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Old 12-10-2018, 03:51 PM   #151
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What zikzak says about squat toilets is true in terms of preference but the elderly do tend to go for standard toilets and average life expectancy is not that much lower than the US.

Squat toilets are actually better for you and is the basis for products such as the Squatty Potty.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:47 PM   #152
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My dream home contains both a urinal and a squat toilet.
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Old 12-10-2018, 06:47 PM   #153
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I think im going to order this

https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Stain...ords=butt+hose

I mean its the same thing, but somehow it looks less kitchen sinky. Maybe I'll TR it
We got one of these for our first child as my wife wanted to use cloth diapers. The spray was way too strong and shot **** everywhere. I can't imagine using this on myself and then having to wipe myself down with a towel afterwards.
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Old 12-10-2018, 08:16 PM   #154
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what happens when you guys use water instead of toilet paper? Do you leave your ass wet or do you have a special butt towel to dry it off with?

What about you guys who use wipes? Same thing...leave your ass wet and it just dries eventually?

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Old 12-10-2018, 08:16 PM   #155
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I wished I figured out sooner that people are far more dishonest than I ever imagined.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:00 PM   #156
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As both a psychologist and someone who enjoys a good dump, I can say without reservation that I did not enjoy either of these derails.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:37 PM   #157
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what happens when you guys use water instead of toilet paper? Do you leave your ass wet or do you have a special butt towel to dry it off with?

What about you guys who use wipes? Same thing...leave your ass wet and it just dries eventually?

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I have toilet paper as well so itís just a quick wipe to dry off then on my way. Itís a pretty focused jet of water so as long as youíve got your angles right itís not like your entire rear is soaked.

Stuff you wish you figured out sooner in life apologies for this derail.
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Old 12-10-2018, 10:26 PM   #158
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I found a better one, and it includes demonstration graphics



https://www.amazon.com/RinseWorks-Pa...Z3CRFAGQQGKAE9


The graphics definitely cleared up my questions on how the process works. Is the consensus that this particular one is a decent ass cleaner?

Edit: screw it, I just ordered one. I am excite

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Old 12-10-2018, 10:35 PM   #159
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Toilet paper < bidet < butt hose. Thailand figured this out long ago. I'm eternally thankful to have discovered this, especially after spicy food.
After spending a lot of time in Asia last year I'm disgusted with the way we clean our asses in the US
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:17 PM   #160
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The graphics definitely cleared up my questions on how the process works. Is the consensus that this particular one is a decent ass cleaner?

Edit: screw it, I just ordered one. I am excite
I saw the diagrams and it seems to me if you go too far on the angle, the potential for splashing on the seat, floor, and maybe ceiling (I donít know what the force is like with these) seems high.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:55 AM   #161
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I saw the diagrams and it seems to me if you go too far on the angle, the potential for splashing on the seat, floor, and maybe ceiling (I donít know what the force is like with these) seems high.


Yeah, my plan is to start at the back of the sack, then taint, then gradually to corn hole. I'm guessing that a solid 10 seconds on the end target should do the job? Looks like the "switch" or dial can be pressed harder for a stronger stream
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:58 AM   #162
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what happens when you guys use water instead of toilet paper? Do you leave your ass wet or do you have a special butt towel to dry it off with?
The nicer Japanese seats have blow dryers to deal with this problem.
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:35 AM   #163
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Yeah, my plan is to start at the back of the sack, then taint, then gradually to corn hole. I'm guessing that a solid 10 seconds on the end target should do the job? Looks like the "switch" or dial can be pressed harder for a stronger stream


Just be careful, I donít know what your water pressure is like but thereís definitely the risk of an inadvertent prostate massage.

Apparently any more than ten seconds is just self indulgence.
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Old 12-11-2018, 04:40 AM   #164
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what's CTA?

