There’s nothing like being in Korea to desensitize you to poop-related topics. The desensitizing was never necessary for me, however. I am a disabled person, a post-polio survivor, and someone who is professionally connected to ensuring locations and events are accessible for disabled participants. Therefore, I have seen more than my fair share of toilets, for both men and women.
As a well-travelled person, I also have memories of more than my fair share of unique toilet stories and experiences. I used the primitive squat toilets, outhouses, and dirt holes in the ground. I have also sat in contraptions that look like Captain Kirk’s chair, with a gazillion options to spritz water, spray perfume, blow hot air and do other things like play music so no one outside the bathroom can hear the noises you might be making while doing your business. I have developed a fascination for toilets. More importantly, my career has been focused on equal access to toilets and other essential facilities for human beings.