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Why We Shy Away From Talking About Poop

Why We Shy Away From Talking About Poop

It’s natural, so why are we so hesitant to talk about our bottom business? We have been taught to be ashamed of our foul bowels, so much that now even talking about what happens in the bathroom is oddly frowned upon. Do you ever find yourself wondering why we can’t talk about something that everyone does? 

Humans have, in the past, valued their poop as fertilizer, medicinal healing, and even some ancient rituals

There is a word for this social fear; corophobia it is the fear of feces, excrement, or defecation. Worry no more proud poopers, we are opening the floodgates and making poop an acceptable topic of discussion in our day-to-day lives. It’s only natural, and you should be at ease in all situations, from pooping in public, to the relieving release at your beau’s house. We’ve got your back(side) covered.

For a lot of people, the dread of dropping a deuce can stem from an already present General Anxiety Disorder. This, mixed with the daunting illusion that you’re the only person who ever poops in public can be very harmful to your body, bowels, and even your brain. Diving deeper into the history of time and the toilet, you’ll see that poop wasn’t always something seen as an unmentionable bodily function. Humans have, in the past, valued their poop as fertilizer, medicinal healing, and even some ancient rituals. These were times however that we lived closer to the ground, and relied more heavily on mother earth; not to mention the lack of indoor plumbing.

Corophobia it is the fear of feces, excrement, or defecation

After reading his work and speaking with him, Shawn Shafner founder of The POOP Project, emphasized that hygiene wasn’t always something so omnipresent to us, but now in the 21st century, we have access to all types of information about the sweet serenity of sanitization. “Anything is a system if there’s a hierarchy, and then at the bottom there’s dirt. Worms in the soil are totally fine, worms in your soup are gross.” We see dirt as normal when it is safely on the ground, however the moment it gets on our skin it’s “gross.” That wasn’t always the case. In the 1700-1800s the Chinese would have 5 or more people living in one house, and their poop is what paid the rent. Being a landlord took on a whole other form of “shitty” job back then.

This overwhelming abundance of information has lead us to a constructed reality of what is, and is not acceptable chit chat amongst one another. In other words, we were taught to keep our crappy thoughts to ourselves. It shouldn’t be this way; we should be able to speak freely about our natural bodily habits, and not be ashamed to do a No. 2 in public. And, with the delightful aromas of all natural before-you-go toilet spray, Poo~Pourri, you can poop with pride!

Posted January 10, 2017 by


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