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Subject: Men reading on the toilet
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Why do men seem to enjoy reading while on the toilet, but women do not..
at least none of the women I know do, but their (male) partners do.

Posted:5/22/2008
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Kelly S., Melbourne, n/, Australia , female
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Category: Gender
Subject: Men reading on the toilet
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When I was growing up my father, ahem, kept Reading Material in the bathroom.
Of course I grew up doing the same even tho I am female.
Now that I have reached Old Fartdom, where my time on the Throne is best expressed thru Baseball Inning time, my answer is that it's not only men who do this.
I have an extensive bathroom library. Folks can acquire a decent education by spending time in my
rest (reading) room.

Posted:11/6/2010
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Fossihund t, Orlando, FL, United States , 54 , Female , Lutheran , White/Native American , Straight , Science background , Over 4 Years of College , Middle class
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Category: Gender
Subject: Men reading on the toilet
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It's the only place to get some peace and quiet away from the wife!
Posted:8/11/2010
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G T, Phoenix, AZ, United States , non religious , Black/African American , Straight , Middle class, cannot clear this option
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Category: Gender
Subject: simple.
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Privacy is the only real reason. and for whatever reason you are less likely to be bothered in the bathroom then in your bedroom or other areas of the house. why women don't take advantage more often i don't know. i think they are socialized to feel more responsibility to be "doing" something.

Posted:5/25/2009
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Omelio A, Philadelphia, PA, United States , 28 , Male
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Category: Gender
Subject: Reading on toilet
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Ha Ha ha, this is so funny. I am married and my husband will read. He says it is so he can catch up on whats happening without being rushed from everything else in the day. To be honest I have caught myself reading my Self mags every now and then as well. I think it is just something to do when you are "stuck" for more than a 30 second time frame in one place. Hope this helps
Rachel Hall

Posted:1/10/2009
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Rachel Hall, Flint, MI, United States , 30 , Female , White/Caucasian , Straight , 4 Years of College
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Category: Gender
Subject: A doctor told me once...
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That if you have time to read on the toilet, there's something wrong with your diet. Try some fiber.
Posted:12/4/2008
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Dot L, L.A., CA, United States , Female , Middle class
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Category: Gender
Subject: I need to read!
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I have an endless thirst for knowlege, so of course I like to read in general. The bathroom is just a good place to read anyway, and you might as well enjoy your time in the loo.
Posted:12/3/2008
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Gregory Newman, Mahtomedi, MN, United States , 17 , Male , Conflicted , White/Caucasian , Gay , Upper middle class, asberger's syndrome
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Category: Gender
Subject: Reading on the toilet
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I'm a middle aged female & often read on the toilet. I keep a stash of magazines, catalogs, Dilbert books, etc. there.

My dad often read on the toilet for long periods of time because, I suspect, it was the only place where he was undisturbed or hassled by my mother.

Posted:10/21/2008
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Sheila S., St. Louis, MO, United States
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Category: Gender
Subject: Quality Library Time in the Bathroom
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I think that men were raised to think bodily functions were kind of funny and women were raised to think of bodily functions as something to hurry up and get through. Forgive the stereotype, but most men find farting pretty hilarious, while most women would rather set their hair on fire than fart in front of someone. So I guess for men, spending quality time pooping on the toilet with their favorite magazine is no big deal. I'm sure they wonder why we spend so much time putting on makeup and doing our hair.

Posted:8/5/2008
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S D, Tampa, FL, United States , 38 , Female , Episcopalian , White/Caucasian , Straight , Executive , Over 4 Years of College , Middle class
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