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To not understand skidmarks (genuine question)

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neveradullmomentinparadise Tue 22-Jan-13 22:30:14

Seriously, is this a man thing (as it is in my household)? Surely one poos, then wipes until clean, using ridiculous toilet-blocking amounts enough paper to do the job properly. That's it. Am I missing something?

ripsishere Wed 23-Jan-13 03:28:41

We've got a 'bum fun' (hose) here. DD uses it since her friend X told her it would ensure cleanliness. She always moans about having a wet bum after though.
My whole family are far too fragrant to make skiddydiddy's (we don't have a family name for DDs knickers, no not us).
A young man who lives in our flats was seen with those round the bottom of your arse pants which are fashionable and, the biggest, brownest skiddydiddy I've ever seen on his white underpants.
That was stomach turning. DD wanted to tell him. I wouldn't let her.

Twattybollocks Wed 23-Jan-13 06:59:39

Piles. Wiping afterwards with loo roll feels like cleaning a fresh wound with neat dettol. Needless to say I don't alway manage a squeaky clean bum hole. I use panty liners for this reason and am hoping the nasty little bastards go away after the baby is born!

Abitwobblynow Wed 23-Jan-13 07:51:06

Wipes are the worst thing water pollution wise.

Piles, hairy bums and rectocele birth damage (where the bum gets a herniated pouch and poo collects in there) are reasons sad

This is why the French and the Japanse are onto something, with their bidets and jet sprays. We should incorporate this technology into our loos, for cleanliness and to prevent pollution.

Abitwobblynow Wed 23-Jan-13 07:54:20

Alright, somebody else confessed so I will too. I have birth damage so have the cleanest knickers in town can only get a clean bottom by using a hose and washing, and in public loos I use the muslim facilities.

SO logical and better than the western way, from natural position to only using water to clean!

ConfusedPixie Wed 23-Jan-13 08:38:37

Abit: Muslim facilities? Do these exist? That is amazing! I agree RE the water solution, but for now it has to be wipes, what else can be used? confused

Abitwobblynow Wed 23-Jan-13 08:58:03

Yes Pixie, they are the french ones, with a hose for cleaning. Or maybe I am in another country??? No, I distinctly remember using one at Heathrow.

ConfusedPixie Wed 23-Jan-13 09:08:42

That is brilliant. I will see if we have anything similar in Brighton, which I wouldn't be surprised if we did actually as we apparently have a large Middle Eastern community here!

cantspel Wed 23-Jan-13 09:09:13

I am not a muslim but i have one of these fitted to the main loo

It is great as it pumbs into the hot and cold water so you get a jet of lovely warm water to wash your bum

gobbin Wed 23-Jan-13 09:24:20

"Keep the wipes out of the pipes" says Thames Water.
They recommend Freshu spray, which you spray onto loo roll then wipe.

VenusRising Wed 23-Jan-13 09:51:39

Why flush any paper or wipes down the loo?
Surely better to bin in household waste, like Cyprus?

VenusRising Wed 23-Jan-13 09:53:31

Have to rotfl at powerpants and her dissertation grin no better woman, just based on MN username!

NearMissAgain Wed 23-Jan-13 10:09:02

I have lived in SE Asia for a while and (I think) have finally learnt the correct procedure....

1. Enter bathroom.
2. Remove trousers/skirt and underwear - in public toilets where the floor is always at least and inch deep in "water" do this while standing on top of your shoes. Hang clothes on hook on back of door (the one you thought was for handbags).
3. Sit on toilet, or squat over hole (require a whole different 7-step procedure). NEVER stand on the toilet seat - that leave footprints (which I have seen.)
4. Use hose on the right os toilet to clean yourself. It requires practice to get the pressure and direction right, but it's perfectly acceptable to spray the whole room.
5. Dry yourself with paper (if there is any).
6. Spend a long time preening yourself in the mirror (optional, but I can never get near the sink due to wah my hands to all the women doing this).

This ensures cleanliness but takes FOREVER, especially when you are waiting outside with a bursting 4yo.

NearMissAgain Wed 23-Jan-13 10:09:40

Ugh, so many typos.

valiumredhead Wed 23-Jan-13 10:35:28

In 22 years of being with dh I have never washed skiddy pants - there is no way he would just put them in the laundry basket for me to do!

MrsCR Wed 23-Jan-13 10:44:57

this is one of my pet hates. Growing up in a house full of girls I didnt even know this happened until I moved in with my (now) DH 9yrs ago.

Was so grossed out I used to throw away the worse offenders without even washing them. Once he realised his favourite pants were disappearing he soon started wiping properly.

I will add that, if it had of been caused by anything other than lazy wiping I wouldn't have been so harsh.

I personally think its gross. My two sons are being raised to wipe properly!

Nooneelseisallowedafergus Wed 23-Jan-13 10:51:50

I always wash pants and socks separately from other washing and at 60 degrees.

For 2 reasons. 1. Hubbie often has skid marks in his pants
2. I intermittently suffer from athletes foot.

So I do a weekly pant and sock wash.

NC78 Wed 23-Jan-13 11:34:55

If I'm at home I have a wash, if I am out I wipe and wipe till there are no skids on the loo roll. If there are no skids on the loo roll then there will be no skids in your pants. I can't understand skiddy underwear either.

Losingexcessweight Wed 23-Jan-13 12:07:52

I wouldnt be happy if dh put skid mark undies in the wash basket.

He would be told to throw them in the bin


valiumredhead Wed 23-Jan-13 12:16:12

Throw them in the bin? Not wash them himself?

Losingexcessweight Wed 23-Jan-13 13:03:14

I dont think dh would hand wash them tbh, he would just chuck them.

Joining the growing list of "rectocele birth damage" posters. Not nice, but at least I dont piss myself like a lot of women do grin

ThreeBeeOneGee Wed 23-Jan-13 14:13:10

I have one half-hearted wiper. He has ASD and really doesn't get the importance of wiping properly. If I'm in the vicinity then I insist and supervise, but he is nearly 11. I'm amazed he doesn't get sore or smell, but he does quite neat poos. We have so many things we need to work on with him that bottom hygeine doesn't always get priority in terms of which battle to fight. As he approaches puberty, we are encouraging him to shower every day, so at least he is clean once every 24 hours.

amicissimma Wed 23-Jan-13 14:18:04

What cantspel said.

Or one of these·

EuroShagmore Wed 23-Jan-13 14:25:32

I like the bidet system. I never feel that paper only gets one really clean. The Asian hose system always seems a bit minging to me. Surely it sprays poo particles around the place? Plus you always end up with a pool of water on the floor, which is minging.

plummyjam Wed 23-Jan-13 14:56:08

My husband's family are from Pakistan. When I first started going out with him I discovered the lota. