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Dealing With Your Public Poop Anxiety

“You gotta go when you gotta go,” everyone says. But what if you can’t? What if when you try…your public bathroom anxiety gets the best of you and you can’t go when you gotta go?

Some people deal with the embarrassment of pooping in public by holding it until they can go in the comfort of their own home. Although holding it may not be harmful once in a while, it can have harmful effects on your health. Poop is made of toxins, waste, and bacteria that is meant to leave the body. And when you hold it, your body can’t properly get rid of the toxic waste in your gut. In fact, your body can absorb the toxins back into it. 

So what do you do about your public poop anxiety? Well, understanding what you’re worried about is a great first step. Are you afraid of the smell? The sound? Once you have that information down, follow the tips below on how to get through pooping publicly:

Add Pooping to Your Morning Routine

Take the extra time in the morning to sit down and try to go. If you try to go before you leave the house, it will be less likely that you feel the need to go while you’re out. Please note, this can be a bit of a process and may take some time to integrate into your routine. But in the long-run, it may be the perfect solution to your public pooping anxiety.

Breathe

When you feel anxious, your muscles tense up and it can make it much more difficult to go. Remember to breathe and try to relax your muscles. The process will be much less stressful and easier to go.

Plopping

If you’re worried about plopping noises coming out of your stall, we have a proven trick that can help with that! Place a layer of toilet paper over the inside of the bowl. It will brace the fall and lessen the noise.

Mask the Smell

Bring a portable Poopourri bottle or air freshener. Always being prepared will make you feel less stressed. And you’ll be able to easily mask the smell while you go. If you don’t have either, the “courtesy flush” is the next best thing. The “courtesy flush” refers to flushing multiple times while you go, to help minimize smell.

Another Thing to Remember

Don’t forget-everybody poops. It’s human nature! It’s something that we have all experienced and have all been through.

Always Be Prepared!

Always be prepared with our BouDé To-Go Wipes. They’re all-natural, unscented, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic wipes that quickly disperse. These multi-purpose, doctor-recommended wipes are sewer and septic friendly so that you can go with confidence.

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The Link Between Your Morning Brew & Your Poo

You wake up and head to the kitchen to start brewing a cup of coffee. It’s your morning wake up routine – and it has been for the past decade. You turn on the TV and sip your cup of coffee out of your favorite mug, enjoying the deliciously bold taste and thinking about what you have to do today. Then…boom. Time to head to the bathroom.

According to a survey done by National Coffee Association (NCA), 64% of the American population enjoys a morning cup of coffee to help them jump-start their days. While that number continues to grow, studies show that 29% of people have to use the bathroom within 30 minutes of consuming their coffee. So, what is it about your morning brew that makes you need to poo?

Coffee Stimulates Your Colon

For some, coffee acts as a natural laxative that triggers a trip to the bathroom shortly after. That’s because it activates muscles in your colon, producing gut contractions that activate the urge to go #2.

Coffee has also been shown to produce Gastrin, a hormone that your body produces to break down food. Gastrin is a primary culprit for that “need to go feeling.”

A published study broke participants into two groups. One group that had had a cup of coffee, and one that had not. In the participants who had consumed coffee, the levels of Gastrin levels in their body was about 2.1 times higher than those who had not had a cup of coffee. Decaf also produced the same natural laxative effects, producing 1.7 times higher levels of Gastrin than those who did not consume coffee.

We’ve Got You Covered

Our founder, Robert Delaney, wanted to create a solution to a problem that far too many people face, but no one wants to talk about: dirty bottoms. In his search for the perfect product, he created Bob’s Butt Wipes. With an all-natural, paraben-free, unscented, and quickly dispersing formula, Bob’s Butt Wipes are the perfect solution for any situation. Whether you’re at home or on-the-go – when you’ve gotta go, we’ve got you covered.

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Your Holiday Trip Essentials Checklist

The holiday season is the time of year that sees an enormous surge in travel, both by car and by plane. In fact, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ U.S. Holiday Travel Summary, “Christmas travel ranks up more miles, on average, than travel during any other time of the year.” Whether you’re visiting friends and family near your home or far away, the stress of getting where you need to be when you need to be there can feel overwhelming. The unpredictability and unreliability of air travel only adds to the stress and anxiety many families face during the holidays, and traveling with children can introduce a whole new set of challenges. We’ve compiled a handy ‘Holiday Trip Essentials Checklist’ to help ensure your next flight proceeds as smoothly as possible.

Do Your Best to Keep Toys Noise-Free

It’s one of the biggest questions and the most daunting uncertainties when it comes to traveling with kids – how are you going to keep them entertained? One of the drawbacks of traveling by plane is the limited resources you can feasibly bring with you in your seat to keep your children occupied. Unlike when packing for a road trip with just family, your entire flight revolves around being surrounded by strangers. For the sake of not only you and your family but to everyone around you, do your best to pack toys that emit little to no noise. Coloring books, picture books, or tablets with headphones are the best options. If you need more options, this mom made up a list of her top picks that are airline approved. 

