Many people feel uncomfortable and even nervous about using public restrooms (especially in times of pandemic), while others are better informed about the benefits of crouching (rather than sitting) defecating. In this article, you will learn how to perform a bowel movement almost standing up, as well as the benefits (the elimination of feces occurs faster, relaxing the muscles of the anus and avoiding the need to exert too much force). Read more below and see all the positives of changing the way of evacuation.
Part 1 of 8: Find a bathroom and collect the necessary items
Step 1. Use the bathroom at home or in a public place
Outside your home, look for signs pointing the way to the nearest restroom; you can also ask a local employee. Upon entering, confirm that the sink works normally, that there is toilet paper and soap to wash your hands
- Do not use other products, such as scented wipes or intimate showers, which can cause genital infections.
- Don't be embarrassed about having to ask where the bathroom is. Remember that physiological functions are completely normal and natural.
- If you feel anxious about sharing a bathroom with strangers, ask if there is a single-cabin toilet.
- Individuals who prefer to use moistened wipes for hygiene after evacuating should carry a pack in their purse or backpack.
Part 2 of 8: Lock the cabin door for more privacy
Step 1. On the cabin door, there should be a lock
It is important to do this so that no one accidentally tries to enter your cabin; the embarrassment will be even greater if you are trying to evacuate standing up for the first time! This way, you will have the peace to be able to relieve yourself without haste in the public restroom.
Part 3 of 8: Lower your pants or lift your dress (or skirt)
Step 1. So that there is no risk of dirtying the cabin or yourself, lower the underwear
If you're wearing a dress or skirt, you might want to lift them up so you can comfortably crouch over the toilet.
Part 4 of 8: Position yourself over the vase, crouching down
Step 1. Once on the toilet, bend your knees and squat down
The body needs to be positioned directly above the toilet, so tilt your head and abdomen forward so that you can make sure your buttocks are facing the toilet. Another option, recommended only for those who are balanced or have a bar to hold onto, is to climb into the seat and crouch on it.
It is almost impossible to defecate standing up, with the body fully erect. Crouch over the vase to get rid of the stool
Part 5 of 8: Continue with the evacuation
Step 1. Excrete feces while crouching over the toilet
This is the best position to eliminate intestinal contents, as the anorectal angle is as large as possible so that a passageway is created for the stool to pass through the anal canal and no force is required.
Spending too much time in this position can cause the veins in the colon to swell, leading to complications such as constipation or hemorrhoids. Just sit or squat on the toilet for as long as necessary to avoid health problems! Don't keep reading or fiddling with your cell phone
Part 6 of 8: Keep crouched when you sanitize yourself
Step 1. Pass the paper from front to back, ensuring complete cleaning of the anal area
The opposite movement can cause irritation or even infections, as there is a risk of spreading bacteria to the urethra and the genital organ. You can use toilet paper from the bathroom or baby wipes, if brought.
- Do not overdo the cleaning. It's obvious that no one wants to get dirty, but don't make any sudden movements, which can irritate your skin. Use non-fragrant moistened wipes if you are having difficulty with hygiene.
- Don't forget to flush when you're done!
Part 7 of 8: Wash your hands
Step 1. Run hot water over your hands and soap them
Rub them together for at least 20 seconds, cleaning well between your fingers, the backs of your hands and your wrists. Rinse them with hot water to remove soap and then dry them, either with a paper towel, a clean washcloth or a hand dryer.
If there is no soap and water, apply an antiseptic with 70% alcohol to disinfect your hands
Part 8 of 8: See a doctor if you are anxious about having a bowel movement
Step 1. Some people try not to use let alone defecate in public restrooms
There is even the possibility of becoming anxious, which indicates that there may still be an underlying reason that leads to this dread. The fear of being infected by microorganisms or the shame of having a bowel movement outside the home are some of the reasons, so see a doctor to help you explore and resolve these feelings. Also, know that you are not alone as it is a very common type of anxiety. Be frank at the time of the medical appointment, because the professional is only there to help and not judge.