Behind closed bathroom doors

Messy loos make Danes take their business elsewhere

Women are more squeamish than men about standards at public restrooms and less likely to use them in every single scenario presented by a new survey bar one: an admission charge.

According to the survey of 1,000 Danes by GfK Norm for Katrin, a washroom solutions provider, 35 percent of men would not use a restroom that charges an entry fee, compared to 27 percent among women.

A dirty restroom was the number one reason why Danes would leave a public restroom (71 percent) followed by a bad smell (60 percent).

About half of the people asked in the survey said they wouldn’t use a restroom if there was no toilet paper left.

However, broken locks, long lines and minimal privacy weren’t of major concern.