This is the reason why you should actually only wipe once after doing a number two

Have you ever considered this?

When you visit ‘the smallest room’ to go and have a poop, it’s not something you feel like announcing to the world. How often you should wipe after a number two definitely isn’t a topic you like to discuss with other people. But have you ever thought about what is normal or best when it comes to wiping after having a bowel movement?

Ideally, you should only need a couple of pieces of toilet paper.

Toilet paper

Many people prefer to make sure they always have a lot of toilet paper stored at home. Because what if you need to do a number two and you’re almost out of toilet paper? Well, you’ll have a bit of a problem if that happens, won’t you? But really, just a couple of pieces of toilet paper should already be enough. Naturopathic doctor Mirasol Teijeiro explains to podcast Urban Wellness Clinic that ideally the piece of paper you wipe with should come back practically spotless. “You should have absolutely nothing on the paper. You should wipe once, and wipe clean.”

Do you want to know why this is and what is the perfect, healthy bowel movement? Go to the next page to keep reading!

Disclaimer: This information is not an alternative to professional medical advice. In case of doubt, please contact your doctor.

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