You should stop overusing toilet paper, according to doctors

Do you only use plain toilet paper to clean yourself after a bathroom visit?

If yes, you are one of the many people guilty of that mistake. Or that is what some doctors believe to be the case. Overusing dry toilet paper can lead to irritation and even a severe infection, reports The Mirror.

According to the news site, experts warn against excessive use of toilet paper. This widespread product does a poor job of removing all fecal matter after using the restroom.

Excessive use of toilet paper causes problems

In addition, this product has not evolved since it was invented.

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In countries like Japan, Greece, Argentina, and Italy, bidets are always part of the households, leading to a more complete hygiene. However, most other nations have fallen behind on this matter. Among them, we can find the USA.

Doctors claim excessive dry wiping can cause health problems such as anal injuries, itching, and urinary tract infection. In the long run, it can also increase the risk of developing hemorrhoids, writes The Mirror.

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While this may sound absurd, American celebrities like Will Smith and Terrence Howard have openly advocated using other methods to clean ourselves.

While wet wipes have been mentioned, they are made to resist water and harm the environment. Bidets are the obvious solution and the way to a cleaner future.

Millions with a dirty anus

According to Tonic, 90 percent of households in Spain, Greece, Argentina, and Italy have a bidet—but finding one in an American home is highly unusual.

So should you consider investing in one? According to experts, the answer is yes, as it facilitates cleaning the buttocks, especially after going number two.


Rose George, who wrote The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, shared his opinion with Tonic.

“I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are clean. Toilet paper moves shit, but it doesn’t remove it. You wouldn’t shower with a dry towel; why do you think that dry toilet paper cleans you?”


So stop using toilet paper immediately and invest in a bidet instead—it will help you save money and live a healthier life!

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