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Supposedly, girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Anyone who has spent a decent amount of time around a teenage girl knows that’s a bunch of bull, but do you know what else women are full of?
Yep, we are full of shit but unlike our male counterparts, we’re full of literal shit, not figurative shit. Women on a whole are more prone to become constipated. Ain’t that some shit? Stress, fear of pooping in public, and diet are just some of the crappy things that can slow down our bowels.
This is going to be a TMI post, but for the sake of your bowel health, I felt like it might be an important one. You see friends, I love pooping. Pooping is the best; it makes you feel better, you lose weight without really doing anything, and people will rarely annoy you when you’re sitting on the pot. But for some of us, sometimes going number two ain’t so easy. I eat a healthy diet, I work out three times a week, I have a very active job that keeps me moving all day, I drink a ton of water a day, and I take a probiotic every night. But sometimes that’s just not enough. Enter the Squatty Potty.
Let me set the scene for you: it was late at night, like 2 am and I couldn’t sleep. Deciding to kill time watching YouTube videos seemed appropriate. Whilst being entertained by the fabulous Grace Helbig my video was interrupted by an ad (most annoying thing ever). Immediately I was intrigued. How could I not be? There was a unicorn sitting on a toilet and shitting out rainbow colored soft serve ice cream. I love unicorns, I love ice cream, I love pooping, I was fifty percent sold.
I paused my video (sorry Grace!) and went over to Amazon to check out the reviews for this supposedly magical device. I was sold. Two days later (thank you Amazon Prime!) I had the magical stool in my house and I was ready for some magical stools.
Basically, it lifts your legs and puts you in a more natural position to do one of the most natural things our bodies do. Poop. Its entire purpose is to make it easier to poop. And it does. With the Squatty Potty, you will definitely notice a new sort of…ease to the act.
If it tends to take you a while to go number two, the SP will help speed things along. You won’t strain as much, and if you’re prone to painful gas bubbles from hell, this little stool will be your new best friend.
After I had my SP for a few weeks, I couldn’t wait to tell everyone about it. I remember sitting around the Halloween bonfire and regaling my friends in all the reasons why a SP is essential to their lives. Well, that was a year ago now and a lot of my friends now own a SP of their very own. I feel like the Angel of Good Bowel Health.
As much as I love my SP, and believe me I do, it does not cure constipation. I wish it did, but sadly, that’s just not a realistic achievement. For some of us, I don’t think there really is ever going to be a “cure”. We’re just going to have to learn how to manage it and the SP can definitely be a useful tool.
Is it embarrassing to talk about poop problems on the internet? Yes. But you know what’s worse? Not talking about poop problems on the internet. There are literally millions of women in this country who suffer from constipation and other GI health issues. Taking away the taboo of poo is essential in order to help each other out. So, talk to your friends. Talk to your doctors, and talk to strangers on the internet because no one wants to be full of shit. No one.
Except this guy.
*This post was an honest review on my experiences with the Squatty Potty. I wasn’t paid, asked, or gifted anything for this review. I just really love my SP.