Squatty Potties in Germany?

Apr 24th, 2006, 03:50 PM
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Squatty Potties in Germany?

Forgive me for this question. I'll be mostly in Bavaria. Should I start working on my squatting muscles or will most of the stools be the type we have in the U.S. I was surprised last year to find predominantly squatties in several Tuscan towns as well as the Cinque Terre. Thanks, PJK
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Apr 24th, 2006, 04:29 PM
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rest your weary legs. every commode I've ever encountered in Bavaria is of the sit down variety. happy travels.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 04:30 PM
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I have never seen one of those anywhere in Germany.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 04:43 PM
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I was stationed in the Army in Germany in 1970/71. I never saw one of these things then and have never seen one on numerous trips back in the last 35 years. I do not think you will find one now.
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Apr 24th, 2006, 04:58 PM
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Guess I need to change my itinerary from Italy to Bavaria to avoid these....just kidding!
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Apr 24th, 2006, 05:26 PM
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I've seen squatty potties in various parts of Europe, but I don't specifically recall seeing one in Bavaria. On the chance that you do see one I recommend not wearing sandals, as the splash zone can extend to a wide radius.

Having said all that, it wouldn't hurt to tone up your squatting muscles anyway. In every part of the world including the USA, I have found sit-down toilets that were so disgusting that I squatted by choice. amp;
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Apr 24th, 2006, 06:55 PM
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I've been all Germany and can assure you that your chance of coming across a squatty potty there is about nil. In addition, several of them have have automatic seat cleaners that clean the seat for the next person after you flush! Really bizarre looking!
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Apr 24th, 2006, 07:01 PM
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Thanks for the responses. Whether my problem is psychological or physiological, I don't know, but I sure have trouble with anything but the sit down variety!
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Apr 25th, 2006, 04:33 AM
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But why has no-one mentioned "the shelf"?
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Apr 25th, 2006, 04:53 AM
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EEEEWWWWWW, the shelf!! Like you really want to see your results one last time before flushing....
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Apr 25th, 2006, 07:43 AM
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I remember reading a news story some years ago about outraged Japanese moms of school age children.

Someone was proposing Western-style toilets to replace squat toilets in the schools. The moms were demonstrating against this change that they felt was so unsanitary.

From a physiological viewpoint, squatting is actually better for achieving desired results. It is also good for your knee and hip joints--keeps them lubricated and more flexible.
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Apr 25th, 2006, 07:47 AM
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I don't know about Germany. On a trip to China, I was so glad the squat option was available. The state of the western style was unbelievable.
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