Coffee table books have had their day. It’s time to celebrate the bathroom read.
The average human poops 25,000 times over the course of their lifetime. The ones who really know how to live? They make the most of toilet time by bringing hot literature with them to the john.
If you haven’t yet found your favorite toilet read, no trouble! Here are four scintillating books about all things poop.
Each poo is a snowflake, brimming with wondrous uniqueness, say our authors. But what does the poo mean? There’s so much to learn by peaking in your toilet bowl.
This handheld hardcover contains illustrations of more than two dozen numero deuces, (think “The Log Jam” and “The Glass Shard”) accompanied by a medical description from a gastroenterologist. Also in the mix: trivia, sidebars, and more than 60 euphemisms for Number 2 will load you up with facts about your health.
You may recognize this release: this bestseller dropped with a splash in 2007, landing in bathrooms nationwide. But all things aughts are back again, and it’s time for a resurgence of this classic toilet tome.
They say the personal is poolitical. Er, political. Well, there’s nothing more personal than where we drop our trou. And for many folks, public toilets under-serve.
No Place To Go begs the question: “Why are public toilets so crappy?” By way of exploration, the author travels urban centers from London to San Francisco and beyond, inspecting the public toilet.
Public bowel movements are rarely a breeze, even for privileged people. Taking a dump anywhere other than home and a well-stocked office stall will lead to challenges and barriers to entry. Think of the times you’ve had to buy something from Starbucks so you could use the bathroom (while holding in a giant sh*t). Or paying to potty in a public spot. Or popping a squat behind a shrub or in an alleyway. While the private bathroom experience has become increasingly more chic and comfortable, public toilets and accessibility are sh*t.
For disadvantaged communities, the challenges are greater. People afflicted with invisible disabilities, like Crohn’s disease, opt to stay home rather than risk an accident in public. Unhoused folks with no place to go sometimes take to the streets. And new bathroom bills target the trans community nationwide.
As much as poo can tell you about your health, the state of our nations toilets has a lot to say about our society. In the U.S. and beyond, sh*t rolls downhill.
At TUSHY, we’re huge advocates for the squatting position. But just because it’s the easiest way to do the doo, doesn’t mean you can’t find pleasure in exploring a new potty pos-ish.
Cue Kama Pootra! Comfortably in the category of gag gift, this toilet read is a spin off of the Kama Sutra, an ancient Sanskrit philosophical text famed for its intricate sex positions.
Kama Pootra is a faux-educational and fully silly text, touted as the “governing handbook of free-thinking conduct.” Within, you’ll find illustrated pages of new poo-sitions including some team activities, and even using household props. If you want to mix up your bathroom routine, or win your white elephant gift exchange, this is the ticket.
This #2 Shall Pass
Toilet Book Club
TUSHY loves a book club. And bathrooms are a built in reading nook in any home.
These silly and substantive books are our top picks to peruse while you’re doing your business. If you want to make your toilet as comfy as your library chair, consider a TUSHY Ottoman for optimal pooping poo-sition.