I do not know how many times I will have to say this but am ready to continue yapping and yapping till the end of time; toilet paper will never wipe your bum really well. Not unless you use some toilet paper moisteners or a bidet to do a thorough job. But if you continue insisting on toilet paper then you are in for a rude shock. The only thing that you will continue singing about is how chaffed your bum is. How you got some painful anal fissures and bruises or even talk of that UTI that you have been taking meds for without things improving.
Well, if you are looking for better things, then you need to think about things such as wet wipes. But the case of wet wipes is another. While most are labeled as flushable, they are only flushable in theory. As in out of sight and out of mind. But the next thing you will be witnessing is usage of too much water trying to unclog your sewer system or calling plumbers to come and fix your mess.
Very few flushable wipes do indeed disintegrate and even when they do so, it is slowly.
I also advocate for toilet bidets whether portable or otherwise although most Americans have been so preoccupied with the idea of toilet paper that they see bidets as a more Eastern thing to be practiced by Japanese, Indians and Chinese. But I have never heard these bidet users complain of chaffing, fissures or UTI. So I leave you to be the judge on what is better between use of bidet and dry toilet paper.
But things are not that bad for Americans. They can still redeem themselves as the civilized people of the United States of America by adopting toilet paper sprays. What toilet paper sprays do is that they moisten your toilet paper so well so that it feels like your normal wet wipe. And the good thing is that the toilet paper is still flushable.
Toilet paper sprays, gels or mists as they are called are made with natural ingredients that are hypoallergenic and would not irritate your bum skin. Some of ingredients include: witch hazel, coconut oil, aloe Vera and glycerin.
You need to apply a thin film of the gel lest the paper becomes too soggy and you end up touching your poop. At the same time, you should be using high quality toilet paper such as charmin or cottonelle that have been found to be thick and good to use. Otherwise low quality toilet paper will only disappoint you.
How to use the toilet paper spray
- Wipe your bum normally with toilet paper
- Fold a few pieces of TP and apply a thin film of the spray
- Use it to wipe your bum and you are good to go.