I am a big fan of your blog Sean. I am writing to you to ask your opinion of something. I am European and have been dating an American man for about 5 months. We recently took a trip together and, like most couples do, discovered many new things about each other. One thing I discovered has me feeling uneasy. My boyfriend holds “it” with his right hand while urinating. I was raised to view the right hand as social (and therefore it must be clean) and the left hand as the “duty hand” and I know it was the same for my brother, but it appears as if this is not a common practice? When I talked to my boyfriend about it, he said he saw my point but it felt weird holding “it” with his left hand since he’s a right-handed person.
Which is corrrect? I’d like to put this debate to bed.
Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a right or wrong way a man should hold his junk while peeing. I can see your point about the right hand being social (we shake hands with it, etc) so perhaps it SHOULD be that way? After all, statistics say that only 20-30% of men actually wash their hands after using the restroom. It’d definitely make things a little cleaner for us. Maybe you could start a “Be a man, use your left hand” internet campaign. Until then, you’ll just have to convince your boyfriend it’s simply more hygienic.