Men spend several hours in the bathroom just to avoid chores and children, study finds

Being able to have some alone time is very important. Recharging your batteries in peace lets you get back on your feet and face responsibilities with a smile on your face.

As a new parent, alone time is the rarest thing, as the little ones require attention almost 24/7. All most parents want is some peace and quiet, if only for a minute.

Parents do what they can to get some time alone, and according to a new study, men take refuge in the bathroom, writes the site Ladbible.

For a parent, everyday life consists of many responsibilities. Buying groceries, work, pick up the kids, cook, clean, and so on. On top of that, you must do everything with a smile on your face. Therefore, it’s very important to have some alone time, which is easier said than done. Men, however, seem to have found their sanctuary – the bathroom.

Spend around seven hours a year in the bathroom

According to a study that surveyed 1,000 men, it turns out that men on average spend around seven hours a year in the bathroom – without actually using the toilet.

According to the study, the main reasons for escaping to the bathroom were to get away from a nagging partner, children and avoiding chores.

“The bathroom is the sanctuary of our home”

“It’s very much a sanctuary, somewhere we can cut ourselves off from the outside world, albeit just temporarily. Peace and quiet are sacred and clearly, men take the opportunity to get this whenever they can – often in the bathroom,” said a spokesman from the company that conducted the study.

However, recharging batteries in the toilet seems to be vital for men. According to the study, as many as 25% of men stated that without toilet visits, they don’t know how they would manage.


Although it might not apply to all men, now I understand where my husband disappears to when it’s cleaning day!

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