It’s a familiar story: a young couple who live together, have no children, and are looking for a small city for their new family.
The couple’s two daughters, who are now adults, are not keen to see them live alone and have been trying to persuade the children to move out to the suburbs.
But they’re reluctant to leave their parents, and one evening, a friend of theirs tells them they can rent a flat in London for the next six months and then move into the home.
The family is thrilled, and so is the friend.
But what happens when the family starts using the flat?
Why does everyone flush their toilet?
If you’ve ever lived in a shared house, or lived with a friend, you may have noticed the same thing: everyone keeps using the same toilet.
This is the problem with shared accommodation, says Ben Kline, a professor of behavioural science at the University of Essex.
He says shared accommodation is usually better than single-family houses, because it allows for more variety and interaction between members of the household, which is desirable.
But shared housing can also lead to problems.
“In a large city, it’s easier to have a lot of single-person dwellings,” he says.
“The other thing that can be happening in a lot shared housing is that there are very few of them.”
If a large number of people use the same public toilet, there are lots of potential issues, like mould, and other health risks.
“You could end up with people with bacterial infections that would be extremely serious if they were spread from one person to another,” says Kline.
“You’re dealing with the risk of mould, mould can cause pneumonia and other diseases.”
The other problem with communal toilets is that they’re not good for your health, says Klin.
You can’t be sure what you’re going to do in the bathroom.
The best toilet, he says, is one that’s shared by the entire household.
But in a public toilet that you’re likely to be sitting in, you’ll likely be using it with everyone else.
This means that you can’t see what you’ve actually done in the toilets, and your bowel movements are likely to sound muffled, which may not be pleasant.
Another problem with common toilets is they can cause other problems in your body.
“We see all the health issues with people not using the right toilet,” says Dr Caroline Walker, from University College London.
“It’s very common for people to flush the wrong toilet.
If you’ve got a urinary tract infection, and you flush the right one, you can have the infection spread.”
And if you’re prone to infections, you’re at risk of contracting the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections.
So if you have any concerns about the health of your family or friends, then it’s worth trying to find a private toilet that’s good for you.
It may not seem like a big deal, but for some people, sharing a toilet is a lot more than just a social norm.
And even if the toilet is shared, there’s an added health risk if you get in an accident or suffer from an illness.
The toilet, says Walker, “is a huge public health hazard”.
And the worst thing is that shared accommodation can lead to people spending too much time in the toilet.
If you have kids and want to make sure they don’t have to use the toilet, it might be worth trying the shared toilet.