Surprising number of men prefer to sit down to pee, according to new study
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A surprising number of men like to sit when they urinate, according to a new study.
To sit or not to sit, that is the question.
Germany took charge when it came to men who like to sit down while relieving themselves with 62 per cent, while 39 per cent of Australian men admitted to being sitzpinkler enthusiasts too.
The data also revealed 50 per cent of Swedes and 34 per cent of Italians like to sit while peeing.
Brits were recorded to be the least common offenders in Europe, as only 24 per cent admitted to doing it.
While in Mexico, only six per cent of men like to pee sitting down.
It was also found that older German men (those aged 55 and above) are particularly likely to always sit down to wee, at 49 per cent, compared to 28 per cent of 18-34 year olds.
However, the age difference in Britain is reversed, with older British men notably more likely than the younger demographic to say they never sit down to wee, at 40 per cent and 23 per cent, respectively.
The poll was launched after journalist Sam Wollaston called YouGov out for our lack of data on how many British men sit down to urinate.
He noted that while there was no reliable data, he surveyed his own circle, which revealed that about 70 per cent of his male friends, mostly in their 50s, were ‘standers’.
“Their reasons: they’ve always stood; men stand, women sit; why would they; no, of course they don’t pee on the floor (we’ll come back to that – in short, they’re lying),” he wrote.
Beyond Europe, a 2020 poll revealed that the trend is growing, as it revealed that 70 per cent of Japanese men sit down - up from 51 per cent recorded five years prior.
It’s also been found that peeing while sitting down is better for men’s health.
According to researchers from Leiden University Medical Centre, sitting down helped the bladder empty faster and more thoroughly - beneficial for those with lower urinary tract problems and enlarged prostate.
“The sitting voiding position is preferable to the standing,” they wrote in the report.