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Friday, August 23, 2013

How To Defecate Efficiently

I am gemused to see that Stanford University has revealed a new study that shows squatting is the proper and recommended way to go to the bathroom. This conclusion is not unique, Henry L. Bockus in Gastroenterology, the standard textbook on the subject, is quoted by Medical Diagnosis:
"The ideal posture for defecation is the squatting position, with the thighs flexed upon the abdomen. In this way the capacity of the abdominal cavity is greatly diminished and intra-abdominal pressure increased, thus encouraging expulsion ...".
Indeed, societies outwith the Western one which we inhabit (eg France, Asia Pacific) have squatted for centuries.

Why is squatting so much better?

The answer lies with the puborectalis muscle which acts as a sling for your rectum and maintains continence. When we sit down on the toilet, the hold on the rectum is loosened, but only partially. In a squatting posture, the hold is completely relaxed, allowing for an easier release of your bowel.

The modern toilet, rather than the modern diet, is to blame for all manner of ailments including; constipation, haemorrhoids, and appendicitis

Does this mean we should redesign our Western toilets?

Will Nanny send around the Bottom Inspectors?


Simply place a stool (the sitting kind!) under your feet when you are next astride the toilet, and you will be able to squat in comfort upon the throne!


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  1. Tonk.7:06 PM

    Ken said """Simply place a stool (the sitting kind!) under your feet when you are next astride the toilet, and you will be able to squat in comfort upon the throne!"""

    Good grief Ken, have you gone all Nanny teaching people how to shit? What's next?....How to put one foot in front of the other? :-)

    Have it large this bank holiday weekend!
    Do the mods and rockers still congregate in Brighton on bank holiday monday?

    1. Lots of Vespas and motorcycles on the beachfront yesterday as Quadrophenia was being shown on Brighton's Big Screen:)

  2. Tried all this in Turkey some years ago (without the need for a stool of the sitting variety). There is a severe risk of losing your wallet, car keys, loose change, etc to an area where retrieval is difficult, unpalatable (if that is the right word) and difficult. On the (w)hole, I shall settle for partial evacuation, apart from complete evacuation from the squat box.

  3. so no progress then ?

  4. Us men, unlike women, would mourn the loss of a comfortable sit down. We, the male variety, enjoy a good session, where we can sit for several minutes, even longer, whilst our old friend Sphincter thanks us for the recent evacuation.