Yeah, I am going to return mine. It didn't help in the least and was uncomfortable. Plus, no matter where I put it.. aside the toilet, in the hall next to the bathroom, in my den to pick up when I went to the bathroom, I kept tripping over it, stubbing my toe and the like. I don't live alone so I didn't want to leave it at the toilet. In any case, it did not help my issue with straining and now I am back to the starting gate.