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SWEDEN: Men Should Sit Down To Pee

Cue the raving wingnuts once this story out of Sweden gets passed around.
Men who work for the Sörmland County Council in central Sweden should sit down rather than stand up when urinating in office toilets, according to a motion put forward by the local Left Party chapter. The Left Party in Sörmland is taking a stand to ensure men take a seat when emptying their bladders in the county council's own toilets. According to the party, there are two very important reasons for the proposal encouraging men to sit instead of stand when they urinate. One reason has to do with hygiene and a desire to ensure that no one who uses the toilets at the county council's offices will be required to walk through puddles or residue left by stray urine which happens to splash out of the bowl and onto the floor when male employees pee standing up. The Left Party also cites medical research it claims shows that men empty their bladders more efficiently when they are seated. The improved bladder evacuation not only reduces the risk for prostate problems, according to the party, but also helps men who sit rather than stand achieve a longer and healthier sex life, the local Folket newspaper reported.
According to Wikipedia: "The Left Party is a socialist and feminist political party in Sweden, founded in 1917 following a split from the Swedish Social Democratic Workers' Party." (Tipped by JMG reader Myles)

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