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Question #86939 posted on 06/10/2016 8:36 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

So This is awkward but after you do #2 in the restroom are you supposed to use the toilet paper standing up or sitting down still? I recently realized I might have learned it wrong but at my age this isn't the sort of thing you feel comfortable to ask *anyone* about in person.

To make me feel better: is there anything you've learned wrong and didn't get corrected on for a really looking time?

- Emperor


Dear Emperor,

Please don't be embarrassed- it's a perfectly valid question. I don't think there is a right or wrong way to use the restroom, as long as it is hygenic and effective.  So-- I'll not beat around the bush and just give some tips on how to stay the most hygenic while using the restroom. 

-  If you are female, you should wipe from front to back in order to avoid a urinary tract infection.

- It is probably most effective to wipe after #2 while you are sitting because your bum cheeks are spread and it will be easier to be sure that nothing is left behind. For example- when changing a child's diaper, you always bend the child's knees to be able to wipe because if you wipe with their legs straight it is much easier to miss a dirty spot on their bum.

- You should probably use a new piece of toilet paper each time you wipe. However, one writer commented that if the piece of toilet paper is big enough, werf will simply fold the piece over and use it again, which is also okay.

- Continue wiping until you have nothing left and your last wipe with toilet paper should look clean. If you are having trouble getting clean you can finish up with baby wipes. There isn't a rule that says that baby wipes are only for babies, and you can find them in unscented so you don't have a baby powder-ish smell.

- It's better to eliminate in a squatting position more than just simply sitting, as illustrated by the silly but insightful Squatty Potty video. You can easily achieve the correct posture that the video describes by sitting and then sliding a step stool under your feet so that your knees are just higher than your pelvis. It seriously works. 


posted on 06/10/2016 11:02 a.m.
I just want to add something. It's not a good idea to flush wipes down the toilet often. They're thicker than toilet paper and can cause blockage in the pipes. A friend had been using wipes for years with no problem until one day when their sewage line blocked up and the family had to pay thousands of dollars to fix it, all because of the regular use of wipes.