Toilets

Why Do We Need Toilets That Talk to Us?

Laurence Clark | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy
Laurence Clark

As a stand-up comedian living in the north-west of England, I frequently find myself travelling down to London on the train for gigs. This means that over the past few years I have developed a healthy dislike for Virgin Trains' on-board toilets...

Is Covering The Toilet Seat With Paper More Hygienic?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For years, people have covered toilet seats in paper in a bid to prevent unwanted germs from getting on their bottoms. But is it actually more hygieni...

Understanding the Power of Toilets in Rural Angola

Edson Monteiro | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Edson Monteiro

I recently returned from a trip to visit rural villages in Angola to look at the impact that Unicef's sanitation partnership with Andrex is having on children and families there. It's incredible to think that seven out of ten people living in rural Angola do not have a clean, safe toilet to use. This has a huge impact on the health of Angola's children and one of the reasons the country has the highest rate of child mortality in the world.

Glastonbury and the Curse of the Long Drop

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Cunningham

Glastonbury has been reducing the number of Portaloos in favour of the greener 'Long Drop". Although the portable loo was no delight, it did have a seat and a lock and a roof. Whereas the Long drop though worthy, lacks the privacy of a sealed cubicle. It also has the long drop, striking fear into the toilet phobic.

One Person Can Make a Difference - And Everyone Should Try

Laura Rutherford | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Parents
Laura Rutherford

Ever get those moments when you look at your kids and think you just love them soooo much? You'd do anything for them. You want the very best for them. And nothing less. This doesn't change if you have a child with disabilities. The only difference is you usually have to fight for everything that makes your baby's life easier.

Toilets to Politics - Why Trans Inclusion Matters

Aimee Challenor | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Politics
Aimee Challenor

We live in an amazingly diverse society, surely our politics should reflect that? Luckily more and more people are agreeing - but there's still some small changes we need to make to get there.

We Need to Make Loos Accessible to People With a Stoma

Caroline Richards | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Richards

I live with a colostomy. This means my colon has been diverted through an opening on the side of my abdomen so that bodily waste can pass into a stoma bag. My stoma is due to bowel cancer but many people undergo surgery for one due to Crohn's and Colitis, childbirth, injury and other conditions.

Genius Invention Will Stop You From Peeing On The Floor In The Night

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Stop everything. Because your midnight toilet break just got a whole lot easier. We all know guys can have a tendency to miss the toilet bowl while pe...

"We have to put our children on the floor covered in urine": Sussex mums campaign for proper disabled toilets

Liam Evans | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Liam Evans

Parents of disabled children are campaigning for action as they are forced to change their child's nappies on the floors in public bathrooms. They want better facilities across Brighton and Hove.

It's No Joke: The State of the World's Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

On this World Toilet Day, it's time for the world to make good on our promises - and while we all love a bit of toilet humour, the state of the world's sanitation really is no joke.

Who Knew?

Emma Porcelli | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Parents
Emma Porcelli

Who knew poo and wee would become our life when we had kids? If we're not covered in it, we are stressing out in public about it. Do you find you are on repeat when asking the toddler if they need the toilet?

This Is Why You Always Check Under The Toilet Seat In Australia

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Comedy

In today's most bum-clenching news, two pythons measuring a combined length of five and a half metres have been rescued from a toilet bowl in Queensla...

The Unspoken Etiquette Of Ladies Toilets Every Woman Knows

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you're a woman, going to the loo in a public toilet is not as simple as going in, doing your business, then leaving. From sharing sanitary pro...

Switzerland Is Telling People How To Poo Properly

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK

Swiss railway authorities have felt the need to erect signs telling people how to poo properly on their trains. The informative diagrams have been ...

Teen Dies After 'Toilet Anxiety' Makes Her Withhold Bowels For Two Months

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A teenager has died after holding in bowel movements for up to two months, which caused her to have a heart attack. Emily Titterington, 16, suffere...

Do You Pee In The Shower?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There are two types of people in this world: those who pee in the shower and those who don't. Or, as one reddit user quite rightly suggests, those who...

The Toilet Flush Direction Myth Solved In One Simple Video

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Tech

Toilet flushes and bath drains have perplexed the human mind for a long time. A significant number of us appear to have our shower thoughts consum...

Scientist Reveals We've All Been Pooing Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pooing: we all do it. But have you ever considered that your toilet technique might be all wrong? If you sit on the toilet seat and go about your b...

'Please Hurry It's Not A Great Smell': Train Passenger Stuck In Toilet Tweets For Help

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

Picture the scene: You’ve been caught short and you have to go to the loo on the train. Not great. But you find your way into a stall, perfo...

Man Tries High-Tech Korean Toilet, Giggles Like A Schoolgirl

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Comedy

There's something really, really pleasant about hearing a grown man talk about technology and then suddenly giggling like a little girl when a stream ...

Comedienne Discovers Two-Way Mirror In Women's Toilets

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Using the toilet is definitely a private affair, unless you're in a comedy club in Illinois that is. When comedienne Tamale Rocks went to use the l...

Celebrity S**ts in Bucket / Prisons in Crisis

Georgia Brown | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Georgia Brown

My dad is in maximum-security prison after an unreliable career in armed robbery. He already served ten-years and was finally promoted to an open prison - you know the ones - the kind we reserve for our white-collar criminals like celebrity politicians Jeffrey Archer and Jonathan Aitken. Annoyingly my dad didn't write a best seller in the last few months of his stretch...

How To Clean Your Toilet Using Coca Cola

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who needs bleach when you can clean your toilet with Cola? Simply splash your fizzy beverage around the pan, scrub with your toilet brush, et voil...

Do You Sit Down On Public Toilet Seats? Science Tells You Why You Should

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Preskey | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever spent five minutes building a nest of loo roll on a public toilet seat before answering nature's call? Or do you just attempt the awkwar...

How A Global Toilet Shortage Is Causing A Gender Inequality Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

It's World Toilet Day - and that's no laughing matter. According to the United Nations, 2.5 billion people - that's one in three - don't have acce...