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It's really annoying, specially on winter mornings.

When two things, one cold and other hot, are put together they end up with the same temperature; however my house is warm yet the toilet is still cold.

 

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Soleron said:

High specific heat capacity (takes a lot of energy to warm up) OR high heat conductivity (saps heat from your body rapidly).

Your body's perception of heat is actually based on the rate of heat transfer so the second will register as cold even though the material may be at room temperature. This is why metals are cold to the touch.

More info on the subject.



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move to japan, they have heatings in their toilet seats.

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because they are below the temperature of you body?

ceramic shit gets cold. put some toilet paper on it if it's unbearable, or just squat over it a little



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Player2 said:

It's really annoying, specially on winter mornings.

When two things, one cold and other hot, are put together they end up with the same temperature; however my house is warm yet the toilet is still cold.

It's all about heat capacity of the materal you use for the seat.

ceramic has a higher heat capacity than i.e. plastic.
The energy needed (body heat) to warm the seat up from said cold temperature to body temp. is alot higher for certain materials.
Get a seat that is made of plastic and it will (if it even gets cold) warm up alot faster.
I HATE ceramic seats, cause they are f*cking cold...



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crissindahouse said:
because they are below the temperature of you body?

Yesterday it was 20ºC outside (below the the temperature of the body too) but I didn't feel cold...



Bajablo said:
Player2 said:

 

It's really annoying, specially on winter mornings.

When two things, one cold and other hot, are put together they end up with the same temperature; however my house is warm yet the toilet is still cold.

It's all about heat capacity of the materal you use for the seat.

ceramic has a higher heat capacity than i.e. plastic.
The energy needed (body heat) to warm the seat up from said cold temperature to body temp. is alot higher for certain materials.
Get a seat that is made of plastic and it will (if it even gets cold) warm up alot faster.
I HATE ceramic seats, cause they are f*cking cold...

Iron has low heat capacity and it feels cold as shit too.



crissindahouse said:
because they are below the temperature of you body?


This, which indicates that someone sat on that same seat very very recently. So much so they left their bodily heat on the seat your ass is now on. I prefer a cold seat....



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ironmanDX said:
crissindahouse said:
because they are below the temperature of you body?


This, which indicates that someone sat on that same seat very very recently. So much so they left their bodily heat on the seat your ass is now on. I prefer a cold seat....

And some of their sweat if they had to make a great effort.