OUR LAST TRADING DAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS IS 20 DECEMBER 2019. WE WILL REOPEN AFTER THE NEW YEAR ON 6 JANUARY 2020

Our Blog

Find out more about special offers, latest events and new product that are coming soon.

We Need to Talk about Wiping the Butt....

11 November 2017 By Galina

Do you talk to your clients about wiping their butt? If you don't, you probably should. A couple of weeks ago the UK newspaper Daily Mail published this: 

Americans 'are not properly cleaning their anuses': Doctors warn toilet paper does little to remove feces

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5025367/Doctors-warn-toilet-paper-does-little-remove feces.html#ixzz4y9kfp6G1

For those who would like to know a bit more, here's a bit more: 

Living among the squeamish in Canada and the US are people of Muslim and Hindu backgrounds who are the satisfied owners of far cleaner butts than the rest of us.

https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/xyyqk7/lets-be-real-americans-are-walking-around-with-dirty-anuses?utm_source=vicefbus

Not surprisingly, Dr Mercola also has an opinion about this, which differs somewhat from the mainstream publications. 

If every US household replaced even one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper with one made from 100% recycled fibers, 423,900 trees would be saved!...The Process Used to Make Your Toilet Paper White Is Toxic....Think Outside the Box: Toilet Paper Is Not Actually a Necessity...If You Want Superior Cleaning and Comfort, Use a Bidet

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/07/01/toilet-paper.aspx

So... true or false? And what should we focus on when speaking to the patients or clients about the delicate subject of wiping one's bottom? 

There are only two main  questions to bear in mind: WHAT is the quality of your client's stools and HOW do they wipe? 

QUESTION ONE: what is the quality of your stools? Do they come out easily? Are they well-formed, not too sloppy and not too dry? Do they leave skid marks?

A few months ago we published a blog, called SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE STOOLS, that you can readhere (https://www.colonicsupplies.online/blog/the-seven-habits-of-highly-effective-stools);

There is a pretty easy checklist in that blog that you can develop into a simple form, which the client can fill themselves and see how well they are doing. Or, you can buy an off-the-shelf chart that we sell on this website:https://www.colonicsupplies.online/books-and-posters/one_minute_stool-o-meter

So even before we get to the proper wiping technique, clients need to understand that good stools don't frankly, require a lot of wiping. They look after themselves - slide out easily, are well formed, don't leave skid marks and are easy to flush. 

And, as we all know, good stools depend on: 

- good nutrition;

- adequate fibre intake; 

- sufficient hydration; 

- physical activity; 

- stress management. 

This should always be in the centre of attention of a health-conscious client, not just for making premium grade poop, but also for living a fulfilling and healthy life. 

QUESTION TWO: A few tips for the most effective cleaning.

- Make sure you have finished pooping before you start wiping. 

- The most important tip for women is: wipe from the center out. In other words, don't wipe towards the vagina, to avoid cross-contamination!

- Bidet or intimate douche are the most hygienic;

- Wet wipes are more effective than toilet paper; 

- Toilet paper should be soft but strong; 

- Unbleached paper is healthier than bleached;

- Recycled paper is good for the soul but may be inferiour quality to the paper made of virgin pulp. 

- CLOSE THE LID OF THE TOILET AS SOON AS YOU GET UP. 

And finally, there is a whole website, http://howtowipeyourbutt.com/

The pictures are pretty good, and you can't explain it any simpler!

Until we meet again,

Galina