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    I Bought A Squatty Potty And Now Poo Better Than Ever

    My mother is going to be horrified that I wrote this post.

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    Drop a log, take a dump, murder a brown snake...however you refer to it, we all poo.

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    Settle in — I mention pooing a lot in this post.

    One day, unannounced, my husband brought home one of these: A Squatty Potty.

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    This thing promises to relax and fully open your colon for quick and easy, err, evacuation. Furthermore, you can say goodbye to symptoms of haemorrhoids, constipation and bloating.

    Still — and I don't know about you — but I felt like I had dropped enough logs in my lifetime to not require any assistance. This thing was only going to take up space I didn't want to spare in our ensuite.


    So I'm resistant to change. Aren't we all?

    However, days passed and I found myself...curious. My husband swore up and down he was having the best (there's no way else to put it) shits of his life. So, I gave it a go.

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    For the record, the lid was down and I was not using the toilet in this photo.

    And was bloody brilliant.

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    I mean, sure, my knees being so close to my chest felt weird at first, but I could immediately tell things were going more, erm, smoothly. I now use it whenever at home.

    Kat — a fellow BuzzFeeder from across the pond — has likewise tried it and I can confirm, yes, country to country, we'd all prefer a bit of support when, uh, relieving ourselves:


    "It took a day or two to get used to, but within a week of using it, I noticed quite a positive difference in my, uh, evacuation. It took less effort and less time, and really just made the whole process a lot more pleasant.

    In fact, within a week, it started feeling strange to use other toilets WITHOUT the Squatty Potty. I actually prefer using it now."

    You can read more about what Kat had to say about the Squatty Potty here.

    Thousands of Amazon users seem pretty rapt with their new toilet buddy, too.

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    I needn't have worried about it taking up room either — it's designed to hug the toilet when not in use, so no valuable real estate is taken up!

    In conclusion: Get yourself a Squatty Potty. It's affordable, convenient and your colon will thank you for it.

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    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $40.

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