Wiping Bum, Never Clean; What do I do?
This post is dedicated to all those people who find that they have to do endless wiping after bowel movement.
To save time and lots of reading, we recommend that you stop using toilet paper to wipe and instead use the Cottonelle flushable wet wipes that does a great job cleaning your butt thoroughly leaving you flesh and clean and with a pleasant scent.
There are also other flushable wipes here
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Poop Still There After Wiping: The Embarrasing Problem
I have seen it on email. A reader wanted to know why they never got clean even after wiping their bum thoroughly with high quality toilet paper.
Hi, Was reading your post on wiping aids for obese and I thought you would also discuss cases where one wipes but never gets quite clean. I have experienced it; wipe bum never clean even after doing it. I find that my underwear easily gets soiled and also has this fecal odor whenever am removing it in the evening. Kindly help on what to do.
One thing that I told him was to stop using toilet paper no matter how high quality it might be since it will never do the job really well. When using toilet paper, poop will still be there even after thorough wiping. I like using this analogy: if a flying bird pooped on your face, would you use toilet paper to wipe yourself and still feel clean after doing so?
No, you would use water or wet wipes, wouldn’t you? So, why use toilet paper to wipe your butt and then expect to be clean after doing it?
How to Solve the Problem: Poop Still there after Wiping
Wipe from front to back
Women especially are advised from a tender age to wipe themselves from front to back and never back to front. This is because their urethra is in close proximity with the anus and as such, fecal material could easily find itself getting into contact with your urethra causing vaginal irritation or infection.
2. Exert enough pressure
You need to exert enough pressure on your perianal area if you are to make sure that all the poop gets wiped out. The pressure should never be too much nor too little.
3. Do not over or under wipe yourself
Over wiping your butt can cause anal fissures or skin irritation so you need to make sure that you are not overdoing things. At the same time, undergoing it will have poop remaining even after the wipe.
Risks of not wiping your butt clean
- Urinary tract infections
Women are the worst hit since their butts cracks are just next to their vaginas. If they do not wipe really well, fecal materials could find their way into their urethra causing a UTI.
2. Being found dirty in a prostrate screening examination or by your sexual partner
In the modern age where people are frequently going for prostrate screening, are having anal sex, you want to make sure that your anus is really clean, right?
3. Soiling your innerwear
If you do not wipe your buttocks well, you are sure to soil your underwear. It will have a brown lining where the anal opening meets the underwear fabric. This is utterly disgusting, right?
If you do not wipe your bum really well, you will stink and houseflies might embarrass you by following you as they pray to find a way into your anus!
5. Use of toilet paper spray
Things need not get very complicated if you are suffering from endless wiping after poop. You can still use your normal toilet paper but with a twist. Spray a few mists of a good hypoallergenic tissue paper moistener such as pristine onto your folded Tp and go ahead to wipe your bum. You can be sure that you will feel well cleaned and no skidmarks will be seen on your pants. Actually some of the mists usually have some nice scent so that you leave the washroom smelling pristine and clean.
Toilet paper sprays are usually made with witch hazel, aloe vera, apricot oil, glycerin and coconut oil. All these ingredients are natural and will not hurt your bum. They are also hypoallergenic and so you need not worry of getting skin irritations after using them. Other than buying these mists from Amazon, you can also make your own diy toilet paper moistener.
Use flushable wet wipes
You can use adult wet wipes which are moist and will surely clean your butt well. The risk here is getting non-flushable wipes which would block your sewerage system. Fortunately, there are some flushable adult wet wipes that are alcohol free that you can find here.
Use wet family cloths
A clean butt isn’t that far off from you. Yes with old rags, tee shirts or dresses that you no longer wear, you can make reusable family cloths that you will be wiping your butt with. For maximum cleanliness, always make sure to moisten the cloths.
Use a bidet
There are portable bidets that you can be using to make sure that you wipe your butt with water every time you have emptied your bowels.
Here are some of the portable bidets that you can use:
Brondell Gospa Travel Bidet
The Brondell Gospa is a cheap travel bidet that you can carry along wherever you go. It has an ergonomic design so that you can hold it with ease. The spray is thin enough not to hurt your butt but consistent enough to wipe your bum really clean. It has a large capacity as it can store upto 400ml of water to clean yourself after emptying your bowel.
2. Bixfe handheld bidet sprayer
If you are looking for a more durable portable bidet then you can get yourself a Bixfe handheld bidet sprayer. It has a long handle of 60 inches. It is also strong and durable so that you need not worry about its longevity.
Now other than using those portable bidets, you can also get yourself a bum washing toilet.
A bum washing toilet is nothing but a bidet toilet seat that is going to wash your bottom with warm water, deodorize you and even give you dry air wipe.
Yes, bidet toilet seats are a more Asian thing. We Westerners mostly do toilet paper.
But why do something which you know very well that it will not work.
Come on, ditch that toilet paper and join the wash-do-not-wipe-revolution with this alpha jx bidet toilet seat.
Take a bath
The last alternative is to take a bath. This is a sure way to ensure that you are clean after emptying your bowels.
While cleaning though, make sure that you take up your bum cheeks and have water washing out all the fecal debris that might have been left. You could also use a special washcloth or loofah that you will never use to clean any other part of your body other than your crack.