We feel like we just watched Don Draper’s most terrifying fever dream. Even so, we kind of want a Squatty Potty almost as badly as we want to genetically engineer a softserve-shitting mythical horsey.
The bad news, right up front: the Squatty Potty has nothing to do with whether or not you can or cannot actually poop ice cream, obviously. The good news: it has everything to do with your crapping comfort. As this charming noble fellow and his defecating unicorn puppet explain, our practiced bowel-movement postures actually clench us up and make the struggle very, very real. Yes, the way we double out bodies over at the midsection is necessary to get things moving, but when our feet are flat on the floor, an internal muscle cinches on the rectum and restricts the evacuation of waste.
The Squatty Potty is a step-stool – heheh….”stool” – designed to stow conveniently and discreetly on a toilet’s underside when in use. While sitting, placing it beneath one’s feet allows you to squat a bit “deeper” to remain in position to release without having to bend over and bottleneck the rectum. Your torso remains upright, your legs fold upward, and the pipeline remains wide open.
What’s more, we have to give maximum credit where it’s due: that’s certainly an unforgettable commercial worthy of and, to be honest, an architect of the tidal wave of buzz the Squatty Potty is generating from Howard Stern to The Huffington Post and NPR.