Are You Pooping Wrong?

yljxpomnx9ibldawzebkLet’s talk about poop.

More specifically, the new counterculture craze of squatting to take a poop. While most of us find the image a bit barbaric and animalistic, the reality is that… we are animals. Our bodies evolved to squat and poop; it’s important to remember that sitting toilets are a relatively new invention.

According to squat aficionados, sitting on the toilet creates improper alignment that results in unnecessary pushing and straining. Squatting, on the other hand, is allegedly a more natural position that opens the anal sphincter and moves our internal plumbing into alignment. This allows for a more effortless, faster and efficient bowel movement.

In fact, according to a 2003 study, squatters spend 79 fewer seconds taking a poop.


home-02To simulate squatting on our current toilets, there are a whole slew of new products. In a Men’s Health article, Eric Spitznagel tried the Squatty Potty. It’s essentially a glorified stepping stool. You can either place your feet on it to elevate your knees and simulate squatting, or – if you’re more adventurous – you can plant your feet on the Squatty Potty and hover over the toilet seat to release your excrement.

Though a doctor of gastroenterology told the author that his Squatty Potty may or may not make much of a difference (more research is clearly needed!), the experiment made Spitznagel a believer. He swears his poops are better, healthier and more effortless.

Of course, you can save yourself the $79 and make your own Squatty Potty out of a stack of books to get the same experience. Maybe you’ll become a believe, too.

After all, a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta poo.

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  1. Curtsybear says:

    really? Look at the pictures and explain scientifically the difference between leaning forwards while sitting versus the squatting position. Raising the legs, or bending forwards are equivalent except that bending forwards leaves more opportunity to tweet during.

  2. Curtysisdumb says:

    Curt…. You said you want it explained scientifically? Did you not read how the angles affect the insides, tweaking the muscles, letting your body get rid of the waste w/ less resistance?

    Besides that… Human beings weren’t born/meant to sit on toilets. So it just makes sense and not a big shocker we’re doing it wrong…

    Go to school.

  3. This is a great information. Its worth trying!

  4. The Japanese have been doing this for centuries. You can even install the Japanese style toilet in your home.

  5. totallytop8x5 says:

    I should have figured this one out… after seeing all of those twink bottoms bouncing up and down while in the squatting position… that seem to take it a lot easier…

  6. Davey, nothing major, but in your P.S. statement at the bottom of this article you wrote “east” instead of “easy”. Sorry for being a grammar snob. Also, this article is very interesting and something I never thought of before. Thanks for the insight. On another note, you’re beautiful. Have a great day handsome.

  7. It’s a plaeruse to find someone who can identify the issues so clearly

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