Scientists have conclusively discovered the correct way the body should be positioned when going number two, and it goes against everything most toilets are designed for.
Here is the correct way you should be sitting on the john.
#1 You Think You’re Pooping Right?
From the moment our potty training is complete we think we know everything about sitting on the toilet.
#2 The Modern Toilet Is Wrong
As it turns out, simply sitting on a toilet does more to inhibit the flow of feces than anything else. Toilets, it seems, have been designed all wrong.
#3 The Scientific Explanation
Apparently, Stanford University has a Pelvic Floor Clinic that studies this exact thing and their research is anything but crappy. Studies show the body should be squatting rather than sitting.
#4 The Problem With Pooping
When we sit on the toilet, the colon is not in the proper position and can lead to colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, hernias, and hemorrhoids.
#5 Researching Poopie
In 2003, the research project led to scientists to divide their subjects into three groups and record the outcome of their different doo-doo experiences.
#6 The Experiment
The first group sat on a normal toilet at an average height, the second group was given a lower-seated toilet, while the third group was told to squat.
#7 The Puborectalis Muscle
When we stand, the puborectalis muscle prevents our poop from popping out. The more we squat, the more the muscle is relaxed.
#8 Some Countries Are Correct
The standard medical text Bockus’s Gastroenterology was released in 1964 and says squatting pushes the thighs against the abdomen and is the ideal way to defecate. Some countries have the correct crappers (Looking at you, China!)
#9 Proper Poop Products
Some countries offer toilets that encourage squatting when pooping and there are products available if you have a more standard toilet used by most people who are part of Western Civilization.
#10 The Squatty Potty
The Squatty Potty forces your legs up to help you sit in an inverse squat and the perfect pooping position. Read the reviews of the product to see how well it is working for its users!