Washington, D.C. residents are more likely to opt for peeing while showering, compared to the rest of the country, according to a study sponsored by the Illinois-based custom-printing company Quality Logo Products, Inc.
Of all the respondents, 38.2 percent of the District’s inhabitants said that they urinate in the shower either “often” or “all the time.” Seattle and Las Vegas came second and third, 37.6 percent and 36.6 percent, respectively.
Among the top five least likely cities “to let loose in the shower” were Cleveland (44.3 percent), Chicago (43.9 percent), Houston (40.4 percent), Minneapolis-St. Paul (40 percent), and Detroit (39.8 percent), whose residents said they “never” do it.
As for the entire country, nearly two-thirds (65.8 percent) admitted to peeing in the shower.
According to the study, the practice is considered a “time-saver” and “arguably environmentally friendly,” as it cuts down on the water (about five to seven gallons) used for flushing the toilet.
D.C. residents also ranked first in terms of picking their noses (35.6 percent) and peeing in swimming pools in the survey. A third of D.C. residents (33 percent) said they pee in swimming pools “often” or “all the time.”
“Unfortunately, scientists have studied the chemical cocktail created when urine and chlorine mix, and it’s not pretty. If you can help it, you probably want to avoid swimming in pee-polluted water. But that might be tough in Washington, D.C.” the report said.
The research also found out that American men in general are more likely to pee in the shower compared to women (27.7 percent), however, there is not a large gap between genders, which is around five percent.
“But men outpace women (6.3 percent) by nearly double (11.6 percent) at peeing in the pool, and time-and-a-half at picking noses (22.1 percent to 14.4 percent),” the report added.