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Transgender Bathroom Rights Will Soon Be Extended To Federal Facilities

On top of employees, the directive will also apply to anyone who enters federal courthouses, Social Security offices, or any federal building. More »


10 States Sue The Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Rules

Overall, 21 states have now taken legal action opposing transgender students’ rights to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. More »


Watch These Bidet Virgins Get Their Buttcheeks All Squeaky Clean For The First Time

Have you ever tried a bidet? Neither have these people! Their reactions to bidet-ing are both priceless and informative.
Bidets are little fountains that you hook up to your toilet, designed to clean poop out from your buttcheeks before you wipe. My eldest sister is obsessed enough with both bidets and the subject of… More »


16 Pieces Of Advice From The Women’s Bathroom At This Café

I don’t know what inspires people to not just graffiti bathroom walls, but actually write commands. And it’s ubiquitous — at least half of what you’ll read in any bathroom is a command of some sort. Bathroom graffiti-ers know that you’ve got nothing else to look at while you’re on the john (I mean, presumably),… More »


Home Improvement: 9 Ways To De-Grossify Your Bathroom For Under $50

Whether “home” to you means a room, an apartment, or an entire house, you deserve to love the place you live. But it can be overwhelming to find cute updates to your place, especially when window-shopping at Sephora is much more fun. Well, you’re in luck. Hunting for cute, affordable home decor just happens to… More »


Make It Stop: “Should I Leave A Sign In My Office Bathroom?”

Make It Stop is a new weekly column in which Anna Goldfarb — the blogger behind Shmitten Kitten and Shlooby Kitten — tells you what’s up. Want a fresh take on a stinky dilemma? Email anna@shmittenkitten.com with the subject “Make It Stop.” She’ll make it all better, or at least make you laugh. Girl Scout’s honor.

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Frisky Rant: Stop Being So Damn Disgusting In The Company Bathroom, Ladies

I write this to you in the heat of the moment, still disgusted at what I just witnessed in the company ladies room. IT WAS NOT PRETTY. In fact, after slurping down several tall glasses of Long Island Iced Teas during a barbecue yesterday, I was forced to stop at a seedy, highway rest stop… More »


Gross Things We Do In The Bathroom We’d Never Admit To Doing

Spring Cleaning Week at The Frisky has made it seem like we’re all a couple of Martha Stewarts hoovering Adderall. Lies! While we’re not gross-gross, I do feel it is my duty as a Frisky staffer to present an honest portrait of us: we’re a little gross. Julie’s desk is a wasteland of half-eaten snacks,… More »


A Very Necessary Guide To The Best Places To Pee In Public

Today is a sad day. The Whole Foods at Union Square in Manhattan finally figured out my trick — I’ve been using their bathrooms as a public restroom without ever buying anything for years. As of today, there are now complicated locks on the door, requiring a Whole Foods-mandated door code, which you can only… More »


Awesome Mom Fights Ignorance With Sarcasm

The blogger behind the parenting site Ben and Birdy recently had a run-in with a man who mistook her son for a girl. The incident happened in a public restroom, and the man vocally made a scene,  questioning the boy’s gender and his right to be in a male public restroom. Appalled by the rude… More »


Gross Young People Are Using Social Media On The Toilet

My best friend called me over the Thanksgiving break.

“I  have to call you back. I’m about to poop,” I told her.

“She’s going to call us back,” I could hear her say to someone next to her. Probably her mother. “She needs to poop.”

You didn’t need toMore »


Row, Row, Row Your Soapdish

It’s a soapdish! It’s a tub stopper! It’s … both! How cute is this rowboat-shaped soapdish, which is attached to a tub stopper on a chain? You’ll always have your soap nearby when you’re reading in the bath and look hella cute doing it, too. Now, if this darling little boat floats on top of… More »


The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s “Today Show”: Kathie Lee Talks Pee

Greetings, friends. We’re going to try and introduce a new feature around here: “The Most Insane Moment On This Morning’s ‘Today Show.'”  The Frisky office always watches the fourth hour of “The Today Show” — that is, when Amelia’s not hanging out with Hoda and Kathie Lee herself! — and we’re going to share their… More »


Shower Curtain For Hoarders

I can’t be the only one whose bathroom looks like an episode of “Hoarders: Beauty Product Edition.” But this stowaway shower curtain from Urban Outfitters features four mesh pockets for all my crap-hound needs: the pockets are big enough for various and sundry makeup, brushes, and hell, even a roll of toilet paper if you’re… More »


Eco-Otome Is A Device That Conceals Pooping Noises

Have I mentioned that I have a mild phobia of public restrooms? I believe I have. I’m not scared of them per se, it’s just that I want to be alone when I go to the bathroom. Why should I be forced to share? It’s not cool. Since my single bathroom utopia is hard to… More »


10 Terrible Toilet Tales

Madam Leong Mee Yan adds a whole new meaning the saying “s**t or get off the pot.” The 58-year-old spent 902 days sitting on her toilet because she believed there was a force holding her down, which prevented her from standing up and leaving the bathroom. She also imagined stones being hurled and water being… More »


Poop Happens: Do You Poop At Work?

I want to talk about a very important subject–one near and dear to all of our colons and butts. Pooping. And specifically, pooping at work. There are some of us who feel unable to poop at work. And then there are those of us (RAISES HAND) who do not understand how some people have the… More »


9 Terrible Toilet Tales

A Washington, DC woman got caught with her pants down when the toilet she was using exploded suddenly. Apparently, a mechanical failure of epic proportions was triggered by her flush. She was rushed to the hospital with serious, not non-life threatening injuries. Well, this doesn’t give me any sort of anxiety about flushing. At. All. More »