A sex writer has called out men who need snap out of this one particular bathroom habit.
Nadia Bokody claims many guys have terrible hygiene which she believes brings a whole new meaning to “toxic masculinity”.
She cited a 2018 poll which showed 84% of men felt washing their hands after the toilet was important, compared to 91% of females.
But she says “thousands” of women have taken to Reddit to ask how they can get their husbands to stop leaving skid marks in the toilet.
Writing for news.com.au, Nadia said: “Perhaps we have toxic masculinity all wrong.
“Maybe ‘toxic’ was actually meant in reference to the hazardous odours emanating from men’s unwashed bodies?”
She added: “In all seriousness, male hygiene, and the abysmally low standard we set for it, serves as yet another nod to the gendered double standards that dominate heterosexual relationships.”
Nadia revealed how all her female pals “practice intensive grooming regimes to ensure their vulvas look and smell fresh prior to sex”.
That even includes going for laser hair removal, having pre-sex shower and even using freshening feminine wipes.
And now she’s wondering why men lack such hygiene skills.
She continued: “Troublingly, most of the women I spoke to while writing this story, said they’d had a male partner degrade the appearance or smell of their genitals, despite maintaining levels of personal hygiene that would put most of the men I know to shame.
“What’s most striking about the thousands of posts on Reddit and Twitter from women sharing horror stories of their male partners’ bathroom habits, is the apologetic tone of the women.
“In short, while women are quite literally cleaning ourselves sick, men aren’t wiping their bums or washing their penises.”
But Nadia believes this has to change or it’ll risk scaring women away.
She concluded: “I’m sorry to have to be the one to say it ladies, but we’re not doing them any favours by ignoring the skid marks or trying to find ways to subtly convince them to bathe, via Reddit.
“If we want men to show up for us, we need to start raising the bar – drastically.
“Because right now, it’s at the bottom (pun intended).”
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