AIBU to have a poo in the evening?

(151 Posts)
Loftyjen Sun 08-Dec-13 23:47:23

DH claims poo'ing in the evening (after 10pm) is abnormal & that it is weird and IBU to do it.
tbh, I poo when I have time/am able to & with a 3 yo & 3 wo this is most often when he's around, but I don't deliberately hang on until the evening.

He claims that most people are like him & will hold into it rather than poo in the evening - according to him, all poo'ing should be done in the morning (ideally mid-morning going by his w/e habits) & that variation in the time of day that I go is weird & I should just hold on & go in the morning (like him).

Please reassure me that he's the weird one who's BU wink

Beavie Sun 08-Dec-13 23:49:07

I crap at any time of day. Whenever the urge takes me. My dp is like yours, has a very fixed routine. I think it's a man thing.

VenusDeWillendorf Sun 08-Dec-13 23:52:18

He'll give himself bowel cancer.

Poo when you need to, sleep when you're tired, drink when you're thirsty, eat when you're hungry. LTB when you've had enough.

MajesticWhine Sun 08-Dec-13 23:53:35

You would BVU to hold on til morning.

BohemianGirl Sun 08-Dec-13 23:53:50

Most people have routines. Morning is normal.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lisad123everybodydancenow Sun 08-Dec-13 23:57:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

whereisshe Sun 08-Dec-13 23:58:18

He holds on until morning??? He must be very farty in bed then. He's the one BU, not you.

frogspoon Sun 08-Dec-13 23:59:16

I poo when I need to. When I need to poo, I won't hold it unless it is an inconvenient moment, and even then not for more than an hour or so. I think I would get quite uncomfortable and constipated if I held on all night if I needed a poo.

(I have never said poo so many times in a post before!)

trufflesnuffler Mon 09-Dec-13 00:05:40

I wish I could poo I've eaten my body weight in grub last 7 days and barely an angelhair spaghetti had passed my chocolate-box. It's very distressing. YANBU... poo away.

Daddypigsgusset Mon 09-Dec-13 00:20:25

I had a poo at 10pm this evening. Dh came in the bathroom, said I stink, I'm disgusting, out of order, what am I playing at shitting at this ungodly hour etc. then proceeded to piss in the bath as I was in his way. And im the minger he reckons!!!

Myperfectdisease Mon 09-Dec-13 00:27:23

I always poo before bed. Occasionally after lunch. Never in the morning, I just don't need to then.

DH always poos in the morning. Must be a man thing.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 09-Dec-13 00:28:19

When I need to go I need to go.

VanitasVanitatum Mon 09-Dec-13 00:38:27

daddypig is your dh normally that rude and disgusting?!

Tikkamasala Mon 09-Dec-13 00:38:41

confused surely the normal thing is to just go when you need to - no need to schedule it. I certainly would not hold in a poo overnight if I needed to go, don't understand the reasoning behind that one at all. Bizarre !

FriendlyElephant Mon 09-Dec-13 00:41:29

Daddypig- LTB. Wtf?

tinmug Mon 09-Dec-13 00:41:57

I had a poo at 10pm this evening. Dh came in the bathroom, said I stink, I'm disgusting, out of order, what am I playing at shitting at this ungodly hour etc

Is that a joke?

Jinsei Mon 09-Dec-13 00:43:47

Gosh, I thought it was just my DH who thought poos should be restricted to the mornings only! I poo as and when I feel the need, and so does dd, but DH is always very hmm if either of us do it after around 11am.

daddypig your DH doesn't sound very nice at all. sad

Weeantwee Mon 09-Dec-13 00:44:28

Does it matter what time of day you go? Surely its worse to hold it in. I have IBS and when I feel the need to go then I need to go! Your Dh is weird and disgusting if he really did pee in the bath!

SoloXantiaClaws Mon 09-Dec-13 00:46:08

shock@ daddypigs Dh.

usualsuspect Mon 09-Dec-13 00:46:52

Daddypig really is an odd poster

OP just have a shit when you need one

steff13 Mon 09-Dec-13 01:04:09

I am intrigued by his assertion that most people are like him; has he taken a poll?

What is the reason why people only go in the morning, according to him? Personally, I go when I have to go.

