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Dear LAist, Are There Toilet Seats For Big People?
One of my friends is dating a football player. The season is over and after he gets back from Hawaii he will probably spend a lot of time at our condo.
The big problem is he's a BIG guy. Like, huge. There's no way he can be comfortable using our toilet. Is there a seat or a toilet accessory that we can get for him so he might invite some more of his teammates over?Future QB Wife
Yes, there is something you can get. We're not sure how much it costs, but just look how happy those people are.
We found this on Dustin James' LJ so it must be good.
It's called the Big John and it looks like it's a full, new toilet for your guest.
A regular toilet has a terribly small seat. This creates very uncomfortable pressure points, consequently producing numbness in the legs and thighs from lack of proper blood flow. The Great John is substantially more robust than a standard toilet. Standard designs are not meant to withstand a big person. For STABILITY, we designed a super wide base. To insure STURDINESS, we also added reinforcements into the base. Our toilets are tested to 2000 lb. To eliminate the problem of the SEAT SLIDING, we provide "Anti-Side" fins for safety. This also prevents pinching. Finally, GJ has added a second SET OF ANCHORS at the front sides of the base to increase protection against movement of the unit from the floor.
Hopefully you gals have a 2BA condo.You're very considerate women. Happy New Year!