Stuffed Animals

Depending on how long your flight is, your child may or may not want to take a quick nap on board the plane. Packing a small stuffed animal friend for them to cuddle with is a great way to ease their anxiety and make them feel safe and secure. They can also double as pillows to make the space more comfortable! A small furry friend can also be easily packed away in a backpack or carry on bag with minimal hassle and worry.

Pack Snacks

Getting through TSA is a big enough hassle without having to worry about what food you may have forgotten was packed in your carry-on bag. Trip Savvy wrote a great article detailing what can and cannot be carried onto a plane in terms of food and liquids, and many would be surprised to read about all of the foods that are in fact allowed. Just make sure none of your foods or liquids exceed the 3.4 oz limit. By stocking up on your own snacks that you’re sure your kids will enjoy, you eliminate the need to pay for in-flight dining.

Download Movies Ahead of Time

Thanks to the incredible shift from cable to streaming platforms, we have more entertainment and content at our fingertips than ever before. Tablets and iPads are wonderful tools that have been proven to keep kids of all ages occupied for hours on end, however many of their features require internet access. If you are like the vast majority of Americans who would rather not pay outrageous airline WiFi fees, yet still need a way to entertain, you’re in luck. Services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Disney Plus all offer the ability to download movies and shows to be watched offline. Download your child’s watchlist to cover the flight, waiting at the gate, and cab rides.

Adventure Wipes

We all know that traveling by airplane is not the most sanitary mode of transportation, but there’s no reason why your kids can’t keep themselves clean and refreshed during the trip. Little Booty’s Adventure Wipes are flushable, all-natural, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic. After sitting on a long flight, nothing feels better than being able to do a quick wipe down to get you feeling refreshed.

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Taking Your Phone Where No Phone Should Ever Go: The Toilet

Let’s face it: we are a mobile-phone obsessed society. In a new study by Asurion, they found that Americans check their phones once every 12 minutes on average, with the longest period of time between checking lasting a mere four hours. One in ten people surveyed checked their phone once every four minutes! With such an incredibly high sense of FOMO, it should come as no surprise that, on average, 3 out of every 4 people in the United States use their phones while in the restroom.

Instagram, Apple Arcade, Tinder, Oh NO.

So, if 75% of Americans are taking their phones with them to the can, what exactly are they using them for? Well, perhaps not surprisingly, over half of Americans say the apps they use the most while on the toilet are social media apps, and 78.5% of Generation Z Americans (those under the age of 23) even go so far as to say that apps are “fundamental for toilet time.”

In the past decade, technology has absolutely revolutionized the gaming industry. As early as 1985, we managed to take gaming away from our TVs and into our laps, and now with the stunning visuals of VR, we can completely immerse ourselves in new worlds. Technology simply continues to become more and more portable. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that around 35% of American men have stated that they use the bathroom as their “private games arcade.” Apparently gaming while doing your business can help improve your focus so much that 25% of men achieved their top score while in the bathroom.

Now, we can all agree that the bathroom is certainly not the most romantic setting in the world, but 1 in 10 men have confessed to using dating apps while on the toilet! Women have also succumbed to the enticing romanticism of a restroom, as 1 in 3 have sent a Snapchat from the confines of the bathroom – although this statistic does not specify (thankfully) whether the snaps were sent on the toilet.

Wash Your (Phone) Out with Soap

Did you know that approximately 7 million people drop their phones in the toilet every year? And even that isn’t a big enough wake-up call for people to realize that, just maybe, the bathroom isn’t the best place to conduct your business that isn’t your business. In fact, cell phones are actually about 10x dirtier than a toilet seat, and only about 1 in 7 Americans clean their phones. Everyone knows that there are a fair number of people who don’t wash their hands after using the toilet, so is it really that surprising that they wouldn’t regularly clean their phones?

You may not clean your hands, and you most likely won’t clean your phone, but there is at least one thing you should always keep clean: your behind. Bob’s Butt Wipes are flushable, all-natural, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic, guaranteed to clean up any messes you may have missed. After you’ve finished swiping through all of your dating matches, swipe a Bob’s Butt Wipe and leave the loo feeling refreshed.

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15 Facts About Poop That Make You Go “Woah” and “Ew”

Everybody poops. It’s a part of life. In fact, the average person spends a total of 92 days on the john in their lifetime. From changing diapers to picking up after your pup, we’ve all had to deal with it.

Keep reading to learn 15 interesting and simultaneously gross facts about your #2s you probably don’t know!

