The science behind the squat
Essentially, there’s this thing called the Puborectalis muscle that puts a kink in your rectum while you’re standing or sitting. This is necessary, frankly, so you don’t accidentally poop while going about your daily business.
When it’s time to relieve yourself, you need this muscle to relax. But it doesn’t fully release its grip on your rectum when you’re in a standard sitting position (for reasons detailed above). As such, you might find yourself straining a little as you try to “go,” and this can lead to hemorrhoids and other unpleasantness.
So how do you skirt this issue? Many experts believe the Puborectalis muscle fully relaxes, releasing its grip on your rectum, when the body is in a squatting position—after all, humans had to squat for hundreds of years before the modern toilet was invented. So when you prop your feet up on a stool like the Squatty Potty, it imitates a squatting position, allowing things to flow more freely.
Squatty Potty really works
After a month or so of Squatty Potty-ing, we are happy to report that this bad boy really WORKS. It truly makes it faster and easier to answer the call of nature—I think one of the first times I used it, my exact reaction was, “The poop just falls out of you!” No straining, no effort. Just quick, effortless bowel movements.
Don’t just take my word for it, either.
“Squatty Potty definitely ruined all other toilets for me, but let me tell you, I’ve never pooped so effortlessly in my LIFE.” –Jessie Freitas, RN, roommate to the stars and Squatty Potty fangirls.
- It helps relieve constipation.
- It saves you ample time in the bathroom.
- It lets you use less toilet paper during clean up
Regular toilets will never be the same
Squatty Potty ruins normal toilets for you. I first experienced it when I went on vacation for a weekend and had to poop sans Potty.
“Wait, what is this?” I thought to myself as I sat on the hotel toilet. “It’s so uncomfortable! How am I supposed to poop like this?!”
All of a sudden, standard toilets feel awkward and uncomfortable, and it makes going No. 2 feel really strange without a Potty. Keep this in mind if you travel regularly or feel the call of nature while you’re at work.
Secondly—and maybe this is just me being bougie—it’s really kind of ugly. I hate looking at it. Plus, these designs come at a higher cost, but if you want something to match a certain aesthetic, it’s nice that they have options. You could also just paint the plastic one to match your decor if you would rather save the money.
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