I’ve never used a squat toilet, but I gather that they are common in many parts of East Asia. Mary Roach, an author of many popular science books, stayed at a hotel room equipped with this particular toilet while she was writing Fuzz, a book about criminal activities by animals around the world.
It looks like a fairly conventional squat toilet. But if you’d like to sit, you could lower the seat and then sit almost on the ground. That would make getting up again, let alone wiping, very awkward.
I’ll just hold it until I get home.
-via Aaron Starmer