Public toilets–the spaces meant to relieve oneself while on the go. Ironically though, they provide anything but relief. Blame it on their nostril-burning malodour, mucky floors, and overused toilet seats. Using them is rather stressful and well, risky. But then again, you can’t really disregard Mother Nature’s discretion, right? So, from hovering to wiping the seat with toilet paper, we do it all to safeguard our health during those “emergency” situations. But have you ever wondered if there was an easier and a safer way to use a public washroom? Enter disposable toilet seat covers. You might have heard about them already, but here’s a foolproof guide to using them to pee in peace even at a shared facility with dubious hygiene. Check it out:
Why Should You Use A Toilet Seat Cover?
You’ve probably tried every trick in the book to get out of a public washroom without getting your health in trouble. But here we are, strongly rooting for disposable toilet seat covers as the ultimate solution to all your toilet-hygiene woes while on the go. Here’s why:
They Can Keep Infections At Bay
The pot seats at a shared facility are used and literally abused. They might be as contaminated as the floor and become a source of multiple infections for you. Fungal or bacterial infections on the genital skin and infections of the urinary tract or reproductive organs are some of the side-effects of using a contaminated toilet seat. However, a disposable toilet seat cover can eliminate the risk by preventing direct contact with the dirty seat.
They Can Keep You Comfier
We’re all for strengthening the glutes and toning that ass. But hovering over a toilet seat isn’t the workout we have in mind. Moreover, what if you have to take a dump instead of only wee-weeing in there? How much longer can you hold that squat in a stinky, suffocating cubicle? Use a disposable toilet seat cover instead. You won’t walk out the washroom limping with the post-squat soreness in your thighs, we assure you. Like we always say, pee in peace wherever you are.
They Can Break The Germ-Spread Cycle
Using a disposable toilet seat can also break the vicious cycle of germ spread. You can ensure that you’re leaving a clean seat for the user next in line and so on. Everyone gets to pee comfortably without infections. Sounds like a win, win, situation, right?
How To Use A Toilet Seat Cover
We’ve made a strong case for disposable toilet seat covers already. But if you’re wondering how to use toilet seat cover, we’re here for you. We’ve broken it down for you into two easy-breezy steps:
Step 1: Wipe The Seat
Disposable toilet seat covers are usually made with paper. If used on a wet surface, they can absorb germs and transmit infections from the seat. So before using it, make sure to wipe the seat clean with toilet paper or wipes.
Step 2: Place It On The Seat
Once dry, you can toss out a cover from the pack, open it up, and spread it over the toilet seat. Make sure it’s placed right so as to prevent it from moving after you sit on it. Now, feel free to sit and relieve yourself.
How To Discard A Toilet Seat Cover
Discarding the disposable toilet seat cover properly is just as important as using it in the first place. Here are two possible ways to dispose of it after use:
Flush It Off
Most toilet seat covers are made with biodegradable material that can easily dissolve in water. So after use, you must remove the cover from the pot seat and flush it away.
Toss It In The Bin
If you have any doubts about the material of the toilet seat cover or if the flush isn’t working, you can toss it in the bin and close the lid. You can also keep a disposal bag handy and seal the used seat cover in it if there’s no bin around.
POPxo Recommends: Best Toilet Hygiene Products For Complete Toilet Safety
We all have torturous trysts with filthy public washrooms time and again. However, it’s important to ensure that the poor hygiene of these facilities don’t ruin our health. While using a disposable toilet seat cover can help, here are three products from Sirona’s PeeBuddy range to ensure 100% safety while using a shared facility:
The PeeBuddy Disposable Toilet Seat Cover
The toilet seat cover can be placed on the seat to avoid any direct contact with it. You can just sit and relieve yourself in peace. The best part? These covers are biodegradable and can be flushed down the toilet after use.
The PeeBuddy Female Urination Device
This easy-to-use tool that helps you pee while standing. You can relieve yourself without hovering over the toilet seat or making any contact with it. All you need to do is to place the device between your legs, point it towards the pot, and pee. Simple!
The PeeBuddy Before And After Toilet Sanitiser Spray
This spray kills 99.9% of germs on any surface. So, you can use it to sanitise pot seats, door knobs, and taps. That’s not it, you can even deodorize the cubicle with this spray before and after using the washroom.
With these products in your kitty and all the info on how to use a disposable toilet seat cover, you’re covered. You are sure to manoeuvre through the filthiest public washrooms with utmost ease–minus any infections. Thank us later!
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