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'Why are women too scared to poo?' blog discussion

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Former_MSE_Penelope Posts: 536 Forumite
This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's blog. Please read the blog first, as this discussion follows it.
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  • Claire_Bear
    Claire_Bear Posts: 1,372 Forumite
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    What a lovely thing to blog about! I also have this problem - toilet noises aren't pleasant and I'd be mortified if someone was in the cubicle next to me while I was doing a number 2. Same way I'd be horrified if I had to pass wind in front of anyone else, while men seem to fart freely - I'm sure holding that in can't be good for the body either!

    Not to mention the fact that the toilets where I work are horrible, I'd rather just wait until I was in the comfort of my own house!
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  • alwaysonthego_2
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    My DH believes after 8 years that women don't poo. For some reason, whether I am stuck in one Freud's psycosexual stages, I am very sneaky when I go and wait until Mr Always is out of the house, mad isn't it. I don't know whether I am being ladylike or a complete psycho :D
  • Cyzaki
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    No idea why women are scared to poo. I'm a woman, and I'll poo anywhere. Well, not anywhere, just in a toilet, but I wouldn't wait until I'm at home to do so if my body's telling me I need to poo now. It's just silly. And why is a pooing sound worse than a tinkle tinkle weeing sound? Weird.
  • Tigsteroonie
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    I think the problem with poo'ing at work is the chance that, as you leave, one of your colleagues chooses that same moment to go .... And they'll smell the residual smell. Or worse, they'll enter while you're mid-motion and hear you go. You have to face that colleague afterwards, and they've been in close proximity to you while you poo. It's embarrassing.

    Well, I find it embarrassing.

    Didn't used to bother one of my colleagues, she'd quite happily go at work. And she was a vegetarian with digestive issues. And she never checked the pan afterwards ..... yeuch.
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  • ddennington
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    I wonder if this goes back to school days where the toilet cubicles had gaps under the partitions and kids would look over the top.
    I know that even to this day my sons have never used the toilets at school to poo unless they really couldn't not hold on any longer.
    I guess that as it doesn't generally interfere with peoples lives too much, then they don't do anything about dealing with this issue.
    I work as a hypnotherapist and have never had somebody come to me with anything like this before
  • robynprincess
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    unfortunately i dont have the option of waiting being a sufferer of Chrones but i would love it to be talked about more cause it would make me feel less embarressed :)
  • MSE_Martin
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    Whats interesting about this is withing ten minutes of exporting to my facebook page (where people tend to write more but shorter) there were about 10 commetns of "so glad its not just me!"
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  • robynprincess
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    My DH believes after 8 years that women don't poo. For some reason, whether I am stuck in one Freud's psycosexual stages, I am very sneaky when I go and wait until Mr Always is out of the house, mad isn't it. I don't know whether I am being ladylike or a complete psycho :D
    LOL i wouldn't like to tell you which i thought ;)
  • Tigsteroonie
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    MSE_Martin wrote: »
    Whats interesting about this is withing ten minutes of exporting to my facebook page (where people tend to write more but shorter) there were about 10 commetns of "so glad its not just me!"
    Have you asked Mrs MSE her opinion on this subject? ;)
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  • alwaysonthego_2
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    LOL i wouldn't like to tell you which i thought ;)
    Now, now cheeky :naughty:
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