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Squatting while pooping quickens the deed and may be more healthy

did you know that squatting while pooping quickens the deed and may be more healthy.

We at Shots don’t shy away from talking about poop, as Michaeleen Doucleff demonstrated last month with her post on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s investment in fake feces.

Poop talk may strike some as juvenile, but many people in the world don’t have a safe way to do their business. And by age 50, about half of American adults have experienced hemorrhoid symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Which brings us to a discussion that’s been simmering since at least the 1960s. Is the modern toilet at least partly to blame for problems like hemorrhoids and constipation?

Some architects and doctors have posited that squatting may be the more natural position for us to do our business. That’s spawned a sort of squatting counterculture and a budding industry to go with it.

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