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To think this is the worst idea in history?

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SinkGirl Sat 17-Aug-19 11:51:28

Anti-sex toilets that spray you with jets of water, sound an alarm and open the door if it:
- Detects “violent movements”
- The weight sensitive floor decides there’s more than one person in there
- You spend too long in the toilet

Disabled person with a mobility aid? Obese? Parent with child and buggy? Parkinson’s? Fall off the toilet? Spider runs across your bum?

You’re gonna get jetwashed and flash passers by. And you have to pay for the privilege.

These councillors were elected by people. Imagine that.

SinkGirl Sat 17-Aug-19 11:51:47

news.sky.com/story/anti-sex-toilets-will-soak-users-with-water-jets-and-sound-alarm-11786941

Pannalash Sat 17-Aug-19 12:06:02

‘You’re gonna get jetwashed and flash passers by’

Made me laugh out loud OPgrin

CheeseOnRoast Sat 17-Aug-19 12:07:44

I think it’s hilarious!

SinkGirl Sat 17-Aug-19 12:10:53

I’m just waiting for the “toilets closed due to unforeseen consequences” story, despite the consequences being the most foreseeable consequences ever.

I remember using those loo cubicles in France as a kid where they automatically clean themselves when you close the door after use... unless you nip straight in as your daughter comes out. My poor thrifty mum 😂

FadedRed Sat 17-Aug-19 12:11:14

We saw this on the news website and wondered about the weight thing. Is there going to be a warning about the limits of...erm...’activity’ and a maximum weight allowed etc?

SinkGirl Sat 17-Aug-19 12:11:45

At least if you fall off the toilet and break a hip, the door will fly open and someone will see you... I guess.

SinkGirl Sat 17-Aug-19 12:12:45

However they set the weight limit, it won’t work - two skinny people can go in fine, one larger person will get blasted. And definitely don’t take your suitcase in if you’re over 10 stone!

CheeseOnRoast Sat 17-Aug-19 12:12:48

“At least if you fall off the toilet and break a hip, the door will fly open and someone will see you... I guess”

😂🤣 stop it!

ScreamingValenta Sat 17-Aug-19 12:14:51

Sounds like they're setting themselves up for a raft of compensation claims.

dollydaydream114 Sat 17-Aug-19 12:16:00

Yeah, all very well laughing but my dad has Parkinson’s and staggers a lot and I don’t think he’d be able to use this loo. And given that not being able to find a public loo quickly is something that makes him really anxious about going out, I do worry about loos like this becoming the norm.

SinkGirl Sat 17-Aug-19 12:20:28

I’m not laughing at the people who’d be harmed by it - I have a close relative with Parkinson’s too, which is why it’s the first thing I thought of when I read this.

Any laughter is incredulity that anyone could ever think this wasn’t a good idea in any way, shape or form.

DrDetriment Sat 17-Aug-19 12:21:24

That's horrendous!

AngelasAshes Sat 17-Aug-19 12:26:08

Agree. This is a very bad idea.

HearMeSnore Sat 17-Aug-19 12:29:21

What if your mooncup has got wedged behind your pubic bone and you can't get the fucker out? The contortions and "violent movements" I've had to engage in to deal with that situation would challenge any sex detector.

And what if you had a dodgy curry the day before and now you're stuck in there for the morning? Spending too long in the loo? Violent movements? I'll fucking say.

Ridiculous idea.

SinkGirl Sat 17-Aug-19 12:32:23

Self catheterising, colostomy bags, someone left the seat up and you fell in... I mean really, what planet are they on?

FiveLittlePigs Sat 17-Aug-19 12:34:57

Another reason why I heartily dislike public toilets and will only use them in an absolute emergency.

Zaphodsotherhead Sat 17-Aug-19 12:43:15

And what have they got against people having sex in toilets anyway? Plus, two thin people could still have non-energetic sex...

Antonin Sat 17-Aug-19 12:45:27

@FiveLittlePigs you are one of the fortunate ones. Some of us have emergency situations if we are out of the house for more than a couple of hours

wonkylegs Sat 17-Aug-19 12:48:58

Bloody stupid, expensive 'solution' to a problem. Clearly whoever has ok'd this has been blinkered and hasn't really thought through the implications.
Who gets to decide what amount of time is 'too long' for going to the loo?
This kind of thing is why local councils get ridiculed.

Mummyoflittledragon Sat 17-Aug-19 12:49:24

Bloody hell even more hard of thinking bureaucrats.

Mummyoflittledragon Sat 17-Aug-19 12:51:10

Sorry to shout

CAN THE PERSON, WHO VOTED OP IS BU PLEASE COME BACK AND CORRECT THEIR ERROR. wink

Thank you.

Always one, who makes a mistake... or is it just for fun.

TheInebriati Sat 17-Aug-19 12:52:14

''Planning documents for the facilities say rough sleepers will be deterred by a time limit on how long a person can use the cubicles for.''
What the everloving fuck did I just read.

Councillors, here's a tip. Just pay for toilet attendants instead of expensive Crystal Maze style toilets.

DarlingNikita Sat 17-Aug-19 12:58:50

It's a terrible idea and presumably invented and/or voted for by a whole raft of swivel-eyed loons.

I suspect it's about 'the gays' having sex in the loos as much as anything else. But it discriminates against a LOT of people, as pps have said –anyone over a certain weight (and where/how do they set that?), anyone who is a carer or needs assistance, anyone who moves slowly/uses the loo slowly for whatever reason...

I kind of want them to be implemented and then watch the council bankrupt itself having to compensate everyone. Twunts.

cushioncovers Sat 17-Aug-19 12:59:55

Is it April 1st already?😂

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