Swedish politician wants men to pee sitting down
A Swedish politician asserts that sitting down to urinate is more hygienic and beneficial to prostate and sexual health.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Roslan Rahman/AFP Global Edition
A local Swedish politician wants to require all men to sit down whenever they use the toilets in a county council building, to keep them clean and promote good health, a counsellor said June 14.
Viggo Hansen, a member of the Left Party, submitted the proposal to the Soermland County Council in central Sweden earlier this week.
In Sweden, where daycare centers encourage little boys to "be a sweetie and take a seatie", the issue is not being taken lightly.
In an interview with a local television channel, Hansen pointed out that according to some experts sitting down to urinate is not only more hygienic but also reduces the risk of prostate trouble.
His proposal also claims that relieving oneself while seated "contributes to a better and longer sex life."
Critics suggest it may be difficult to enforce the rule, which the council has one year to study before reaching a decision, according to the head of the Left Party group, Maud Ekman.
Copyright 2012 AFP Global Edition
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