How to use Squat toilet or Eastern toilet or Natural position toilet?
If you had never used the squat toilet, and if you are planning your visit to countries like Nepal then this information is for you. The squat toilet popularly known as Eastern toilet is most popularly used toilet in the world but many westerners may not have used them and it will be messy task for them if they have never used them before. When you first encounter it you may be amazed so here are some tips how to use them in order to save yourself and clothes from mess.
For the use of squat toilet
1. carry your own toilet paper
2. Pour a little bit of water in the toilet
3. Pull down your pants or lift up your skirt. Be careful not to let your clothes touch the floor or get in the way. If you are wearing slacks or shorts, it helps to step completely out of one leg and “hike up” your slacks or shorts on your thigh of the other leg. If you’re wearing a skirt, tuck the end into your waist band to free your hands.
4. Squat with your heels flat on the ground. You might be used to squatting on the balls of your feet, with your feet close together, but this position is very unstable and hard on the knees. Squatting with feet hip-width or shoulder-width apart and with your feet flat is easier to hold for an extended period of time (if you’re in Asia, you might notice many people squatting like this in public while waiting). If there are ridged foot rests, put your feet on those; otherwise, plant your feet on either side of the toilet and squat all the way downThe direction in which you face will depend on the kind of squat toilet you’re using. Frankly, it doesn’t really matter, as long as everything lands in the hole.
5. Do your business. If you’re defecating, it should be relatively straightforward. In fact, some research suggests that going to the bathroom in the squatting position is better for your health in a variety of ways.
6. If you’re a woman urinating while squatting (presuming you don’t prefer to urinate standing up, which is possible), it might be challenging to keep the urine from going where you don’t want it to go (outside the toilet, down your leg, on your clothes).
7. Rinse or wipe. If you have your own toilet paper, use it, and don’t throw it in the toilet when you’re done; most squat toilets (even the flushing ones) will get clogged. If there’s a bucket of water nearby, use your right hand to pour it on yourself and use your left hand to cleanse. (This is why in some countries, people don’t shake hands or eat with their left hands.) Then rinse off your left hand. Dry off with toilet paper or fabric.
8. Flush. If there’s a flushing mechanism, this part will be quite obvious: push the button, pull the string, whatever. Otherwise, pour water into the toilet until any remnants of your business are gone. If the toilet has a flushing mechanism, don’t flush until you’re standing, or else you can get splashed.