Squatting to poop.

2 years ago

I have been promoting the idea of squatting to poop to my family and close friends for over a year now. I started squatting in April 2011 after suffering from a few bouts of hemorrhoids. I was researching a solution and discovering an article on how former President Jimmy Carter dealt with his hemorrhoid problem, by squatting to poop. After reading more about the benefits of squatting and how intestinal\bowel issues are a new crop of diseases, some may argue modern medicine discovered these new issues but I believe they only started after sitting to poop become the norm, squatting to poop began to make more and more sense. So I built a small platform and started squatting. My hemorrhoids problem is gone, my bowel movements are regular, and my overall health has improved. Does anyone else squat to poop?

11.16.2012 at 10:35 am

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

Of course! It’s the only healthy way to poop. Our ancestors have been doing it for hundreds of thousands of years!

Don’t believe me? Do your research.

Next topic: Showering too often and your horny layer.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

Oh man…I do enjoy my time on the throne. I’m not sure I could give that up.

How high are you squatting?

Doesn’t sitting make it easier…without going into too much detail?

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Profile photo of 1.61803399 1.61803399 (@drunkmonkmeth) 2 years ago ago

It comes out smoother ;)

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

I’m just imagining slipping whilst mid-squat.

I hate cleaning the bathroom at the best of times.

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Profile photo of TheDude1985 TheDude1985 (@thedude1985) 2 years ago ago

Ok, dumb question: now that you’re squatting do you still poop in a toilet?

I’m kind of short, I don’t think I could squat *over* a toilet so what are my options here? Feet on the sides of the bowl and aim from a distance? Dig a hole in the backyard?

At the risk of this topic getting “gross”, can you please elaborate on the specifics of your defecation techniques?

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

I definitely just poop while running and walking only. Its more efficient this way.

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Profile photo of adam adam (@adamd) 2 years ago ago

@0etzi2011, do you squat outside or inside?
@beyond, do you do it every time and also outside or inside typically?
@misterkal, @thedude1985, http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wNnxpE79lMQ/TP2oz3gfcEI/AAAAAAAABQQ/PK6QI29V3wE/s1600/sitting+vs+squatting+pooping+posture.png

Whenever I’m out in the woods or something I LOVE squat pooping but I have yet to really work out a very convenient way of doing it at my home :/

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

@adamd, Do you need a degree of an angle?

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Profile photo of adam adam (@adamd) 2 years ago ago

@beyond, haha what? I’m not really sure what you mean. I was just curious, because you said you always squat poop, do you do it indoors or outdoors typically?

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Profile photo of Oetzi Oetzi (@0etzi2011) 2 years ago ago

@misterkal, about 8 inches.

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Profile photo of Oetzi Oetzi (@0etzi2011) 2 years ago ago

@adamd, inside. I built a platform from scrap wood. I got the height from first squatting and measuring the distance from the floor to my ass. I next measured the height of my toilet and built the platform to that difference. The platform is roughly 8 inches tall.

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Profile photo of adam adam (@adamd) 2 years ago ago

@0etzi2011, Interesting, that’s a good idea. I’m gonna have to try and find some scrap wood :D

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Profile photo of KevinSG KevinSG (@flyingrhino) 2 years ago ago

@misterkal, They make little stools so you are in a squatting position while sitting on the toilet. Or you could just keep a shoebox under your feet or something. The main thing is the angle of your legs while you have your bowel movement. The closer the knees to the chest, the better for you.

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Profile photo of Josh Josh (@reinvented2012) 2 years ago ago

@0etzi2011, couldnt you just still sit on the toilet and put your feet on a platform (still bent at the knees) to raise your feet up and get the same angle?

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@ijesuschrist, Never let a bowel movement get in the way of important matters!

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What about spraying your ankles and heels with explosive diarrhea? Any concerns about that?

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Profile photo of Alex Alex (@staylucky) 2 years ago ago

RELAX, EVERYONE! You just need a squatty potty :)

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Ahhhh I do this all the time when I am backed up! I sit on the toilet regularly but I put my feel up on the rim and wrap my arms around my legs. It helps a lot.

I think this is a great idea and everybody should know about it.

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Profile photo of Prittii Prittii (@prittii) 2 years ago ago

In China many toilets are like this:

http://f00.inventorspot.com/images/float356.img_assist_custom.jpg

I’ve heard many westerns to suggest that this is Asian backwardness… So I’m glad to read this post and noticed that actually chinese are far ahead avoiding hemorrhoids! :D

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

@prittii,
Wow thats a 5star toilet by Chinas standards!

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Profile photo of Gava Sky Gava Sky (@gtur13) 2 years ago ago

@moppal, There is even toilet paper! WOW

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