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Aug 23, 2019
Insider – Toilet paper has become synonymous with pooping, but it may not actually the best way to clean up.
According to Dr. Evan Goldstein, a rectal surgeon in New York City, using a bidet is the ideal way to care for your backside after using the bathroom.
“Charmin and all these brands have done a great job making us think that toilet paper is hygienic. It’s not,” Goldstein told Insider during Butt-Con, an event hosted by Tushy, a company that sells bidet attachments for toilet seats.
Bidet advocates say that wiping with toilet paper essentially smears your fecal matter around without actually cleaning the area.
The way Goldstein put it, it’s like stepping on dog poop and only wiping it off with paper rather than washing it off your shoe first.
Still, the average American goes through about three rolls of toilet paper every week, Fortune reported.
Wiping with toilet paper can cause anal tears
Not only does toilet paper do a less-than-ideal job of cleaning, but the butt-wiping tool can actually lead to injury, Goldstein said.
Dry toilet paper can be abrasive, so if someone wipes too hard or too many times, the thin and delicate skin on your anus can tear, causing bleeding or pain.
The solution, according to Goldstein, is using bidets, if possible … Read more.