Women are always advised to wipe themselves front to back. That is a wisdom that has been taught to daughters for a long time. And there is so much sense in it. Because you do not want harmful bacteria such as E.Coli to get into contact with your vulva. Medscape did a study that shows that one of the main causes of urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women is caused by wrong wiping.
According to Dr. Luke Powles of Bupa UK, “a woman’s urethra and anus are quite closely located, so it’s best practice to wipe from front to back or you could be inviting a urinary tract infection.”
No one woman wants UTIs and vaginal irritations, do they?
Well, but what if you are morbidly obese and can’t reach to wipe bottom leave alone wiping front to back. Do you just stay there and let UTIs catch you? Or do you ask a relative to help you wipe?
We have got your back in this guide on how to wipe front to back when fat.
The first thing that you will need is a bottom wiper such as a bottom buddy or the freedom wand. These tools give your hand some form of extension so that you are able to reach out.
You will attach some toilet paper or wipes to the head of the toilet aid, grip it tightly and move the head to your perianal area.
How to wipe front to back with a bottom buddy
The bottom buddy is 11 inches tall. It has a soft tulip like three pronged head that will grip your toilet paper. Here is how obese and pregnant women can use it to wipe themselves.
- Roll out a generous amount of toilet paper onto the head of the bottom buddy.
- Grip it using the grip button
- Direct the bottom buddy head to your perianal area starting from the front
- Gently wipe yourself going backwards
- Once done, release the soiled toilet paper into the toilet bowl
- Clean the bottom buddy and store it for later use
- Wash your hands.
You will gently wipe yourself.
Other than using a toilet wiping aid, you could as well use a bidet toilet seat.
Bidet toilet seats are able to give you a feminine front to back wash just by the adjustment of the nozzle position. You will be able to also adjust the water jet pressure that gets to your body. Its temperature can also be controlled just by the touch of some buttons on the control.
How to use the alpha jx bidet toilet seat to wipe front to back
- Once you are done emptying your bowels, position nozzle for a feminine front wash
- Adjust the water pressure and temperature to what you like
- Push the button for the wash
- Dry yourself using the air dryer
- Wash your hands.