There comes a time in every person’s life when they encounter the national sales phenomenon that is the Squatty Potty. Heralded on Shark Tank as a breakthrough, the Squatty Potty boasts countless rave reviews across social media. It’s widely loved because it does one simple thing very well: change the way you poop.
The logic behind the squatty potty is sound:
For hundreds of thousands of years, everyone used the squatting position, which may help by straightening the “anorectal angle.” There’s actually a kink at almost a 90-degree angle right at the end of the rectum that helps keep us from pooping our pants when we’re just out walking around. That angle only slightly straightens out in a common sitting posture on the toilet. Maximal straightening out of this angle occurs in a squatting posture, potentially permitting smoother defecation.
And why shouldn’t it? This is the only way people can defecate in nature, which makes it the most likely candidate for how people have been evacuating their bowels for millions of years. And there’s no question that raising the knees and legs helps reduce strain and lift pressure off this region when you’re trying to void the region.
Better positioning can help avoid strain, which can help in a number of ways. This is a recommended product, without reservation. As a bonus, straining less can help you avoid hemorrhoids, which means you may just avoid a trip to your hemorrhoid doctor.