Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Why Do People Do It In The Women's Room?

In D.C., apparently everyone just has sex in public bathrooms all the time, because our nation's capital is overrun with entitled monsters.

Alan Popovsky, who owns Lincoln Restaurant and Teddy & The Bully Bar, has found that unisex single-occupancy restrooms—and handicap-accessible ones in particular—tend to be the most popular hookup spots. “If you go into a restroom and you can actually lock the door behind you, that’s just an open invitation,” he says. But in the case where there’s a men’s and women’s restroom to choose from, heterosexual couples almost always go for the women’s room. “Women are much more apprehensive to go into the men’s room and have sex with a man,” Popovsky says. “Or a woman. I have seen that before too.”

This seems unfair, given that women's bathrooms generally have fewer facilities and a longer wait time, but that's consequences of the patriarchy for you.

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jolie (#16)

Oh well? They tend to be cleaner, and also then you're not doing it next to a urinal. (Urinals terrify me almost exactly as much as do people on stilts, and people on stilts are to me what scary clowns are to the rest of the world.)

@jolie are clowns on stilts any more upsetting to you than regular people on stilts or…?

jolie (#16)

@Brendan O'Connor@facebook A be-costumed person of any sort on stilts is marginally worse than a person on stilts wearing street clothes but really the terror margin is negligible. AND OH GOD DON'T GET ME STARTED ON MIMES. I once assaulted a mime, and I'm not even sorry for it. (He harassed me first, so I pushed his stupid ladder. While he was on it.)

@jolie wait was it a real ladder or was it a mimed ladder?

jolie (#16)

@Brendan O'Connor@facebook It was a real God damned ladder. (He was fine, he managed to stay on the thing and continue his performance while making the VERY WISE CHOICE to leave me the fuck out of it.)

BadUncle (#153)

@jolie "Cleaner?" Please. Not when women play hovercraft over toilet seats.

jolie (#16)

@BadUncle "tend to be …" was a deliberate choice of words on my part

@BadUncle But that's only a problem if you want to sit down.

Women's restrooms are INVARIABLY cleaner.

joshc (#442)

@Sharilyn Neidhardt False.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Urinals, I've found, are often fairly clean, since men tend to piss in the sink.

They're kind of poorly-proportioned for activities suggested by the post, though.

freetzy (#7,018)

Did you ever consider that women's bathrooms only have such long wait times because of all the bonin' going on?

freetzy (#7,018)

If people are having sex in the bathroom at The Palm, are we sure they're having sex with anyone else?

pissy elliott (#397)

I am very interested at all of you saying that women's rooms are cleaner. I've had three jobs that included "terlit cleaning" in their description, and that is contrary to my experience. I assume people use the ladies' room for boning because it's all stalls.

Peter Feld (#79)

How long is this thing? It's like a New Yorker history of wheat article about sex in DC restrooms.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

Finally, DC is discussed in The Awl.

deepomega (#1,720)

@stuffisthings And now I feel like they've basically covered it. We can close the book on THAT city.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@deepomega but wait! What about our MEN'S rooms?

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@deepomega actually most restrooms in DC are unisex now. I also have some other interesting facts about our nation's cap– hey where are you going?

BadUncle (#153)

Who doesn't dream of a Union Hall blumpkin?

“Or a woman. I have seen that before too.”

Women having sex with women, YA DON'T SAY.

deepomega (#1,720)

@antarctica starts here *tie rolls up and back down, collar flips up, top hat begins spinning like a plane's propellor*

messica (#234,148)

@antarctica starts here why does he seems surprised that lesbians would have sex in the women's room??

I'm sorry, we're debating the merits of WHICH restroom to boink in, and not the fact that boinking in public restrooms sort of gnarly?

Unless DC restrooms commonly have showers, that is.

messica (#234,148)

I'm not sure if it's apprehension so much as men's bathroom stall sometimes not having doors. I mean, they frequently have doors but the women's ALWAYS guarantee a door. It seems inconvenient to chance it by sneaking in to one bathroom as a couple, only to have to sneak into the other because of a lack of door.

joshc (#442)

@messica wait, what? "stalls sometimes not having doors" is a thing that happens?

Jay Casey@facebook (#239,149)

RIP to the Blarney Cover where some dude was getting his "dick wet" with a girl and her sister in the bathroom until she stole Krucoff's phone which began the series of Very Bad Things and ended with NYU buying that block of East 14th but it's all cool because NYU is buying up all of Downtown Brooklyn dorm life amirite?

Brunhilde (#1,225)

Shock G never specified which bathroom he got busy in, he just made sure we knew it was at a Burger King.

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