to get any germs".

He did this our entire 17 years and I always thought it was a bit odd.
But now that the counsellor was asking about his habits, and I think I am offended.  He must have thought I had germs!

I can kind of laugh at it but had wondered if other partners do this or do you do it yourself.

I could understand in a public toilet but at home?

#2 Mumsyto2

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:26 PM

Nope. Not even when the kids were young and grotty unless there was obvious filth looking me in the face. Household seemed to survive.

#3 WreckTangle

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:28 PM

UM if someone other than me wiped down the toilet seat in this home I would be forever grateful..this is a strange question

Edited by WreckTangle, 19 June 2017 - 08:28 PM.

#4 Nobody Cool

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

No, unless it was obviously dirty with drops or smears.

#5 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

I do, due to DH's less than perfect aim. I've asked him to put the seat up before he uses it (and leave it up if he wants), but he doesn't like touching the seat due to 'germs' so never does. It really bugs me when I'm pregnant (so now) and I forget to wipe the seat before I sit down in the middle of the night - I think it shows a lack of respect for my needs. He's getting better at wiping up after himself though.

DH is a bit germ-phobic in general though.

#6 TinyTerry

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:30 PM

No unless it is very clearly wet or something.
In other areas of his life was he a germaphobe??

#7 88k

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:31 PM

What did he wipe it with anyway? Surely if it was just tissue he would have left all the germs behind anyway.
Such a weird thing to do, I'm with the PP and would also like for someone else in my house to clean the toilet (or anything really).

#8 kermit00

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:36 PM

View PostTinyTerry, on 19 June 2017 - 08:30 PM, said:

No unless it is very clearly wet or something.
In other areas of his life was he a germaphobe??

I am not quite sure....but I think, after 21 years of knowing him(or not knowing him) he may be suffering from mental illness. I never really saw it.Well. maybe I did but was in denial.
He was a bit fussy with food too..threw lots of food out that was still very much ok!

#9 Fresh Start

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:36 PM

Not unless I am following 5yo DS and I can see he has missed!

#10 Mumsyto2

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:36 PM

Actually come to think of it I can't even understand it in a public toilet either. Who wants to grub around with paper & cleaning in a random public toilet? I thought everyone just squatted over the seat - as in feet on floor, squatting but not touching the seat. My mum taught me that as a child & before I could do it successfully she would lift me above the seat. I'm fat & uncoordinated & manage fine even in heels. Maybe in advanced old age I won't & will have to look at wiping, who knows?

At other people's houses I either sit on the seat if I know them and trust their general cleanliness or squat like in a public toilet if not.

Just can't imagine wiping the seat before use in my own house.

#11 frizzle

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:36 PM

If I think it needs wiping I will go and get the ajax and a cloth and give it a proper clean. Judging by how I often I have to do this I don't think the urge overcomes anyone else in the house.

#12 Soontobegran

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:40 PM

If it was wet I would.

#13 harryhoo

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:40 PM

I wish I had after I went to the toilet following DS today. Ha ha! But generally if it doesn't look dirty I don't (that's aside from regularly cleaning it).

#14 Sara.xoxo

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:44 PM

I keep a can of glen 20 in the bathroom, in plain view for whoever feels the need to spray, can't say it's been used too much as it's the same can and I've lived here for 4 years. Some people are funny about germs, as soon as anyone enters my home they definetly know I am not one of them lol

#15 jenchristo

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:45 PM

If you sprinkle
When you tinkle
Be a sweetie
And wipe the seatie

I only wipe if there's an obvious sprinkle or skid mark. Small girls are NOT any neater than small boys. Plus our toilet flush is pretty enthusiastic so if the lid is left up then the water splashes onto the seat.

Other than that, nope, no wiping here.

#16 ~Nasty_Jodama~

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:54 PM

Only if there is visible signs of something I would prefer not to sit on :lol:

DH doesnt either.

#17 fancie shmancie

Posted 19 June 2017 - 08:57 PM

Unless there's something visible that requires wiping, I don't wipe the seat.

#18 usandthem

Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:03 PM

Only when the dog drinks out of the toilet and leaves dribble all over it!

#19 Fright bat

Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:04 PM

I have three young sons. Nuff said! There always something to wipe off!

But before that and in a decade from none- no.

#20 Brutta Borgia

Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:10 PM


#21 NannyPlum

Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:10 PM

90% of the time I wish I had.

100% of the time I forget until my butt is wet from stray pee.

#22 Imaginary friend

Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:15 PM

I don't routinely - like most PP's only if obviously visibly required.

But if your husband did this, I don't think it is anything to be offended by - people have various weird idiosyncratic habits, this was his, that's all.

#23 Teds

Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:23 PM

Hmmm... Mine vacuums up daily, and sometimes more. Even if I have just vacuumed. So I don't unless it is really dire now! Just one of those things that is ok now, but if we broke up, would be that 'strange' thing he did.

And yeah, I wipe if something needs wiping, but otherwise. No.

#24 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:24 PM

3 females and 1 trained male with good aim in this house. Rarely need to wipe the toilet seat when at home.

#25 Ianthe

Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:32 PM


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