Toilet paper or Water; Which is better?

To some of us, this might be a strange comparison or alteration, “water to wash my bum?, Disgusting!”. Well, No!… As hard as it is to believe, toilet paper was never and will never be the original and organic way of keeping and improving your hygiene.

Water has always been a natural solution to anal defecant problems spanning from the corners of the Asian peninsula to the Grand canyons of the western lands, from the times of our ancestors till now.

According to proven practices and scientific researches, it’s been realised that water used as an anal cleanser is far better than any material or dry material, with the most emphasized being the “toilet paper”.

Water, due to its naturally flexible state, ensures there are no fecal residues left and also ensures the washing away of any possible bacterial infection is typically achieved.

Water cleanses and soothes infestations, infections and sensitivities when used around the bowel cavity; the only downside is you most likely will be using your hands to do that washing. That can be solved with a quick hand wash immediately after.

 

SO, IS IT BETTER TO WIPE OR WASH?

For most or all scenarios, it’s better to wash/ wash off with water. This prevents particles or infectants from remaining within the sensitive areas, as water carries them away as you wash. As mentioned earlier, it even soothes sensitivities if there are any and prevents infections.

 

 

IS IT ALSO OKAY TO WASH AFTER PEEING?

Absolutely, urine and defecations are impurities that are excreted from and out of the human body, simply having your outlets washed shows personal hygiene from your part, prevents unnecessary infections and prevents stain stamps on your clothing. They also save your from the terrible smell the urine residue you might have on your clothing by not washing.

 

WHAT COUNTRIES USE WATER INSTEAD OF TOILET PAPER?

Typically, countries from the middle Eastern and Northern African region use water preferably over toilet paper. Certain parts of the African and Eastern continents ( for the most part) embrace the use of water more to the use of toilet paper.

This is due to cultural differences emanating from different origins. Some non English speaking European countries such as Portugal, France, Italy, Spain use water preferably over toilet paper based on certain findings. The European countries presumably adjust these customs to accommodate the differing customs of other countries by making paper available.

 

SO ARE WE SAYING THERE ARE NO PERKS TO USING TOILET PAPER?

Not really, toilet paper can serve for a lot of things but it’s use as an feacal cleanser is way overrated; it can be used to tender to sensitive wounds, avoid infections NOT by using it as a cleanser or a disinfectant but by using it to complement a disinfectant.

Toilets papers still need to be Paramount items in toilets and bathroom, for the purpose of secondary menstrual padding or injury covering. If absolutely required, Toilet paper can still be used to wipe faecal matter, but ONLY after the use of water.

 

BUT WHY DO AMERICANS USE TOILET PAPER?

Well, by simply going through history; according to Wikipedia.org, the ancient Greeks were known to use pieces of ceramic for faecal cleansing (a bit harsh if you think about it). They would use a stick called tersorium, which would be soaked in a water channel in front of a toilet and inserted into a hole to the toilet for use.

However, the first use of toilet paper came around 2nd century BC in China until it’s availability again came commercially with the help of New York entrepreneur “Joseph Gayetty” just at the brink of the second industrial revolution in 1857.

Hence, it may safe to assume that from then, the Americans have maintained their preference to toilet paper as it was and still is easily available, locally made and it tends to their requirement of wanting to be different from the rest of the world. The current generations Americans presumably just use it based their ancestral lineage using it too.

 

EXTRA NOTES ON THE ADVANTAGES OF WATER OVER TOILET PAPER
UNLIKE WIPING THAT LEAVES TRACES OF FAECAL MATTER; WATER CLEARS TRACES OF FAECAL MATTER

Fecal matter as it’s nature incurs is a collection of purged out waste your body finds no use of anymore. They typically would contain high concentration of orgasms; most of which would and will cause discomfort if exposed to the right atmosphere (which can be any atmosphere quite frankly, that’s why they have a specialized unit to keep them shut away) .

So, here you can see, having a toilet paper to wipe such matter will not do it justice as it needs to be fully diluted and eradicated. Both of which water achieves flawlessly.

Wiping however will leave traces, such traces may lead to some severe problems to any surface it remains on, on the human body. All of which water cancels out with a single and simple thorough wash.

 

WATER ERADICATES THE CHANCES OF INFECTIONS OR CONTAMINATION FROM FAECAL MATTER

As mentioned earlier, water can either dilute the concentration of such matter or completely washes them off; with the latter being the most likely to happen when using water; do you not think it’s better to use water?

Sexual transmitted diseases of many sorts and other genital problems come from the poor hygiene kept by the many that fail to wash properly after wards; alternatively it could also originate unfortunately from the use of toilet papers.

This is typically because such toilet papers are already contaminated, dusty or not adequate for that very function. Hemorrhoids is a good example of the possible infections one could attain with not washing properly.

 

WATER IS ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY

Being a natural resource and a huge element of nature, the use of water at an ideal and required quantity poses no danger to the environment. It is easily disposable, typically readily available and can be recycled easily and efficiently.

Toilet paper on the other holds none of this attributes (asides from being easily recyclable), hence they may be of harm to the immediate environment if not taken care of or disposed properly.

 

IS BIDET IDEAL FOR CLEANING YOUR BUTT?

Yes it is, provided you use your hand to ensure all possible residue of faeces is washed away, a bidet is also a suitable option for people with minimal and strong lack of flexibility such as pregnant women.

 

You could check out this video for more information!

REFERENCES

Wikipedia.org – https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anal_hygiene

Cleanest.ng – https://cleaneat.ng/tissue-paper-or-water-which-is-more-hygienic-after-using-the-toilet/

Housecaravan.com – https://housecaravan.com/is-toilet-paper-or-water-more-hygienic/