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Old 02-28-2014, 12:14 AM
Location: Milwaukee Ex-ex-ex-urbs
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I don't think coed same-time use will happen much unless they do away with urinals and force males to **** in toilets. That may very well happen, though.

When that happens there will be a problem with men who refuse to lift the seat and will **** on the seat. That's a problem now anyway and its disgusting. I imagine women will refuse to use such places.

Just FYI, you will not be able to force men to urinate sitting down. The plumbing just doesn't work as well.

So, maybe. Personally it won't bother me if there are women in the room while I use a urinal. But a lot of women will probably be very uncomfortable with it.

Maybe they would put the urinals in enclosed spaces like toilets are. That will work.

We'll need bigger bathrooms, though.

I can see that. There will be one room occupying the space of the previous two rooms. There will be a bank of women-only toilets, a bank of whoever toilets and a bank of enclosed urinals. That will actually work for almost everyone and in a generation it will be the only way.

I should patent this.

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Old 02-28-2014, 01:49 AM
Location: Milwaukee Ex-ex-ex-urbs
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It will be strange if you are on a date and you both go to the room at the same time. You'll get to know each other in a hurry!
Old 02-28-2014, 03:13 AM
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:22 AM
Location: NYC
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Originally Posted by NY Annie View Post
Just which facility do you think a TG person uses? And no matter which, s/he is using one of the opposite gender or sex depending on whether you classify according to the body parts born with or changed into.
I think at present 16 states have laws on the books making it illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity or expression. This may mean that businesses are required to offer unisex bathrooms or failing that, provide single-stall bathrooms so people have total privacy.

New York State, where I live, does not have such a law at last I checked. But in the city, building codes are very strict in terms of code compliance/ADA laws, and real estate is at a premium, so I have noticed more unisex restrooms here than in the last few cities I lived in.

I worked a job when I first got here, in Williamsburg Brooklyn, where I wound up doing a lot of higher level IT work before the contract ran out, that only had unisex restrooms. It was a stopgap job that saw me taking on way too much responsibility for the salary, so I thought the unisex thing was still relatively rare. Not so though as I've been seeing it more and more as I interview at a variety of places. And my wife is a manager at a global technology company where she and most of her co-workers prefer the single-occupancy unisex bathrooms because the unisex'es are closer to their offices and workstations. I only saw the floor plan at the Christmas party but the traditional multi-stalls were pretty far from the main offices if I remember.

Privacy could be a reason for their popularity as well, because when real estate is expensive, people wind up having to share offices or cram into smaller spaces. I was crammed in a tiny work room with my boss and the junior support guy at my last job so I wound up sneaking out to call home (or the dentist, doctor, bank, or whatever) under the pretense of going to the corner store or deli. And I know my wife prefers to call me from the unisex r'rooms because the lady she shares her office with is an aggressive eavesdropper.
Old 02-28-2014, 07:15 AM
Location: Penna
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I hope not.
Old 02-28-2014, 07:35 AM
Location: The State Of California
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Default Yes

Originally Posted by gwillyfromphilly View Post
Will society in the United States ever get to a point to where males and females will share public restrooms at the same time? Will society ever evolve on the issue of gender separation in public places?
Yes they are called , family restrooms.....
Old 02-28-2014, 08:57 AM
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the OP must not get around Philly very much. A lot of new places have them. Just go to El Vez. There's been a unisex bathroom there for years. You don't even need to go there - you can google pictures of it.
Old 02-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Location: Cumberland County, NJ
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Originally Posted by drive carephilly View Post
the OP must not get around Philly very much. A lot of new places have them. Just go to El Vez. There's been a unisex bathroom there for years. You don't even need to go there - you can google pictures of it.
That's not the norm though. Almost all public restrooms around the country do not allow women and men to be in the same restroom at the same time. The reality of it today is that you are not going to see a random group of women and a random group of men using the same restroom at the same time in a public place.
Old 02-28-2014, 10:09 AM
Location: Abruzzo
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Originally Posted by citylove101 View Post
Must not get around very much down there in Jersey. Men and women have been using the same facilities in buses, trains, plains, and restaurants for years.
Um have you ever been to New Jersey? Buses, Trains, who in New Jersey takes a bus or a train? Did you mean train station? Trains in general have one gross bathroom on board that is fair game to anyone daring to use it. Restaurants, well you must have gone to a hole in the wall (like the many you have in NYC) as there is no Restaurant in NJ that I can think of where both sexes share a facility. Planes (NOT PLAINS like you wrote, learn English!), um again, planes (unless you specify which airline) and I fly between Europe and the US 5-6 times a year don't have a male/female bathroom on board.
Newark airport perhaps? Well there you can find a Men's Room and a Lady's Room for sure. Let me tell you I LOOK FORWARD to flying out of Newark as opposed to JFK with those baggage handlers putting their hands out (for a tip) before they take your bag. That airport is worthy of a third world country as opposed to the largest city in the US.
Old 02-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Location: Abruzzo
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Alright fine, the JFK thing was kind of harsh. I know that 100 BILLION people pass through that place a year and I actually do tip the baggage handlers gladly (hey those people make the airport run and never lost my bag,....thank God! ).
Although I will say this, I have met/encountered some lets say "harsh" workers at that airport. Last time I was there (2 months ago) I got screamed at by a TSA agent for removing my belt. She was so nasty the b*tch ruined my 8 hr flight to Italy (as I regretted not ripping her a new one when i had the chance). I'm Italian I don't let things like that go.
Also, whenever returning to the US through JFK, many people (be it not allowed) turn their cell phones on to let their friends and loved ones know they arrived safely before they clear the port of entry. Then they get their ears chewed off very brashly by whomever is on staff at that airport. I can't understand why JFK's personnel can't simply say "Cell phones are not allowed in this area" but no they treat people like garbage many of whom came to this country as a tourist looking to spend money and that is their first encounter with a person on American soil. Far worse than any American has ever been treated by the French!
Anyway back to the argument at hand, I have noted that JFK does offer separate facilities for men and women alike.
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