Hygiene: clean your buttocks properly

This text provides information in simple language on the topic: Correctly cleaning your buttocks.

How do you clean the buttocks properly?

You need to clean your buttocks after each bowel movement. The best way to clean your bottom is with toilet paper or water.

1. Toilet paper

You can clean your buttocks with toilet paper. Please note these things for this:

  • Use dry toilet paper.
  • Use soft toilet paper. Is your toilet paper too rough? Then the skin on the bottom can be injured.
  • Use white toilet paper. Are there colored pictures or text on your toilet paper? Then the skin on the bottom can become irritated.
  • Always wipe front to back.

This is especially important with women. Do you wipe from back to front? Then bacteria can get into the vagina or urethra.

2. water

You can also clean your buttocks with water. Your bottom will be even cleaner with water.And your buttocks won't be irritated.

Do you want to clean your buttocks with water? Then take note of these things:

  • Use clean water.
  • Use lukewarm water.
  • Do not use soap.

Some people have a bidet in their bathroom. A bidet is a seat washbasin. Do you have a bidet in your bathroom? Then you can use it to clean your bottom.

Don't have a bidet in your bathroom? Then clean your buttocks on the tap or in the shower.

Important: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap after every use of the toilet. Do you clean your buttocks with water? Then washing your hands afterwards is even more important.

Should you clean your bottom with wet wipes?

Do you want to clean your buttocks? Then do not use wet wipes. Use toilet paper or water. Wet wipes contain preservatives. And wet wipes often contain fragrances. Preservatives and fragrances can irritate the buttocks. And you can get allergies from it.

Do you have problems with bowel movements?

Do you have problems with bowel movements? Or maybe you have painful bowel movements? Then go to the doctor. Your doctor can help you.

Where can you get more information?

Would you like to read more about proper hygiene after a bowel movement? You can find more information about proper hygiene after a bowel movement here. Attention: This link leads out of our simple language offer. The information is then no longer in plain language.

Attention: This text only contains general information. The text does not replace a visit to the doctor. Only a doctor can give you accurate information. Are you feeling sick? Or do you have questions about an illness? Then you should always see a doctor.

We wrote the texts together with the Light Language Research Center. The light language research center is at the University of Hildesheim.

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