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Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by doksblog(m): 1:09pm On Jan 01
Let’s go a bit back to history. Toilet paper was in use, dating back to the 6th century AD, in early medieval China, a nation which invented paper in 105CE.

Even during early 14th century, a huge quantity of toilet paper used to be produced for use in the Emperor’s court. The commoners used to defecate in the rivers.

In Roman times, they used what was called a ‘gompf stick’ – a sponge on the end of a stick, which was kept in a container, containing salt water, in the privy.

All those who used the toilet would share the gompf. The wealthy Romans would use wool and scented water.

Ancient Greeks too are said to have used stones called ‘pessoi’ and pieces of clay to wipe down too.

In North America, toilet paper is used to clean up in the restroom in almost all parts of the continent.

Most countries in Europe also use toilet paper. In Finland for instance, ‘bidet showers’ can also be very often seen in use.

Most parts of Russia use tissue paper to wipe, and it is flushed down the toilet afterwards.

However, in some parts of Russia, where the plumbing may not be that good, people using the toilets are asked not to flush the tissue paper down the toilet, but to place the soiled paper in a waste bin provided in the stall.

People in Arab world and in parts of Muslim world, in South Asian countries like India and Pakistan, and in South-East Asian countries like Indonesia and Singapore use water and the left hand to wash.

Almost all the toilets have a water source with a ‘bidet shower’ or a ‘health faucet’ in the toilet.

If not, they have a bucket and/or a mug of water inside the room. Those who can afford it also use toilet paper to dry the area before pulling on the pants.

Compost toilets are found in some Arab countries. Some use water, and some others use toilet paper as well.

Many parts of African like Nigeria use toilet paper (majorly the Christians while the Muslims use water to wipe down), newspaper or other paper products to wipe down.

Where squat toilets are in use, water is usually used to wash especially in the Northern part.

With that said, is tissue paper or water more hygienic after using the toilet? In the year 2017, I went to serve in Katsina state (NYSC), majorly Muslims.

Over there, they prefer the use of water from the kettle over the use of tissue paper to wide down.

For the fact that I’m a Christian from Imo State, I found it hard to adjust to the use of water to wipe down. Though time took its cause on me, but which practice is more hygienic?

Well, those who use water to wash swear by it and those who use only toilet paper also seem to think that their practice is the best.

Now let us compare them, the use of water and the use toilet tissue.

Water:

Water is more hygienic if I’m to consider, since all the urine and poop gets washed off, leaving a clean bottom.

There is no poop-y smell left in the underwear. No matter how much you scrub with a toilet paper, a residual smell is always left behind.
With water, there is less friction against the skin. No matter how soft the toilet paper is, you still have to scrub it against your skin. Water is best suited for people who are sensitive to toilet paper.

If clean water is used, it reduces the inherent chances of infection that toilet paper causes when one forgets to wipe from FRONT to BACK.
It’s economical to use water. You don’t need to spend money or a fortune on buying toilet paper every month.

Too much toilet paper in the bowl can clog it, but water will not.
Toilets that use water often have wet floors. And so, they also have a drain on the floor, so that the entire toilet and floor can be washed clean regularly.

The hems of pants and skirts are liable to get wet in a wet bathroom, and it takes a lot of careful planning and contortions to ensure that the clothes stay dry.

After a hard day of dusty labour, one would not feel really clean by just wiping down with a dry paper towel. A shower would do the job. Just like that, wiping poop with a dry toilet paper is not going to actually clean the area well. Washing with water would.

When a woman has given birth to a baby, especially by vaginal delivery, the doctors insist that she wash her private parts with warm water to help heal better and prevent infection. If water can keep a woman safe during the most vulnerable period of her life, then why can’t it be used at all times in daily life?
When women have their monthly cycle, washing with water is recommended as most hygienic and best-practice by DOCTORS.

People use wet wipes to clean babies’ bottoms and private areas. Wet, not dry. Best practices for newborn baby care recommends washing the private areas with water, since their skin might be too sensitive for even wet-wipes. The water actually cleans the messiest of messes. If that is the case, then why do people stop using water when they become older, and use dry toilet paper instead?

Doctors recommend washing the genital area with water under the following circumstances, for hygiene and also to reduce the chances of infection:

Injury from foreign body insertion
Anal intercourse
Sexual abuse
Candidiasis & Balanitis
Sexually transmitted infection
Various genital infections in men and women
The list is much more extensive, I just listed only a few conditions above.

Toilet Paper:

One doesn’t have to actually touch the poop when using a toilet paper.
Toilet paper is easy to carry anywhere you go.
The toilet floors are not wet, making it easy to keep it clean.

The underwear of a person who wipes, not washes, smells awfully bad after a trip to the bathroom. For those with pubic hair, the smell is particularly strong.

