We’ve all been thinking it, but now it’s been proven – men are escaping to the bathroom to get away from us, and their children, and not to actually use the toilet.

A third of men surveyed as part of a British study admitted that they use the bathroom to hide out, get some peace and quiet when they’re being nagged by their partner and to avoid their kids.

Like we didn’t already know!

The poll of 1000 men, conducted by ‘bathroom experts’ Pebble Grey, found that on average they spend seven hours a year in the bathroom, just to get away from their partners and kids!

“We all need a little bit of time to ourselves – to take stock or switch off completely,” Pebble Grey Director, Helena Linsky said

“And the bathroom appears to be the go-to place for those moments – it’s very much a sanctuary, somewhere we can cut ourselves off from the outside world, albeit just temporarily. As the results suggest, peace and quiet are considered sacred and clearly men take the opportunity to get this where they can – often in the bathroom.”

A quarter of the men surveyed said they didn’t know how they’d cope if they couldn’t escape to the bathroom. A third of them said going to the bathroom is the only way they get time to themselves.

And 23% described the bathroom as their ‘safe place’.

Do you know a bloke who uses the bathroom as a refuge? Let us know in the comments below. 

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  • No my husband is the opposite. I don’t think he spends enough time in there. But he sure does like to sleep in!


  • My husband uses the bathroom to catch up on social media. I can see him coming out almost unable to walk!


  • Nah mine doesnt. He loves the bed though


  • Definitely agree with this!


  • My late husband hated being in either of our bathrooms, but he was happy to go to sleep on the lounge for a few hours.


  • Sometimes I bet my husband could make it to seven hours in one week alone.


  • My late husband would just go fishing. I was the one to escape to the toilet but the door could just be slid open. Now that it’s been renovated, I can actually lock the door.


  • Haha my hubby doesn’t. He’s often complaining when I walk into the ensuite not realising he’s on the toilet. And now the dog is known to wander in too. No hiding in our house!


  • I’m sure that women would do it as well except when a mum goes to the toilet the children follow haha


  • I wonder why chosing a bathroom above locking yourself up in the bedroom ? Sounds more comfortable to me :)


  • Yep. Id believe that too lol surprised it isn’t more


  • This is definitely factual!


  • 7 hours a year. Its more like 7 hours a week from my husband. He loves it in there. ????


  • My son heads to the bathroom to get out of chores and to get away from his younger brother.


  • My hubby sneaks to the bathroom when it’s time to do the dishes. !!


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