Gee Whiz: You Just Did What in the What?

Gay Guy,

Here's the newest in urinal concepts. Congrats to award-winning, South Korean designer Yeongwoo Kim. He'd like for you to pee in the sink and wash your hands at the toilet. Seriously. Well, kind of.

The concept is as ingenious as it is simple. Both the sink and the urinal use the same plumbing. The water draining from the sink acts as the flush in the urinal below. This configuration saves water (and space) and encourages hand washing.

I don't know. I like the concept, but the implementation seems a little delicate to me. Not sure how effective the execution would be in a real-world scenario. This might work at the opera house. But all advances in urinal technology should undergo testing at the men's room under the bleacher seats at Fenway Park. If they can take it there...

Reaction on-line is mixed. Some love the style, others are concerned about "splashback." And yes, ladies, it's a real problem. Trust me.

What do you think?

--Straight Guy
Source: The DViCE blog.

9 comments:

Michael Rivers said...

Interesting. In theory it looks like it would work well. But who knows?!

WannabeVirginia W. said...

You know I always wondered about the splash back.

Gay Guy said...

Let me confirm that splash back is a true problem. Probably needs its own telethon.

SG, we gotta get you a new hobby.

Straight in Upstate said...

I get the esthetics, but like many designers, Yeongwoo is more concerned about art than functionality. The sides need to wrap around the front a lot more for splash protection. i'm not peeing in that thing.

SteveA said...

It looks cool and simple but functionality - not sure! The splash back would be a problem.

Stephen said...

I am going to invent a wall mounted blowdryer at an adjustable crotch height, that will dry & remove a stain from the front of one's trousers, even though much shaking had been achieved, you managed to squeeze out a few more drops when stuffed back into the pants.

Gay Guy said...

Stephen,

If I had a steady source of warm air blowing on my crotch, I'd have no incentive to leave the men's room.

Just saying . . .

kathryn said...

Even *I* thought of splashback...and I'm a girl! Also...it seems that guy has no (is Dani here? No? Good.) penis. I realize that would make it somewhat graphic but it would be more convincing than having the stream coming out of his pants....I'm just saying.

Dorn said...

Wow, how did I miss this post? Sadly to say I know first hand this concept is not new. A little unpaid traffic ticket landed me a evening in the "City Hotel." In my shared cell, er, room...oh whatever...was a stainless steel version of this. My cellmate and I were even more bothered by the toothbrush situation the next morning...no gargling jokes, thank you.

So what's the etiquette for Shaq and Yao Ming? Little dip in the penthouse pool acceptable?

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