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Who has used one? They're very busy toilets. I'm very careful not to press too many buttons in public loos but in the hotel /home I try them all and have had a couple of surprises. We call them space toilets because they are so technical. Visiting a loo is quite the adventure. Luckily there are usually English instructions or at least decipherable pictures. At the other end of the scale are squat toilets which, well, you know! I was in a public toilet block once which had only one western style loo and there was a little queue of white women for it and all the squat toilets were free. I know toilet talk is popular on here, I remember a big discussion about the correct way to hang toilet roll. 

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I have to say I am glad the squat toilets are being phased out in France motorway ‘aires’.  My knees won’t take them!  

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19 minutes ago, Patricia W said:

I have to say I am glad the squat toilets are being phased out in France motorway ‘aires’.  My knees won’t take them!  

My thoughts exactly! 

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I hate it!

I don’t even ever hover over the seat... (and never used a bush in my life... :oops:)

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1 minute ago, Cat tails said:

I hate it!

I don’t even ever hover over the seat... (and never used a bush in my life... :oops:)

I am guessing that you don't have children... once strangers have seen parts of you that you've never seen yourself, you just don't care any more.😂

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Love Japanese toilets! 😍

My favourite one was in a hostel in Tokyo which had 32 buttons! The sound of running water so other people can't hear you, different scents, heated seat, various water pressures and drying :lol: 

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7 hours ago, The Dogmother said:

I am guessing that you don't have children... once strangers have seen parts of you that you've never seen yourself, you just don't care any more.😂

Definitely no children! Although visited a friend with a four year old over de holidays and the kid loooooves me, so decided we should go to the bathroom together. Sure! Why not!

it’s not so much the shame, but the logistics I hate...

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51 minutes ago, Cat tails said:

Definitely no children! Although visited a friend with a four year old over de holidays and the kid loooooves me, so decided we should go to the bathroom together. Sure! Why not!

it’s not so much the shame, but the logistics I hate...

I never got the hang of it even as a young kid. 

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I cannot use a public toilet where you cannot reach the door to slam it shut - it doesn't matter if it has a lock I hate the thought of someone walking in ....I read a very bizarre thread on mumsnet years ago about people who couldn't use any toliet unless they were naked which was very entertaining reading !!!

 

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Oh gosh I have a "twinkle tree" that I used to go behind on my way to my grandmother's.  Long journey and I just couldn't last the final 20 minutes!  It is still standing - on it's own in the middle of nowhere by a road in the New Forest!  But in France I chose to dash back to our hotel rather than use the outdoor loos!  Never been in a posh space loo.  I'd probably get washed before I could escape! Technophobia extends there too. But I did use a Shewee when I was doing long walks - took a bit of getting used to, but then I've not needed to use it since I've had it.  I have a bladder the size of a football!  Does give you a bit of freedom.  Otherwise we pop into a cafe for a drink and perhaps a cake or lunch and use the loo there.

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14 hours ago, patsylabrador said:

I never got the hang of it even as a young kid. 

Same here. But then it wasn’t a “thing” in my family. My mom is the type that will just hunt for a loo.

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With four children, we got used to identifying ‘emergency’ loo stops, especially as we did a lot of travelling in our camper.  Like the tree in the New Forest!  And like Valkyrie, there are certain bushes and trees across the U.K., France and Spain which bring back memories........ We are now repeating it with grandchildren! 

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On 1/10/2019 at 9:08 PM, The Dogmother said:

I don't mind squatting, or a handy bush

A bush is more common than indoors in my job! Or even sometimes if out as a team and there isn’t a handy bush just ‘Can you all stand on the other side of the landrover and look the other way please’ 😂

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Well mine is/was a little holly tree now it's a big one!  Makes you wonder how many other children needed a desperate little twinkle in the same spot - and why is it alone?  How did it get there?  Had a look on Google Street and it looks more like a lot of trunks together.  Ahhhhhhh my tree has ickle friends - or perhaps it was grazed and they are offshoots?  A bit further on it says Spring Bushes car park!  :lol::lol::lol:

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43 minutes ago, Patricia W said:

With four children, we got used to identifying ‘emergency’ loo stops, especially as we did a lot of travelling in our camper.  Like the tree in the New Forest!  And like Valkyrie, there are certain bushes and trees across the U.K., France and Spain which bring back memories........ We are now repeating it with grandchildren! 

I have a picture of my daughter, sitting on her potty alongside an Italian autostrada!

31 minutes ago, mullethunter said:

A bush is more common than indoors in my job! Or even sometimes if out as a team and there isn’t a handy bush just ‘Can you all stand on the other side of the landrover and look the other way please’ 😂

Haha, me too.... 'nothing to see here' 

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