How To Wipe And Wash Your Bum Correctly

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Whether you know how to wipe your bum or not, the unfortunate reality is that any slack in this department can cause serious health issues

In a regular discussion between friends, the topic of how to wipe your bum would never usually come up. But online it does and more often than not it opens a pandora’s box of disgusting realities. Just as it did when this topic was discussed among Reddit users. 

Reddit user youallsuck6 started a debate that not only turned out to be enlightening, but also crucial. “The number of people that don’t wash their ass is astounding,” he wrote as a personal hygiene reminder. “Yes, people can tell. Yes, it’s really that bad,” he added, as reported by MensHealth

The fact is the wiping and washing are two very distinct activities that might seem super simple, but often times confuses people. So much so that some people believe that just wiping is enough or even that it can be done while standing! Eeeww! 

How To Wipe Your Bum, For Real

The unfortunate reality is that slacking in butt cleanliness not only leads to odour, and discomfort, but also a swamp ass. And if you are especially into kinky ass eating craze, its better to know how to not let it be crumbly and matted. 

Now the question is how to wipe your bum? And the simple answer is to follow this step-by-step process.

1. Wipe Your Bum

The first step in maintaining good butt hygiene is to ensure your bum is well-wiped. Here, wiping and cleaning pretty much go hand in hand. But for most people the proper way to wipe might be an eluding concept. The only rule here is not go hard or fast. 

As Dr. Joel Krachman, MD, Chief of Gastroenterology for New Jersey-based AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, tells MensHealth, “Some people wipe so vigorously that they irritate the anal area.” 

This can cause pain in the anal area, hemorrhoids, or anal abscesses that can further lead to itching or bleeding. If you have any of these issues, it is best to stick to wet wipes instead of dry toilet paper. 

2. Watch the ingredient list 

If you do suffer from anal health problems and have been advised to use wet wipes, the next thing to do is to make sure you read the listed ingredients. Some of them can aggregate or irritate your anal area, causing further damage, forget about cleaning at all.

Some brands contain preservative methylisothiazolinone, which can cause itchiness or irritation. So be careful. 

3. Give it clean sweep 

Once you are done wiping your butt with a wet wipes, take a small roll of the toilet paper. Add a few drops of witch hazel oil to it and give it a final wipe. 

Among the many properties of witch hazel are its abilities to clean at a microbial level. When you use wet wipes or toilet paper, while you ensure you clean the butt, you cannot be sure if you removed all the bacteria. Witch hazel ensures that you do. 

Whether or not you choose to use witch hazel oil is your call, but if you have the time, go for it. 

How To Wash Your Bum

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Now that you know how to wipe your bum, its time to learn how to wash it.

When it comes to washing your bum, as is the case with the rest of your body, a shower is the best place to do it. Unfortunately for many who use this method, washing the bum doesn’t mean letting the water slide through your cracks. Neither does it mean picking up your bar of soap and lightly rubbing it across your butt.

The art of cleaning your butt is slightly more complicated than that. Here are a few ways to simply it.

1. Use a gentle soap

Krachman stresses that one must use soaps that are soft on the skin. When buying soaps, look for words like ‘soft’ or ‘gentle’ because they usually are. But he does that add that one must keep their butt soap away from their face because that’s a recipe for disaster and also, pink eye.

2. Regional cleaning

Using a shower head to direct water to the area you wish to clean is a good start as well. You can even use a washcloth or a loofah to really get into that crack. But don’t be overzealous and instead be gentle and soft with your motions.

And keep the equipments you use clean, washing them everyday as you shower as well. 

3. Remember the checklist 

No matter how slowly you clean or how much lather you generate, the key thing to remember here is that you do this regularly. Keep your tools separate and follow this process up with a gentle wiping of the bum or patting it dry. 

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj