Re: Toilet/germs obsessions
I too am fearful of germs from the bathroom since I read an article describing what is called "the aerosol effect". This simply means that when a toilet is flushed with the lid open, a microscopic spray is released into the air and can stay there for up to two hours.
Of course, the article assured that our skin is filled with bacteria anyway and will protect us. It indicated that the danger lies more in breathing in the airborne bacteria or transfering it from a surface in the bathroom to your mouth.
I wouldn't imagine that what happened to you puts you in any kind of danger just from contact on your skin. If it were, half the planet would be dead. But if you're anything like me, you probably just don't like the idea of those germs on you, harmful or not.
I say, be secure in the fact that it's not dangerous and rest assured that the germs have long since been washed away.