The new concept of "elimination benches"

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sun, 04/03/2005 - 12:00am.

Old post from the forum. I wanted to save it so I moved it here.

In a few books I've read about elimination benches being built around toilets so that people can get into a squatting position. This is said to line up the bowels, straighten them to make a simple, direct passage for the waste to come out.

Jordan S. Rubin even lists places to buy these benches at the back of his books. He makes an interesting point by reminding us to think of toddlers when they are having a bowel movement; they automatically get into a squat position.