Skip to comments.Could YOU live without toilet paper? Meet the women who choose to wipe with a reusable piece..
Posted on 01/29/2014 8:16:21 AM PST by C19fan
For most Americans, toilet paper is an absolutely necessary grocery list item, but some women are opting out for both economic and environmental purposes. In a HuffPost Live discussion, bloggers Angela Davis, Kathleen Quiring and Makala Earley explain why they've decided to go paperless, revealing that it's not as messy or unhygienic as it may sound. 'It is definitely possible,' insists Mikala, who says she and her husband stopped using toilet paper about a year ago. 'It is almost seen as a necessity [and] it doesn't have to be, and it's been a lot of fun to learn how to do it this way.'
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Sears catalog in the outhouse was quite popular.
I’d sure like to shake their hands, not. Nasty, going the Muslim route, so I guess they don’t use their left hand for eating anymore.
Gee, how thrilling. What else is new?
Use a Sham-Wow. Just wring it out once a week and it’s ready to go again.
Damn Icky Vicky, you got a flock of seagulls following ya.
Her idea of fun is disturbing.
Uhhh, I did the unthinkable and actually read the article. My OCD is in serious overdrive, I’ve got to wash my hands several times. That is just nasty. The thought of them having sex means I’ll probably have to go to confession and I’m not a Catholic.
Sometimes things are invented for a reason.
Hell, just pull out a clump of hair.
Her next plan is to give up feminine products for “that time of the month.”
I wash myself with a rag on a stick.
I thought Harpo Marx was dead.
Don’t put it past the left to try to abolish TP.
Then you’d sure better not think about the fact they wash their used toilet rags in their washer. The same place they wash all their other clothes.
gee doesn’t that towel smell soooo good.
All of this is to save $100 a year and of course the tremendous environmental damage of the paper industry.
That’s it, I’m out, I’m going to take a bath in pure bleach for three hours.
I think E-coli is in their immediate future.
careful there, ecoli can cause diarrhea
Bigman, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 4 hours ago
On my way to work this morning I thought to myself " I wonder if there is anyone in America who uses cloth to wipe their backside instead of toilet paper "...............Then to my complete surprise, I discover you have an article on precisely that subject. I don't know how you do it DM, I really don't.
Why the hell would we want to go backwards in sanitary practices?
I bet they turn their noses up at red meat because of E. coli, not realizing they’re growing their own cultures of it on their fingers.
Sounds like they should turn over a new leaf.
Become mentally ill - save a tree.
When we went to the wilds of Canada...them big oak leaves worked just fine.
I’ve used my left hand for 6 months in Nepal.
I actually saw one interesting SHTF article about using a pump yard sprayer with a nozzle bent back as a makeshift bidet for TEOTWAWKI.
Personally, I would store it right next to the wood burning stove so the water was at least warm!
But good idea nonetheless.
Unsurprisingly, Angela Davis appears to be a dirty hippie.
“Gee, these poop rags don’t make a full load.”
“Just throw in those dish towels with them.”
The poison oak, not so much.
Just think how environmental responsible it would be to use your hand. Then dont even wash it and you’ll save like 3 gallons of water each year.
Chapter 13 is entitled: "How Gargantuas wonderful understanding became known to his father Grangousier, by the invention of a torchecul or wipebreech."
Here is a brief excerpt:
Afterwards, in dunging behind a bush, I found a March-cat, and with it I wiped my breech, but her claws were so sharp that they scratched and exulcerated all my perinee. Of this I recovered the next morning thereafter, by wiping myself with my mothers gloves, of a most excellent perfume and scent of the Arabian Benin. After that I wiped me with sage, with fennel, with anet, with marjoram, with roses, with gourd-leaves, with beets, with colewort, with leaves of the vine-tree, with mallows, wool-blade, which is a tail-scarlet, with lettuce, and with spinach leaves. All this did very great good to my leg. Then with mercury, with parsley, with nettles, with comfrey, but that gave me the bloody flux of Lombardy, which I healed by wiping me with my braguette. Then I wiped my tail in the sheets, in the coverlet, in the curtains, with a cushion, with arras hangings, with a green carpet, with a table-cloth, with a napkin, with a handkerchief, with a combing-cloth; in all which I found more pleasure than do the mangy dogs when you rub them. Yea, but, said Grangousier, which torchecul did you find to be the best? I was coming to it, said Gargantua, and by-and-by shall you hear the tu autem, and know the whole mystery and knot of the matter. I wiped myself with hay, with straw, with thatch-rushes, with flax, with wool, with paper, but,
Who his foul tail with paper wipes,
Shall at his ballocks leave some chips.
The things you learn in college.
So how messy or unhygienic is it? 50% as messy or unhygienic as it sounds? 75%?
What a load of crap.
I'm sure that someone makes a brand that is unbleached and has a few cockle burrs in it, just to make the Greens feel good when they scratch themselves. But to give up TP altogether “for the environment” is just plain stupid.
They are nothing but Luddites.
She is now on a speaking tour of Venezuela, I presume?
Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this freak has her own T.V. show on Nickelodeon or something.
Funny; just recently the DailyMail ran several articles about contamination from today's lower wash temperatures and gentler detergent:
How washing machines can put your family's health at risk
"Professor Sally Bloomfield, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, wants a campaign to educate consumers in laundry hygiene. We need to launder clothing in a way that renders them not just visually clean, but hygienically clean the two are not the same, she says. Her concerns are backed by a German study on clothes contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus, linked to skin and urinary tract infections, as well as pneumonia. Researchers found the only way to eradicate the bacterium was with temperatures of 40c [104f] and above combined with a detergent containing bleach..."
Is your LAUNDRY making you ill? 30°C cycles breed bacteria and transfer germs from your underwear to tea towels
"Bacteria lurking inside washing machines can also be responsible for cross-contamination: 'Studies have shown that a build-up of bacteria in the interior of the washing machine transfers to the wash water of subsequent cycles with as many as one million bacteria found in just two tablespoons of wash water..."
The Obamas have a reusable Constitution for this very purpose.
Civilized countries invented the current toilet practices for a reason: they’re civilized.
If a wild-eyed liberal baby face wants to go back centuries to primitive days, let her, but I will not be anywhere around her.
This is like the ‘poop in the woods’ crowd. Or the ‘babies without diapers’ crowd. (Take the baby to the curb - just like a dog)
When they put these existing industries out of work, there will be more panhandlers in the cities pooping on the sidewalk. Sorta defeats the purpose. It's the circle of life.... la la la la lah..
For these gals, one up, one down, one to polish is all it takes.Next they’ll try to clean as a cat or dog does, if you get what I mean.
I love it! It's "green" because it's storage, insulation and sound-proofing all in one! And -- you can store your grooming items in the little holes.... LOL!