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Toilet paper

Discussion in 'The Material World' started by PopeADope, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    Toilet paper
    is a tissue paper product people primarily use to clean the anus
    and surrounding area of fecal material after defecation and to clean the perineal area of urine after urination and other bodily fluid releases. Modern commercial toilet paper originated in the 19th century,
    Toilet paper - Wikipedia

    I wonder what percent of people had access to toilet paper in the time of Jesus Christ or before?

    Could you imagine a life without toilet paper? You got to appreciate the little things in life. We take so many luxuries for granted.
     
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  2. Misunderstood

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    Wow, they come out with new uses for everything, I did not know this. I thought its soul purpose was for gift warping houses, you know for papering houses, especially this time of year.
     
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  3. Saint Frankenstein

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    Toilet paper is actually pretty gross and not very good at cleaning things. Plus, little pieces of it come off on you and get stuck. We should switch to bidets to clean up. Many other cultures just use water to clean themselves after.
     
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  4. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    Bidets are pretty good once you get used to them but they are mostly in hotels.
    At dubai Airport the toilets don't have toilet paper, it's a hole in the ground and a water jet thing for the cleanup, lol I couldn't use them.
     
  5. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    I prefer a garden hose up the ***.

    Well not too far, just enough to err . ... clean things up.

    More directly I think if I had a choice back then I would just plop myself in a free flowing body of water somewhere and let nature take care of it . There's a lot of organisms that just love poo!!!
     
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    Water is way way better.
     
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    Kangaroo Feathers Hardline moderate

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    If we didn't have buttcheeks it would be a lot easier to clean oneself after a bowell movement.
     
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    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    I'm just surprised that there is no outcry to recycle toilet paper...

    BTW some of my youth was spent in an area where outhouses were the norm. Toilet paper consisted mainly of the old Sears and Roebucks catalog. You found out early that the shiny pages were not your friends..just sayin'. But, in retrospect, I guess I was lucky because I never had to use those devastating corn cobs.
     
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  10. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    I did not know bidet is spelled that way. Does it thoroughly clean the anus of fecal material?

    I've never seen a bidet before cept for on TV. I hear that Europeans make fun of Americans for not using a one.
     
  11. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    It would completely change the Halloween experience.
     
  12. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Ignorant Heathen Libertarian Capitalist
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    Hence the phrase, "rough as a cob".
     
  13. PopeADope

    PopeADope Habemus papam

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    That is truly out in the boonies me thinks! :)
     
  14. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Bidets are good, always feel clean and fresh, a localised just showered feeling, essentially thats precisely it's function.

    They are not so common in the UK except in the better hotels and WCs of the rich and shameless. In western Europe most WCs are equipped with one, even some public conveniences. Further east it depends on the country.

    Ive never hard a European making fun of americans for not using a bidet, there is far more topical stuff to make fun of.
     
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