You know, I've often noticed what appears to be brilliance when someone really
needs to go. I mean, have you seen it when someone gets really drunk, to the point of anal desperation and the look of revelation appears when the pressure "goes"?
Hmmm... I could be misreading the whole situation...
In saying that, the overall point of your post, Bill, is well made. Men and women seem to find the idea of sphincter toileting a particularly private thing. That being said, the amount of people I've come across who think that toileting is, in some way, amusing and/or clever, still amazes me.
It's quite natural, requires no effort (in fact, effort not
to is sometimes expended) and is a necessity if one doesn't covet toxic shock. It's little wonder people find it meditative when you consider there is no intellectual engagement.
Well, other than: