Nonetheless, those limited studies "say that squatting helps align your rectum and anal canal better than sitting does." That may mean that people who squat "have to strain less and the elimination process takes less time." That, in turn, indicates that squatting may help with hemorrhoids, which can be caused by overexertion while defecating.
So, there are likely some benefits, like faster poops. However, Sci Show notes that there is no evidence for larger claims that squatting helps with irritable bowel syndrome or other much larger issues. "Gastrointestinal experts seem to agree that if your bowel movements are normal, there's no real reason to squat when you go," says Sci Show. Importantly, there probably isn't any harm in squatting either. Do what feels good, then talk about it with your partner, because that's what good relationships are made of.