Voyeur Toilet – Exploring the Fascinating Cultural Tradition of Japanese Squat Toilets
The Japanese squat toilet is an interesting cultural feature that may leave foreigners unfamiliar with the concept of a non-sitting toilet feeling perplexed. However, fear not, as the squat toilet offers various health benefits.
Squatting is a more natural position for the body during waste elimination, facilitating easier and more thorough expulsion of waste. This can lower the risk of hemorrhoids and other digestive issues. Many Japanese individuals prefer squat toilets due to these benefits, which can be found in public restrooms throughout Japan.
One aspect of the Japanese squat toilet that may surprise visitors from Western countries is the presence of a small water tank or bucket nearby. This is used for “tabo,” a practice of washing oneself after using the toilet rather than relying solely on toilet paper. While this may seem unusual, it is actually considered more hygienic and eco-friendly than using paper.
Along with its health benefits, Japanese squat toilets are valued for their cleanliness. By not touching the toilet seat, users can minimize the spread of germs and bacteria. In Japan, many public restrooms provide both sitting and squat toilets to accommodate different user preferences.
If you encounter a Japanese squat toilet, do not be intimidated. Give it a try and experience a unique aspect of Japanese culture. You may even find that it offers a more natural and healthier way to eliminate waste.
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