Reading while shitting????????????????????????

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Mar 10, 2010 12:47 AM GMT
    How many of you take the newspaper to the toilet?

    If you do, why?

    I only know two people that do this, and I think one of them just does it because they saw someone else doing it.

    The word ridiculous comes to mind when I see them doing it. And I find it unhygienic.
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    Mar 10, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    I was watching the show-The Doctors(NBC east coast at 3:00pm) and they recommend against it, not for hygenic purposes. They says that sitting for prolonged periods on the commode can cause the blood vessels in the anus to swell, which hinders the flow and over a long period of time, can lead to other problems. I had to admit that I am guilty. No more than the A section of the paper or whatever is your favorite section, just not the whole paper.
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    Mar 10, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    Funny thing is, the two I know, don't stay long in the toilet. They are in and out fast. I just wish they would bin the paper.
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    Mar 10, 2010 1:12 AM GMT
    I usually bring reading material to the toilet. It's how I get most of my reading done...if I'm in my living room, or bedroom, or out in public, there's always some distraction to keep me from finishing a book or a magazine. On the john? I'm a captive audience.
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    Mar 10, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    MikePhilPerez saidI just wish they would bin the paper.


    Hahha, "bin the paper." You're so European. It's awesome. One of these days I'm just going to say "Fuck it," leave my car at the airport, and disappear to Europe. I'll have to start binning things, because people will get suspicious if I throw them away.
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    Mar 10, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    I don't know how some people can just sit there and read for extended periods of time. When I go to some people's houses, I see magazine and paperback books on a shelf near the shitter. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 10, 2010 1:37 AM GMT
    No.

    I'd rather not sit on the pot and read. I do my business and get out. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 10, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    It's where I browse catalogs.
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    Mar 10, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    In and out, no reading.
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    Mar 10, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    READING ON THE THRONE

    Srsly, who reads print newspapers anymore anyway??? ... icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 10, 2010 4:22 AM GMT
    I'd imagine it'd be handy to bring the newspaper into the bathroom with you in case you ran out of toilet paper. As it happens, I used to read the dictionary on the john as a kid with no ill effects. Except perhaps for stilted forum postings. These days? I'm in and out.

    Why don't you ask how many people are shitting with their laptops? On RJ now? Eeeeeew!
  • rnch

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    Mar 10, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    i bought a "bathroom set" from target recently. it included: hand towel ring, bath towel holder, robe hook, bathroom tissue holder, above/around toilet "spacemaker" cabinet and a free standing, floor mounted a magazine/newspaper rack. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 10, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    Caslon13000 saidREADING ON THE THRONE

    Srsly, who reads print newspapers anymore anyway??? ... icon_confused.gif



    Smart people do. On the throne or anywhere else.
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    Mar 10, 2010 3:17 PM GMT
    MikePhilPerez saidHow many of you take the newspaper to the toilet?

    If you do, why?

    My visits are usually quick and functional. To borrow from a crude saying: "I shit and get off the pot."

    But if I'm a little sick, and think I might be there for a while, I take my iPhone along (or my Palm PDA before that), and either read email, check the headlines, or else play solitaire. I hate my mind being idle for any length of time, especially when my mind would rather be anyplace else but in a bathroom.
  • rnch

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    Mar 10, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    when i remodeled the main bathroom here; i installed a recessed light above the toilet, wired in to turn on with the ceiling exhaust vent. with a strong enough light bulb i don't even need my reading glasses. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 10, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    ErikTaurean said[/citeThey says that sitting for prolonged periods on the commode can cause the blood vessels in the anus to swell, which hinders the flow and over a long period of time, can lead to other problems.


    Sitting too long on the toilet too often can lead to hemorrhoids, which is what the swelling of the blood vessels in the anus is.
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    Mar 10, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    Heck, I multi-task in there. I do my paperwork while on the phone all the while crapping and pissing. Once done, I take a nap.
  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 10, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    lol well in my bathroom I keep 2 book in there the "What's your poo telling you" and "What's my pee telling me" 2 very hilarious books to keep in there that everyone reads icon_lol.gif

    I'm usually not reading while I'm on the toilet
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    Mar 10, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    awol77 said
    ErikTaurean said[/citeThey says that sitting for prolonged periods on the commode can cause the blood vessels in the anus to swell, which hinders the flow and over a long period of time, can lead to other problems.


    Sitting too long on the toilet too often can lead to hemorrhoids, which is what the swelling of the blood vessels in the anus is.
    is this actual medical fact or "mom's folklore"... icon_question.gif
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    Mar 12, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    According to my doctor, actual medical fact. Even if you don't sit for extended periods of time, straining while having a bowel movement can also cause it to occur. It's almost like a hernia for the anus.

  • rnch

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    Mar 12, 2010 6:46 PM GMT
    awol77 saidAccording to my doctor, actual medical fact. Even if you don't sit for extended periods of time, straining while having a bowel movement can also cause it to occur. It's almost like a hernia for the anus.

    medical link, pls
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    Mar 12, 2010 6:51 PM GMT
    If you have time to read you have a problem.
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    Mar 12, 2010 8:22 PM GMT
    rnch said
    awol77 saidAccording to my doctor, actual medical fact. Even if you don't sit for extended periods of time, straining while having a bowel movement can also cause it to occur. It's almost like a hernia for the anus.

    medical link, pls


    Gladly...

    From the American Gastroenterological Association http://www.gastro.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=850

    AGA WebsiteProblems can occur, however, when these veins become swollen because pressure is raised in them. Increased pressure may result from straining to move your bowels, from sitting too long on the toilet, or from other factors such as pregnancy, obesity, or liver disease.
  • Tropicalcium

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    Jan 31, 2014 11:23 AM GMT
    Sitting too long wont help your bowels. Take a quick one, man.
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    Jan 31, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    MikePhilPerez saidHow many of you take the newspaper to the toilet?


    have not physically held a newspaper or book in years, yet read this type of thing bathroom or not.