Squatting to defecate - abnormal?
Back in high school, I was an unpopular loser - and one of my biggest fears was having to take a crap at school (the doors were all removed from the toilet stalls in the boy's bathrooms to stop guys from smoking in there - that was the story anyway); I didn't want to be caught with my pants around my ankles in front of a crowd of howling jocks, party animals and bad-asses.
So, I made sure I took a GOOD crap every night at home - and I found squatting to be much more efficient than sitting at "getting it all out" (after doing all I could in the sitting position.)
Fast forward to the present day. I've been plagued with hemorrhoids since I was 14; and after high school they got MUCH worse (I was using the sitting position again, no more danger of high school humiliation after all. Yet unlike normal humans, I never felt like I was getting emptied out, really. It took a long time, I always felt nasty and "un-clean" after using the john, for years.)
Then, about a year ago, the hemorrhoids got so bad I was bleeding like a stuck pig every time I used the john. I got online, and read about squatting to defecate as a hemorrhoid management tool. So I tried it... and within a week, the hemorrhoids went away! And they haven't come back since.
No more bleeding, no more veins hanging from my a$$, no more nearly-useless greasy Preparation H... and I'm getting WAY more crap to come out as well! And no more sitting on the john straining for 45 minutes to an hour, I get the job done FAST. And, I've never felt so... CLEAN.
Except now, I can't go anyplace where I'm not guaranteed a private bathroom, and staying at other people's homes is out of the question.
So is this how it is... either be a freak and have a healthy a-hole, or put myself through "bloody hell" (literally) trying to be normal like everyone else seems to do so naturally???