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Infographic: What Your Bathroom Habits Say About Your Health

It’s time to take a hard look in that toilet bowl.

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Contrary to the myths of Victorian etiquette, we all poop — multiple times a day for some of us. While this is hardly news, there’s still much to be learned about our own bodily functions.


Luckily, a new survey released by Healthline aims to help us all become excrement experts. The survey delves into the bowel habits of average Americans, explaining what size, shape, and texture can reveal about our health while also revealing a surprisingly large population of stealthy night poopers.

Out of the more than 2,000 participants, roughly half reported “soft, sausage-like” stools (sorry if you’re reading this on your lunch break), which indicates normal digestive health. The other half spotting something else in the porcelain throne might want to do some investigating.

Beyond the health indicators, the study also shed light on some perplexing cultural norms. As you might expect, men are more comfortable with their poop than women are and will head to the bathroom pretty much anywhere. Then again, nearly a third of the men surveyed thought it best to wait for one to three months before pooping at their romantic partner’s house. Meanwhile, 8.5% of female participants believe it’s never OK to poop in the presence of your significant other. It’s time to wake up to the poop liberation movement, ladies.

Check out the full infographic below for all the poop facts and consider bracing yourself because it’s, well, graphic.

For the full study, head over to Healthline.

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