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A friend of mine had her knee in a plaster cast when in Taizé for a visit, three years running. No bending of the leg at all. In Taizé at the time they had very few sit down toilets and mostly squat ones. The sit down ones always had long lines and she did not want to walk long distance and wait (or be lucky to be let in ahead of the queue) so she tried and ...


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I've very bad knees after a traffic accident some 20 years ago and have had to deal with it. The answer is simple but not pleasant: finish as quickly as possible and hope it doesn't hurt too much. If there's somewhere you can support yourself, it's a lot easier, whether a wall, door, or anything you can use. Just be happy you're not a local with arthritis ...


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No need to squat... You can approach this challenge with the sort of gear one sees at the Glastonbury Festival... This is a small, light-weight, aluminum frame with a canvas seat. The seat has a convenient hole in it. The whole ensemble fits comfortably in a backpack or medium sized shoulder bag. It's weight and compactness lends itself to discrete ...


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In the touristy areas of Japan (when I was there in '94) you would find 'how to use these toilet' instructions. Their squat ones look a bit like a slipper and yes, they would play on that in the instructions. As someone who grew up with sit down toilets, I have always chosen squat toilets where offered the choice. Specially when many people use the ...



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