Experts warn that Americans are not properly cleaning their anuses after moving their bowels. Dry toilet paper can leave behind feces stains causing sanitation issues in Americans. Dry toilet paper can also cause health issues such as irritation of hemorrhoids in the rectum area, anal fissures, and urinary tract infection- all due to excessive wiping. Using a wet wipe or bidet (pronounced bee-day) can help prevent those issues in the first place. The problem is that America has relied on toilet paper as the norm to keep their anuses clean: Americans have been so content to the point that it’s been difficult to switch Americans out of their habits over to bidets. For those that don’t know what bidets are, bidets are devices installed into toilet bowls that squirt water into an area below the waist to make wiping with toilet paper easier.
Americans are content with simply using toilet paper, according to bidet suppliers. The suppliers would rather focus on providing in markets that embrace the concept of transitioning away from the dry wipe system. In countries such as Greece, Italy, and Spain-ninety percent of its residents have bidets installed in their households.
Celebs like Will I Am, Will Smith, and Terrence Howard all recommend baby wipes as a better alternative to toilet paper. Why not? It makes sense. After all, we don’t use dry paper to wipe our infants after they poo; we use wet wipes to ensure that they are fully clean. If we used dry wipes on infants, it would make life harder. So why do we have to abandon that in adulthood? I think the problem is baby wipes are not necessarily the best thing to flush down the toilet, as it can cause clogging of the sewer. Or is it that we lose some common sense in adulthood?
Whatever, the case may be, it’s not too late for a solution. This concept can still be followed by using wet paper on your rear. Simply stretch over to the bathroom sink and wet-not soak-your toilet paper and wipe your rear. If you’re in a public bathroom or in a setting where there is no sink by a toilet, bring a bottle of water with you. I learned that I was not an anomaly in doing such a routine in the bathroom; it turns out that Muslims and Filipinos-to name a few also practice these same toiletry routines. It may be time for the rest of the Western World to catch up and become more sanitary and health conscious with their restroom practices.