Daddypigsgusset Mon 09-Dec-13 01:16:44

He's always that miserable and rude, yes, in fact that's about as nice as he gets. Looks bad now I've read it back, I thought it was quite funny at the time. Must lock door in future

Rosencrantz Mon 09-Dec-13 01:20:43

I crap around the clock.

Rosencrantz Mon 09-Dec-13 01:22:01

OP! Slip laxatives into his food, then he'll have to crap at night!

(Obviously not really despite how hilarious this would be, and I much I would want to if I was married to him)

5HundredUsernamesLater Mon 09-Dec-13 01:23:28

I can't believe he's got nothing better to do than to police your toileting habits

Bogeyface Mon 09-Dec-13 01:26:51

A bums got to do what a bums got to do.


Unless I am away from my own loo, which is a whole other thread of ishoos!

sporktacular Mon 09-Dec-13 01:31:31

"WTF? Are his bowels from the 1950s?"


Poo when you want to poo. Try not to let him teach your DC his insane rules about when it is OK to poo.

80sMum Mon 09-Dec-13 01:36:33

I think some people are creatures of habit and some are not. I am the former.
Actually, it's a good idea to train your system to 'evacuate' at a particular time each day, as the body then gets into a good rhythm.
For me, it has always been mornings, about 10 to 20 minutes after breakfast. Very very rarely do I 'go' at any other time (I would guess maybe once or twice a year, if that).
Choosing a regular time, when you'll usually be near a loo, means you won't get into situations where you suddenly need to go but can't (on a bus journey, for example). Holding on is not a good thing to do and can make it harder to go afterward.

Bogeyface Mon 09-Dec-13 01:38:35

80's, hate to tell you this but your body isnt going then because you chose it. Its because you ate and it is naturally "making room". I usually go after lunch because I dont eat breakfast and if I skip lunch then I go just after dinner.

meganorks Mon 09-Dec-13 03:09:56

My dp claims to have 'a poo window's (about 10-11) and if he misses that slot he doesn't go again till the next morning. Be will if he needs to but usually his body just waits a day. Now that's weird! I normally go after breakfast but can be whenever. Although rarely late at night

Tapiocapearl Mon 09-Dec-13 03:38:14

Your husband is bonkers

AnythingNotEverything Mon 09-Dec-13 03:44:25

This confirms it for me. Men are weird.

LittleBabyPigsus Mon 09-Dec-13 03:55:19

I wish I had a choice as to when I go! IBS makes that choice for me sad

Loftyjen Mon 09-Dec-13 04:01:17

sighhh thank you guys!
So glad that I am normal & that equally lots of you have DH 's with similar feelings (although Daddy your DH does take it several steps beyond shock).

Was going to continue to do things my way anyway, but it's so good to know I'm normal to be doing it grin

Loftyjen Mon 09-Dec-13 04:01:59

Anything - indeed they are!!

GoshAnneGorilla Mon 09-Dec-13 04:09:29

It is by far the best thing for your bowel health to go when you need to go. Poo is a waste product, why hold on to it?

I will definitely be teaching my dd the same. DM is one of those people who is massively particular about when and where she pops and suffers from terrible constipation as a result.

Public toilets should be better ventilated/deodorised so that people feel able to go when they need to.

<surprised at how strongly I feel a out this>

AdoraBell Mon 09-Dec-13 04:11:42


Tell your DH that According To a book I've read, written by a Dr., everyone should be taking a dump each time we eat, just like babies.

Therefore, HIBU. Plus what Venus said, it just ain't healthy To hang on To it.

Am I the only person who doesn't keep track of when I poo? I go at least twice a day when it needs to come out

AdoraBell Mon 09-Dec-13 04:23:09

Not the only one, I don't keep track either.

ZingSweetPea Mon 09-Dec-13 04:35:21

is your DH Sheldon Cooper?

I crap when I need to, I thought everyone did the sameconfused

SomethingkindaOod Mon 09-Dec-13 08:31:09

DH holds it until he gets home from work. Every day. At the weekends he holds it until we get back from wherever we are. However he acknowledges he's a bit strange about it!
YANBU, go when you need to!

