One aspect of Asian culture that challenged me during our last trip to Taiwan: how to use a squatty potty. For the most part, there were western-style toilets available almost everywhere we went. However, on a few occasions (including a train ride), the only option available to me was a squatty potty. This type of toilet requires you to squat, rather than sit, when going to the bathroom. I was so concerned about peeing on my clothes, I ended up “holding it” until we found a restroom with a western-style toilet. My husband had the experience of using a “port-a-john” squatty potty.
In preparing for our next trip, I have started researching tips for using a squatty potty and it seems I am not alone in my learning curve with going to the bathroom in this way. This post here on Squidoo answered my question on whether I should just remove my pants to keep them from getting wet (apparently, you should not), and also provides some “G” rated photos on the proper way to squat.
My search results also turned up quite a few YouTube videos on how to use a squatty potty. However, I refuse to watch any videos in case they are not “G” rated. I welcome any tips from veteran squatters.