Save Time With Squatty Potty
posted August 24, 2017
We’ve all done it. “You just want a little more time to yourself” – a few minutes away to sit and think and, erm, poop. Masking your bathroom strain with the excuse of “you time” is common; but considering Americans spend an average of 30 minutes in the bathroom every day – and one in four spend more than an hour – it seems we’re not really enjoying “me time”, but rather swiping through our phones with sweat dripping down our foreheads and static tingles running down both legs.
In fact, new research has found that you might be spending way too much time on the toilet. According to a study published in the (aptly named) Soft Matter journal and highlighted in New Scientist – it should only take you 12 seconds to poo. Yep, your average TV commercial showcases for longer than that.
The study, led by Patricia Yang, a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, analysed videos of 34 different species of mammals who were doing their business. That’s a whole lot of poop. The mammals ranged from 8 lbs to 8000 lbs and included both herbivores and carnivores, and they all got down to business pretty quickly.
So why is it that humans- specifically ones with the modernized toilet- are taking over an hour to do the deed? We, here at Squatty Potty, point our fingers at the porcelain throne. Why blame the toilet? Well, let’s get into the anatomy of things. We all have a puborectalis muscle that keeps us continent when we’re not trying to do the deed. Like when you’re riding your bike, sitting at your desk at work, or at the movies. What do all of these things have in common? Your sitting position; and sitting on the toilet is no different. So- how do you relax the puborectalis muscle? You squat. Lucky for you, we’re not suggesting you pop a squat behind a tree. Squatty Potty has created the perfect solution that is designed to raise your feet on the toilet to simulate a squat, unkinking your colon- making it easier to go- while still utilizing the modernized toilet!
Think of all the things you can do with that extra time saved. You could:
1. Go on a picnic
2. Start that juice cleanse
3. Watch the latest episode of Game Of Thrones
4. Have sex
5. Take a cycling class
Everyone poops. Answering nature’s call should not take up so much time. Squatty Potty makes it so it doesn’t have to.