Most of the time, if not always, public restrooms are not squeaky clean. So when we have to use a public toilet, we either hold it and give it a pass or go and hover over the toilet seat so we don’t make contact with it. While this is a good temporary solution, this habit can potentially form secondary problems over time.
You might be at higher risk for urinary tract infections.
When you squat over the toilet when relieving yourself, your pelvic floor muscles are about 40% tensed and your bladder is not completely relaxed. So when you stand up, you’ll probably have a bit of urine left inside. That residual urine can create bacteria and lead to a higher risk of contracting a urinary tract infection.