Apparently This Matters: Private luxury toilets in NYC


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For a small fee, a new startup will offer visitors to NYC a clean, private bathroom

Yearly membership costs $15

Members can then purchase day passes which cost about $8

Editor’s Note: Each week in “Apparently This Matters,” CNN’s Jarrett Bellini applies his warped sensibilities to trending topics in social media and random items of interest on the Web.

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I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a true germaphobe, but if entering a domestic partnership with a bottle of Purell were legal I’d certainly consider it.

Perhaps this is that slippery slope they’ve warned us about.

But it’s true. I’m one among the insane masses who is chronically over-sanitizing himself because – whoa – it’s possible that a lone speck of someone else’s butt germs somehow drifted into my three-foot personal safety zone and is now infecting my life with disease and disgust.