So, I experienced this while traveling once and I was mortified. MORTIFIED such that I just held it for hours! Stupid question, but what do I do with my pants?! Am I to pull them down and off? One leg?! I was just so stunned I didn’t know what to do. Oh the misery! lol I held it until we got back to the hotel! We are so spoiled here in America. We should be thanking God for our toilets everyday!!!!
The question in the back of every westerner’s mind: “What if I miss?”
Why would you wear flip flops in there?!
Opps!! what i want to say is that squat on a pedestal toilet is too difficult…^_^
Interesting, I’ll probably be traveling overseas at different points in my life for Mountain Climbing, Africa, Tibet,China,India and Russia.. makes me shudder thinking of what everyone uses compared to the US…
This is giving me a panic attack. I have a honeymoon in Thailand in two months, and I’m only just finding out now about this… this… MONSTROSITY. *shudders*
Informative video, Christine! Glad you don’t judge, even though squats aren’t your cultural background.
Whoa! Hold me. I’m sheltered.
Its so bad.another variant
RT Christine Kaaloa: Travel Tips: How to Use the Asian Squat Toilet: https://buff.ly/1xV79ik #travel #traveltips ahhh to be a guy. sorry ladies
Travel Tips: How to Use the Asian Squat Toilet https://bit.ly/1tddk2l #traveltips #toiletsquat
You often find a squat toilet in cafes in Paris, and most of those are labeled “American Standard”. It’s strange you dumb yankee claiming it ugly.
Initially I was scared of the #squat #toilet but after time, it’s gotten to be one of my favorite types of toilets out there.
Here’s part 1 of toilet tips! Any questions, ask ’em! https://youtu.be/d7KBbjtan9Q
Also, if you’re interested in some my “Worlds Worst Toilets” experiences in travel, click here: https://grrrltraveler.com/category/sightseeing/worlds-worst-toilets/
Good video. I hate those things. As a tall guy who is anything but flexible, my tendons are actually so tight that I can’t squat flat footed and end up cramping up if I’m in that position for too long. I loath them. Good walk through though!
I actually heard somewhere that we evolved to go number 2 in that position, so the squat position is actually better for us and makes us go easier. I don’t remember where I read that, but it makes sense. And they also said that the sit-down toilet (is that what it’s called?) makes it harder for us to go and can actually cause problems. They go on to say doctors recommend that we lean forward when we go.
Don’t know how accurate my information is, but it kind of makes sense. The only problem is that my knees hurt and legs go numb if I use those for an extended period of time.. and cleaning up feels a bit awkward, too.
Nice video! I’ve never seen one that is self-recorded shot so well. Nice job! Can I ask what you shot it on?
You know, I’ve never heard them called “Asian” before. Just squats.
The problem for westerners is that it’s hard for us to sit like that. We collapse backwards in that pose. Try it.
When I lived in Morocco foreigners called them the “turkish toilet”! I feel like you’re not a youtuber in Asia unless you have one of these videos though. haha I made mine recently! 😛 -R
A three part series! LOL 🙂 Helpful for the uninitiated for sure
Surprise! I love to record my World’s Worst #Toilets when I travel. Here’s part one to my #travel toilet homage.
Also, this video makes me miss Thailand!
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