Okay, not to go all Larry David on you here, but I think there should be a law which says that ALL public restroom designed for more than one person need to have doors which open by merely swinging / pushing them either way, instead of a having a handle for one way or both. When you think about how many germs would be on this door handle that you have to touch in order to go poking around your peter or your franny or your asterisk, it's soul-crushing. You know where people put their fingers and how often, and they're all touching that handle that you have to grasp in order to go in. Sometimes, I just can't do it. Yes, you can use your sleeve, but... c'mon. Maybe if it makes you feel better. If you're lucky, you can catch someone going out and not have to touch the handle, but that is not always an option, especially, when you're.... percolating. Yes, you could just wash your hands before and after, but then we're getting into water wastage... And leads me to my next point... Even worse are the restrooms where you have to use a handle to open the door after you're done. We all know how few people wash their hands after their business, so that handle is RIPE with icky. And even if everyone washed their hands after, you're doubtfully getting all the bad shit off your hands and you're going to pick SOMETHING up from that handle still. It makes even less sense to have to have a door handle from this direction. And then you've got some restrooms that don't even have doors, but are designed so that none of our shames can be seen. But... they can be heard. And smelled. Just recently I had to stop and take a shit at a rest stop that had no doors and an attendant on hand to answer travelling questions. Their desk was right outside the Men's room. There was no one else there. You could have heard a cockroach have an orgasm. And she certainly heard every sound the human body makes when taking the kind of shit you can only take when your previous day's intake was only fruit and alcohol. I could not look that at attendant in the eye when I left. So, I'm not really for the "No Door" approach. With a swing door, you can just put your shoulder into it and not have to worry (as much). To me, this seems like the best option until we can install automatic doors, or until humans have no shame and don't need doors on restrooms. So, the cons that I can think of, are: CONS Easy for other people to get hit by door Need different locks to keep out the violent unwanted Need different locks in case of natural disaster Please tell me your thoughts matter, regardless of what they are. All manner of silly answers are welcome. (I'm looking at YOU, @dorkus_molorkus!) EDIT: And yes, I do see all the typos... I created this thread accidentally before it was ready, so... I'm afraid you'll just have to deal with this rough draft version... DOUBLE EDIT: I had meant to bring this up as a "legitimate" public health concern. FWIW.