Dear Mama Tao,
Forgive me if this is tmi, but I have a moderate degree of pelvic organ prolapse since the 4 (empowering) births of my kids. I have been given the options of physical therapy, a pessary, or surgery to make my yoni youthful again. I was wondering what Mama Tao's advice on how to deal with this might be, (maybe use a potato instead of an unnatural item from Big Pessary?) and then I found this website with the claim that pelvic floor disorders only happen in the west, as a result of eeeevil toilets and eeeevil gyns and those valsalvas they are always forcing us women to do. The product they're selling here also will apparently eliminate your risk of developing hemorrhoids, colon or prostate cancer. By allowing you to stand on the seat of your toilet, and then squat to drop the kids at the pool as nature intended. http://www.naturesplatform.co.uk/site/pelvic_organ
No More Elvis Pelvis
Dear Elvis Pelvis,
Clearly someone just fell off the turnip truck--and its you. Are you aware that there are products out there that are only made for someone else to make money? This, my dear, is one of those products.
Don't get me wrong--everything he says is true, but do you need to buy some silly devices such as this to help you poop? No!
Nature has made it's own pooping platforms and it's called the ground (or floor).
Around my house we have returned to using the old chamber pot that were so popular back in the days of old. They lower you to the ground and aid in the passing of poopie, but don't cost a small fortune. You can even use you houses pots and pans because urine sterilizes the pot and the germs for the poop are your own, thus safe!