Let me begin by saying that It is a typical western practice using toilet paper rather than water when wiping their butt, but people often wonder which is a better choice.
In fact toilet paper has become synonymous with pooping, but is that always the best choice?
According to health experts, toilet paper is not the healthiest way to clean up after pooping.
This is because it will not completely clean your butt and will only smear around the fecal matter in the area.
On the other hand, applying water is more hygienic and will also cause less injury to your butt.
Here Is Why Water Is More Hygienic As Compared To toilet Paper?
Toilet Paper Leaves Behind Fecal Traces.
Using only toilet paper when wiping your butt can leave feces behind.
This can lead to various health conditions like infections and UTI.
Toilet paper only moves feces but it does not completely remove it.
Toilet paper removes the feces, but using water will clean everything thoroughly.
It is very disgusting to touch the feces directly, so it is best to first clean with a tissue and use water for thorough cleaning.
Please make sure that you wash your hands with soap and water afterward.
Excess Use of Toilet Paper Can Cause Health Issues
Using toilet paper in excess can cause severe damage to the sensitive skin around your butt.
This practice can also lead to health problems like urinary tract infection (UTI) and anal fissures.
Washing with water is a healthier practice.
You can also harm your butt by wiping too aggressively. It can chaff your butt, and it will take some time to heal. It can be very uncomfortable, especially if you are sitting down.
No matter how soft manufacturers claim their toilet paper to be, it can still chaff your soft-skinned butts.
The skin on the anus is quite delicate and thin.
Dry toilet paper can be abrasive, and wiping many times or in any harsh actions can lead to painful tears and bleeding.
On a much serious note, some toilet paper contains bleach.
Chlorine bleach can be toxic, and if accumulated, it can lead to various health conditions.
Using water is a safer and gentler way to clean your butt.
Thank you very much for your time.