1. Natural Position Toilet is a much nicer sounding name. It took me awhile to get used to squatters, and have seen some horrific ones I’d love to erase from my memory throughout travels in Asia. But it is good to know the health benefits from going to the toilet this way. Very informative post on such a taboo topic!

  2. Hi, my name is Kevin Cook – AKA the guy wearing the red shirt in the photograph at the top of this article. Please provide proper attribution (Photo credit: monkeyabroad.com). Thank you.

  3. This is interesting haha! I initially was not a fan of squatter toilets, but now i don’t mind either, if the general vicinity is clean and hygienic!

  4. Wow. I thought this was funny at first, but there was a lot I never knew before about this subject.

  5. I really enjoyed your article! I especially liked that you were informative but also quite funny, given the subject matter haha. I actually grew up in a tiny village town in Mexico and defacting al fresco was commonplace so it makes sense to me that anatomically speaking, the squat toilets have more benefits than our western ‘thrones.’ And while living in korea, I use the squat toilets on the regular, I cannot say I prefer them.

    • Thank you, I’m glad you liked it! Yes it takes awhile to get used to it, but I think that is why many still prefer the squatty toilet over the normal toilet here in China. 🙂

  6. When I first came to Korea, I thought squatters were a pretty crazy concept. But now I know the health benefits and how it’s good for the colon. I still don’t use them quite often but I will when there is no other option in the public washrooms. Cool and interesting post!

  7. When I was a kid in the 80s-90s I traveled a lot through Turkey with my parents and there were a lot of these squat toilets. I hated them then and I still hate them now. There’s also this solution that puts steps next to you toilet to put your feet up higher so you basically have the same benefits as the squat toilet. That would be a better solution for me.

  8. It’s hilarious for someone to convince me squatty toilets are better for me. haha but you’ve done so.
    I’m not entirely sure I’d make a switch though haha
    Very interesting post.

    • Haha! I’m glad you liked the post. At least next time you see those squatty toilets you’ll know some positive tidbits about it.:)

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