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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby Indiana » 02 May 2012, 10:39

PigBloodCake wrote:
tommy525 wrote:I think most novice squat toilet users hv trouble knowing which way to face.


Fear no more.....for we now have a training video:



Jump to 1:25 to learn the right way of facing the squat toilet.


PBC, I can't thank you enough for this one....going to send it on to my sister who is potty training her son. She'll get a kick out of it. :lol:
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby Whole Lotta Lotta » 02 May 2012, 19:15

I am surprised where this thread has gone. Anyways, I don't see how squatter toilets are healthier as I can't crap when I am uncmofortable. I also have to touch the dirty floor when I am trying to stay balanced while using one. People say you don't touch a squatter toilet, but I have to touch the floor to stay balanced.
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby photi » 04 May 2012, 07:48

The argument that squat toilets are healthier has more to do with human physiology than what your body touches or does not. Think about how people went to the bathroom pre-throne.

http://www.naturesplatform.com/health_benefits.html
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby StevenCrook » 04 May 2012, 08:48

Whole Lotta Lotta wrote:I am surprised where this thread has gone. Anyways, I don't see how squatter toilets are healthier as I can't crap when I am uncmofortable. I also have to touch the dirty floor when I am trying to stay balanced while using one. People say you don't touch a squatter toilet, but I have to touch the floor to stay balanced.


I've never had a problem squatting on squat toilets, and I can happily squat for 15+ minutes if there's nowhere to sit while waiting for a bus or something. Perhaps I was designed for living in Asia. Another physical advantage I have is a very poor sense of smell - quite an asset at times...
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby Chris » 04 May 2012, 13:08

The only time I ever use squatty potties is during times of absolute necessity (invariably diarrhea), as otherwise I will just wait until I can find a sit-down toilet. And diarrhea is exactly what squatters are not made for. I want to flush it down and be done with it, not spend 10 minutes cleaning up the floor with what few cleaning supplies are available, especially when I don't feel well.

And balancing on my toes (I can't plant my feet flat when squatting) requires a lot of balance, so I usually have to touch a wall or floor, neither of which are sanitary. And let's not mention items falling out of my pockets into the horrors below.

Notice how nobody has a squatter at home.

Sit-down toilets rule.
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby finley » 04 May 2012, 13:14

Chris wrote: And diarrhea is exactly what squatters are not made for. I want to flush it down and be done with it, not spend 10 minutes cleaning up the floor with what few cleaning supplies are available, especially when I don't feel well.

Thanks very much, Chris ... I was just in the middle of eating when you placed that mental image in my head. :sick:
Notice how nobody has a squatter at home.

I've seen 'em. Apparently still common in Japanese homes too. Presumably for "health" reasons.
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby tommy525 » 04 May 2012, 14:00

Iv had a hemorroid operation and you wont want to wish that (not the actual operation but the pain thereafter when you wanna poo) on your worst enemy. And the docs said one chief cause is sitting on the throne for long periods. SO now I do my business as fast as possible. The squat toilet avoids developing hemmys. That is its chief attribute in my opinion.
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby Nuit » 04 May 2012, 16:27

tommy525 wrote:SO now I do my business as fast as possible.


A wise move. I cannot, CANNOT, understand these folk who retire to the throne with The China Post and you don't see them again for half an hour.
How totally unjoyable.

Don't get me wrong, I love to pinch a loaf as much as the next man. But I'm in and out of there in under a minute, if all is well.
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby EddieG » 04 May 2012, 20:30

Some might get the idea from their doctor. Did you know that many Taiwanese doctors actually tell their patients that a cold can be cured?
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Re: Taiwanese girls and their notions of 'health.'

Postby finley » 04 May 2012, 20:58

EddieG wrote:Some might get the idea from their doctor. Did you know that many Taiwanese doctors actually tell their patients that a cold can be cured?

I think that's because they get a payment from the Health Insurance every time they prescribe one of those bags of M&Ms.
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