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  • Who uses the squatty potty?

    Hands up .
    Who uses one.

    I currently just got 1 last week .
    Have been using .

    No real difference I have noticed .

    Anyone else's opinion?


    From London England UK

  • #2
    Not since college.

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    • #3
      Not a squaty potty, but I do use a little stool to put my feet up on. Not sure I notice a huge difference but it does seem easier those few times I am a little constipated.

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      • #4
        No squat potty (family and friends already convinced I have gone off the deep end). But I do assume a skiers tuck position to approximate a squat. Noticeable difference in terms of time on the commode, etc.

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        • #5
          I have a foot stool that I use pretty regularly. I have definitely noticed that it makes things a little easier to pass. I find that it helps me relax.
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          • #6
            It is all that is available at home, so I'm used to it - when I travel and am in a hotel I kind of love the relaxation of being able to just sit down and do my business.
            M2M

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            • #7
              After reading about Squatty Potty a year or so ago, I began using a rather high footstool. That worked so well that six months later I bought a Squatty Potty so I didn't have to keep moving the footstool in and out of the bathroom. It's worked wonders for me. In fact I wish I'd known about the benefits of using a squatting position years ago. It might very well have saved me from the curse of hemorrhoids. Whenever I have to use a toilet without Squatty Potty or a stool to raise my legs up, I'm uncomfortable and need to stay there for twice as long as I do at home.

              For those who don't notice much difference using it, are you sure you have the correct height for your height/the length of your legs? To make it work optimally, you need to really be in an almost full squat. Which, by the way, can be a bit hard on the "butt bones" until you figure out how to position yourself on the toilet seat most comfortably.

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              • #8
                I went to China to an area where they only had squatting toilets.

                Didn't notice a difference until I got home and started using western toilets again.

                I decided then if I ever built a house it'd have 2 toilets, a western one and a squatting one (they were flusbable and in stainless steal or porcelain)

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                • #9
                  I have one, but I hide it when certain company comes over. It makes for an awkward conversation piece.
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                  • #10
                    If a stool is unavailable, I pull my ankles back and hold them at the sides of the toilet (while leaning back just a little). It works surprisingly well and I have no idea why. May not be possible for some with mobility issues.
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                    • #11
                      Worked ok for the first few times then seemed to be more of a pain to use.

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                      • #12
                        We built one all pretty-like.
                        Crohn's, doing SCD

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                        • #13
                          When I first moved into my new house I was SO annoyed that the toilet was situated so close to the tub that you pretty much didn't have room for your legs... till I decided to put my feet up onto the side of the tub (I swear to god a thought bubble with a lightbulb might as well have appeared above my head). Unfortunately, it has totally ruined all other toilets for me.

                          Now I sort of have to do these kinds of acrobatics whenever I'm not home:

                          Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                          If a stool is unavailable, I pull my ankles back and hold them at the sides of the toilet (while leaning back just a little).
                          But it's just not the same!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
                            I have one, but I hide it when certain company comes over. It makes for an awkward conversation piece.
                            Haha, me too!

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                            • #15
                              A foot stool is all very well but it is a hassle to get out and use and other people do notice - and what do you do away from home? (the old idea of pooping during work hours so you not only use work's water & paper but get paid while you are doing it!)

                              Simplest solution in the absence of a proper squat toilet, is to climb up and stand on the rim of the bowl.

                              a while back I was travelling abroad and on the last day I discovered the public building opposite my hotel had a proper plumbed in floor toilet! Too late to try using it!

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