I got to think the other day. We use water for cleaning almost everything. We use water to wash foods stuffs before eating, we use water to take our bath, we use water to wash our clothes, and we use water to clean our house. We can never replace all this with just a simple wipe but we use tissue paper to clean the dirtiest part of our bodies.
Isn't that strange. That the part that needs attention is given less attention. I guess none you would be comfortable if a fruit is given to you by simply wiping it with a tissue paper. We would quickly say it is unclean for eating.
I have come to discover that no matter how you clean you butt with tissue paper, it can never take away the smell of the faeces. Now this is fact, I don't think there's any reason for you to argue. It is also very difficult for those who have hair in their anal region to completely clean of faeces yet it is the practice of many.
Even me, the decision of using water instead of tissue paper seem weird initially because I didn't like the wetness I felt after I had washed my butts. You can clean your butt with tissue paper after you have safely washed your butts. Other people especially from the Western culture have condemned this pattern because they feel it is unhygienic to use that same hand you eat to wash the anus.
Apart from cleaning your anus properly, water is safe free. Sometimes too much of scrubbing from tissue paper can cause injury but water has no friction. This injury can worsen when you have diarrhea because you have to use tissue paper often. Some of the tissue papers sold have abrasive. Like I said earlier, it is impossible to remove the smell of faeces from the anal region which can diffuse to your underwear.
The best practice I have found lately is to defecate whenever you want to take your bath. Once you've used tissue paper, you can still wash your butt thoroughly with water. Most of the Eastern countries where water is used mainly for cleaning the butts have bidet. Bidet is a basin kept near the toilet that is used for cleaning the genital and anal area after using the toilet.
Some people have also argued that cleaning your anal region with water and then cleaning with tissue paper to get the water off is almost the same thing (in terms of economy) as using the paper initially.
Well, from the above piece, the ball is now in your court. Make sure you wash your hands with soap and water after washing your anal area else it will still be the same extension of smell of faeces to your hands.
If you have any suggestion, opinion or contrary view of this post, kindly leave a comment below and we would reason together.
Do have a nice day!