Happiness Class: Squatty Potty Science

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Influence Of Body Position On Defecation In Humans

Abstract: This medical study compares three positions for defecation by measuring abdominal pressure and the anorectal angle simultaneously. It concludes that the greater the hip flexion achieved by squatting, the straighter the rectoanal canal will be, and accordingly, less strain will be required for defecation.


Impact Of Ethnic Habits On Defecographic Measurements

Abstract: The main goal of this study was to compare Iranian and European habits of bowel evacuation on defecographic measurements. Patients were instructed to defecate using two types of toilet: an unraised, ground-level style (common in Iran), and a bowl with attached tank style (common in Western countries). It concluded that the use of the Iranian-style toilet yielded a much wider anorectal angle, and a larger distance between the perineum and the horizontal plane of the pelvic floor than the European style. Bowel evacuation was also more complete using the Iranian-style toilet.


Comparison Of Straining During Defecation In Three Positions

Abstract: The aim of this study was to compare the straining forces applied when sitting or squatting during defecation. The study confirmed that sensation of satisfactory bowel emptying in sitting defecation posture necessitates excessive expulsive effort compared to the squatting posture.


Independent Reviews

Some people really love their Squatty Potty®. We are always excited to hear great feedback from satisfied customers. Here are some reviews from some very happySquatty Potty® users!

  • The Paleo Mom“This thing is ridiculously awesome. It is not natural to love a stool as much as I do, but I can’t help it. It really is more comfortable and easier to go from a squatting position. It doesn’t feel like work (and, at least for me, it used to feel like work more often than not).”
  • Wellness Mama
    “What surprised me with the Squatty Potty was the immediate difference I noticed. The first time I used it, things moved much more quickly (there I go starting with the TMI). Within two days, this position felt so natural that it was strange to sit in the “normal position” anymore.”
  • Underground Wellness
    “This thing is super cool! It’s stylish. You can stow it away by sliding it under your toilet bowl.”
  • Healthy Home Economist
    “I was thrilled when my new Squatty Potty arrived; and wow, you could actually feel the difference immediately. You could feel it going straight down–plop! I hopped off the squatty potty and my day was good to go–woo hoo!”
  • Delicious Obsessions
    “The first time I used it, I expected it to feel awkward and perhaps a little uncomfortable. However, I was pleasantly surprised that the position didn’t feel awkward at all. It felt natural and very comfortable. As a matter of fact, it feels really strange to use a toilet that doesn’t have one.”
  • Mother Nature Network
    “I never feel bloated anymore. Literally: Never. Feel. Bloated. I might not actuallybe skinny, but I feel skinny. Simply eliminating with the help of the Squatty Potty gives you that “I just went on a 10 day juice cleanse” feeling. That is as close to publicly discussing my actual experience of pooping that I’ll get. Trust me — try it; you’ll like it.”
  • Poop Report
    “When the time came, I pulled the stool forward a few inches, turned around, sat on the toilet, and put my feet on the spots designate for them on the stool. This caused my knees to ride up around my chest and put me in a safe, squatting position. What happened next almost made me laugh. It was as if my butt was confused, because the sensation of pooping with a straight colon was really no sensation of all. The poop just kind of, well, came out. Plop. And that was that.”www.squattypotty.com

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