Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Your Turn


This is the bathroom at The Standard Hotel in NYC. Would you go to the bathroom there knowing everyone can watch you? These people certainly did. How long before some couple has sex in there or someone shows off the fact that are a shower and not a grower.

59 comments:

Brenda L said...

Depends on how many beers I've had.

EmEyeKay said...

I'd just pee on their rug.

parissucksliterally said...

Hell no!

Sherry said...

This would be my worst nightmare.

Texshan said...

Not in a million years. This is ridiculous -- what was the architect thinking? No one wants to see anyone else poop!

Vintage Pink said...

Is this legal?

selenakyle said...

I'm with Vintage Pink...

WTF???

smashbash said...

Someone had some stories here, I can't remember it could have been elsewhere, about seeing people do it through the glass of the standard hotel. I have know idea but I think it may be a hotel specifically for people looking for a good time, if you know what I mean wink wink nudge nudge.

I am free with my body so sure I would use it. Nudity has become way to stereotyped and built up. We are all born naked, what does it matter? It makes you uncomfortable? Then turn your head and don't look.

I also grew up near the Russian River, well known for it's nudists. :)

katsm0711 said...

Finally there's a place that understands my fetish and allows me to be free!

Mhdz said...

My former boss' guest bathroom had glass walls. Completely see-through. I have no idea why they did that. So one day he has a party and I made a dent in the keg and really had to go. I couldn't help it most folks were outside and the coast seemed clear so I went for it. Luckily no one passed by.

curlyhairslacker said...

No, what the hell were they thinking?

Kara said...

This is nothing new. The Standard overlooks the High Line in New York and you can see into all of the rooms, which are also fronted by glass, especially in the evening. People are regularly watching people do the nasty in the rooms already.

Ari said...

is this on purpose? if so, i guess i'd go if i really had to

FS said...

I have no problem with nudity and have spent some very enjoyable time at a nudist park, but only God gets to see me on the toilet doing my business.

Amber said...

So, I looked it up. Those bathrooms are in the penthouse level known as The Boom Boom Room. It's a club. So yes, you can see, but it's all the way on the 18th floor. All of the hotel windows are clear glass, because Andre Balazs wanted a ton of natural light, and no office building-y feel. With exception to that 18th level, all of the rooms have shades.

Roman Holiday said...

I wouldn't care about people watching me have sex - but going to the bathroom?? No thank you!!!
Also, what if it's that time of the month just eeeewwwww!!!!!

EmEyeKay said...

@amber: did you also look up their new ad campaign? Please do, so someone will get my joke.

Amber said...

LOL Em - That's fantastic. Here's the ad, for everyone else.

Phillip Themholes said...

This is the whole point of the HighLine. It's all about exhibitionism and voyeurism. How can a "lawyer" be so fucking naive?

smashbash said...

Amber- 18th floor. Someone asked if this was illegal upthread. I don't think it would be seen by many people unless you had binoculars or were also in a building that high up right?

Turkish Taffy said...

This reminds me of my favorite bar in Hoboken, called "Redheads". In the ladies room, there were two toilets. No walls. No cubicles. Used to freak me out. Who on earth would use a toilet, with someone sitting next to them on another toilet? I loved the bar, but I had nightmares about that bathroom.

Amber said...

smash - the hotel has been open since around 2008, so it must not be illegal. I would think if you're standing on the ground you could see that there are people in the windows, but without binoculars or a telescopic lens you wouldn't really see any details. Which, that must be why people have no problem doing it.

smashbash said...

I guess I am a weirdo but I think it would be kind of thrilling. :) hehe

Susan said...

This is ridiculous. I guess I'm totally uncool.

smashbash said...

Susan- it doesn't make you uncool. You just wouldn't go there. There is nothing uncool about that. I am sure lots of people feel the same as you do. :) that's what makes America wonderful. If people want to do they can, if they don't like it or don't want to it they can do that too. It is not classified as cool or uncool.

I haven't drank alcohol in 6 months I am a total square ;)

curlyhairslacker said...

Ok, well if no one could see I guess that would be different. Now, if it was just a bunch of open toilets in a room? No, I get shy bladder. That being said, I'm not a club person so hopefully I'll never be in this predicament, lol.

smashbash said...

It's funny how I missed it on the first do it and then Do on the second do it. More coffee!!

Crimes Against Bacon said...

I'm pretty sure I've had this nightmare.

SusanB said...

In looking at it, do you see the actual toilets? If it's not into the stalls, I don't think I'd care. If I'm going to show anything (like adjusting my bra or something) I'd do it in the stall.

auntliddy said...

I second or third your,"wtf?!"

fancyscreenname said...

I would use this restroom if I were drunk/drinking. SOBER.....not so much.

Del Riser said...

I wouldn't use it, but I could and nobody would notice or care.

It's like living here in Vegas, with 100 pound girls with triple D's running around, a 50+ woman is entirely invisible.

It's rather liberating in a not so flattering sort of way.

Lauren said...

As someone with a temperamental GI tract, this is literally my worst nightmare.

rejectedcarebear said...

I've peed in much more public areas so I wouldn't have an issue going numero uno- however, I have major belly issues and I'd never take a dump there.

smashbash said...

Rejected- THAT^^^ is hilarious my friend. Hahaha.