Morloth Mon 09-Dec-13 09:12:19


LucyLasticKnickers Mon 09-Dec-13 09:20:44

i dont poo at work,
i aim to get up early enough to poo before work but as a result often have a stomach ache. sad

i am therefore in the evening routine which suits me more

LucyLasticKnickers Mon 09-Dec-13 09:22:02

in my defence my office is next to the loo, so it is bad enough when anyone else goes blush and the walls are not thick to disguise

runningonwillpower Mon 09-Dec-13 09:24:02

Pooing is like death.

When it's time to go, it's time to go.

LucyLasticKnickers Mon 09-Dec-13 09:29:51

a nice smooth sausage is the best, so i heard the other day grin

Trills Mon 09-Dec-13 09:34:08

It is never unreasonable to poo when you need to poo.

It is highly unreasonable to stick to a schedule.

lottiegarbanzo Mon 09-Dec-13 09:35:05

I don't understand the concept of choice in this context. Or 'holding on'. What? You need to go, you go. You can only wait if you don't really need to go yet, surely?

This must to relate to the weird idea of 'making yourself go' by sitting on the loo for half an hour, that I've read about here...

How does your DH claim to know how everyone else functions privately? Has he lived in all their houses. Gets around a bit doesn't he?!

Flisspaps Mon 09-Dec-13 09:37:41

YABU for saying 10pm is evening.

5-8ish is evening. 10pm is night.

Still, poo when you need to, not by DH's bizarre poo schedule.

You should be aiming for a 3 or 4 on the Bristol stool chart

Contraryish Mon 09-Dec-13 09:47:05

We came up with a theory the other day. Girls sit down when they go to the toilet, every time, so it matters less whether it's going to be a wee or a poo. Boys, on the other hand, only sit down to do a poo, so they need to be more sure! They are therefore more aware of their bowel movements whereas girls are more likely to just sit down and see what comes out.

Not that that is actually relevant. Poo when you like, I say. I have been known to get up in the middle of the night to go. If you've got to go, you've got to go!

diddl Mon 09-Dec-13 09:51:28

I think that such a late poo is odd, but I'd never hold it until the next day.

How is that even possible??

Surely it depends on when you eat, though?

I tend to go morning & afternoon.

Have my main meal at lunch & evening meal is more of a snack.

hyenafunk Mon 09-Dec-13 09:52:13

I always have one mid morning and sometimes one before bed at about 10 pm if I get the urge. This is great for me, a life long constipation sufferer. I've been three weeks without one before and when it eventually came out I tore, bled and cried for an hour in agony. Kind of my own fault, I've never been able to go outside of my own house so if i stayed at someone elses house I'd hold it in for days until I got home.

I don't know how this turned into a poo rant but there you go. You go when you need to go, there's nothing wrong with that.

KirstyJC Mon 09-Dec-13 09:58:07

Love the though of just sitting down and seeing what comes out!grin

I do tend to poo at around the same time of day - mid morning when at home, evenings when at work. Not sure why there is a difference, but perhaps it's because I am moving around lots at work whereas I just tend to sit and MN at home!grin

I did once wake up at 3am for a poo though, I thought that was a bit unusual.

DH poos 10 mins after breakfast, whenever that is in the day. You could set your watch by it.

Xmas2013MN7256 Mon 09-Dec-13 09:59:26

I am astounded that anyone could actually have a routine for pooing!

Maybe Sheldon Cooper isn't that unusual after all!

MrsMook Mon 09-Dec-13 10:03:53

Go when you need to!

I wish my body wasn't favouring 4am when I wake for a night feed though. I either have to sit on it uncomfortably, or go before the feed as DS gets louder and louder... (favoured option)

ZingSweetPea Mon 09-Dec-13 10:04:51


and it's not pooing.
it's "evacuating your bowels" grin

he should know - Shelly Cooper is a smelly pooper!wink

CiderBomb Mon 09-Dec-13 10:07:27

I quite often have a poo in the evenings.

lottiegarbanzo Mon 09-Dec-13 10:51:32

Really contraryish? Don't you think women can feel when they need to poo? I can. It's a very different feeling from needing a wee!

JinglingRexManningDay Mon 09-Dec-13 11:01:25

This is an eye opener. I always thought people pooled when they needed to,not clench until poo time.

Does it not be prairie dogging?

JinglingRexManningDay Mon 09-Dec-13 11:01:53

Pooed,not pooled.

