Talking to Girls About the Good Ol' Number-Two Taboo

By Felix Swensson

Manna wears Ann-Sofie Back neon jacket, Diesel sweatpants, Dr. Martens vintage shoes.

PHOTOS BY FELIX SWENSSON
STYLIST: SARA BROLIN
WORDS BY CAISA EDERYD

Special thanks to Ibeyo, Lydmar Hotel, Rolfs Kök, Nosh & Chow, Summit, Marie Laveau, Joel Sundqvist, Femi Frykberg & Titiyo, Hugo Rückert, the Hård Family
 

The toilet taboo is a widespread Western phenomenon—especially among girls. But the fact that girls take a dump less frequently than boys do is actually a danger to their health. More than 60 percent of women suffer from stomach problems directly caused by avoiding the bowl, according to a report released last year by Swedish scientists. If these issues get too severe, you might eventually end up with rectal cancer. To highlight this, we asked some girls (and boys) how they feel about the good ol' number-two taboo.
 

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