Courtesy Flush Conundrum
What is a "courtesy flush"? It is when you flush the toilet after dropping the initial load, so that the smell does not permeate through the rest of the bathroom. Typically the courtesy flush is reserved for use in a public restroom with multiple stalls, but it can also be used in a private bathroom at someone else's residence. A majority of people support the idea of the courtesy flush while I really don't hear it being practiced by as many people who claim it should be done. I am going to make a bold statement here, but you guys already knew that. I do not support the courtesy flush and I refuse to do it.
Here is the main reason why: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/other-shows/videos/time-warp-toilet-flush.htm
There are many scientific studies that support the fact that a toilet flush creates a "plume" that shoots bacteria up into the air. If you've ever watched a high-powered toilet being flushed you'll see physical splatter of toilet water on the seat. Unfortunately, most public restrooms have high-powered toilets to prevent clogging.
Being a woman I'm not sure why any woman supports the idea of the courtesy flush. The "plume" or upward splash of toilet bowl water is not something I want entering my vagina. Men may not mind so much since they aren't as susceptible to disease. I, however, do not like the idea of actively introducing bacteria and fecal residue into my lady parts. I can appreciate that fact that many people do not want to be responsible for offensive odors in the public arena, but to that I say - I'm sorry I value the health of my childbearing vessel more than your nostrils.
Perhaps I will invest is this awesome product: http://www.poopourri.com/
But I refuse to courtesy flush.