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 Post subject: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:18 pm 
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Im thinking about buying this, I dont know why, Ive never had any trouble pooping in my life.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:57 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:03 pm 
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Couldn't you just install a squatting toilet instead?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:06 pm 
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This is probably much cheaper plus with squat toilets... you have to really squat which is difficult for those of us who are lifelong sitters. This probably is a nice happy medium with being able to sit on a surface and also get the benefits of a squat toilet.

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:08 pm 
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Might render the bidet problematic.


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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:09 pm 
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Pretty sure this happened on an episode of 'Good Morning With Ann and Nick' in the early-mid '90s. Mind, no one will remember that show except maybe 8ball. And fezza? Did they have teevee already in the '90s in Norn Iron, fezza?

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:25 pm 
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hmm...i've always done this! i've always had poop troubles and i keep a stool (haha) in the bathroom. if i dont have a stool i put my feet on the trash can. this ain't no invention! but it's still good. if you've got bowel problems, this will probably help.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:40 pm 
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When my brother was a kid he used to perch on the rim of the toilet bowl with his feet and rock a squat that way.

He also used to take all of his clothes off to poop. Not sure what that was about.

Anyway, I assume he still does.

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I'm a naked pooper, its very relaxing.

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Noooooooooooo naked pooing feels so vulnerable! I shudder just thinking about it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:16 am 
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I love squat toilets and if I ever own a home I will be replacing the toilet with a squat toilet.

Until then, the squatty potty might have to do.


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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:35 am 
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I love squat toilets and if I ever own a home I will be replacing the toilet with a squat toilet.

Until then, the squatty potty might have to do.


Yup. I would love a squat toilet.

Also - I've stayed in ashrams in India with lots of foreign visitors. Those had "proper" western toilets, but hardcore seats with 2 options: one for Westerners and a surprise/supported one beneath it so you could squat (kinda of ... in mid-air). Two in one! It was awesome. (But I'd still rather have an actual squat toilet than a squatty potty.)

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
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I've got that. ha. They were two for one online or something so my friend got me the free one for my birthday. I'm a pooping champ so I don't really need it but you can definitely tell a difference...

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The first time I walked into a bathroom that had a squat toilet (Greece), I walked right out of the bathroom. Although the ones in Greece are kind of odd, they look like a shower with 2 raised platforms for your feet. In China, I encountered quite a few that I liked much more and they were basically just ground toilets.

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
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linalil, i did the same the first time in France (I must have been way off the beaten path to find one in france, i think it might have been at a highway rest stop?), but once I used them in Japan I came to love them. I'd love to put one in my house but my current partners in housing would probably drown me in it if I did. The squat is good for my knees though.

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
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I get the idea of a squat toilet, but what do you do with your pants? I would be afraid to soak them in pee and whatnot.


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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:49 am 
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your pants are bundled up by your knees as your butt hangs a bit behind and below, so theoretically you shouldn't be spraying anything. i fear a google search will bring you all sorts of videos...

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
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I'd like this...I'm not sure I'd like a squat toilet at home because as it is, after all the peeing in the woods, I still splatter on my cuffs if the topography isn't quite right (slope, leaves, etc). It was probably NBD when people didn't wear pants. But squat pooping, its nice.

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:07 am 
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This is a cubicle in the Wolverhampton train station ladies' toilets.
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I saw it and thought of this thread- I assume it is meant to be easier to clean, or to have fewer problem with the seat becoming loose, but it looks as though squatting is meant to be an option. You'd still have a lot of stress on the join with the wall, and the scary possibility of the bowl breaking, though.

You can't see very well from the picture but the wooden seat is not hinged; it is stuck to the bowl so cannot be lifted. And it is flat and wider than usual.


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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 7:05 am 
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That is very odd though, I've seen a lot of squat toilets and none of them looked like that.

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
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i don't think squatting is supposed to happen there- i think it's meant for ease of cleaning. squatting on that, which frankly after a few uses would probably be all wet and sprinkly, would be an invitation for disaster when you slip off.

we have signs (as many of you might see too, i guess) saying don't climb up on the toilet.
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it is horribly dangerous- not just if you slip and fall but if somehow there's a fault and the toilet breaks. porcelain is sharp as knives and people have died from this kind of injury.

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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:08 am 
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Yeah, it was more that I walked in and immediately thought it looked like a flat surface to stand on. When you actually look it doesn't seem as though that would be safe or intended though.

I also saw several compost toilets this weekend and that got me thinking that you could easily have one that would be suitable for squatting OR sitting. As long as having the seat wouldn't make people's feet too far apart. A lot of them already had the seat sitting on a flat, horizontal surface rather than a pedestal. So you just make sure that is sturdy enough, has comfortable, non-slip places for the feet and you'd be good. You'd be kind of stepping up, rather than squatting down, to get into position but I think that'd be easier for the knees anyway. Making sure the platform and seat aren't to high to step on easily and safely would make the position a bit better for those who want to use it seated.

This realisation brought to you by someone who cannot have a squatting platform in their bathroom, being horrified by the idea that visitors seeing it would imagine them using the toilet. And who would like to have a composting toilet but is thwarted by rented accommodation.


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 Post subject: Re: I bring you The Squatty Potty
PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:49 pm 
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what's funny is that when i was hunting for that image ^^ i saw a pic of a normal looking toilet with little "pedal" type things for squatting. it was hard to see what the base looked like, and hard to tell if it could be used sitting as well as squatting (like if the seat came down over the pedally things so it would stay clean?).

i think i am most horrified by the fact that people squat facing away from the toilet, not towards it. Not sure why i find it so disturbing. might be that picture of a porn toilet with a naked and rather, uh, tumescent mustachio'd fella on the back that was floating around the interwebz lately.
In any case, the which-way thing makes me think of a certain South Park episode.

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I think most of the squat toilets I've been on are made to face away from the toilet?

The most horrifying squat toilet I've used was a trough squat toilet... not only fear of slipping and falling in but I don't need to see my neighbor's 'output'.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:28 am 
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i can truthfully say i am only fluent in japanese toilet habits. it could be that they are the only ones that face towards the flusher and the rest of the world does it differently.
you have to face towards the flusher, or else you leave poor, confused poos and make the cleaning lady very, very unhappy with you. Suspicious cat knew it for what it was right away. Tattletale dog will clean it up as soon as nobody's looking though....
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