Maja. With a J. said...

I don't think I would. But then again, few things are worse than having to pee really really bad, so with enough beer in my system, I might...*L*

Snapdragon said...

I'm pretty sure I've had this nightmare.

I know I have. EGAD.

yodelay said...

I'm with you Maja, when you gotta go, you gotta go.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Oh, HELL NO! I'm with Lauren and rejectedcarebear--I have various GI issues that I won't get into, but suffice to say nobody, and I mean NOBODY, gets to watch me on the crapper! No matter how open you are about nudity, sex, etc., there are still some things that really ought to be private, if only because you do NOT need to know me that well, and vice versa.

Amber said...

Robin - So, my BF is kind of obsessed with trying to get me over my bathroom phobias. He will always tell me that I can "go" while he's in shower. Or if I'm peeing, he will come in and try to kiss me on the toilet! SO GROSS.

bobbi_1025 said...

I guess I'm weird cause my friends and I used to go in the bathroom stall together if it was a big one and each pee and not think twice about it. We would go into gas station restrooms when we were in high school together and practically race to see who would pee first cause as an ongoing joke once we were done we would simply walk out and open the door wide so everyone in the parking lot could see the other person peeing, especially at this one certain gas station.

Not to mention I grew up in the south, so I have popped a squat on many back roads and had somebody turn on the headlights or reverse lights midflow.

lostathome said...

Is this the hotel where the hotel sex scenes in Shame were filmed? Looks like it could be...

chachi said...

My sphincter would be clenched up like a nun in a whore house. There would be DEFINITE performance issues!

FS said...

My husband will come into the bathroom while I'm sitting on the toilet. I have no problem with that, but I will not wipe until he leaves. Yeah, I've had to pee behind a car or in a field at assorted parties, concerts, RenFaires, what have you, then do the "bounce dry" as best you can. Never easy when you are inebriated.

AndyCane said...

Count me in on this party

Mango said...

Yeah, it's owned by international hotelier André Balazs. He can't swing his dick without hitting some gorgeous actress or model.

CK76 said...

@mango or Lilo...

Upside Downunder said...

Years ago I worked in an office that looked across at a hotel. I hated that job. Fast forward a few years and had a wild girlfriend. We were free one weekday afternoon and booked a room in aforementioned hotel on the floor opposite the old job. We opened the the windows and proceeded to have a very aerobic afternoon.

I know I destroyed productivity that day. Sweet revenge indeed.

shiny_special_one said...

I join the others in saying, WTF???

shiny_special_one said...

I join the others in saying, WTF???

Seachica said...

Lol, upside!

I used to work in an office that was right next to a high end hotel in Chicago. Every few weeks, you'd get an email flying around to look at a room across the way where two people were going at it. It was a definite productivity killer (but fun watching!). Since then I am very conscious of hotel room windows.

Seachica said...

And no, I would never use these toilets. Naked bodies walking around = interesting. Naked people going to the bathroom = complete buzz kill. Not even bar rafaeli looks sexy squatting on a toilet.

Chrissy Buns said...

This isn't a 'nudist' issue, it's a 'I don't want people seeing me go poop' issue. I am not at all modest. I seem to have been born without the gene that reminds a person to not show undies while wearing a dress, and cleavage seems to be a huge issue with me...but bathroom stuff is private, ya'll!

CanuckNan said...

I've actually had recurring nightmares about having to poo-poo in public in front of many others. (Think I'm anal retentive???) This is frightening! Just no.

Popnursing said...

@Seachica - I worked in a high rise in a different city. Our windows were reflective on the outside. So guests at the hotel across the street assumed since they couldn't see us, we couldn't see them. Wrong. Made for some interesting water cooler conversation in our office. The best was the time we had an interviewee try to stay focused while viewing the nasty over the bosses shoulder.

Amanda said...

I've used those bathrooms, the one time I went to the boom boom room. Seriously weird. The glass is ceiling to floor so you feel like you could fall over and the foyer area is super shiny almost mirrored black marble, I think. If you're a bit drunk, it's totally surreal. I had no problem peeing but if I had to poo, forget about it.

WUWT? said...

When my husband was trying to convince me that the place we bought was the "right" place, I brought up the single-bathroom issue. I canNOT have people in the bathroom when I am using the bathroom. Maybe if I am in the shower, but while going to the bathroom or getting ready, I want PRIVACY. He of course promised. He of course has broken that promise, repeatedly. "But we're married now!" he says. I don't care. Shut the door and LEAVE ME ALONE. Sorry.

So, Amber, I feel your pain. I don't know how you can drive the point home, but if you find a way, let me know.

This place: I have literal nightmares, a couple times a week, about needing a toilet and finding a room full of them but they are all open/visible, or dirty, or overflowing, or out of toilet paper. I have this dream more than any other dream. I do not want to know what dream analysts sayit says about me. It says I want a clean, private bathroom, and that is perfectly reasonable thing to want.

Mayrose said...

Hell to the no. How long till someone starts a tumbler? Did those people forget about phone cameras?

Lelaina Pierce said...

There are bathrooms similar to this in Mix, a rooftop bar in Mandalay Bay. I almost had a heart attack when I went inside b/c I am deathly afraid of heights and wasn't expecting a view while I used the powder room.