Revealed: Where in the world men are most likely to SIT DOWN to wee – and it’s Germany that tops the ranking (and they even have a name for those with this habit… ‘sitzpinklers’)
- The ranking has been produced by a 13-country study by YouGov
- It said a lack of data in its archive on men’s peeing habits was a ‘glaring omission’
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The countries where men are most likely to sit down to wee have been revealed – and it’s Germany that takes the No.1 spot in the ranking.
Forty per cent of Germans say they sit down to urinate every time, with a further 22 per cent doing so ‘most times’. Only 10 per cent say they never do.
This is according to a study by market-research firm YouGov, which made a tongue-in-cheek comment after publishing the results that a previous lack of data in its public archive on men’s peeing habits had been a ‘glaring omission’.
To rectify the matter it conducted a 13-country study on men’s peeing preferences.
YouGov pointed out that it is not uncommon in Germany for signs in public restrooms to encourage men to sit down to urinate. But ironically, the nation has a mildly derogatory name for men who do so – ‘sitzpinkler’. This translates to English as someone who likes to sit down to pee, but is also, YouGov said, used ‘to imply that a man is wimpy or effeminate’.
The countries where men are most likely to sit down to wee have been revealed – and it’s Germany that takes the No.1 spot in the ranking
Forty per cent of Germans say they sit down to urinate every time. In terms of places where men ‘always’ sit down to pee, Australia is the next most enthusiastic adopter after Germany, at 25 per cent of men, followed by Sweden at 22 per cent
The results of the study show that British men are among the least likely to sit for a wee, with 33 per cent saying they ‘never’ do so – tied with Poland.
In terms of places where men ‘always’ sit down to pee, Australia is the next most enthusiastic adopter after Germany, at 25 per cent of men, followed by Sweden at 22 per cent, said YouGov.
Looking at the results for North America, it continued: ‘In the USA, 23 per cent of men always or often sit down to go for a number one, compared to 31 per cent who never do. Canadian men are more likely to be frequent “sitzpinklers”, at 35 per cent, with 21 per cent saying they always stand to pee.’
British men are among the least likely to sit for a wee, with 33 per cent saying they ‘never’ do so – tied with Poland
HOW OFTEN DO MEN SIT DOWN TO URINATE – COUNTRY BY COUNTRY
Percentage of men who sit down every time to urinate
Germany – 40%
Australia – 25%
Sweden – 22%
Denmark – 19%
France – 19%
Canada – 16%
Spain – 14%
Italy – 13%
U.S – 10%
Poland – 10%
Britain – 9%
Singapore – 5%
Mexico – 6%
Percentage of men who sit down most times to urinate
Sweden – 28%
Denmark – 25%
Germany – 22%
Italy – 21%
Spain – 20%
Canada – 19%
Poland – 17%
France – 16%
Britain – 15%
Mexico – 15%
Singapore – 15%
Australia – 14%
U.S – 13%
The study also revealed how peeing habits changed with age.
It revealed that older German men – 55 and above – are particularly likely to always sit down to wee, at 49 per cent, compared to 28 per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds.
In Britain, by contrast, the age difference is reversed, said YouGov, with older British men ‘notably more likely than their younger counterparts to say they never sit down to wee, at 40 per cent vs 23 per cent’. The same is true in Australia, the research declared, 38 per cent vs 24 per cent – and the USA, 35 per cent vs 21 per cent.
YouGov added that younger Danish men are also noticeably more likely to say they sit down to urinate ‘most times’ compared to their elders – 37 per cent vs 21 per cent.
YouGov made a tongue-in-cheek comment that a previous lack of data in its public archive on men’s peeing habits had been a ‘glaring omission’
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