The Best Squatty Potty and Other Toilet Stools Worth the Floor Space
Updated Dec 10, 2022
If you’ve ever wished pooping could be a faster or more pleasant experience, you may like having a toilet stool. “Toilet angles aren’t well aligned with how the anus and rectum [are] designed to be positioned when it’s time to have a bowel movement,” said Dr. Sophie Balzora, a clinical associate professor of medicine at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine. The ideal pooping position is a squat—a posture that toilet stools help simulate by raising a person’s feet while they’re sitting on the toilet. This posture helps to straighten the colon and provide a smoother channel for poop to exit the body. (You can read more about how and whether it works here.) The best toilet stool for you depends on your style and budget.