Our generation of DUDES has gone digital, with all human knowledge at our fingertips. Throw in addictive social apps and it’s no surprise we’re all swiping on our phones while we go #2. A recent study found that 90% of people bring their phones into the bathroom. Some DUDES have even gone so far to sit down when they pee, just so they can check Instagram. These days even a maintenance wipe can turn into a 10 minute squat.
While it may seem harmless, looking at your phone on the throne is deceptively dangerous. After reading this post you may be more comfortable staring at your phone while crossing the street than using it on the toilet.
Too Much Toilet Time = Third Hole Problems
Your time on the toilet should definitely be less than 10 to 15 minutes. If you’re wondering how often you should be dropping the kids off at the pool, read our rather thorough breakdown here.
We don’t blame you for making that cheddar while you take a long poop at work. However, if your gambit gets out of hand, all that time on the throne can lead to hemorrhoids. Trust us, you don’t want those. They’re bulging blood vessels around your third hole that can be mighty painful.
But that’s not all. Wiping too much can also lead to some painful consequences.
Focusing on those Instagram pics or reading those tweets can psych you out and get your body out of “poop mode.” The technical term is called the peristalsis wave, which for us DUDES means the signals and movements your body gives off to ignite your need to go.
If you’re engrossed in the latest Kanye drama on Twitter and don’t go when your body is sending those signals, the peristalsis wave can reverse. This causes your stool to go back into your colon, which can cause constipation.
Your Phone Is Covered In Germs