The farts of people who wipe with toilet paper are a lot more noxious than of those that use water. The smell of farts of the toilet paper users have been described as ‘garbage left out in the sun’, ‘rotting meat’ and ‘unflushed toilet’. HUgh!! If you can, kindly confirm or deny this piece of information.

If a man with a thick mustache and/or beard, gets sticky gravy or chocolate syrup on it, he can never clean it properly without washing it with water. For adults who have light to thick genital hair, wiping with toilet paper does not remove all the poop and urine. This leads to various rectal and genital infections.

Pain associated with various rectal infections can be reduced, if not eliminated by practicing good hygiene. All of the below problems get aggravated by use of toilet paper instead of water.
Rectal itching (Pruritus)
Diarrhea
Constipation
Itching caused due to use of scented toilet paper, scented soaps and ointments (like some that contain benzocaine)
Hemorrhoids
Infection caused by some viruses, bacteria, fungus, yeast, etc.
Anal Fissure
Fistula
Rectal Prolapse
Prostate infection
An abscess
I honestly cannot think why anyone would want to use toilet paper to wipe, instead of using WATER except for other purposes.

Is tissue paper or water more hygienic after using the toilet?

https://doksblog.com/is-tissue-paper-or-water-more-hygienic-after-using-the-toilet/

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by rtdCivilservant: 1:14pm On Jan 01
I hate tissue papers, seeing tissue papers disgust me.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by tnerro1(m): 1:17pm On Jan 01
Use tissue paper first and then wash up after. You will feel super clean wink

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by doksblog(m): 1:36pm On Jan 01
Nawaoooo

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Nobody: 1:50pm On Jan 01
Tissue paper please.

Why would you want to make use of water?? undecided



It's quite unhygienic to say the least.
Some go as far as eating with that same hand,immediately after the act. Bathing after you're done using tissue is far better.



MODIFIED::: So many humans quoting me for clout down below,
I leave no apologies for my comments.
You see comments like
**your boyfriend gives you head with a smelly butt** ? ------ Now that's to show some quoting me are as dirty as the pigs you know.
Before sex with your partner,you take your shower (fact is,most Nigerians don't know this).

Take a look at the people trying to correct me

What is your definition of a slay queen??



Truth----- No matter how you tell me to use water first,I CAN'T do it.

I use my tissue,then wash up with soap and water. If you feel so disgusted by it,it's entirely your cup of coffee.


Water::::: Making use of water attracts so many bacterias and makes you sick easily.
Worst part of this practice is that those who do it don't even use soap while in the act.

I know SOME of we Nigerians are dirty but,you guys should stop embarrassing yourselves here.
Majority of people that use water don't make use of soap. Stop trying to prove right when you're totally wrong.




Not all ladies smell down there,just so you know.


Those who even make first use of water will have a higher tendency of smelling down there cause,the soap(chemical) comes in contact with the important bacterias in the outer walls of the vagina.
This kills the little workers leaving the lady with a fish
like smelly vagina.



Now,you don't wash with soap,the butt will still have an odour for sure.



Not all will know this cause everyone is trying to form I too clean.









Like I said and I quote
**my tissue first,then water and soap second for bathing**

Any other comment apart from this,is not from me.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by ethicallyright: 1:52pm On Jan 01
I like your article O.P. It's well written.



In the South East , I think Ebonyi people prefer water .

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Smitharo(m): 1:55pm On Jan 01
Lol.. try super glue and tank me later..

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Poloyanabo2(m): 2:02pm On Jan 01
I prefer water, it's cleans the ass better, I hate using tissue.
But I'm not sure if using water is as hygienic as using tissue.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by bell1255: 2:05pm On Jan 01
StacyO:
Tissue paper please.

Why would you want to make use of water?? undecided



It's quite unhygienic to say the least.
Some go as far as eating with that same hand,immediately after the act.

And no water after? That's how you people go about with smelly butt

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Aflix(m): 2:05pm On Jan 01
StacyO:
Tissue paper please.

Why would you want to make use of water?? undecided



It's quite unhygienic to say the least.
Some go as far as eating with that same hand,immediately after the act.
Lol.....You mean tissue that pieces of it sticks in your ass after use is more hygienic

The day I was forced to use tissue, my yanch draw me through out that day. And when I got home, I took out my underwear, smelt it, and my oh my, it stunk. So I wonder how people that use only tissue manage to do so.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by GerraMeh74(m): 2:10pm On Jan 01
Funny enough now for getting close to Seven years I have been using water oh. My ass Is so fragile that tissue bruises my ass mehn, and there are so many fake tissues in Nigeria, most are just so crumpy and don't wipe properly, and end up leaving particules of the tissue in your ass. Water is more hygienic mehn after, use your left hand and then wash your hands properly after you finish.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Tenshades(m): 2:11pm On Jan 01
Water first

Then tissue paper to dab

Then sanitize.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by LINTUNE(m): 2:15pm On Jan 01
water...

