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Smiling Dave: My loyal readers deserve the very best quality of life.
It is well known that Western toilets are not ergonomically ideal for the use they are designed for. That’s why Dave is here to guide you on how to make things as easy as possible for those who need this info.
Step One. How To Sit Down.
Make sure you move yourself as far to the rear of the seat as possible.
If you find yourself thinking, “Any further back and I will soil the seat,” that’s the right place.
Step Two. Footwork.
Lift your heels off the ground as high as you can, keeping your toes on the ground. No, you don’t get off the seat to do this. Just the bottoms of your feet go up, nothing else.
Step Three: Upper Body Positioning.
Keeping yourself firmly planted on the seat, lower your shoulders as much as you can. The flexible will actually touch their knees with their shoulders; the rest of us will do our best.
1. Back in the seat?
2. On your tippy toes?
3. Shoulders touching knees?
4. Still seated?
5. All systems go!
EDIT: Found a photo illustrating some of the concepts:
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