By John Dodge


By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — If you are like many Americans you have done it some place other than the where you are supposed to go.

That is, urinate in a place other than a bathroom.

In the shower? Among women, 59 percent of woman say they have done it at least once, compared with 65 percent of men.

This specific behavior is more popular in the Midwest than in another other region of the country.

The data comes from a YouGov survey titled the “United States of Hygiene” of 1,169 people across the United States this past July.

A total of 9 percent of men and 5 percent of women acknowledge peeing in the shower every day. (It is a time saver.)

How about in a bathtub? Yes, 23 percent of men and 18 percent of women surveyed admit that has happened. Swimming pool? It’s about even, with just more than a third of each sex doing that.

Peeing in the street is much more common among men (32 percent) compared with women (6 percent).

A healthy 71 percent of men have relieved themselves in a bush or tree. Women (36 percent) find using this location much more palatable than going in the street.

And perhaps proving the male species can be incredibly lazy, half of those surveyed said they have urinated in their own yard. Only 12 percent of women have done the same thing.