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Post time 2013-10-8 17:02:25 |Display all floors
I read an article which I'm sure that foreign friends in China must find it useful.
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If you're avoiding squatters in China, science says you’re doing it wrong..

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The above image illustrates how your butt works. The key is that puborectalis muscle that wraps around the lower part of your colon. When you sit with your legs at a 90° angle to your abdomen, it only partially relaxes, requiring you to add additional pressure to get the job done. But by squatting you change that to about a 35° angle, which fully relaxes Mr. Puborectalis and eases the business.

Who cares?

Well according to this article, as well as the video below, the way we poop might be leading to increases in constipation, hemorrhoids, appendicitis, and colon cancer. Changing our posture, they say, could have a more drastically positive effect than eating a high fibre diet.

But don’t worry, there’s no need to give up your apartment’s Western toilet, or your fear of public squatters. As the video below shows, you can have the best of both worlds, simply by adding a stool (ahem) to your bathroom.

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Post time 2013-10-9 10:18:12 |Display all floors
Just like what I thought. Squatters are more healthy.
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Post time 2013-10-9 16:57:42 |Display all floors
and it is more cleaner for personal hygiene!

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Post time 2013-10-9 17:35:13 |Display all floors
DSseeing Post time: 2013-10-9 10:18
Just like what I thought. Squatters are more healthy.

It wouldn't be healthy for me. I'd tumble backwards if I tried crapping while squatting

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Post time 2013-10-9 18:48:09 |Display all floors
DSseeing Post time: 2013-10-9 10:18
Just like what I thought. Squatters are more healthy.

Squatters would be more healthy, except for the fact that it seems like no one ever cleans them. EVERY public toilet I have ever been in has urine on the floor, overflowing trash containing feces, and it smells like an elephant pen.  If everyone is so used to using squatties, why is their aim so poor?

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Post time 2013-10-10 08:59:29 |Display all floors
Boilermaker21 Post time: 2013-10-9 18:48
Squatters would be more healthy, except for the fact that it seems like no one ever cleans them. E ...

guys don't often have the aiming problem.

It has to do with some technique
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Post time 2013-10-11 13:55:40 |Display all floors
Would you go for squatters after reading my post>?
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