COVID-19 has changed men’s urinating habits

COVID-19 has changed men’s urinating habits

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During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there are many social, cultural changes are observed around the globe. Undoubtedly mask is common like underwear.  One change is which seems abnormal: Crisis has affected the men urinate in Japan.

A study by Panasonic Corporation— an electronic company and also a player in toilet equipment including state-of-the-art heated toilet seats —has determined that as men have been forced to spend more time working from home because of obvious reason of COVID. Because of this change, men have started to sit while peeing in comparison of earlier stance of standing while peeing.

The study was carried out by a survey with 310 men and women across Japan in August.

Among 155 male participants, 58% confirmed that they already sat down to urinate before the pandemic; however, 11% conveyed that they had switched from standing to sitting in last six months.

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Interviews during the survey uncover some of the reasons behind the change in men’s lavatory habits. These are motivated by two considerations: Avoid the mess left in the spurt, and desire to keep the spouse happy.

Findings from another Survey:


There are also health benefits: A 2014 study by Leiden University Medical Centre in the Netherlands found that sitting down helps men with prostate problems such as lower urinary tract disease to urinate with greater force, as the sitting position encourages a “more favourable urodynamic profile.”

Vimal Kumar

Vimal Kumar is Naval Architect by profession and an education enthusiast. He is attempting to make knowledge accessible beyond the boundary of societal barriers. He also strives to pen down the untangled whirlwind of mind. He can be contacted on email:

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