Every Lady Should Consider These 5 Things Before Using A Public Toilet

So yesterday on my way home, I was so pressed and had to use a rest room as soon as possible. As I sat inside the bus, I silently prayed that the traffic would ease off on time so I could get home before my situation got out of hand.

But the traffic wasn’t clearing out anytime soon, so I got down from the bus and made my way to the first fast food restaurant around. What I saw there was an eyesore.

Tissue paper littered on the floor, fermented urine stench, and other unimaginable things welcomed me to the so called rest room, that’s after they insisted that I bought a snack before using the rest room. All these got me thinking, how do people use the so called government owned public toilets if a toilet in a restaurant is as bad as the one I saw.

Here are a few things ladies should consider before using a public toilet in Nigeria.

1.   Health Dangers

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I have to be honest with you, diseases are easily gotten from the use of public toilets, and ladies seem to be more prone to toilet diseases. Due to the poor maintenance of public toilets, flu are easily gotten around these environment. Bacteria transfer, infections etc so prepare your mind for the worst.

2.   Charges


You are really pressed and luckily you found a public toilet to use, the only problem with the public toilet is that there is a porter at the entrance who insists on you collecting N20 or N50. The sad part is you may not be with your purse and if you are, the change may not be available for you to give the porter. How can you be asked to pay before using a public toilet you may ask? Welcome to Nigeria!!!

3.   This Is Not A Restroom

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This is not a restroom; I think this should be written boldly on the doors leading to Nigerian public toilets. You have to stop the moment you get to the entrance of Nigerian public toilets, because you will be welcomed with the strong putrid smell of urine, water on the floor, used tissues papers littered around etc. At this point you get confused, you have a tough decision to make; whether to manage the toilet while the strong smell of urine stings your nose or to walk away from there and find another toilet. What were you expecting by the way, that the public toilet would be as neat as your own toilet?

4.    Water Situation

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Water is life, always remember that. Another funny fact about Nigerian public toilets is not having enough water to flush if you are using a WC toilet. At this point, you may have to pay extra for the porter to help you with water.  Some uncultured people cover the mess and find their way.

5.  You Might Need To Treat Yourself

Personal hygiene matters a lot, I can say that all day. If  you find yourself in a situation which led to your using of a public toilet, try as much as possible to maintain a proper hygiene. Wash and sanitize your hands properly before and after using a public toilet.

After using a public toilet and you start discovering rashes on your buttocks or anywhere on your genital area, it is advised you go see a doctor as soon as possible as you may be experiencing some kind of toilet infection, and early diagnosis and treatment is the key to dealing with this situation.

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