The Squatty Potty raises your legs to simulate squatting and put you in the proper position to deliver the package. The objective is to achieve a position as close to a natural squat as possible by bringing your thighs up closer to your chest. Why, you ask? Well, that requires a brief lesson in human anatomy.
Your body has been cleverly designed to give you the power to decide when to poop and when not to. Many people mistakenly believe that the sphincter muscle is the sole gatekeeper, but this is not so. Two additional obstacles stand between your poop and the pond below. First, near the end of the colon is a section called the sigmoid colon that has a natural kink in it — imagine a garden hose folded over to stop the water flowing through it. The kink must be released to allow the waste to flow freely. A second obstacle is the puborectalis muscle, which maintains a chokehold on the rectum. Only squatting, not sitting, fully relaxes this muscle to clear the pathway to the anus.
- Durable, built to last
- Family approved
- Easy to clean
- Weight capacity: 350 lbs