Why Do I Poop More When I Have My Period?

The answer is prostaglandins. These are the chemical signals girls' and women's bodies make and send to the uterus to tell it to contract, thus expelling the uterine lining at the end of the menstrual cycle. Prostaglandins aren't super picky about whom they talk to, however. If the body sends enough of them to the… » 9/27/13 2:00pm 9/27/13 2:00pm

Celebrities at Coachella Should Be Forced to Poop in Public

Imagine, for a sweet, fleeting moment, that you're a Very Important Person at Coachella. Maybe you're Lindsay Lohan or Audrina Patridge and you've had one Luna bar too many. Now you feel an urgency, which, since you're a VERY IMPORTANT PERSON, should mean that you get to stroll off to a quiet little water closet… » 4/16/13 12:00pm 4/16/13 12:00pm

How to Use a Public or Shared Restroom Since It's Pretty Clear You…

Don't you just love modern conveniences? Drunken nights and certain New York neighborhoods aside, for the most part, we have progressed past pissing and shitting in the street. The toilet and the sewer system! A thing of beauty. Neat, quick, clean disposal of the excrement and detritus human existence is plagued by.… » 3/15/13 3:05pm 3/15/13 3:05pm

The Lazy Lady's Secret to Keeping the Bathroom Clean

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… » 11/12/12 4:00pm 11/12/12 4:00pm

Gadget Muffles Your Embarrassing Toilet Sounds With Even Weirder Sounds

So, you've got to blow some noisy stuff out of your butt, but you're in a public restroom—or worse, you're at a date's house and he or she is within earshot of the bathroom door. What do you do? Well, now you jut pull out the Eco-Otome, press the button, and you have 25 seconds in which you can make all the noise… » 4/05/12 9:30am 4/05/12 9:30am

And Now For More Pets Doing Stuff in the Bathroom

This Yorkie has developed an pronounced flushing toilet phobia and I think it's best if we don't ask why...but since we're here anyway, watching this poor, deranged creature bark into the echoing chasm that modern plumbing has opened in its otherwise serene home, what do you think upsets poor puppy so much about the… » 2/26/12 4:00pm 2/26/12 4:00pm

Woman Gets Her Engagement Ring Back 36 Years After It Fell Into A Toilet


It's not often you hear a romantic story that involves a toilet, but here goes! A couple in Montana, Donna and Terry Claver, recently got the surprise of a lifetime when their engagement ring came back to them — almost by magic — 36 years after it went missing and was presumed dead. The drama began when Donna took… » 12/30/11 4:30pm 12/30/11 4:30pm

Doesn't Your Butt Deserve A $130,000 Crystal-Covered Toilet?

No matter how great your holiday was, we can guarantee you didn't get the one thing you really needed: A $130,000 toilet encrusted with 72,000 Swarovski crystals. The Japanese company Lixil put the luxury toilet on display in its showroom earlier this month, and it isn't for sale. You see, this device is too wonderful… » 12/26/11 11:44pm 12/26/11 11:44pm

A $6,390 Toilet For Your Precious Ass

Kohler's new high-tech (and high-priced) toilet, the Numi, is a throne fit for a queen. Featuring a bidet, deodorizer and dryer, foot-warmer, automatic flush, speakers that allows the user to play pre-programmed music or FM radio, stainless-steal cleansing wand, and an "intuitive" auto open-and-close lid and seat that… » 4/14/11 11:30am 4/14/11 11:30am

Even Oprah Employees Aren't Immune To Serial Seat-Pissers

All is not well in the land of Oprah. As O: The Oprah Magazine editor Lisa Kogan explains, female staffers at the namesake magazine of the daytime doyenne have a habit of pissing on the toilet seats, and one, in particular, is to urine-spraying what Jackson Pollock was to abstract expressionism. Nicknamed "The… » 5/12/08 1:00pm 5/12/08 1:00pm