1. People spend an average of 3 hours and 9 minutes on the toilet per week. Do the math that’s 27 minutes a day on average!

2. Fecal transplants are a thing. And 91% of fecal transplant patients were cured after one, with another 98% if the patient married that with additional probiotics and antibiotics.

3. Did you know that listed on the rim of the toilet, between the lid and tank is information on how much water your specific toilet flushes in every single flush? It will be listed as GPF (gallons per flush) and LPF (liters per flush). Most toilets in America that were manufactured in the 1980’s or prior use approximately 3.5-7 GPF. Nowadays, the average toilet only uses 1.6 GPF.

4. Healthy defecation can range from 3 times a day to 3 times a week. If you’re not, it might be due to a low amount of fiber in your diet. Foods like beans, broccoli, whole grains, and potatoes can help get your bowels moving.

5. When it comes to poop, the color can vary. We all know normal poop is brown. The brown color comes from bile in your poop. But a healthy stool can also be green or yellow, depending on a number of things including diet, vitamins, and medications. If your poop is red or black, it may be time to talk to a doctor.

6. In 2015, a British Airways flight was forced to land due to a toxic poop.

7. Bat dung has been used to make explosives and gunpowder for World War I and the Civil War. The shared ingredient that makes bat poop explosive? Potassium nitrate.

8. Coffee gives people gut contractions that activate the urge to go #2. That explains why you always need to run to the bathroom about 15 minutes into your morning cup.

9. Human feces contain metals like gold, silver, and palladium. Scientists are currently trying to figure out how to extract the precious metals from our poop.

10. Constipation occurs when the muscles in your colon are contracting too slowly. 

11. The Apollo landers didn’t just leave their footprints on the moon…they left 96 bags of human waste, including their poop too.

12. On the other hand, diarrhea occurs when matter moves too quickly through your large intestine. A lot of times, this results in poor absorption of nutrients and can make you dehydrated.

13. Pandas eat, sleep, and poop. 40 times a day. They’re basically 200-pound poop machines.

14. Although poop looks solid, only 25% of it is solid. The other 75% is water.

15. Brittain’s first poop bus hit the road in 2015. The bus ran on biomethane gas, a natural gas from human waste. It was said to be able to travel 186 miles, the equivalent of 5 people’s annual waste.

Well, there you have it! A lot of interesting and simultaneously disgusting facts about pooping. And while poop is definitely a laughing matter, we have the perfect sanitary solution. Our BouDe Butt Wipes are biodegradable, all-natural, and unscented. Whether you’re on-the-go or in the comfort of your own home, be prepared during your next trip to the bathroom.

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Everything You Need for Hunting Season

Hunting season is in full swing. Whether you’re preparing for a hunt or know someone who is, make sure to always be prepared. Setting out for a hunt without proper preparation can be dangerous and unsuccessful.

Take a look at our list of hunting pack essentials to make sure you have everything you need.

Do Your Research

Researching before your hunt is always a good idea. Things like regulatory limitations, when harvests need to be reported, and other state rules are crucial to know ahead of time.

One thing to note is that hunting season is different in every state and various parts of the state. Also, rules vary from state-to-state. If this is your first hunt of the year, make sure to check out your state’s significant regulation changes from last season.

Hunting Pack Essentials

Hunting License. You absolutely must have your license with you whenever you set out for a hunt. Make sure to pack that immediately, so you don’t forget it. Without your license, you can’t permit at all for hunting. Put it in a plastic ziplock bag to protect it from accidental spills or anything in your pack that could ruin the document.

Camo. Camouflage will help you blend in…but it has to be the right camouflage. You don’t want to wear green camo in winter. Make sure you’re using the right camo for the season and setting. You also want to make sure your gun is hidden with camo, so the shine doesn’t give you away.

Knife. Your knife will be your go-to tool for a variety of things that come up during your hunt. Cutting rope, skinning game, or whatever else comes up, be prepared.

Water. Water is needed for hydration and survival. It may be one of the most essential things to pack. However, canteens can take up a lot of room in your pack. An alternative may be a bladder, small water bottle, or this Platypus Platy 2-Liter Ultralight Collapsible Water Bottle, as it is lightweight, collapsible, and flexible.

Animal Calls. Attracting game is all about the strategy. Using animal calls will attract your prey. Understanding what kind of call you have and how to use it is important. This deer call is versatile and easy to use.

Map & Compass. It’s a great idea to carry both with you if you can. Although there are many types of GPS’ and apps now, a physical map is more reliable. It won’t get low on battery when you need it most. You can use a map and compass to plan where you want to go to hunt or find your way back.

First-Aid Kit. Keeping a first-aid medical kit and knowing how to use it is something every hunter should know. Always clean and bandage any cuts you have, so bacteria from your game doesn’t infect them.

