For some of us, using a public toilet is a nightmare. AsapSCIENCE can put your mind at ease with this video explaining why public toilet seats aren't as dirty as you think they are.
If you hover, place toilet paper on the seat, or use those weird toilet seat flappy covers, you might be interested to know that there's actually more faecal matter on the cutting board in your kitchen than on most toilet seats. In fact, covering the toilet seat isn't really protecting you from germs and bacteria anyway. Hovering can help, but there are germs everywhere in a bathroom, so there is no way to avoid them. Fortunately, your skin is designed to keep all of the nasty little germs out, so as long as the toilet seat looks clean — and you don't have an open wound on your backside — you can rest your tush easy. Don't forget to always wash your hands!