FTM or MTF: Sit or stand to use the restroom?

MJ7 MJ7
Whether you are FTM or MTF, do you sit or stand to pee?

In other words, do you pee the way your parents taught you, or the way your true gender usually does it?

I am FTM, pre-T and pre-op. I was raised to sit to pee like a good little girl, but that never felt right for me. I taught myself how to pee standing up when I was a kid, but almost always (to the present day) sit to pee, just to avoid any "messes".

I have used some homemade STP devices but nothing has been satisfactory. Right now I'm saving up to buy an STP packer, which I'm hoping will help relieve a lot of my dysphoria.

So, how do you go?
And does peeing a certain way make you feel dysphoric?

PS - The "other" category is there in case you do a little of both or would like to explain further
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
MTF/sit
5  (9%)
MTF/stand
FTM/sit
31  (54%)
FTM/stand
6  (11%)
Other - please explain :)
15  (26%)
Total votes: 57
Poll is closed
09/21/2012
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pleasurehunter pleasurehunter
I sit unless ive been drinking or in a rush.
09/21/2012
Edeneve Edeneve
usually stand in public restrooms.
09/21/2012
amazon amazon
Stand whenever possible
09/21/2012
DarthTaco DarthTaco
I usually stand, unless I'm in the comfort of my own home. I should be able to use the bathroom however I want at home as long as I don't make a mess @_@. Thankfully no one judges :'P.
09/22/2012
MistressDandelion MistressDandelion
I'm FTM, I pee sitting because I'm a cripple and as a man I would pee sitting anyways. And also a lot of men pee sitting because they don't wanna make a mess...
09/22/2012
MJ7 MJ7
Quote:
Originally posted by MistressDandelion
I'm FTM, I pee sitting because I'm a cripple and as a man I would pee sitting anyways. And also a lot of men pee sitting because they don't wanna make a mess...
Yes, I certainly know of a lot of cisgender men who sit to pee, for their own personal preference.

I realize that the way you go is up to you, no one should decide how an entire gender should pee.

For me, I just see peeing standing up as one way that will help me to feel more comfortable and less dysphoric.
09/22/2012
Boyqueen Boyqueen
I'm FTM and I pee sitting down because I like to read in the restroom.
09/23/2012
sodapin sodapin
FTM and I pee sitting down almost 100% of the time. Many cis men sit to pee as well :O it's not actually as uncommon as people think.
09/23/2012
butts butts
I sit, solely because it's a hassle to use my STP device and I rarely have anyone to worry about passing around in the bathroom since I don't use urinals.
09/24/2012
Sam the Man Sam the Man
I mostly sit, though every once in a while I'll break out the ol' STP and give it a shot. I like my reading time, thanks.
09/24/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
Sit, unless im able to stand
09/24/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
Sit, unless im able to stand
09/24/2012
adam71 adam71
im ftm and i do both
09/29/2012
mamaseatspoop mamaseatspoop
im ftm and im still looking for an stp
10/07/2012
TboyTy TboyTy
I'm about 60/40 sit/stand. It's all about where I'm at, how clean things are, and how much I've had to drink. I prefer to sit after a few beers, just to prevent any accidental stp leaking. I make the occasional appearance at the urinal at work just because I'm paranoid about someone noticing that I always go to the stall.
10/08/2012
MJ7 MJ7
Quote:
Originally posted by TboyTy
I'm about 60/40 sit/stand. It's all about where I'm at, how clean things are, and how much I've had to drink. I prefer to sit after a few beers, just to prevent any accidental stp leaking. I make the occasional appearance at the ... More
A lot of cisgender men use the stalls to pee as well. My partner told me that there is a guy at his work who always uses the stall. (He shared this with me after I asked him questions about what my future trips to the mens room will be like xD)
10/08/2012
tiniest bird tiniest bird
Genderqueer and I sit to pee, but then again, so does my cis boyfriend
10/09/2012
Genderfree Genderfree
My MTF girlfriend sits to pee. I stand. It's so fun, and that way I don't have to touch those icky toilets! My parents have actually taught me to it both ways because my parents also hate germs, but I took more of a "froggy squat" position. Now, I just have to pinch certain areas, pull them straight, and I have a perfectly uniform stream!
10/09/2012
Andrew1992 Andrew1992
I usually sit, its easier and doesn't bug as a transguy.
10/10/2012
Kristopher Sean Kristopher Sean
both
10/11/2012
MJ7 MJ7
Quote:
Originally posted by Genderfree
My MTF girlfriend sits to pee. I stand. It's so fun, and that way I don't have to touch those icky toilets! My parents have actually taught me to it both ways because my parents also hate germs, but I took more of a "froggy squat" ... More
I wish my parents taught me both ways. That's what I plan to do with my kids.
10/14/2012
alistair alistair
I'm FTM usually sit at home, don't use public restrooms and stand if I get really depressed or I'm camping
10/15/2012
Jaxxie Lifeless Jaxxie Lifeless
i sit because i have to :| i wish there was a perfect stp out there
10/18/2012
Llewey Llewey
Sit always. I hate people watching.

Going standing up makes me very uncomfortable, and I outright refuse to use urinals.
10/24/2012
smlove smlove
My wife is a pre-op transwoman and pees sitting down. Only when we're out in the wilderness will she still pee standing up.
10/29/2012
thisisadeletedaccount thisisadeletedaccount
I'm genderqueer (female-assigned at birth) and I usually pee sitting down. I have an STP and really like peeing standing up, but I'm always nervous that someone will walk into the bathroom (I live in a dorm and use a multi-stalled, gender neutral bathroom), see the direction my feet are facing under the stall door, and get weirded out because they think of me as "a girl." The only place I'm really comfy peeing standing up is in the bathrooms at the campus queer resource center.
11/11/2012
Schattenstern Schattenstern
I can't get good at using a STP or I would stand all the time. So much faster.
11/12/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I'm to cheep and lazy to worry about the STP and stuff. I just sit. I do stand in the shower and such.
11/13/2012
Suisei Suisei
A little background... I am male-born, and haven't transitioned in any way (yet), but I've always felt like I was in the "wrong model" of body. I guess that's a familiar sentiment for many, though.

Case in point: I remember when I was very young, I would always insist on sitting down to pee. My parents didn't like that and would tell me to stand like I was "supposed to"... So I did, although begrudgingly.

I've actually been sitting to pee for many years, now. It's more comfortable, and makes less noise and mess. If I'm in a particularly unpleasant public washroom, I'll stand. I may as well benefit somehow from my born anatomy, right?
11/21/2012
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