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Woman reveals shock after discovering husband of 15 years always ‘lines the loo seat’ sparking debate on Mumsnet over wasted toilet roll

In a post on Mumsnet, she explained how ridiculous she feels about his fear of “sweaty arses” – sparking a debate over wasted loo roll.

The woman wrote: “So, after 15 years of marriage I’ve just discovered that darling husband puts tissues on the loo seat before using it.

“Now, if it’s a bit grim, I hover. However I have never done the lining thing.
“His argument is he can’t hover to do a poo. And he’s worried about other people’s ‘sweaty arses’.
“So who is being unreasonable? Am I minging? I’ve never caught any diseases from sweaty bum germs to the best of my knowledge.”

Mumsnet users didn’t hold back in giving her their thoughts – and they were divided over whether people should line the toilet seat, hover instead, or just get on with it and sit down to spend a penny.

One person wrote: “A lot of people line loos with tissue paper but the official line is there’s no need as the material that loo seats are made of doesn’t really let bacteria grow so probably no need.

“I still do just because it makes me feel better about the loo seat.”

Another commented: “I have never done this. What a waste of loo roll!”

A third shared: “OMG not lining a public bathroom is kind of revolting.”

And a fourth added: “I never understood the lining thing.

“Surely your hand ends up running the risk of touching the toilet seat to lift it? I’d rather my bum touched it than my hand.”

Others pointed out that toilet seats probably contain much fewer germs than other public areas.

One person noted: “The door handle to the loo probably harvests far more bacteria than the toilet seat. “Especially when you consider that the backs of legs/bums are covered by clothing the majority of the time anyway…”

And another said: “I never understand this as during the day you touch all sorts unknowingly.

“As long as you practice good hand-washing after the loo and at other times during the day then all good, surely?
“No one’s arse has ever gone green and dropped off from sitting on a loo seat.”