VenusDeWillendorf Mon 09-Dec-13 11:17:04

Holding poo is really bad for you. It distended the gut and makes it easier for there to be weak atonal areas later on.
I think I read somewhere that it can lead to bowel cancer.

Of I think your DH is wrong to hold his poo, and he's endangering his health by doing so. He's also being very odd to have an opinion on the "correct" time for your bowel movements - and a bit controlling if you ask me.

Does he like the feeling of doing a poo? Is he embarrassed at how pleasurable it can be to do a poo? Does he have repressed gay anal fantasies?
Did he hold onto it when he was toilet trained as a battle of wills against his mum or against his own body? Is he afraid of dying? Falling asleep? Orgasm? Letting go? Does he belly laugh out loud? Sneeze noisily?

I'm asking because in Buddhism the act of going for a poo is listed as being as blissful / an altered state called bardo: like the moment of falling asleep, orgasm, birth, particular meditation, sneezing and dying.

I think there's more to your DH's strict bowel habit than meet the eye, so to speak!

BlackholesAndRevelations Mon 09-Dec-13 11:39:55

Good grief!

Poo whenever you bloody well like.

I must admit I try to encourage dp to poo downstairs if he goes at bedtime instead of in the ensuite but he poos where he wants to which I guess is his prerogative..... Luckily he opens windows and shuts doors!

LucyLasticKnickers Mon 09-Dec-13 11:57:44

it is very relieving./satisfying.

DuckToWater Mon 09-Dec-13 12:01:59

I find it strange that people have set times to poo! It is really bad for you to hold it in. Also I couldn't physically do that a lot of the time as my poos are very soft- as they should be.

ICameOnTheJitney Mon 09-Dec-13 12:04:49

How can there be a choice? confused When you need to poo, surely it's coming whether you like it or not?

When I need a poo, it's not a choice...the poo needs out! I HAVE to go instantly...I get about ten minutes to find a toilet. I poo every morning like clockwork.

AdoraBell Mon 09-Dec-13 12:26:56

My DH also thinks everyone should poo in the mornings. He was, according To MIL, was clean and dry by 12 months in terms of potty training. No issues there then, oh no.

I was once examined for hemaroids (SP?) and the Dr. Was a bit hmm that I hadn't managed To empty my bowels that morning and said something along the línes of

"oh but you should Go every morning" - I told him I'd tried and Nothing happenned, it comes out when it's ready.

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 09-Dec-13 12:38:23

I don't like the idea of there being poo police!

Maybe this (most basic ) right should be enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights?

AnnieJanuary Mon 09-Dec-13 13:00:39

My husband always insists every poo habit he has is the norm and the fact no one else does them means they're weird.

I don't even know why it comes up, I do not talk about such things with him. He just... like to talk about poo I guess.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Mon 09-Dec-13 13:03:54

Do you live with Sheldon Cooper?

chipshop Mon 09-Dec-13 14:39:31

Bloody hell I wish I was regular enough to care. It only happens for me every two weeks so when it happens I'm not holding it in!

DP meanwhile reserves his for when we go out. He can only do it when I am suited and booted and ready to go, it's not even as if I can sit on the sofa until he's ready. Now that's annoying! angry

Bogeyface Mon 09-Dec-13 14:44:34

I cant remember if it was here or another board I used to use, but I remember someone posting that after years of being together, marriage, babies etc she found out that her husband got totally naked when having a "bit of a think".

It turns out he was brought up to do that by his mother, for reasons best known to herself, and thought everyone did that! She posted just to check that she wasnt the weird one by remaining clothed, as he insisted she was and unhygenic to boot! He might have had a point about hygiene, we all know about poo particles, but he kept the clothes in the bathroom with him and got dressed in them again afterwards!

As they say.....There's nowt as queer as folk!

GemmaTeller Mon 09-Dec-13 14:53:59

bogeyface sorry, but grin thats the best thing I've read today

LucyLasticKnickers Mon 09-Dec-13 14:54:56

i want to like your post bogeyface grin

tis funny fgrin

Bogeyface Mon 09-Dec-13 14:59:32

I am trying to find the OP on it but I think it was actually on the old site which closed down about 3 years ago. Members can access archives up to a point but I still cant find it!

