#1 Reason #1: It Spreads Way Less Germs
If you’re someone who would never dream of leaving your pee in the toilet, your number one reason is probably hygiene. It’s gross and unsanitary to skip a flush, right?
Well, hold onto your hats, because we’re about to blow your mind: you spread more germs when you flush.
Studies call it “toilet plume,” and it’s what happens when you flush and send up a spray of yuck into the air around you.
Flushing as infrequently as possible (and keeping the lid down when you do) can seriously cut back on how many germs are floating around your bathroom.