Matches. You never know when you’ll need to start a fire to keep warm or set up camp for the night. Always make sure to carry a small box of matches in case of emergency.

Phone. You need a means of communication while you’re hunting, in case of any kind of emergency. Make sure your phone is on silent so it doesn’t blow your cover while you’re attracting prey.

Flashlight. A staple while hunting, flashlights are crucial. Whether you need to read a map, are tracking animal prints, or are handling a weapon in the dark, you’ll be properly prepared. Replace batteries before your hunt so they don’t run out during the hunt.

Seasonal Layering. Check the weather ahead of time so you’re prepared with proper gear and extra layers if necessary.

Snacks. Pack soft foods wrapped in cloth so noisy wrappers don’t give you away. Beef jerky, nuts, and energy bars are perfect hunting snacks.

Bob’s Butt Wipes. It’s always a good idea to squat at least 200 feet from any site. Bob’s butt wipes are a sanitary solution perfect to pack for your next hunt. They’re unscented to keep your cover, are biodegradable, and are all-natural. 

Bob’s Insect Repellant Wipes. Finally, a wipe that works as hard as you do. Make sure to pack Bob’s insect repellant wipes, as they are a hunting essential. They’re perfect for repelling mosquitoes, gnats, fleas, and other annoying bugs. Bob’s insect repellant wipes are also deet free and biodegradable!

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a time of reflection for many of us. This week I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood and my Dad and about being a Dad. There have been many times during my adult years when I found myself saying or doing something my Dad did that I said I would never do. Guess what? We all end up saying and doing things just like our Dad’s. It’s in the genes (not jeans) as “they” say. I’ll leave the discussion of who “they” are for another time.

A few key words that always remind me of my Dad:

Hard Work – Dedication – Compassion – Fishing

I’m not an easy man to please. Just ask my wife, children and employees. I am confident they will agree. I am equally confident they will tell you I am passionate about my family and my business and dedicated to making sure both are successful. My definition of success may surprise you. I consider myself successful when I am able to give back to others. Donating to those in need has always been important to me. It is so important I’ve made it a cornerstone of my business which is where compassion comes into my story. I put my dreams of starting a new business on hold after Hurricane Katrina devastated my home and the homes of those around me. Rebuilding and helping others was the priority. It was a very difficult time for everyone in the area including my family and those closest to me. Out of that devastation came a new day and a new appreciation for life.

I hope my children think of me as a strong and dependable Dad, but also a fun Dad. You see, I am passionate about boating and fishing. I’ve had the good fortune to share this passion with my family. This is a legacy passed down by my Grandfather to my Dad to me and now to my children. One day, too soon, they will share boating and fishing with their children and the legacy will continue.

So, what is Father’s Day to me? It is a day to remember how fortunate I am…

…to have grown up with a loving family who enjoyed boating and fishing.
…to have a family of my own; a beautiful wife and wonderful children.
…to have a business manufacturing a product I invented.
Here’s wishing all of you Dad’s out there a Happy Father’s Day!

Enjoy,

Bob

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My Hope for the 4th

Some of my favorite memories happen in the summertime.

As you know, I’m from Southern Louisiana, where the festivals are as plenty as the crawfish, and there is always live music just around the corner. Most of the time, those corners are in a bayou (that’s our word for a big creek.)

This weekend, I hope to cast my line from a boat. I hope to hear some terrific live music. I hope to slide into a festival for some fireworks. I hope to eat watermelon while sitting on the dock with my best girl.

Most of all, I hope that we, as a nation, can join together for one day – forget our differences – and celebrate the beautiful thing which is our independence.

I hope that your celebration of our freedom is just as memorable.

Happy Independence Day.

-Bob

PS – Sterling Global Products’ wipes are really good at wiping up watermelon juice. Just sayin’.

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Our Inventions are Cool!

Please make sure to tune in – your local broadcast channel can be found here, or you can listen online by streaming the program at the My Cool Inventions website.

After you listen, make sure you give me a thumbs up for having the coolest invention in town. Click here to vote after the program airs.

Thank you for your support of my cool invention, and of Sterling Global Products’ brands of flushable wipes. We appreciate all of you for believing that hygiene, convenience, affordability, and being good to the environment are priorities in your world.

– Bob

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Un-Arrested Development

Johnathan brings a broad understanding of varied aspects of successful sales practices and will help us continue to be the polish (after the toilet paper) our clients expect and deserve. In addition, we are supporting jobs in the United States, with our new, all-natural and hypoallergenic paper being manufactured in the United States. This new product will roll out in the fall of 2015 – continuing our mission to jobs in the US while providing the best possible product to our customers. There’s nothing wrong with a little upgrading while helping out the United States, right?

The growth of our company couldn’t happen without your support. Thank you for continuing to show us the love.

Hope you have a perfectly polished weekend.

-Bob

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