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Which Is Healthier For Men- To Pee Standing Or Sitting?


The reason men pee standing up or sitting down is due to an innate cultural and psychological balance.

The anatomy and physiology of the male genitourinary tract (pee pipe) allows for an easier experience whilst standing. There are currently around 1/3 of men who choose to pee sitting down however.

A healthy man should be able to urinate just as well when sitting as when standing up. 

Reasons As To Why Men Should Choose Sitting Over Standing While Urinating

Men are often encouraged to use the sitting position as to reduce the spattering of urine (normally home and public places). This also prevents the formation of puddles of urine which do have the ability to  give off an offensive odour and definitely a very gross look.

Men choosing the sitting posture when they take a pee might be better for public health as it may prevent the spread of certain disease. Urine is sterile when it exits the bladder but can be an excellent growth medium for bacteria.

Sitting down while passing the urine would definitely be more hygienic.

It would also be more considerate for the domestic and commercial toilet cleaners.

Men who pee whilst taking a seat will fully empty their bladder – much better for their prostates and they might experience a longer, healthier sex life.

Stephen Shen, the head of Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) believes that men sitting on the toilet as women do will create a cleaner environment and advocates that men should sit while peeing instead of standing up.

Some researchers have recommended that men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) should consider peeing in the sitting position as they will be able to empty their bladders more by following this method.

Healthy men may or may not experience any benefit by sitting to urinate instead of standing. For some men, peeing in a sitting position may be more favorable due to some health conditions, but for the vast majority there is no difference between sitting and standing.

Some cultures do prefer to sit rather than stand when they pee. The decision really is yours to make, as you should follow whatever suits you the best, according to your convenience, bodily requirement and culture. Sitting might just be a cultural or psychological preference, not an actual health issue.

Source: curejoy