You are getting dirtier by washing your hands; especially if you enjoy an automatic flushing urinal at work.
Ahhhh, urine. So many uses; so little time. People used to use urine to clean, it’s tough on stains and even said to assist in alleviating athlete’s foot symptoms.
Urine is sterile.
Yes, it’s sterile. It’s clean. It won’t make you sick (although according to survival manuals it is not recommended for drinking due to its salt content.)
So men, why, oh why do we wash our hands after visiting the urinal?
The truth is, unless your just a dirty person (which many of you are), the faucet handle is more germy than your genitalia.
As a matter of fact, there are a lot of dirtier things than your genitalia in your office.
You’d be better off washing your hands after touching your keyboard, break room sink or elevator button.
Just walk in the bathroom with your hands (and head) held high, pee, then leave in the same manner. Don’t be influenced by your disgusted coworker’s glance, it’s he who is disgusting!
Embrace your urine, it’s probably one of the cleanest things you’ll come in contact with today.
For the tough guys that have the sticker of the cartoon character pissing on something they don’t like on the back of their truck; sorry hero. Calvin is actually cleaning the item that you so despise.
I had a physician buddy of mine read this post and he verified all the facts. Be free from societal pressure, don’t wash in that nasty sink!
To avoid germs from all other office sources, you’ll either have to wear gloves or use hand-sanitizer about every 3 minutes.
I know you don’t wash before you brush your teeth….Nasty.
See the a germ study here: