The seaside town of Porthcawl, Wales is planning to install anti-sex public toilets that would spray occupants with water and sound an alarm.
Violent movement sensors will automatically open the doors and sound high pitched alarms, with fine water jets soaking the interior of the units.
This could end very, very badly...
Weight sensitive floors would ensure that only one user could be in a cubicle at a time, to safeguard against “inappropriate sexual activity and vandalism".
Porthcawl Town Council is spending £170,000 ($206,333) on the futuristic toilets, according to Wales Online.
The existing toiletsPorthcawl Town Council
The planning documents detail a range of security features to deter rough sleeping, including an audible warning, combined with the lights and heating being switched off.
All toilets would be fitted with a full high pressure floor and wall washer which could be operated either after every user, or after a certain number of users per day.
Each night the toilets would close for 10 minutes while the unit undertakes a deep clean process.
Visitors to Porthcawl will have to pay to use the toilets, however, it has not been decided how much it will cost.
The plans for the futuristic toiletsPorthcawl Town Council
However, Twitter users have questioned how the systems, in particular the weight sensitive floors, would work in practice.
“Weight sensitive floors to detect more than one user? What baseline weight are they using? I'm easily the weight of two teenagers, and what about people who need assistance? I have to go in with my kids."
This is RIDICULOUS and better not catch on. Weight-sensitive floors to ensure one person at a time? What if you we… https://t.co/orngy8rxoK— Emily Ladau (@Emily Ladau)1566166883.0
“There are obvious serious questions about weight sensors, with potential for cruel humiliation of facility users."
Porthcawl public toilet plan includes anti-sex measures https://t.co/3ES2zaC5FO @BBCNews there are obvious serious… https://t.co/sEasXamtJb— Andrew Fermor (@Andrew Fermor)1565981764.0
@johnfund Guess they didn't consider the disabled or challenged who may require assistance of another in a restroo… https://t.co/BADhXfTSXo— 🇺🇸Chris Filby🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸Chris Filby🇺🇸)1566149318.0
"Weight sensitive floors" What about those who: 1. Require assistance? 2. Have children with them? 3. Are in a whe… https://t.co/0Wag4WTNoT— Kayla (@Kayla)1566051125.0
@KaylaPekkala So many things wrong with this "plan"— ⚧ We R The Squirrels ⚧ (@⚧ We R The Squirrels ⚧)1566051534.0
@KaylaPekkala And just like.....larger people? I definitely know people who weigh more on their own than the weight… https://t.co/WGHTHRYeGH— isaac “new yorker of the week” grivett (@isaac “new yorker of the week” grivett)1566051433.0
Anti-disabled people toilets, cool. "Violent movement sensors would automatically open the doors and sound high-pi… https://t.co/SCWtd4evHQ— Genevieve Adeline (@Genevieve Adeline)1566045251.0
@abc13houston Why would they want to stop a beautiful thing like toilet stall sex?? 🤨— Miguel Mightbe Mental🇲🇽🏴☠️ (@Miguel Mightbe Mental🇲🇽🏴☠️)1566252993.0
The seaside town of Porthcawl are installing anti-sex public loos that'll spray occupants with water and sound an a… https://t.co/9T6LFEBfBD— Zora Suleman (@Zora Suleman)1565992448.0
The existing facilities are due to close in October, while the demolition and construction of the new building takes place.