Yes, it's another bodily function blog post. What can I say? I'm male. These are the things we think about.
In a public restroom with a urinal, I'm a stand up kind of guy. But at home, I sit down. Now this topic is apparently a hot one in gender politics. I have a friend who always sat to pee because his wife asked him to. After they divorced he "reclaimed his manhood" and refused to sit to pee ever again. He also started eating meat again since they were vegetarians. We had a coming out party for him after the divorce was final at Hooters and many chicken wings were consumed. Incidentally he's stopped eating meat and is a vegetarian again, but no report on his bathroom habits.
For me it's simple, I've got two things working against me. First, I'm pretty tall, so my waist to floor distance is relatively substantial--let's not forget the acceleration due to gravity. Second, well, I'm no Hank Hill, so there's a volume quotient to add to the equation. Basically if I'm standing and urinating in a standard toilet I get a lot of back splatter, and that's just gross. If I'm wearing shorts, or worse, flip-flops and I can feel the splatter on my bare skin...ew.
So for my purposes, at home, I generally sit down. Avoids a whole mess (hehe) of trouble. I'm sure my wife appreciates it as she usually is the one that cleans the toilets around here. But it raises an interesting question. In a few years Baby Drofen is going to be potty training, so that may change things for a little while.
So, how about you or the men in your life? Up, down? A manly hover?