|There have been many complaints all across campus that there are too few girls’ toilets, and of long lines to get into them. It is very important, therefore, that something substantial be done to address this issue.
Cameras were installed in eleven of the rest room areas to monitor the use of the toilets. Each girl who enters the bathroom was observed to determine the length of time required for each phase of her visit. On the average, it was determined that a girl spends fourteen seconds selecting a stall, eight seconds locking the door, a full minute and eight seconds to pull down or remove her clothing, forty-three seconds doing her business, a minute and fifty-three seconds putting her clothes back on, and eight seconds unlocking the door.
0:14 selecting a stall
0:08 locking the door
1:08 pull down or remove her clothing
0:43 doing her business
1:53 putting her clothes back on
0:08 unlocking the door
4:14 total time
The components of a girl’s rest room activity were analyzed to determine not only the cause of the long delays, but specifically which components might be streamlined to speed the flow of traffic through the rest room. It was immediately apparent that the two most time-consuming activities were removing and replacing clothing. A great deal of thought was put into the matter to ascertain whether it would be possible to speed up these activities.
The analysts recommended that girls should remove their clothing before entering the rest room area, which would completely eliminate the most time-consuming parts of their bathroom activities. A pilot study was conducted, in which one rest room — the busiest one, in the lobby of the main cafeteria — was set aside for naked girls only. Lockers were provided near the entrance to the rest room, so that girls would be able to disrobe in the hallway, and store their clothes in the lockers while the do their business. It was found that the wait time for this bathroom decreased markedly, but so did the number of girls who used it. Interviews with girls in the vicinity, including naked girls waiting to use the bathroom as well as fully clothed girls who opted to travel to other bathrooms, revealed that while the majority of girls understood the benefits of removing their clothing in advance, it is unnecessary for girls to remove their tops. The analysts agreed that forcing girls to free their boobs from the confines of their tops served no purpose. However, they expressed concern that if allowed to keep their tops on, girls might leave their dresses on as well, rationalizing that the dress is just a top. In the end, a compromise was reached, in which girls would be allowed to keep their tops on, as long as she remains completely naked from the hips down.
The analysts developed several recommendations.
1. Benches and lockers are provided in the hallway outside of each of the girls restrooms so that girls may remove their bottoms before entering the restroom. Bottomless girls should line up outside the restroom, do their business quickly, and then leave the restroom area to don their clothes.
2. Girls who remove their clothing in public and wait patiently without the benefit of clothing find that the additional privacy afforded by stall doors is insignificant, so the stall doors — and in many cases, the stalls themselves — are removed to save the 30 seconds each girl spends selecting, locking, and unlocking the stalls.
3. The cost of providing bathroom facilities for girls is greatly reduced when privacy considerations such as walls, and even doors and walls, are eliminated. Auxilliary toilets can be provided in the public areas such as low-traffic hallways and outdoor areas, with nearby lockers and benches for girls to use in the removal of their clothing.
Because a high concentration of bottomless girls is likely to draw interest on the part of boys, it is recommended that additional seating be provided near the entrance to the girls’ bathrooms so that boys may congregate there to watch the parade of near-naked girls entering and leaving the facility.
If some public toilet areas are still so busy that bottomless girls must line up, then it may be necessary to set aside some bathrooms for completely naked girls only. Many girls will opt to go to more distant bathrooms where they can leave their tops on, reducing the demand for naked-only bathrooms.
Code of Conduct
In light of the recommendations, the following section will be added to the Code of Conduct:
It has been determined that long lines outside the girls’ bathrooms are caused by excessive time spent by girls taking off and putting on their clothes. Therefore, all girls bathrooms at the College are “bottomless only” facilities. Girls must remove all clothing from their hips down before entering a bathroom. In addition, designated high-traffic bathrooms will be designated “naked only” facilities. Before entering these facilities, girls must remove all their clothing. The need for privacy having been obviated, stalls, doors, and in some cases, walls will be removed to speed traffic flow in and out of the bathroom area.
Spectator viewing areas will be provided outside the bathrooms, with visibility into the bathroom provided in some cases by large windows. It is expected that girls will not object to the windows, since their privacy has already been compromised by the need to strip publicly before entering.
Cubby-holes are provided outside the bathrooms for girls to store their clothing while they are inside. On exiting the bathroom, if a girl discovers her clothes are missing, she may “shop” among the clothes that other girls have left. However, it is requested that each girl take no more than one item of clothing that doesn’t belong to her, so that all the girls will have some clothes waiting for them (their own or those of other girls) when they exit the facility.
A college co-ed makes use of one of the bottomless toilets on campus, in full view of spectators.