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What could be simpler than taking a good crap? Even babies are good at it. You might be surprised, then, to find out that even those of us who can burp without throwing up get this wrong every single day.

Chances are the pooping facility nearest you is a sitting toilet, a relatively recent invention that flushed its way into mankind's heart with the advent of indoor plumbing in the 19th century. Indoor plumbing has turned out pretty well for the most part, but the pooping style that came with it definitely has not. Pooping on a modern sitting toilet is a big part of where hemorrhoids come from, and it can also cause diverticular disease, an age-related condition that pretty much only occurs in parts of the world where sitting toilets are used, and which can lead to a range of pleasantries up to and including colonic obstruction. And things aren't getting better: The last few decades have seen a rise in popularity of "comfort height" toilets that sit two to four inches higher off the ground than older models and that make our pooping predicament even worse.

So how the hell are we meant to do it?

Luckily, there's a relatively simple way to end this poop dilemma. A 2003 study observed 28 people pooping in three positions: sitting on a high toilet, sitting on a lower one and squatting like they were catchers at a baseball game (catcher's mitt optional, but encouraged). After initially being mistaken for a German porn company, the researchers found that pooping took about a minute less when done squatting and that participants rated the experience as "easier" (God, we hope they were getting paid).

In fact, toilets that require you to squat that way have been the standard for most of human history and are still widely used in the non-Western world.

According to proctologists, "We were not meant to sit on toilets, we were meant to squat in the field." When you're in a sitting or standing position, you're forming an angle between the where the poop is and where the poop's gotta come out. There's even a muscle that's purpose is to tighten things up when we're sitting or standing to prevent accidents. Squatting straightens out this angle and removes the chokehold.

If the thought of squatting awkwardly on top of your toilet seat isn't for you, you can produce a similar poop-enhancing angle by resting your feet on a footstool (or anything handy) and leaning the top half of your body forward.



Asked by Lucky209 at 12:59 PM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Just for Fun

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Answers (10)
  • that would explain DHs hemorrhoids..

    Answer by febmom007 at 2:22 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • haha! it makes sense, though.

    Answer by dullscissors at 1:09 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • My baby squats to poop!

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 1:11 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Learned that from my man's hunting catalog last fall. Fuuny.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 1:00 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • That is crazy.

    Answer by ajmcheath at 1:05 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • wow, no thanks! lol

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 1:08 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • LOL, I've heard this before. Interesting!

    Answer by Renee3K at 1:11 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Gotta love Cracked!

    Answer by nmmama09 at 2:18 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • hhhmmmmm well i dont sit on public toilets phobia

    Answer by damionsmommy2 at 2:23 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Here's to being regular!

    Answer by grismelda at 5:07 PM on Apr. 4, 2011