It was hilarious with lots of "this is a joke right?!" and it would have probably been pulled as suspicious on here grin

2Tinsellytocare Mon 09-Dec-13 15:02:27

I just can't stop laughing and suppressing it so I don't wake the baby is so hard, I might poo myself

Funny how the ones with clockwork bowels tell the rest of us that we should go at the same time every day....

you're either clockwork or you're not. I'm not!! Some days I go, sometimes I don't. Some days its early before breakfast, some days late evening. No rhyme or reason.

The thought of somehow making your body poop when there is nothing poopable yet, is bizarre!

EssentialCoffee Mon 09-Dec-13 15:13:24

I go when I need to, I'd love to have a set time to go in the morning but unfortunately my bowels won't comply!

I've had to just get over being embarrassed and if I need to go for a poo at work, I just go. It's not good to hold it in, you just get a tummy ache!

AllDirections Mon 09-Dec-13 15:14:42

And this is why I'm single, I will not have anyone trying to tell me when I can or can't poo hmm

Poo when you need to, sleep when you're tired, drink when you're thirsty, eat when you're hungry. LTB when you've had enough.


AchyFox Mon 09-Dec-13 15:18:12

I was about to ask "How big is your breakfast ?"

But then I read bogeyface.grin

CalamitouslyWrong Mon 09-Dec-13 15:25:41

It's well seen that the naked pooer was never interrupted by small children while in the bathroom. I bet his wife couldn't say the same thing.

PuppyMonkey Mon 09-Dec-13 15:25:43

I poo wherever and whenever I get the urge. I do recall I worked in a small office once and for some reason whenever I went to the small toilet cubicle shared by all of us (about 5 staff) I just ALWAYS ended up pooing in it - three or four times a day sometimes. It had magical bowel moving powers, that toilet. grin

Whereisegg Mon 09-Dec-13 15:33:26

I read a vv strange thread on here where people said that they stood up to wipe after pooing shock

ipswichwitch Mon 09-Dec-13 15:44:16

poo schedule??????? I've heard it all now!
DH's complete inability to leave the house is down to his mothers insistence on going to the toilet and "producing something" before every outing when he was a child. He suffers from anxiety (wonder why?!?) and this causes him loads of bother if he can't go before we leave the house.

I'm actually almost glad I have IBS - I go when I need to and don't have ishoos about it - whether it be 10am or 10pm. And it's bad to hold it in.

Blatherskite Mon 09-Dec-13 15:50:00

"My husband always insists every poo habit he has..." AnnieJanuary! How many does he have?

ActionA Mon 09-Dec-13 15:54:12

It's grim enough to have endless threads about the toilet habits of DCs, but to be expected on this sort of website. Could do without reading about the toilet habits of adults as well though.

Xenadog Mon 09-Dec-13 15:54:15

If you need to do a dump then do one!

I have IBS so sometimes have a regular pattern - as soon as I get up, walk the dog and then go again when I'm home or I might be very irregular and go three or four times throughout the day.

Whatever ever works for you is normal - I would say your DH is a bit of a nutter to think you shouldn't go if you need to. Incidentally my DP goes every morning (at least once) and every evening as we go to bed. I know his ahem, "routine" better than my own!

CaptainTripps Mon 09-Dec-13 15:59:24

To paraphrase trills, it is never unreasonable to poo when you need to poo.

It is highly unreasonable to tell someone else they need to stick to a schedule.

Stupid man.

ouryve Mon 09-Dec-13 16:01:05

How the hell does he manage to sleep properly if he's holding one in all night?

Weird bloke.

LEMisafucker Mon 09-Dec-13 16:10:24

I bet he NEVER goes in a book shop!

PaulSmenis Mon 09-Dec-13 16:20:19

Op, your DH sounds odd. I didn't realise there was a 'proper' time of day to have a poo.

I go 3 to 5 times a day and DP says it's not normal. He sometimes goes 2 days without pooing though, so who's actually the weird one!

I think it's because he wants to brush his teeth at about the time OP needs to poo. He could brush his teeth in the kitchen if he doesn't want to gag.

