Experts warn that toilet paper does little to remove feces and the United States is one country that hasn’t improved its sanitation when wiping.
While countries such as Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets in the toilets as a way to keep the anus clean, the US has mostly relied on toilet paper as the norm to keep that area clean.
But doctors say excessive wiping could cause health problems such as anal fissures and urinary tract infections.
Though the suggestion may sound absurd, celebrities such as will.i.am, Will Smith and Terrence Howard have been vouching for baby wipes instead of tissue for years – with Smith even hailing the habit as ‘special and incredible’.
Toilet bidets are one sanitation device that countries such as Italy, Spain and Greece have implemented in most bathrooms to clean the anus after using the bathroom.
According to Tonic, 90 percent of households in Italy, Spain and Greece have a bidet installed in their bathroom for cleaning.
This device squirts water into the area to make cleaning with toilet paper easier.
But it is not as easy to find one of these in a restroom in the United States.
Bidet suppliers have reported that moving into the American market has been more difficult because most people are satisfied with just using toilet paper.