Hopefully you already know that open urination is a despicable or illegal act. However, in certain situations, you inevitably have to urinate outdoors, for example due to heavy traffic jams for hours in a place far from the bathroom, or being in the middle of a mountain while hiking. While you should do everything you can to avoid urinating outdoors, there are steps to maintain decency and common sense.
Part 1 of 3: Peeing in Public
Step 1. Select an empty location
If you've had a lot of drinking at a bar or club, you may be tempted to pee on the sidewalk or a nearby wall. However, you could be arrested for committing a disgraceful act in a public place. This is why you need to choose a quiet, secluded place to pee without being seen.
For women, there's no quick and easy way to pee outdoors, especially if you're wearing pants. If you're wearing a skirt, you can try lowering your panties down before squatting down. You should try to pull the underwear to the side of the urethra so it doesn't get dirty
Step 2. Pee in the dark
If you go out at night, you may be tempted to pee on the lamppost, but this will make it easier for the police to find you. Instead, choose a dark alley or an unlit garden.
If you're out with friends, make sure they know you're looking for a dark place to pee so they can keep you safe from a distance
Step 3. Pee on the grass
Peeing on a wall or sidewalk sounds louder than dirt or grass. If you're near a local park or a land area, it's a good idea to water here so it's not easy for people to find.
Step 4. Pee in the forest
If you're stuck in a traffic jam, try finding a wooded area near the motorway so you can pee without other drivers seeing.
- Know that peeing in the forest is not harmful to the environment and is understandable in certain situations as long as it makes sense. Although rare, sometimes (especially for men) this is ordered and does not necessarily mean a bad thing.
- If you're hiking or camping, choose a spot that's easy to get to on foot from your tent or fellow hikers, but also not easy to see. Pee behind a tree, away from other people at the camping site.
- If you are stuck on the road and there are no trees in your way, get out of the car and open the driver's door and the passenger door behind it. This will block the view from other cars when you pee. If there are cars in the lane next to you, turn their backs on them and pee facing your car.
- For women who have to squat down, try asking a fellow passenger to hold up a blanket or towel to hide you.
Step 5. Do not defecate near children
Don't pee near schools, playgrounds, or other locations with lots of children. This can lead to serious legal issues (discussed below). You can also face the wrath of your child's parents, who don't hesitate to call the police.
- Understand the consequences of being a pervert. In Indonesia, in certain situations, urinating indiscriminately can be considered a violation of decency / decency so that it causes you to become a perpetrator of obscene acts.
- Perpetrators of obscene acts can lose everything from their jobs to the right to live in the city (most perverts cannot live 150-760 meters from schools, parks, and bus stops).
- You may also be barred from attending events with a large number of children, such as school performances or children's competitions. Even if you don't care about this when you're drunk, you will regret not being able to attend a game or your child's performance.
- In Indonesia, urinating indiscriminately is considered an immoral act so that it can be labeled as an obscene act.
Step 6. Try not to pee in public transportation
Public transport is technically a public place, and you could be arrested or fined for any damage to trains, buses or other public transportation. Other people will also be able to see and report you.
Most of these locations also have surveillance cameras; even if you think no one is watching, chances are you are being watched from a distance
Step 7. Always have antibacterial hand sanitizer available
After urinating, use hand sanitizer (also available in small travel packs and can be purchased at pharmacies) or antibacterial wipes to clean your hands. Wash your hands in the nearest sink or bathroom.
Part 2 of 3: Peeing in Public for Homeless People
Step 1. Find a public bathroom
If possible, find a place to rest near a public bathroom. Usually public bathrooms are in parks, national monuments and historical sites, community service centers, libraries, bus or train stations, or shopping centers..
- If you can't find a public bathroom, try following some of the tips above. Pee in a quiet, isolated place where no one else will hear or disturb you.
- If you can't pay the rent, but still have the money, try signing up for a membership at a local health or fitness center. A fitness center's annual fee is usually lower than room or boarder rent, and you gain access to bathrooms, lockers, and showers during opening hours.
Step 2. Break the rules if necessary
Being homeless means sometimes you have to break the law and pee in public. If you are fined or reported, try to defend yourself legally by explaining the compulsion of your actions.
- You may need to appear in court if you cannot pay a fine or are reported for more serious behavior. If you have a lawyer to defend you, he or she will need to prove that you have good reasons and good intentions for the wrong you did.
- Look for lawyers who volunteer for the homeless in your area. There are plenty of attorneys for the homeless who can help clear minor criminal records such as urinating.
- Some cities offer to clear minor criminal records from homeless people if the parties involved receive certain services, such as job training or addiction treatment programs.
Step 3. Search for resources
If you have access to a computer or a public library, you can research the resources available to the homeless in your city or province. In the United States, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides guidance at the following link:
Your city or province may offer resources such as housing, offer programs to help find housing, job training programs, mental health services, and so on
Part 3 of 3: Preventing Peeing in Public
Step 1. Try not to pee in public when you go from bar to bar
If you're heading to a new bar, just use the bathroom once you get to the bar.
- Usually you can also use the bathroom at fast food restaurants and gas stations without having to buy anything.
- Areas with lots of bars and clubs are usually patrolled by the police.
Step 2. Plan multiple stops for the bathroom, depending on your needs
If you're going to be driving for a long time, plan to stop every 2-3 times to go to the bathroom. Check the map to make sure there is a city or facility nearby that you can stop by to go to the bathroom.
If you like a long night out with friends, be sure to go to the bathroom before leaving the bar or restaurant you're visiting
Step 3. Respect the city and culture in your area
If you are in a foreign country, don't pee in public. Locals will immediately see it as a gesture of disdain and a reflection of your citizens, rather than just an “accident” on your part.
Step 4. Don't take on a friend's challenge to pee in public
The consequences are not worth it.