Growing up should mean progression. Whether it be physical in height or weight, or mental in maturity and intelligence, growth and progression are something that should move along with time. But have you ever wondered why as infants and toddlers we used baby wipes but in adulthood, we resort to the archaic dry toilet paper?
Apparently, there is now new evidence supporting the superior tool that are wet wipes, and some celebrities have already publicly spoken out about its usefulness including Will.I.Am and Will Smith. It was on a BBC1 Radio interview where the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star spoke glowingly about baby wipes.
‘I’m the type of person that it’s important for me to share. When I experience something that’s special and incredible, I like to share it with people. Anyone who’s using dry toilet paper, you’re really not doing yourself the true service.’And wet wipes are more than just a comfort thing, they also prevent anal fissures and hemorrhoids and don’t leave behind excess feces like dry toilet paper.
Doctors have also said that dry toilet paper can cause excessive wiping which leads to anal fissures, hemorrhoids or urinary tract infections.
Research has shown that while countries such as Japan, Italy, and Greece use bidets to keep their bottoms clean, the western world has mainly stuck with toilet paper.
According to Tonic, 90 percent of households in Italy, Greece, and Spain have a bidet in their homes. Bidets and wet wipes help kill bacteria and also help prevent UTI’s.
Rose George, who is the author of The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters, talked about the usefulness of wet wipes.
‘I find it rather baffling that millions of people are walking around with dirty anuses while thinking they are clean. Toilet paper moves [expletive], but it doesn’t remove it.’