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who does this??
we're all going to suffer from defecation syncope :(
After I spent 8 months in Asia and pretty much exclusively used squat toilets, when I came back and had to sit down it just didn't feel right. Sitting down to shit is just plainly unnatural. Squatting makes for a much more satisfying shit, much less straining and reduces the chance of colon cancer. Didn't know that it increases the chance of a stroke though.
I've not squatted for ages though but reading that article has filled me with a sense of nostalgia, so might go for a squat the next time I need to go to relive those glory days of smooth bowel elimination.
And then there's the balance issue. Squatting is just so much effort.
Fair enough if you have poor flexibility or poor balance then you could encounter some problems.
You should make sure that your trousers are right down by your ankles too. Do not try it as shown in the wikipedia picture where the twat has kept his trousers on, that's only for extreme fetishists.
The only way i could think you could get around this is if you lay with your back on a skateboard like device and had your shit while the skateboard was rolling so that it would not break off due to gravity.
I remain unconvinced of this claim. According to this page
which I fully trust because medicine net sounds very official
."It is common in the Western world and is rare in Asia and Africa. In countries where the people have adopted western diets, the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing.".
So is it due to diet or how we expell our shit?
Also I don't think the lean forward non-stand up wipe is a western invention. You're hardly likely to squat and then stand up. In fact you will get better cleanage while squatting. Especially if it's one of those Asian toilets with a bum-gun.
Very popular in Thailand, basically a hose with a small shower attachment on the end to get your arse squeaky clean.
Just went for a poo and the room was like a steam room cos someone had left the hot tap running.
Steam room poo = a bit strange.
Thanks for reading.
its harder to get out a bunged brew
if i sit up straight and relax it will come