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To be used when communicating.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:09 AM   #165
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Alcohol is bad
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:33 AM   #166
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The trained mental health experts itt... I'm curios on your education and view of neuroplastic training and it's application for mental health and addiction. I'm really curious if the schools actually teach something about this science when it comes to mental health and what method they use for application.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:48 AM   #167
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The trained mental health experts itt... I'm curios on your education and view of neuroplastic training and it's application for mental health and addiction. I'm really curious if the schools actually teach something about this science when it comes to mental health and what method they use for application.
Neuroplasticity is a general neurological concept and at my school, I think we mostly discussed it in the child/developmental classes. As far as neuroplastic ďtrainingĒ, I donít think we ever discussed it. That being said, I didnít emphasize in child or developmental psychology so maybe they expanded on that idea more for the people with that emphasis.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:17 PM   #168
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Poetically on point and true.

Unfortunately, one thing I've realized is you can't really shortcut any of this stuff. The stuff you figure out as you get older, that was really the only way.
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The adults that "influenced me" while young, are wrong about everything.
Good answers, fellow stoners. I disagree somewhat with Sapo though. I started reading about the regrets of the old in my 20s in order to accelerate my life experience. I try to make choices to avoid the most common regrets which tend to be that they worked too hard/much along with not keeping up solid relationships with family and friends.

Foatie, wow. I will never forget being a kid living on my McMansioned street and thinking "how in the **** did these morons get all this ****?" It was like they were all dumb. And they were. They just happened to be born at the right time in the right country.

As for me, I'd go with:

1. How beneficial meditation and being present is. It is the antidote to the dull ache. To the feeling that some little puzzle piece is out of place in your life. To the sensation that their is some sliver beneath your skin that precludes you from being fully and completely satisfied. I am not full Tommy Angelo yet, but I am going that way more and more.

2. That happiness is a choice. It is not some ultimate destination. I feel happy to have realized this by my young 30s. Research shows that aggressively pursuing happiness is counter-productive. I remember being a shy, fat kid thinking that if I only get have success with girls, I'd be happy. ****ing lol. Extrinsic phenomenon will never bring lasting fulfillment. This should be obvious given that humans keep acquiring more and more resources and comfort, and yet, we don't become happier or more satisfied.

3. Olds can't cook. Just can't do it. Your grandma's sauce is probably straight out of Betty Crocker. I can't believe I relied on their tastes to feed me.

4. Much of our life outcomes, and even our own decisions, are not our own. Even choices as simple as your outfit today. Did everyone just independently decide to wear denim jeans? No, they became culturally popular a long time ago and now we wear them to occasions that range from casual to somewhat dressy, but not super formal, because that is what society has guided us towards. And we haven't even touched luck/variance yet. Skill and effort are much less important than is commonly believed, which is why I believe some level of resource redistribution to be perfectly just.

I'll stop there, but love the thread idea.

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Old 12-11-2018, 01:20 PM   #169
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On this note, one thing I really wish I found sooner is 'the tail end':
https://waitbutwhy.com/2015/12/the-tail-end.html

Has really helped me spend actual quality time with my family and friends that are on the other side of the country. Being relatively young makes it feel like there's no urgency to spend time with these people, but reading this article made me realize that I'll see them maybe fewer than 100 more times in my life - I should be making it count.
This is great. Everyone needs to realize this. I had a similar lightbulb go off in my head last summer. My friends kept delaying a weekend get-together due to conflicts. So I thought about how often we see each other and our various life expectancies and explained the urgency of the matter. Weekend was booked, had a great time. And it made me think how I need to cherish and put effort into every moment with everyone, but especially my parents.
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Old 12-11-2018, 01:23 PM   #170
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So blow off time with your kids for everything else in life?
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:46 PM   #171
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I'm not sure where you're getting that idea at all. In fact, my friends came to my house and my baby daughter was with us all weekend.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:53 PM   #172
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He's reading the article from the other perspective, which is from the parents perspective, you spend a lot of time with your children (90+% of their days) while spending very little time with your friends.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:16 PM   #173
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As both a psychologist and someone who enjoys a good dump, I can say without reservation that I did not enjoy either of these derails.
The thread might as well be called "Suzzer attempts to wipe his ass"
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:17 PM   #174
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Better late than never.
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Old 12-11-2018, 09:07 PM   #175
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He's reading the article from the other perspective, which is from the parents perspective, you spend a lot of time with your children (90+% of their days) while spending very little time with your friends.
Thank you, I am dumb
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