I have friends that always keep their toilet lids closed. I assumed it was just a feng shui sort of thing, but there may be more of a health reason to do so than simply preserving your energy. According to Lucky Feng Shui for Life :
Yet another Feng Shui site gets to the root of why doctors are recommending toilet lids should be closed. Feng Shui Advantage explains:
It’s not just fecal matter that is being spread by open flushing, but viruses and bacteria that make us sick are also being dispersed. The Daily Mail reports:
We do not practice keeping the lid down in our house, and probably more for convenience than anything else. Given this information though, I think we should change our practice. I guess I have always avoided touching the lid for fear of picking up germs, but you are already touching the handle to flush, plus you wash your hands afterwards…At least it is something to consider if someone in your home is suffering from the stomach flu.