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Queenslander(f): 2:20pm On Jan 01
It depends on what exactly your doing in there,. If it's a number one you can use tissue,. But for a number two,. I'll go with water, washing with water and soap especially for a number two thoroughly cleans the area of any trace of faecal matter... You can then finish it off with a wipe of toilet paper to dry,. Which Leaves our backsides feeling cleaner and fresher after every poop...

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Queenslander(f): 2:23pm On Jan 01
bell1255:


And no water after? That's how you people go about with smelly butt
grin grin grin funny, that's not a nice thing to say though!!

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Starboytwo(m): 2:23pm On Jan 01
Omo na water ooo, na once or twice I use tissue paper for my life..

I feel tissue will not do the needful well, whereas water go clean everything, but every where go wet.


Ok, in this 2021, I will add Tissue. After using water,then I'd tissue up. So help me God.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Heloct(f): 2:34pm On Jan 01
Which ever method you adapt, once you feel clean, then it's okay.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by DoubleEngine007: 2:37pm On Jan 01
bell1255:


And no water after? That's how you people go about with smelly butt
grin grin No use laugh kill person o..

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Jesslove(f): 2:38pm On Jan 01
Both...rinse with water then dry with tissue

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by hashtagged(m): 2:40pm On Jan 01
Tissue paper first, then use water then take a bath

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by BigDawsNet: 2:41pm On Jan 01
Water nigaa...

Tissue to dry clean the water...

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by IamFINESSE: 2:44pm On Jan 01
Observing

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by DaudaTheSexyGuy(m): 2:47pm On Jan 01
Queenslander:
It depends on exactly what your doing in there,. I'll go with water, washing with water and soap especially if it's a number two.. thoroughly cleans the area of any trace of faecal matter... You can then finish it off with a wipe if toilet paper to dry,. Leaving our backsides feeling cleaner and fresher after every poop...

I agree

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Nobody: 3:00pm On Jan 01
Aflix:
Lol.....You mean tissue that pieces of it sticks in your ass after use is more hygienic

You think so??


Lol


Same way water wipes the butt clean is the same way tissue does the job.


Mostly take my bath after the whole cake baking.

But,my tissue roll comes first. Before packing feaces with your right hand.

*pukes*

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Karleb(m): 3:08pm On Jan 01
StacyO:

You think so??

Lol
Same way water wipes the butt clean is the same way tissue does the job.
Mostly take my bath after the whole cake baking.
But,my tissue roll comes first. Before packing feaces with your right hand.
*pukes*

@bold
You say it as if we've not used both tissue and water.
Tissue cannot wipe nyansh clean as water.
Besides, you are expected to clean your nyansh with your left hand.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Nobody: 3:10pm On Jan 01
bell1255:

And no water after? That's how you people go about with smelly butt
Whatever rocks your boat.


I can't first pack faeces with my hands. I ain't no bush man

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Nobody: 3:12pm On Jan 01
Karleb:


@bold
You say it as if we've not used both tissue and water.
Tissue cannot wipe nyansh clean as water.
Besides, you are expected to clean your nyansh with your left hand.
Even with left hand, I can't do it.



After bathing,I know I'm not percolating any germs on my palms.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by Tango123: 3:12pm On Jan 01
Those of u saying water, have u forgotten that fecal matter will remain on ur hands afterwards

Have u ever done a thorough microbial analysis of that hand to see what remains on it.

Salmonella and other bacteria which are found in poop cannot be well washed away with water only, unless maybe with soap and water.

How many of those of u saying water do wash their hands with soap and water afterwards. Or do u just rinse with water? Gross.

Imagine the amount of poop that will remain in ur nails, hidden away. Gosh. Imagine those men and women with nails. Shit will remain there, no mater how u wash those hands

I feel it's more hygienic to use tissue. Then when u shower, u use soap and water to wash off any fecal mater remaining on ur anus. That is why my routine once i wake up is to poop, then shower. I hate people who poop during the day, worse in office and when travelling.

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by konkonbilo(m): 3:14pm On Jan 01
StacyO:
Tissue paper please.

Why would you want to make use of water?? undecided



It's quite unhygienic to say the least.
Some go as far as eating with that same hand,immediately after the act. Bathing after you're done using tissue is far better.
Dirty girl. How can you say tissue is more hygienic. I'm sure you move around with strip of shit in your buttocks.. grin. You wash you hands with soap after using water to wash your buttocks..

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Re: Is Tissue Paper Or Water More Hygienic After Using The Toilet? by JovialJune(f): 3:14pm On Jan 01
Karleb:



@bold

You say it as if we've not used both tissue and water.

Tissue cannot wipe nyansh clean as water.

Besides, you are expected to clean your nyansh with your left hand.


Lol when I saw her comment I cannot but laugh,


Tissue cannot clean the butt as thoroughly as water, then wash the both hands with soap after.

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