Public bathrooms can often be a nightmarish sight to see. From the smells, to the stains, to the unflushed toilets…they can often be a danger zone to walk into. Some people even avoid public bathrooms altogether specifically for these reasons.
What most people don’t talk about when it comes to public bathrooms (or just bathrooms in general), is what really goes down in women’s bathrooms. Because whether you’d like to believe it or not, women have their own bathroom secrets that no one ever really talks about.
Here are 16 things about women’s toilets that no one talks about.
1. The one place that a female feels safe to ask for a tampon with no shame whatsoever is in a women’s public bathroom, so it’s never really a shock to hear a woman yell out loudly for a tampon while she’s conducting her business in a stall.
2. If an evil soul has “forgotten” to flush the toilet, you better believe we will warn the other women in the bathroom to avoid it…but as soon as we step outside of the bathroom, our lips are sealed.
3. When it’s girl’s night out, the bathroom is the one place where they’ll all congregate together and express their love for one another.
4. If two friends are sitting in cubicles side by side, you better believe that they will be having a deep, intense conversation as they finish their business.
5. Farting while on the toilet will induce a mild, sweaty panic attack until you realize that we’re all just human and no one probably even heard it anyway. Well, we did hear it…but don’t worry, it won’t be mentioned outside of the bathroom.
6. The female public restroom is the one place you will see girls who have never met each other before giving outfit and makeup advice.
7. Compliments are given away like candy.
8. The public bathroom is a haven for selfies, and it’s not totally uncommon to see groups of girls lined up with their favorite selfie poses ready to go.
9. The bathroom is also used as a neutral zone for girls who are desperately trying to plot their escape from a horrible date.
10. When you’re wearing the tightest of tight dresses and have had a wedgie all night long, the bathroom is the place you go to finally pick it.
11. Not only are women’s bathrooms filled with women taking selfies, but they also use their bathroom time to check themselves out in the mirror…because when you look that good, how could you not?!
12. The women’s toilet is also a great place to stare at yourself in the mirror and give yourself an inspiring pep talk.
13. If you hear a woman cough while she’s on the toilet, you just know that she’s either covering up a fart or the sound of her poop hitting the water…but you didn’t read that here.
14. When a woman is crying in a bathroom stall, girls will drop everything and come rushing to their attention, even if they’re complete strangers.
15. If a lady seems to be taking a suspiciously long time in the bathroom, we all just give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she’s fixing her makeup..or perhaps getting into some deep reading in the stall.
16. And, unlike Seinfeld will lead you to believe, women are always willing to spare a square.