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Could YOU live without toilet paper? Meet the women who choose to wipe with a reusable piece..
UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2014 | Margot Peppers

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.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: econuts; foul; greenieweenies; hippies; mentaldisorder; toilet; toiletpaper; unhygienic; washingmachine
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Freaks. How about bringing back the Roman sponge on a stick dipped in vinegar to clean that part.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 8:16:21 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

2 posted on 01/29/2014 8:18:45 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: C19fan

Sears catalog in the outhouse was quite popular.


3 posted on 01/29/2014 8:18:59 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: C19fan

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.


4 posted on 01/29/2014 8:19:04 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: C19fan

Gee, how thrilling. What else is new?


5 posted on 01/29/2014 8:20:03 AM PST by PapaNew
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To: C19fan

Use a Sham-Wow. Just wring it out once a week and it’s ready to go again.


6 posted on 01/29/2014 8:20:46 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: C19fan

Damn Icky Vicky, you got a flock of seagulls following ya.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 8:20:50 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: C19fan

Her idea of fun is disturbing.


8 posted on 01/29/2014 8:21:17 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: C19fan
I have a sponge on a stick put back for the zombie apocalypse.

/johnny

9 posted on 01/29/2014 8:21:36 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: C19fan

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.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 8:21:56 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: C19fan

Sometimes things are invented for a reason.


11 posted on 01/29/2014 8:22:55 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: C19fan
Angela Davis?

Hell, just pull out a clump of hair.

12 posted on 01/29/2014 8:22:55 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: C19fan

Her next plan is to give up feminine products for “that time of the month.”


13 posted on 01/29/2014 8:23:06 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I wash myself with a rag on a stick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSJQEl5vcAo


14 posted on 01/29/2014 8:23:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: C19fan
'It is definitely possible,' insists Mikala, (whose friends call her 'stinky fingers')....
15 posted on 01/29/2014 8:24:22 AM PST by VRWCmember
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To: Fightin Whitey

I thought Harpo Marx was dead.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 8:24:50 AM PST by Ribeye (Protective headwear courtesy of Reynolds Aluminum Products- Extra-cranial RF Suppression Division)
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To: C19fan

Don’t put it past the left to try to abolish TP.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 8:24:54 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Lx

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.


18 posted on 01/29/2014 8:25:04 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

All of this is to save $100 a year and of course the tremendous environmental damage of the paper industry.


19 posted on 01/29/2014 8:26:00 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

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.


20 posted on 01/29/2014 8:26:28 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: Lx

careful there, ecoli can cause diarrhea


21 posted on 01/29/2014 8:27:42 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: C19fan
It's just a shame I haven't time to scroll the 800+ replies at the site, since the Brits are so very witty. Just the first page made me spit coffee. Here's one:

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.

22 posted on 01/29/2014 8:28:48 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: C19fan

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.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 8:28:53 AM PST by angryoldfatman
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To: C19fan

Sounds like they should turn over a new leaf.


24 posted on 01/29/2014 8:30:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: driftdiver

Become mentally ill - save a tree.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 8:30:36 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: C19fan
"and it's been a lot of fun to learn how to do it this way."

mmmkay

 

26 posted on 01/29/2014 8:31:00 AM PST by MNnice
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To: C19fan

When we went to the wilds of Canada...them big oak leaves worked just fine.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 8:31:02 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: C19fan

I’ve used my left hand for 6 months in Nepal.


28 posted on 01/29/2014 8:32:40 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: C19fan
Can't live without it.


29 posted on 01/29/2014 8:33:05 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: C19fan

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.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 8:34:49 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: Fightin Whitey

Unsurprisingly, Angela Davis appears to be a dirty hippie.


31 posted on 01/29/2014 8:34:55 AM PST by angryoldfatman
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To: driftdiver

“Gee, these poop rags don’t make a full load.”
“Just throw in those dish towels with them.”


32 posted on 01/29/2014 8:35:13 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Sacajaweau
When we went to the wilds of Canada...them big oak leaves worked just fine.

The poison oak, not so much.

33 posted on 01/29/2014 8:36:40 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Fightin Whitey
the money she saves go towards dental hygiene
34 posted on 01/29/2014 8:36:44 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


35 posted on 01/29/2014 8:39:02 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: C19fan
Francois Rabelais pretty much wrote the book on things to wipe with, long before the invention of toilet paper. By "book" I actually mean Chapter 13 of his book Gargantua and Pantagruel, written in the 16th century.

Chapter 13 is entitled: "How Gargantua’s 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 mother’s 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.

You can see the rest of this scatalogical dissertation here.

The things you learn in college.


36 posted on 01/29/2014 8:39:22 AM PST by Maceman
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To: C19fan
it's not as messy or unhygienic as it may sound.

So how messy or unhygienic is it? 50% as messy or unhygienic as it sounds? 75%?

37 posted on 01/29/2014 8:39:27 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Maceman

What a load of crap.


38 posted on 01/29/2014 8:43:42 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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Toilet paper is made from the most recyclable product on earth, i.e. pulp wood. A 100% natural and environmentally friendly product.

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.

39 posted on 01/29/2014 8:45:16 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Well played.


40 posted on 01/29/2014 8:45:58 AM PST by Maceman
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To: C19fan

She is now on a speaking tour of Venezuela, I presume?


41 posted on 01/29/2014 8:48:57 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this freak has her own T.V. show on Nickelodeon or something.


42 posted on 01/29/2014 8:48:57 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: driftdiver
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.


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..."


43 posted on 01/29/2014 8:49:17 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

The Obamas have a reusable Constitution for this very purpose.


44 posted on 01/29/2014 8:51:52 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: C19fan

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)


45 posted on 01/29/2014 8:52:28 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: C19fan

Primitivism


46 posted on 01/29/2014 8:52:55 AM PST by onedoug
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47 posted on 01/29/2014 8:53:31 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: C19fan
So if they want to save energy, they have to run their poopy wash at high temps and use disinfectant and bleach at home, instead of using nice pre-bleached toilet paper from a bulk-production industry that probably already has "green" (i.e. cost-reducing) ways of recycling both bleach and water. The paper goes into the municipal system that makes mulch and fertilizer out of the sludge and sells it, thereby offsetting some costs to the taxpayers.

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..

48 posted on 01/29/2014 8:55:38 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

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.


49 posted on 01/29/2014 8:57:50 AM PST by gunner03
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To: Daffynition

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!

50 posted on 01/29/2014 8:59:10 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The less a man knows, the more certain he is that he knows it all.)
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