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How to Wipe Your Bottom (When You Can’t Reach)

Fat people who are unable to reach their bums to wipe mostly use the Bottom buddy which has been proved over time to be effective in that it measures 15 inches, has a soft head that holds tissue paper nicely and has a release button so that you can let go off the soiled toilet paper.


Best Butt Wiper for Obese

Bottom Buddy; Wipe with ease
bottom buddy

Bottom Buddy

  • 11 inches long
  • Tight grip on tissue paper
  • Comes with a zippable pouch
  • Great for elderly, handicapped or pregnant women

How do Obese People Wipe themselves?

Let me answer this question in summary.

Fat people find it hard to wipe themselves. But they could use the following:

  1. Toilet aids such as bottom buddy or freedom wand
  2. They could use bidet toilet seats to wash their bums after a number 2
  3. They could ask some caregiver to help them out.

The Difficulty of Butt Wiping for Bariatrics

I never intended to answer this question since I believed that I had tried as much as possible to talk about it while discussing the wiping aid tools for obese people here but after seeing the question being asked constantly on a number of forums where I am a member of and the the sarcastic trolls that were used in attempting to answer it, I have decided to speak out.

So how exactly do the morbidly obese and bariatrics wipe their butts? By morbidly obese, I mean people who weigh over 450lbs and their bodies seem to be covered in layers of fat everywhere.

As you might have guessed, these fat people have trouble wiping their butts after a number 2 in the toilet.

In fact bending and lowering their clothes so as to empty their bowels is quite a huge task. It is even worse when the fat person has just had a back surgery and is slowly recuperating. Or when they have seemingly tiny hands that are unable to reach the perineal area. But with some adaptive tools such as the toilet seat raiser with arms, then the bending does not have to be so painstaking.

A fat woman standing

I conducted my research based on Aussie people since Australia is one country where so many people are obese and having trouble wiping themselves. So elaborate was I in my research that I ended up writing a post on bottom wipers for obese in Australia.

They ask their caregivers to wipe them!

At most times, these obese people will have caregivers who will wipe their butts for them as well as clean them up after the visit to the toilet. This though is embarrassing as you might guess. You do not want a caregiver, be they related to you or not wiping your dirty ass, do you?

fat woman being helped in toileting by caregivers

I have experienced this first hand when working at the hospice where some old men will not stand having a young girl seeing their waistline leave alone wiping their perineum after using the toilet.

Check: Hospice care at home

I understand that also in homecare, some people will not stand have their relatives(not unless they are their spouse) help them maintain their personal hygiene. They would rather stink but not have some young ones see their genitalia.

They use hand extension tools to wipe

bottom buddy

Bottom Buddy

  • 11 inches long
  • Tight grip on tissue paper
  • Comes with a zippable pouch
  • Great for elderly, handicapped or pregnant women

Those who do not have caregivers are forced to use bidets or hand extensions that reach their butts such as the freedom wand or the bottom buddy. The cool thing about some of these gadgets such as the freedom wand is that they are able to grip family cloths, toilet paper or adult wet wipe firmly so that you can then clean your butt up and once done, the wand has a release button which you press on to release the filthy wipe/tissue paper.

You need to make sure to clean the hand extension tool after every use of toilet paper so as to maintain good hygiene standards.

I however discourage the use of toilet paper after finding out that toilet paper does not really wipe you clean but moves the poop to crevices.

They Use Bidets

A high proportion of heavy people have joined the don’t wipe but wash your butt revolution. This is a revolution that uses bidets as opposed to the traditional toilet paper, wet wipes or family cloths to wipe their bum. It is now international.

Alpha JX bidet toilet seat

  • LED nightlight
  • Adjustable water temperature
  • Warm air dryer
  • Front feminine wash
  • Sturdy and supports a weight of upto 300lbs

Yes, the use of bidets is no longer a thing that is associated with the Japanese people only. No, even the West has taken it up. Americans, Russians, Canadians, Britons and Australians all want to now use the bidet. It could be the simple travel bidet or have the fully fledged electric bidet attachment that is linked to the toilet seat.

They walk around smelling poop and filthy

If the obese person does not settle for these options then they have to walk around smelling like a hog and with shit smeared all over their underwear which is indeed a disgusting thing, right? Nobody really wants to walk stinking and with skidmarks smeared all over their underwears, do they?