Americans 'do not wipe their anus properly: Doctors warn toilet papers do not really remove feces - and we should start using wet wipes

Dry toilet paper can leave some feces untouched and can cause someone to overly wipe.

Over wiping can cause anal fissures or irritate hemorrhoids in the rectum

Hollywood stars such as will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have said they use baby wipes instead.

Bidets in toilets are popular in Spain, Italy, and Greece but are not popular in the United States

Experts warn that toilet paper does not really remove feces and the United States is one country that has not made effort to improve sanitation with respect to wiping. 

While countries such as Japan, Italy, and Greece use bidets as a way to wipe the anus clean.  The US heavily relies on toilet paper as the method to keep the anus clean.

But doctors suggests heavy wiping could cause health problems such as anal fissures and urinary tract infections.

Though the suggestion may sound weird,  celebrities such as will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard, have been advocating for baby wipes instead of tissue for years - with Smith even eulogizing the habit as 'special and incredible'.

Toilet bidets are one sanitation methodology that nations such as Italy, Spain, and Greece have included in most bathrooms to clean the anus after using the bathroom.

According to Tonic, 90 percent of households in Italy, Spain, and Greece use a bidet in their bathroom for butt cleaning.

This device Spits water into the area to make cleaning with toilet paper easier.

But it is difficult to find one in the restroom in the United States.

Bidet suppliers have stated that coming into the American market has been hard because most people are Okay with just using toilet paper.

Rose George, author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, told Tonic why using toilet paper does not remove feces like it should.

'I find it rather surprising that millions of individuals walk around with dirty anuses while thinking they have a clean anus. ,' George said. 'Toilet paper moves poop, but not all.

Will.i.am stated in a past interview with Elle Magazine that baby wipes are what people should use when it comes to wiping.

'Here's evidence on why people should have baby wipes. Get some chocolate, Paste on a wooden floor, and then try to get it with some dry towels. You're going to get chocolate in the bits. That's why you got baby wipes,' will.i.am said.

Actor Terrence Howard went to the extent of saying to Elle Magazine interview that he does not trust women who use toilet paper.

‘If they are utilizing dry paper, they aren’t washing properly. It is just filthy. So if I enter a woman’s house and I see the toilet paper there, I’ll explain this,' Howard said.

Actor and director Will Smith resounded this train of thought for baby wipes during a BBC 1 Radio interview.

‘I'm this type of person and I think it's important for me to share. When I experience something that is unique, special and incredible, I like to share it with people. Anyone who is still using dry toilet paper is not doing his or herself much good.,' Smith said.

Gwyneth Paltrow prefers a more expensive option in terms of sanitation.

 

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She shared her Goop gift ideas in 2015 and one of them was a recommendation for toilet paper worth $100.

But if that toilet paper Wiped better than the brands in store remains a mystery.

Terrence Howard (left), Will Smith (middle) and will.i.am (right) have all Articulated their preference for baby wipes instead of toilet paper

Apart from Cleanliness, there are other reasons for people to consider bidets or baby wipes instead.

Aggressive wiping has been known to cause serious health problems such as anal fissures and hemorrhoids.  

An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the rectum. It causes bleeding or pain for the person when they are pooping.

Most fissures heal after eight to 12 weeks, but it is very paramount to be super careful when wiping because it can irritate the area.

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins and tissue in the lower rectum and anus. They are more difficult than fissures and sometimes take longer to treat.

External hemorrhoids Occur around the rim and are the ones that are very irritating due to excessive wiping, but they can be treated with cream or medication.

In addition, a bidet does allow development of urinary tract infection.

If Individuals Swipe from back-to-front, they are removing bacteria from the anus towards the front of the body.

This has great on impact women especially and cause them to develop at UTI from the bacteria entering into the urethra.

But by using a bidet or wet wipe instead, it prevents the bacteria from infecting the urinary tract.

 

 

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