The urinal is a clean, practical and efficient tool for men to urinate. However, wearing a urinal can be quite tricky. Many people splash their own urine when using the urinal. Whether you've splashed a little, or got a big drop, urine can get on your clothes. However, there are ways to use your urinal properly to prevent splashing your urine.
Part 1 of 2: Choosing a Urinal
Step 1. Choose a urinal with a privacy screen, if possible
Some public toilets have a partition between the urinals to provide privacy and protect you from splashing other people's urine. Try to find a toilet with a screen so you don't get splashed by other people.
Step 2. Choose a urinal at the end, instead of in the middle
If you can't find a toilet with a privacy screen, choose the urinal at the end, next to the cubicle or sink. That way, you don't get splashed by the pee of the person next door.
Step 3. Select the empty urinal on its right and left
Research shows that the closer you are to someone, the more anxious and panicked you and him are to be able to pee. People who are panicked and anxious can more easily splash their urine.
Step 4. Look at the floor before approaching the urinal
If the floor in front of the urinal is wet, it is most likely pee. Be careful when you approach the urinal, lest you step on other people's pee puddle.
Step 5. Think before you pee
Sometimes when you're desperate, you rush to the urinal and rush to pee. Try not to do this. Think before you pee so you can be on guard and not splash pee.
Part 2 of 2: Using the Urinal
Step 1. Try not to hit the urinal cake
Urinal cakes are designed to fight odors and are often small and placed at the bottom of the urinal. This urinal cake is not the target. If you get hit, you can splash your own urine.
Step 2. Shoot the urinal wall at a certain angle
Change the angle of your pee stream. Do not “shoot” the urinal wall. Pee will splash more easily if it hits the wall at an angle of 90 degrees. We recommend that you shoot the urinal at a certain angle, less than 45 degrees.
Step 3. Aim for the splash guard at the urinal
Some urinals have a splash guard designed to dampen the flow of urine so it doesn't splash. Aim for this part, especially if the safety is bent upwards to vertical so you can hit it at an angle of less than 45 degrees.
Step 4. Stand closer (but at a right angle)
Splashes are more likely to occur when urine hits a surface at a sharp angle and from a distance. After a few centimeters, the pee will begin to break down into droplets. These droplets splash back more easily than urine flow.
- Distance can have an effect because the flow of urine starts to break up when you stand too far away and increases the chance of splattering pee.
- Also, peeing starts to speed up if you stand far away so you can splash back.
- If you can hit the porcelain urinal before the pee breaks, you should be pretty safe.
Step 5. Try not to stand too far away
You should not stand too close, but not too far either. Usually the urinary stream will lose its strength once it is about 15 cm from the urethra so take this into account when urinating. However, there is no fixed rule regarding how far you can stand from the urinal because each urinal, person, and level of comfort is different.
Step 6. Try not to shake the penis too hard after urinating
When you're done, don't shake the penis too hard. Your pee could fly or hit the urinal and bounce back onto your clothes.