A new survey has understandably caused confusion among the mum population, shedding light on one of the ways in which some men avoid their partners.
Apparently, men spend hours hiding in the toilet from 'nagging wives', kids and household chores and suffer from a lack of 'me-time'.
Considering most of them don't have menstrual problems to worry about, we often wondered what can take some men so long in the bathroom. Now we have the answer.
Men are viewing bathrooms as their safe haven from the chaos of family life, retreating to the sanctuary to escape chores.
The study was conducted back in 2018 and it focused on the reasons why men hastily run away from their responsibilities to such a strange part of the home.
According to the study, which surveyed 1000 male participants, men rack up seven hours of time spent in bathroom per year.
The reasons? They ran away from nagging partners, house chores, noisy children and also wanted the chance to use their phones in peace. Funny how mums don't get the same opportunity.
The study was commissioned by bathroom expert Pebble Grey, and discovered that one-in-10 bathroom visits would be interrupted. This adds up to 171 interruptions every year.
45 percent of the study's male participants said they rarely get any 'me time'. Among these men, a quarter of them stated that their partners aren't understanding of how hectic their lives actually are.
Somehow, we don't have sympathy considering women get paid less for their time and mums can never escape the chaos.