Seriously! Can you catch STI's from a toilet seat?

December 20, 2006 7:36am CST
My workplace toilets are really scummy and smelly. Most of the time I try and hold it until I get home because there is all kinds of nastiness on the toilet seats. When I go, I never sit on the seat anyway as I'm worried I'll catch something. Someone told me this was impossible and you can't catch STI's from the toilet seat. Is that right or am I right not to sit on the seat?
2 responses
@yogesh66 (1117)
• India
22 Dec 06
I would noy want to do this either. but may be you should clean the toilet yourself just to set a good example and set your mind to rest.
@kavita23 (2996)
• India
20 Dec 06
This is a Health & Safety Issue and can be reported to the H&S Executive or the Public Health Dept. You have every right to be able to use the bathroom fascilities at work and NOT have to run the risk of infection from unhygeinic work practises.