So I recall, many years ago, some Western “expert” declaring that oriental (and other places) “squattie” toilets were far better for the digestive tract and bowels than the traditional sit-down types – and urging us to get rid of our bourgeois bogs, in favour of these more “natural” ones.
However, more recently – now that I LIVE in The Orient – some LOCAL expert has declared the very OPPOSITE, exhorting the population to upgrade their “primitive” khazies to the “civilized” sit-down variety.
Now clearly both of these so-called experts cannot be right. Either one is entirely wrong – or it makes no damn difference, so BOTH are.
As it happens, I have two bathrooms with a squattie in one and a sit-down in the other – and prefer the sit-down model.