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

Bowel movement

But what’s the reason why you should only have to wipe once? According to the naturopathic doctor, it has everything to do with a healthy bowel movement. She explains: “If you need multiple pieces of paper to clean it all, this could indicate bad bowel movements. It might also be a sign that you eat foods that you’re sensitive to, you have too much stress or that your intestinal bacteria aren’t working optimally.

Perfect poop

If you have good, healthy bowel movements, then you will also have a proper turd, to just call the thing by its name. The perfect turd should sink to the bottom of the toilet right away, Tejeiro explains. Besides that, it should have a ‘good’ brown colour and it should be about as long as your forearm – but we don’t recommend measuring it.

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

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