ZingSweetPea Mon 09-Dec-13 16:28:42

well toothbrushing doesn't quite warranty the same sort of urgency as a poo that is already saying hello to your knickers!grin

YoDiggity Mon 09-Dec-13 16:32:14

I tend to go in the morning but not first thing, usually a while after my coffee and any breakfast has worked its way though. Occasionally I go at other times of day but not often.

Sometimes I have lain awake for hours unable to sleep, can't think why, and then suddenly I've needed a poo. Once that's done I can sleep like a baby. confused

Weird how my body knows 2 hours in advance of telling my brain that I need a dump. hmm

Jinglebellsforthebetter Mon 09-Dec-13 16:54:52

WTAF? shock

Evening pools are forbidden???

YANBU and he is BU and weird - doesn't he get, ahem, whiffy? grin

Glitterfeet Mon 09-Dec-13 18:20:19

Why would he think that most people would hold to in? What a strange idea. Some people are regular, some aren't but I can see no benefit to holding it in when you're at home confused

I will admit to being a morning dumper, if my morning routine goes badly wrong my body isn't happy. There are other days when I go wild and have an evening one! depending on what I've eaten.

SpottyDottie Mon 09-Dec-13 18:48:03

I wish I could poo I've eaten my body weight in grub last 7 days and barely an angelhair spaghetti had passed my chocolate-box. It's very distressing.

Sorry trufflesnuffler but that did make me poo grin

QueenofallIsee Mon 09-Dec-13 18:54:03

my dh poos as though it is recreational.. bit bored? a poo is what I will do...odd man.

Coconutty Mon 09-Dec-13 19:01:46

I've found a secret toilet at work that I poo in. It's transformed my life.

StickyProblem Mon 09-Dec-13 19:08:21

I am another irregular pooer.

Also, I can poo anywhere - home, other peoples' loos, train loos, plane loos - if it's time to go, it's time to go. Is this a special skill?! proud grin

FrauMoose Mon 09-Dec-13 19:08:38

The real question is this. Does a man with a defecation schedule also require a bedside penis beaker?

ZingSweetPea Mon 09-Dec-13 19:20:55

actually, unless you signed a roommate agreement, YADNBU! grin

muddylettuce Mon 09-Dec-13 19:21:36

My dp poos a lot but mostly at work because a. He's getting paid to poo b. He's using someone else's toilet roll. No joke.

cardibach Mon 09-Dec-13 19:26:12

I poo when I want to. Thing is, 99 times out of a hundred (at least) that is first thing in the morning when I get out of bed. This seems to be the case even when I travel - my bowel does not get jet lag. 'Tis very convenient.

Iwaswatchingthat Mon 09-Dec-13 19:33:58

Loving all the 'poo when you want to' posts.

Makes me think that they should be on a fridge magnet or some inspirational kitchen sign.

Poo like no one is watching.
Fart like no one is listening....

Power to the poo.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 09-Dec-13 19:37:03

I have what someone once referred to as "campers' clamper".

I can only poo in my own home, hotel rooms and John Lewis. If I go camping I won't have a shit for a week. Not a case of holding it in, just don't get the urge. At the other end of the scale whenever I walk in John Lewis I need a poo within minutes.

grin at pooing in John Lewis. What if you are in Asda shock!

Offler Mon 09-Dec-13 20:03:17

I had a poo in Asda today grin

usualsuspect Mon 09-Dec-13 20:08:01

Not in the bread aisle I hope.

Jux Mon 09-Dec-13 21:01:20

Love the John Lewis Poo. They should turn that into next year's Xmas card.

Give someone you love ...... a John Lewis Poo.

Or perhaps there should be a

This is not just any poo. This is an M&S poo.

Preciousbane Mon 09-Dec-13 21:07:39

I am a martini pooer, anytime, anyplace, anywhere.

My friend sent me a link years ago to a poo timer. I had it on my pc at work and you set it off when you went to the loo on returning it told you exactly how much you had earned and how much tax and NI you had paid.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 09-Dec-13 21:35:38

God no, never in asda.

DuckToWater Mon 09-Dec-13 21:36:50

John Lewis quite often makes me need a poo for some reason. But not as much as libraries. Must be the action of standing and looking at things.

MrsFlintLockwood Mon 09-Dec-13 21:40:37

The library phenomenon is very common (according to MN threads anyway!)

