Squatting, miltownkid’s preferred method of excretion.
Has anyone else come from a country with no squatting and come here to switch camp. I remember watching the discovery channel (or something) back home and it was saying how the squat method is a healthier way of “doing business”. A few months back I got stuck in a situation where no western style toilets were free, so thinking about that program I watched I said “What the heck.” Turns out I like it.
To add some more depth to this post, I dug up a relevant link.
[quote=“Nature’s Platform”]6. If squatting is so natural, how did Western civilization get off on the wrong track?
It was just another case of technology run amuck. The sit-down toilet was developed at the beginning of the industrial revolution, when man’s dominance over nature was the order of the day. The manufacturers aggressively promoted their new-fangled water closets, sincerely believing that they were improving people’s lives.
No one at the time realized what the consequences of this decision might be. Or, if they did, they didn’t want to invite public ridicule by defending a “primitive” practice - and one not discussed in polite society.
The sitting posture does have one advantage over squatting, which could be why it was adopted. Squatting requires removing one’s trousers and underwear completely. As the pace of life got faster, saving time became a higher priority than good health. Eventually it was discovered that much more time would be wasted dealing with constipation and other disorders, but by then it was too late to reverse the trend. [/quote]
I snagged that from their FAQ
Here’s the link: www.naturesplatform.com
There anit nothing like a good squat.