It seems like you can’t do anything nowadays without someone having to weigh in with their opinion about what you’re doing and how you’re doing it! You can’t eat, you can’t sleep and now you can’t even use the bathroom without someone having ideas about what you do and why you shouldn’t be doing it! Yes, doctors are making their feelings known about how we use the bathroom and apparently we’re all in the wrong!
So what is it that’s wrong now? Is it how often we’re using the bathroom? The time we’re using the bathroom? The fact that we sit on the toilet instead of squat? Well, apparently it’s none of these things! Just when I thought I’d heard it all, doctors have started saying that it’s how we wipe our butts that’s wrong. And that was the one part of using the toilet that I thought I had down to an art. I mean, how wrong can we be when it comes to wiping?
Doctors are saying that the reason we aren’t wiping right isn’t down to how we do the wiping itself, but rather what we’re wiping with. I’m actually quite glad about this, because I thought this article was going to turn into an argument about whether you should wipe back to front or front to back and people will never agree on that one! What doctors agree on, however, is that we shouldn’t be using regular toilet paper to wipe our butts.
It seems like the humble toilet paper is no good for our butts any more, as toilet paper can cause small cuts to your butt. These cuts can cause pain and bleeding and could even get infected. Yes, that’s only in pretty extreme cases, but doctors are saying that there’s a better way to do things!
It’s not just the tiny cuts that are making doctors abandon toilet paper though. They also believe that toilet paper just doesn’t clean us properly. Rose George, author of the book The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, has a lot to say on this topic. She told Tonic that “I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are clean. Toilet paper moves sh*t, but it doesn’t remove it. You wouldn’t shower with a dry towel; why do you think that dry toilet paper cleans you?” I’ve gotta say, she has a point!
But what should we be using instead? The answer, it seems, is baby wipes! The wetness of the baby wipe gives your butt a better clean, which is why we use them for babies in the first place, I guess. But if you really want a good clean, you should get yourself a bidet, which will wash you off and keep you fresh.
It’s not just doctors that are having their say in this matter. Recently, Will Smith weighed in with his thoughts on the butt wiping debate, saying “I’m the type of person that it’s important for me to share. When I experience something that’s special and incredible, I like to share it with people. Anyone who’s using dry toilet paper, you’re really not doing yourself the true service.” He’s really passionate about a good wipe!
Will. I. Am has also shared his thoughts on why you shouldn’t use toilet paper to wipe. He says “Here’s proof on why people should have baby wipes. Get some chocolate, wipe it on a wooden floor, and then try to get it up with some dry towels. You’re going to get chocolate in the cracks. That’s why you gotta get them baby wipes.” Looks like baby wipes are the only way to go!
What do you think of this toilet time revelation? Where do you stand on the butt wiping debate? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family!