But for me, it's TK Maxx wot does it

usualsuspect Mon 09-Dec-13 21:45:13

It's card shops for me,I'd go for a browse in The Card Factory if ever I was constipated.

OHforDUCKSchristmasCake Mon 09-Dec-13 21:47:37

I just had a poo and thought of this thread, so I thought Id let you know.

You're welcome.

EthethethethChrisWaddle Mon 09-Dec-13 21:50:12

Funny thread! I usually do a poo in the morning. Sometimes I will do one in the evening. Very very rarely will I have one during the day. I don't know why that is, although I don't like pooing in strange loos!

I have no idea about DH's poo habits and I doubt he cares much for mine.

pixwix Mon 09-Dec-13 21:50:36

YY to libraries - they make me want to poo too!

Something about browsing books gets me going every time.

DuckToWater Mon 09-Dec-13 22:08:34

Yes - card shops too! Browsing, that's what does it.

Idespair Mon 09-Dec-13 22:11:17

I poo when I need to. Your dh is VU.

Topseyt Mon 09-Dec-13 22:17:25

There is no right or wrong time of day to take a dump. For me, when I have to go, I just have to go. No two ways about it, there isn't the luxury of choice or sticking to a schedule.

I am very prone to IB too and it doesn't work to a timetable.

pinkdelight Mon 09-Dec-13 22:24:44

Another poo-at-will person here. Not read the entire thread, but my theory on my random poos vs DH poo standardisation is simple biology. We sit down to wee so it's always worth having a 'try' and indeed probably sets your bum a-thinking it could be poo time. Standing up to piss simply doesn't have the same effect. They are therefore more likely to wait till it's full in there and for that to settle into some kind of routine.

I am not a scientist, but it makes sense to me. Power to the poo!

BornToFolk Mon 09-Dec-13 22:25:00

Best thread ever!

I'm usually a morning pooer. So is DS, which is irritating when we are both trying to get ready for work/school. However, as vegetarians one poo a day is rarely enough so the rest of the day is a free-for-all. DS is particularly fond of pooing on trains. God knows why. hmm

beeny Mon 09-Dec-13 22:27:50

I only poo in the morning.I have done so for over 20 years.

Jux Mon 09-Dec-13 22:50:56

There is no right or wrong time of day to take a dump.

Though there is, apparently, a right and wrong way to do a dump. I have a leaflet from our surgery with an illustration of the position you should adopt, and a number of bullet points. (P.S. DH does it wrong grin)

Chippingnortonset123 Mon 09-Dec-13 23:01:44

When I was a nanny I had to ensure that all the kids 'went' after breakfast. It reminded me of 'Sorry' with Ronnie Corbett. 'Timothy, have you BEEN?' Didn't realise it was widespread. I thought it was eccentricity/a joke.

ZingSweetPea Mon 09-Dec-13 23:15:30


care to elaborate on "how not to poo"?
I'm sitting myself at the thought of doing it wrong!grin

ZingSweetPea Mon 09-Dec-13 23:16:17

shitting myself. ..

bloody auto correct fucked up my joke angry

Jux Mon 09-Dec-13 23:49:43


WhatWouldGrandmaDo Tue 10-Dec-13 17:28:52

I poo when the urge takes me.

But - I often find that if I have a long chat to my mum on the phone, the urge takes me. I don't think it's a time of day thing, I think it's a deep rooted psychological thing relating to 1970s toilet training techniques. Maybe there's a trigger word and we've both forgotten it but my subconscious remembers?

ipswichwitch Tue 10-Dec-13 18:10:15

There's something immensely satisfying about having a poo at work - getting paid to sit down and perform a bodily function and all that.

I'm going for one now - just thought I'd share grin

Thants Tue 10-Dec-13 19:06:47

That is crazy. So he chooses to be uncomfortable just not poo in the eve? What difference does it make what time of the day it is.
I have ibs so poo all day everyday hmm

Vintagecakeisstillnice Tue 10-Dec-13 19:26:39

How the hell does some one hold on?

I don't mean a kiddie, I need to go now, but as an adult, with a loo available why not???

Both OH & I have mild IBS, so where you can and when ever you can. I really don't understand this shyness about having a crap.

