I firmly believe that the squatting position is the ideal position for evacuating. I always squat, never sit when evacuating. This is the way animals do it in nature - just look at a cat or a dog - and it is also the way everyone except royalty and disabled people did it up until the 19th century. When you sit, the colon is unnaturally compressed, which does not happen when squatting. The sitting position not only makes evacuation much more difficult, but it's also linked to several diseases, including colon cancer, appendicitis and inflammatory bowel disease. I strongly recommend reading this page on the subject.
[Previously, this post was a warning about how squatting on a toilet could be dangerous and the source of nasty accidents. Reading some of the comments has made me see how stupid and silly I was. The only evidence I had were three pictures - possibly photoshoped, possibly fake, taken from a gory-fetish website which I found by chance while searching for information about the squatting position. They showed a woman with an open leg, and it was claimed that she'd suffered an accident while squatting.
It is true that many public restrooms in Asia warn against squatting on the toilet, but maybe that doesn't mean all that much...
I now believe squatting on a toilet is reasonably safe, at least as much as driving a car at 100km/h in a busy road full of trucks, maybe much safer than that; maybe as safe as riding a bike next to a busy street, or perhaps even as safe as crossing a busy street with the traffic lights red...
I would like to offer my deep apologies to all those who have read this silly nonsense, though I know my apologies won't undo anything I have done.
It only shows my capacity of saying idiot things at times. Those pictures were so disturbing that I felt I had to divulge them so that what I saw wouldn't happen to anyone. When I first saw them I thought if I told people about the benefits of squatting - which I wanted to - someone might suffer a gory accident and this simple possibility made me panic.
I acted on impulse, not rationally.
I swear I never had the intention of hurting anyone, or of self-promotion.
Please forgive me. I promise I will never again post a warning without having sufficient evidence and without previously consulting other people whether I should post it or not. ]
Do you have a bidet?
Yes I do, but you can also do it using a bowl, for example.
We have become so perverted that we have to (re)learn how to poop?! C'mon I'm not gonna waste 7 min of my life with this!
It's actually kind of funny, with the slang that he uses for bm... "Dropping off the Cosby kids", etc.
What do you mean by perverted? We have been taught bad lessons for many years. We need to wake up and learn the ways of the past.
We have been taught bad lessons for many years. We need to wake up and learn the ways of the past.
Your words explain exactly what I mean by perverted.
Pervert(verb): To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt.
OK... That was a good explanation. But many people are totally unaware of the proper pooping method and need to be (re)taught. I thank you for posting this thread to better educate people on the matter..
Oh and I stand on the seat. I feel it is a better foundation than just the rim, but to each their own..
No problem with standing on the seat. I actually haven't tried it, but the rim works fine for me. Your post is probably a good one, but I just can't stand hearing that retarded guy talking. It's probably instrumental to other people though, so thanks for your participation in this discussion.
Do you actually stand on the toilet seat and squat down? Or on the toilet rim? Or do you place your feet on something high up near your bottom like a box to be in a sort of squatting position?
I place my feet directly on the toilet rim. I do not use the toilet seat.
Practice makes perfect :) If you've got "the squirts" UR not eating enough bananas..
I built a box that fits a 5 gal. bucket inside and has a removable lid. Make sure the box is well sealed so its "fly tight". The lid is just big enough to poop into so you can stand comfortably on the box. Use a jar to pee into so you don't pee into the bucket and stink things up :/ Use a handful of peat-moss,sawdust,or vegetation to cover up your excrement and to aid in composting. When said bucket is 3/4 full dig a hole and dump it in. Then plant a fruit tree.
Dump your pee on another fruit tree's roots and keep it in the cycle!
like fruitsandnumbers says.. "conventional" is perverted..