To be shocked that some people stand up to wipe their bum after going to the loo?

(245 Posts)
apenny4 Wed 25-Sep-13 21:43:39

So I perhaps naively assumed that like me the world and his uncle wipe their bum while sitting down after going to the loo. I can't remember how long ago it was that I discovered a good friend stands up to wipe and has done ever since she was a child. I still find it hard to get my head round - obviously I'm not talking about a wee here.

She was equally shock that I wipe sitting down.

It occasionally pops into my head and I wonder all over again, is it her or is it me, is standing or sitting more usual, or are there just a whole lot of standers and sitters out there, all oblivious to each others habits?

HotCrossPun Wed 25-Sep-13 21:49:02

There was a thread about this before, and loads of people wiped that way.

I cannot get my head around it either. If you are stood up, then your bumcheeks are together. How is an effective wipe possible?

StandingInLine Wed 25-Sep-13 21:49:16

Me and partner both stand up to wipe...He's just asked ,how do you get your hand past the loo seat when you're wiping sat down? lol

Floggingmolly Wed 25-Sep-13 21:59:52

How do you get into a conversation on the optimum way to wipe your arse?

elcranko Wed 25-Sep-13 22:05:05

I'm a sitter. It's never occurred to me to ask anyone else what they do though! grin

zatyaballerina Wed 25-Sep-13 22:06:38

I think fat people have to stand to get in the right position to reach because their size is in the way.

PurpleGirly Wed 25-Sep-13 22:07:55

I'm fat and I don't have to stand ...

Sinful1 Wed 25-Sep-13 22:09:20

How on earth can you reach to do it sitting down? Do you go from.the front.and under or from.behind?

Oh and when standing a little lean.forward and feet apart opens the cheeks :p

Like having sex in.the shower :l

hwjm1945 Wed 25-Sep-13 22:09:20

but surely you have to stand up as it is impossible to wipe from front to back if sitting down? as to bum cheeks being togeher when standing up, you just sort of bend over a bit and they separate!

ICameOnTheJitney Wed 25-Sep-13 22:09:32

But how can you get your arm behind you to wipe front to back if you're sitting?? confused I couldn't do that....when you wipe standing you simply cock your leg slightly thus allowing crack access.

juneybean Wed 25-Sep-13 22:09:34

I'm fat and my arse doesn't cover the entire of the seat so I'm quite able to wipe sitting down.

HopLittleFroggiesHopHopHop Wed 25-Sep-13 22:10:10

I'm thin and I stand. I wouldn't want to put my hand in the toilet!
Did sitters stand as children?
I work in childcare and never seen a child attempt to wipe sitting!

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 25-Sep-13 22:10:20

I think there's some bending and/or knee lifting that might go on so that the paper can reach where it needs to?

smashedhen Wed 25-Sep-13 22:10:23

I'm fat, and I have to stand....

ICameOnTheJitney Wed 25-Sep-13 22:10:25

X posts hwjm maybe these sitting wipers are NOT wiping front to back!! shock do you all get cystitis a lot?

Sinful1 Wed 25-Sep-13 22:10:26

How on earth can you reach to do it sitting down? Do you go from.the front.and under or from.behind?

Oh and when standing a little lean.forward and feet apart opens the cheeks :p

Like having sex in.the shower :l

ShakeRattleNRoll Wed 25-Sep-13 22:10:37

If I was to stand up and wipe mine it would momentarily spread around even further because when you go to stand up it's very difficult getting up without squeezing your bum cheeks togeher thus spreading the poo about and making it more difficult to clean hth

ICameOnTheJitney Wed 25-Sep-13 22:11:13

Smashedhen I'm not fat and I still have to stand! grin I don't think that's it! I want to know you sitters...DO you wipe front to back?

WhiteandGreen Wed 25-Sep-13 22:11:25

I'm normal sized and I stand. Would never have dreamed of doing it any other way. How funny that this is a 'thing'.

juneybean Wed 25-Sep-13 22:11:30

I've never had cystitis either...

juneybean Wed 25-Sep-13 22:12:24

I wipe front to back ....this thread is confusing me

ICameOnTheJitney Wed 25-Sep-13 22:12:27

Shake I don't have enough poo to spread around! shock Mainly when I wipe it comes away clean. There's another question! Standers....do you have a lot of ahem...mess to deal with or not!

[hopes this is not a poo troll thread]

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Wed 25-Sep-13 22:12:37

I'm an advocate of the seated side-swipe.

DragonsAreReal Wed 25-Sep-13 22:12:49

I couldn't imagine standing up to wipe! And I just reach behind and wipe front to back its not hard try it!

Do standees stand up to put tampons in to?

HopLittleFroggiesHopHopHop Wed 25-Sep-13 22:12:51

shake, I tend to do the first wipe 'as I stand up' hth haha!

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