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I know this is an odd question. 

But I am building up to a video that I think is important. 

My bathroom is the kind where there is a door between the sink and the toilet.  So one would turn on the light, pee, turn off the light and then wash up.

How long it takes could help a person to choose what type of light bulb is best in that situation.

So the real measure is - how long is the light on?  So far, I seem to score less than 40 seconds pretty reliably.  But I suspect that nearly any woman can easily beat that time.

True?
 
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Well my experience of men is that the older they are the longer it takes. 
 
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Light a candle 
It only takes me a few secs but have you tried assisting a 3 year old in bathroom function? Or tried to go on your own with a 3 year old in the house for that matter? Tack a few minutes on to either scenario. At least.
 
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Women can pee in the dark. 

 
                    
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LED night lights

A skylight in the bathroom with no window for light during the day.

Less than a minute

 
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If you need more than 1Watt of LED to pee you have eye problems. You can turn an LED off when you are done too. Try this for $10 on clearence
 
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paul wheaton wrote:
I know this is an odd question. 

But I am building up to a video that I think is important. 

My bathroom is the kind where there is a door between the sink and the toilet.  So one would turn on the light, pee, turn off the light and then wash up.

How long it takes could help a person to choose what type of light bulb is best in that situation.

So the real measure is - how long is the light on?  So far, I seem to score less than 40 seconds pretty reliably.  But I suspect that nearly any woman can easily beat that time.

True?



Why does one need a light?
 
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I have some outdoor solar lights that I put on the deck during the day then use as night lites in the bathroom and kitchen at night. Works great.
 
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"But I suspect that nearly any woman can easily beat that time."

Hmm, why do you think that? Never been my experience, and women's lines are always longer, even at events where the women are not also helping small children.

As a side note - just got a new iphone and have been perusing the app store. It really is true, there is an app for that, and there is one (RunPee) that will tell you good breaking points in movies so you don't miss any crucial plot points. Not relevant, but I just feel compelled to share it!
 
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Depends on how much wine was with dinner.  Solar charged light on the window sill is what we use as a night light
 
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With that I have nothing to say other than what does the trophy look like?
 
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Are we talking pants undone and done back up or just actually time leaking here Paul? I will time myself now that the small people are asleep.
 
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I've consulted my other half, who is in his seventies and after looking a bit awkward for a moment decided to come clean and admit 'three or four times a night, three or four minutes at a time". 

I *did* try to tell you all that the older they get the longer it takes!

Paul - you must live in a batchelor pad - I can't see any woman wanting to use a toilet with a door between it and the wash basin if she has to do a mooncup change!  She'll want good light, running water and three or four minutes, if my own experience is anything to go by. 

And if you guys can have a pissing contest going, I'm off to the women peeing outdoors thread to organise one of my own.  As soon as my Whizz Freedom arrives... 

 
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it used to take me a while to get my courage up when they'd pull my number to pee in a bottle for the navy
but with privacy I'd say I'm normally less than a minute in the bathroom
on the other hand I do like to sit and read for half an hour pretty much every day if you know what I mean
 
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My 15 year old son says it takes him 28.94 seconds. 
 
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Okay, I timed myself two different times: 15.5 seconds one time and 18 seconds the other. Though I do think those were a little on the short side so 20-30 seconds might be a closer average.
 
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:
Okay, I timed myself two different times: 15.5 seconds one time and 18 seconds the other. Though I do think those were a little on the short side so 20-30 seconds might be a closer average.


Wow!  I think that makes you the grand champion by far!


 
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I still don't know if you mean only the peeing part are the pants off and wiping as well.
 
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FWIW, I timed only the peeing part.

craftylittlemonkey has a good point though--if you're timing it for light bulb use (or abuse in the case of CFLs) then pants on and off is important, too, though it adds another layer of variable that can be widely different for different people.
 
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We get enough reflected light in our bathroom that I don't need anything else to see, the kids are another story though, they are " 'fraid da dawk mummy!".
 
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This is for the time that the light is on.  It excludes hand washing - so we are assuming a bathroom that has the sink separated from the toilet by a door.
 
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Okay, sorry for the misleading reply, Paul. My average would be 25-40 seconds then. 
 
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Ok then... including opening the door, flipping the light switch, lifting the seat, taking down pants (stretchy jammies, no belt or zipper), pee, wipe, putting down the seat and turning off the light my total was 32 seconds. Seems an economical affair.
 
                      
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Are we considering whether or not it's an evening/night time relief or a first thing in the morning when it's still dark out relief? Have we been drinking Extra coffee or beer?(or extra liquids period) Is a factor to take into consideration the amount of energy a bulb takes to initially light up? My Dad always said it takes more energy to turn a light on & off several times than it does to leave it on a little while.
 
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MsMinuette wrote:
My Dad always said it takes more energy to turn a light on & off several times than it does to leave it on a little while.


Paul can answer more clearly, but it sorta has to do with what your Dad said - the idea that a normal, average, quick pee can mean a quick on and off of the bathroom light.

He's just trying to get an idea of an average time to pee, without washing hands.
 
                          
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It's not the peeing that takes much time.  It's the dealing with clothing, and the "contemplation of the navel".

Women's clothing is often more complex than men's to pull off and on, not to mention that we must be naked to our knees to pee, whereas a man only needs loosen the front half of the top.  That accounts for a couple of minutes, even without worrying about feminine products or children in tow.

Me, I just like to sit there a few minutes and meditate.  It's a quiet, private time of self-awareness.  Why rush?
 
                                              
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  What are all you folks doing peeing in the bathroom anyway? Did you run out of bushes or trees to fertilize? 
 
                          
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You know, I don't really know what my local rules/laws are concerning using human waste as fertilizer.  I live in an apartment, and I have an allotment peapatch garden in a city park, so any plants I fertilize are more or less "public".  I have a strong notion that if anyone ever found out what I'm doing they would raise a real stink about it.  (Lol!  I can see the headlines!)

If there isn't an ordinance against it, I'm sure there would be.

Luckily for me, I know better than to be obvious about it, and discreet use, along with straw mulch, keeps my secret for me.  But I'm sure my garden does benefit.
 
                                
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I don't use the light to pee in the dark o.0

I feel my way. I'd say around 15 seconds depending on amount of clothing involved.

But I don't turn the light on just to pee 0.o That's weird. Plus the light could wake the lil ones and I have precious little "alone time" in there as it is.
 
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  LOL, our house is set up for peeing naked sleep walkers who do not use the lights,,,Open bathroom in the bedroom,take a wrong turn and your in the shower,,one can pee there too..if they do not wake up when they hit the wall..
Did the timing event last night it runs between 20 to 35 seconds for either of us.Based on the holding factor and amounts of wine and water with dinner..
  We use natural light at night to guide us since our eastern wall is all windows and doors.Figured it would keep the switch flippin down to nothing.Plus the sink is big and in front of the  window so no light needed to wash hands either..
  In the visitors bathroom I have this little battery powered push candle that one can hit instead of the lights, it is perfect for one using the room in the dark,, plus it has essential oils that heat up to help with ummm odors left when children visit..We have started training the grand kids to use it instead of hitting the switch
 
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