In this entry I am going to talk about the seat. Specifically: up versus down.
I honestly don’t get the issue with this debate. Maybe it’s because I live with sensible people who have the same sense of hygiene as I do. Maybe it is because I live in Australia where our toilets are designed differently to the USA and other countries. However, in my observation, when one flushes a toilet, water splashes out. Unless you have some kind of fancy Japanese robotic magnet protection system to prevent escaping droplets, water is going to spray everywhere. Have you ever stuck your face near a toilet while it was flushing? I can only hope the answer to that is no!
If you leave the seat down, that water will wind up on the seat. Do you want to sit in faeces, even if it is diluted? Like, ew! Not even the homeopaths will be getting in on that action.
Put the seat up before you flush! If you remember to clean the walls once in a while there is no issue.