Most men know that sometimes a stream of pee can go in some unwanted direction, which can cause problems like dirty clothes or a dirty floor. Is there a way to prevent this from happening, or maybe a precaution to take?
Just sit down when you have to go!
If you're uncircumcised, make sure to pull your foreskin back. Doing so can improve your aim dramatically and should get you on target!
okay, first off here... there is no way to prevent "splatter" other than sitting, however, by using a little muscle control and some simple hand manipulation the "splatter" may be severely reduced and overall aim improved. While not the best advice for "High Pressure Streams" this seems to work best for "low or intermitted" streams. First pinch shaft/urethra off and relax or lightly push using bladder muscles. Second once PRIMED system is achieved, simply release pinch point while simultaneously pushing like normal. Third once stream pressure has decreased to unsatisfactory level, pinch and repeat the process repeatedly.
NOTE: I find it best to use sphincter muscle flex to stop stream before "bare minimum" pressure is achieved, as this helps prime the pump so to speak for the next pulse. Otherwise you may be at the can for quite a while.
Specifically regarding the "splitstream" issue:
Sometimes a part of the opening to your urethra will be stuck to another part (for me, it's often after sex). If you have the state of mind to think about it, you can gently pull apart the opening to your urethra, to make sure that it is unobstructed. Then release your penis and pee as you normally would.
This solution is sometimes related to the 45 degree off-shoot issue, but not always.
Basically sitting down is the only safe option, but if some weird circumstance dictates that you can't do that you could utilize a cup or a bottle to pee into and/or redirect your stream. The target area would then be closer, and you reduce the risk of spillage.
This will however fail if you have "high pressure" pee stream... Then your other option is simply to get closer to the target somehow. Using a stall you could bend down towards the toilet bowl, and for a urinal get as close as possible. Do be advised that you might get splashing if the angles are incorrect.
So in short, do sit down if uncertain and it's possible. If not, you're at risk of spillage, but can reduce the risk a little by getting closer to your target or utilize a catcher of some sort.
I ALWAYS sit down on normal toilets, it's best to give the toilet seat a clean with toilet paper (nothing beats sitting down in someone else's pee ..).
The odd chance I need to pee in a urinal, I pull back the skin on my you know what to make sure that doesn't get in the way. I also make a banana shape bend, so I'm really close to the urinal.
For a standard man and a standard toilet, it is hardly impossible to urinate "cleanly" 99.5% of the time.
Take enough to time make sure your penis is unencumbered (stretched out straight, not fouled by clothing, hairs, etc.)
Then practice until you can shoot straight. Aim with your hand, as if using a water hose.
Aim for the water in the toilet. If necessary, as the stream pressure changes, move your hips (and therefore your penis) closer to the target, in a straight line.
Basic boy lessons from childhood ;-)
I've seen this before and did some research on it. It seems as though there is a place in a urinal that tends to produce less splatter, and they those little insert are put on that spot. I couldn't find the article that mentioned that, but I have found that if I see one of those and hit it, the splatter is reduced. Also its good aim practice!
Your urinary tract is what creates the stream and any obstruction in it can cause splatter or the stream to go off-target. This can include dried semen from sex/masturbation and infection/inflammation.
Cranberries can help with this. Washing thoroughly after sex/masturbation can also help.