Bathroom talk. It's a topic that's sure to evoke giggles and poking for anyone from age 2 on up. But all kidding aside, our toilet paper practices are really in the dark ages. If you walk down any grocery store aisle, you will see a what appears to be a wide range of options, from pillow soft to cardboard stiff, but really it all comes down to the same thing: dry toilet paper. And at the end of the day, dry doesn't really get the job done right. Here's why:
This may be overstating the obvious, but dry toilet paper just isn't the most effective way to wipe your bum. You've no doubt had the experience where you wipe, check, wipe more, check, wipe again, and before you know it you've gone through half a roll, two flushes, and still aren't sure that you've cleaned yourself thoroughly. That's because dry paper doesn't necessarily get you clean. By its very nature, you won't get rid of everything you need to.
Because toilet paper is dry, it requires you to use more of it. Much more. Maybe you are wondering why your household is going through toilet paper at a faster clip than you can keep in stock. Well, using dry paper requires you to use more. If you are buying your toilet paper in bulk just to keep the house supplied, you may want to reconsider. Shouldn't there be a better way to wipe?
While toilet paper is biodegradable, just the fact that you have to use so much of it is a vote against dry. Remember, you aren't the only one on the planet doing this. It's you, your next door neighbor, the neighbor next to them, and so on. By minimizing the amount of toilet paper you go through, you are helping the planet use less paper, kill fewer trees, and so forth.
Unfortunately, the disappointing results of dry toilet paper has led to the use of other even less environmentally sound options, such as wet wipes. While toilet paper is biodegradable, wet wipes are not. Many have taken up the practice of flushing the wet wipes down the toilet, and the result is that personal and city sewage systems are getting clogged, and oceans are becoming polluted with wet wipes. Marine life try to eat them, mistaking the wet wipes for food, and they are dying as a result. If for no other reason than to spare a sea turtle, you want to stick to biodegradable, i.e. toilet paper, options.
You may be surprised to learn that much of the world does not practice the use of dry toilet paper, nor has this been the case historically. The world over, many cultures incorporate the use of water in their wiping practices. If you think about it, it just makes common sense. Water is always going to be more effective than a dry option when it comes to wiping.
No matter how many times you wipe, you can be pretty guaranteed that you won't be getting everything. It may not be a pretty to contemplate, but that means you are basically walking around with a dirty rear end. A dry piece of paper simply won't get rid of every little bit of waste.
At the end of the day, wiping with dry toilet paper, quilted or not, is just not a pleasant sensation. It's a gritty, raw feeling, and there's no getting around that. Thatís why we are so pleased to offer Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist. With six sweet scents, and travel and full sizes available, you can always have your mist with you. No need to buy a special kind of wipe to get clean. Aquinelle is sanitary, good for the planet, and, most of all, it feels good.
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