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19 hrs agoLiked by Michael Woudenberg

The sad thing is that most Americans would never be able to get back up.

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Need to start having them do hindu squats!

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Morocco had these. Women from the tour group and I would wait for the "Western" toilets while old Moroccan ladies would squat. If I squatted, I wouldn't be able to get back up. Perhaps if my culture used those I would be in better shape in more than one way. In hotel bathrooms and public bathrooms, there was a hose with a sprayer by the toilet. "Moroccan Bidet"

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You should start working on Hindu Squats. Also, just start sitting in the squat position as well!

A in-home physical therapist friend of mine says that the biggest issue he sees with the elderly is they don't poop, get compacted, and their gut goes to shit.... because they don't poop, and have never pooped, right. Best time to start is now!

https://youtu.be/vw2OT_-M8ek?si=0GMdy0fDn33VZaBT

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17 hrs agoLiked by Michael Woudenberg

I converted my Incinolet to a dry toilet in which I place an anglecut plastic tub that I line by hand pressing old ad paper into a liner then dumbed for composting. I use a separate urinal.

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Interesting. I've used the composting outhouses that use pine shavings and then the whole thing becomes composting. They were much more pleasant than normal. I haven't gotten into composting my own but I am on a septic which is designed to water my wind-break trees.

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18 hrs agoLiked by Michael Woudenberg

My poops are all about the joy—so any improvement must register on that scale ☺️

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I've never used the word joy with poop but I can see your point. I might have to try that.

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15 hrs agoLiked by Michael Woudenberg

😂

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20 hrs ago·edited 20 hrs agoLiked by Michael Woudenberg

I first heard about the argument that squatting was a better way to poop when I went to India about 15 years ago. Many locals pointed this out and kept insisting that we poop wrong in the West.

And the thing is, it even makes intuitive sense. I never sit at an upright 90-degree angle when pooping. I'm not even sure it's physically possible. You gotta lean forward over your knees if you're committed to the act!

So it's funny that we've ended up designing toilets that give the appearance of comfort but go against our very experience.

Never heard of the Squatty Potty before, but I'm guessing my wooden IKEA steps might just do the trick. I shall report with my scientific observations later.

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It does make intuitive sense but when I first encounted the toilets that were holes in the ground it offended my sensibilities. Even worse, our toilets keep getting taller! If I go into an old home, I don't need a squatty potty because they're already at least 6 inches lower.

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18 hrs agoLiked by Michael Woudenberg

I'm a short guy, so at this rate, I might soon need those wooden IKEA steps just to reach the toilet seat in the first place.

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I love this one!

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