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  • Poop like a caveman! Toilets are killing us!

    Okay, the title is dramatic, but maybe it'll get someone's attention. I just found this article, and I figured it was worth sharing...

    http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Sp65S...253Fp%253D7530 (I couldn't get it to work without the stumble heading)

    which (after you get through the first paragraph about elvis) discusses how unnatural the current norm for defacating sitting down is, and some health risks associated with it -as compared to a more primal squatting position. I'm interested to find out if there is any other research out there that supports this. I'll see what I can dig up myself, but I think Mark and his team have access to more info than I do.

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    For the penised: Use your left hand to aim it away from your trousers and underpants. Point it backwards between your legs as if it were a rocket engine designed to propel. If you do not have a penis, use the left arm to balance yourself waving it around wildly rather than touching the snot covered stall wall or filthy support bars (if any).
    LOL - love the detailed advice at the end. Are you a penised or unpenised person?
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    • #3
      LOL@jo.

      Mark did a post on this some months ago. Let me see if I can find it.

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      • #4
        LOL@jo.

        Mark did a post on this a few months ago:

        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/squat-poop/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jo View Post
          LOL - love the detailed advice at the end. Are you a penised or unpenised person?
          OK, honestly... What guy HASN'T already pretended his penis is a rocket engine, or a firehose, or artillery piece. I think that part goes without saying
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Agatsu View Post
            OK, honestly... What guy HASN'T already pretended his penis is a rocket engine, or a firehose, or artillery piece. I think that part goes without saying
            Men get to have all the fun. :P

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mac View Post
                I need to get me one of these: http://www.naturesplatform.com/
                I need to work on my flexibility before I order one of these...*sigh*


                And I wonder if I could use it as a training tool to get my dogs to use the toilet...
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                  OK, honestly... What guy HASN'T already pretended his penis is a rocket engine, or a firehose, or artillery piece. I think that part goes without saying
                  You're forgetting the obvious .. swords... that's why I named mine Excalibur, because only I can wield it's mighty power

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                  • #10
                    My dad was quite clever - when training us (I'm one of 3 boys) to pee standing up as wee tykes, he'd float a square of TP in the bowl and have us "sink the ship."

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                    • #11
                      When I was deployed in Afghanistan, the patient toilet in the hospital frequently broke. That's because the patients who were from the country would squat on the seat and kept breaking the darn thing. The portapotties around the camp were also used by local national contract workers...and I would frequently enter one only to find footprints on the seat...

                      Also, if you have travelled outside of North America, many places have public toilets that are just a hole or drain in the floor with places to put your feet so you can 'hover' over the hole. We were in a restaurant in Greece or Italy...then 12 year old son went to use the facilities, and took a while to return. The expression on his face confirmed the type of toilet...of course he had not gone in there just to pee...was just too funny!! Even the ladies toilets in the Dubai airport have squat holes in the floor. Much easier to use when wearing a skirt rather than pants...just saying...
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                      • #12
                        I love the wild leap of "logic" the site uses - see, all these "other" people who squat to poop have really, really, low levels of diverticulitis, colon cancer, and other colonic terrors! It must be all that squatting!!

                        ARRGGGGHHHH! (I'm a statistician). let's see if we can brainstorm a few other potential explanations .... um .... diet NOT full of white bread, PUFA, refined sugars? Lifestyle NOT consisting mainly of sitting on one's ass in front of a computer? Wait ... severe shortage of doctors to diagnose and track the problems?? NAH..... it's gotta be the squatting
                        <rolling eyes>

                        /sarcasm off

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                        • #13
                          That is a perfect picture of how the Afghani and Iraqis use the toilets overseas and for some reason the business never makes it into the whole. So for those of you wanting to go this way, it can be messy. Nothing worse that opening a porta-potty to see nothing but dirty, muddy foot prints all over, not to mention poop.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MikkiB View Post
                            I love the wild leap of "logic" the site uses - see, all these "other" people who squat to poop have really, really, low levels of diverticulitis, colon cancer, and other colonic terrors! It must be all that squatting!!

                            ARRGGGGHHHH! (I'm a statistician). let's see if we can brainstorm a few other potential explanations .... um .... diet NOT full of white bread, PUFA, refined sugars? Lifestyle NOT consisting mainly of sitting on one's ass in front of a computer? Wait ... severe shortage of doctors to diagnose and track the problems?? NAH..... it's gotta be the squatting
                            <rolling eyes>

                            /sarcasm off
                            I know, right? Irritating.



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                            • #15
                              I have been "perching" since watching Sean Croxton's amusing video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLZCoOwn0Jo

                              I don't know about the whole "poop will re-absorb into your blood stream" stuff but I think I prefer it.

                              Good thread!
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