Loftyjen Tue 10-Dec-13 21:11:05

Iwaswatchingthat - love the inspirational poster idea - maybe not fridge magnets though!

DH is glad he's inspired so much debate (he looked through the thread happy there were others in agreement with him!).

dogindisguise Tue 10-Dec-13 21:37:33

Go when you need to! Oh, to be able to go to the loo without a toddler doing the Andrex puppy with toilet paper and trying to flush the toilet when you are on it and a baby pulling herself up on the toilet...

MissRee Tue 10-Dec-13 21:57:27

McDonalds does it for me. I always have to go for a McShit as soon as I walk through the doors!

ZingSweetPea Tue 10-Dec-13 23:15:15

grin @ MacShit

expression of the day.

Weeping with laughter here. McShit almost finished me off! I am a morning pooer, but there are occasional variations. Holding on just gives you tummy ache. I get occasional bouts of "Mummy tummy" brought on by being unable to shake off a persistent toddler long enough to go to the loo for an unsupervised poo.

carrollyvette Wed 11-Dec-13 08:19:52

Good heavens...I go when I need to and neither my DH or I have any issues with when the other goes. There's so much else in life to get upset about; why add when you poo to the list? ;)
And, just in case, I always keep air freshener in the loo...using it when needed is just polite, right?

soontobeburns Wed 11-Dec-13 09:28:06

I had no idea people had a poo routine and can make themselves go shock

I go when I need to. Though I do remember me and my ex dp having this conversation as he goes a few times a day whereas I could go 4 days without needing a poo. We debated for ages about who was right grin

MummyPig24 Wed 11-Dec-13 10:18:06

I thought people just pooed when they needed to. I find it really uncomfortable to hold on if I need to go.

Dh goes when he gets in from work every day, but he doesn't hold on cos he also goes at work too.

jammiedonut Wed 11-Dec-13 11:01:15

I pretty much go after every meal, he'd hate me! Never had a problem where or when I go, and can't say dh could give two shits about it either.

ShinyBauble Wed 11-Dec-13 11:59:05

Hmm, I'm envious of people who only need to go during home hours. I'm a 10-11am person which means I am often in work, and I hate going at work. I would like to train myself to only poop after 6pm.

I have a friend who will not shit when her boyfriend is in the house, she will leave the house and go to Tesco's just for a dump. And she used to avoid holidays with him for this reason, until she read that it's good etiquette for women to use the hotel lobby toilet for shitting, not the en-suite. (This advice was only to women by the way, the men can poop wherever they please...)

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Wed 11-Dec-13 12:14:07

Most people can and will hold their poo when they can't get to a nice toilet. But why hold it overnight when you're in your own home?! Yadnbu

Thants Wed 11-Dec-13 13:07:33

Do most people hold it until they find a 'nice' loo? How long can you wait!?

whereisshe Wed 11-Dec-13 14:02:11

People really hold on until they have access to the "right" loo? No wonder there are so many laxative ads on telly...

PrivateBenjamin Wed 11-Dec-13 15:11:50

I found a secret toilet for workplace pooing as well coconutty !

It's just nice to be able to relax and know that none of your colleagues are going to come in and know you've made a horrible stench, then you have to politely smile at each other while washing your hands.

gimcrack Wed 11-Dec-13 18:19:34

Brushing my teeth sets me off. Thank God I'm not a dental hygienist.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Wed 11-Dec-13 18:23:35

grin gim "just rinse and spit, sir, whilst I just pop and have a shit"

HOMEQCRICH Wed 11-Dec-13 19:17:13

This thread is just too funny!! How can you hold on?? Sometimes I may get a faint gurgle where I think 'hang on think I will need to go soon..' but mostly its fairly urgent.. The phrases 'touching cloth' and 'tortoise head' apply within seconds of feeling the urge. I am fortunate that I am usually a once a day kind of person usually within 10 mins of waking up. Often i play the cup of tea challenge and see if I can finish making my tea before having to dash.. I usually complete the tea but it can be a close call..

However this is not an exact science.. the ten minute rule almost never applies when I stay at my dp's house. I usually leave there within half an hour of waking not wanting to go until about 5 minutes into my car journey home I then have to negotiate rush hour, feeling clammy hot and cold, with my hair standing on end in a blind panic and praying for no more red lights!!

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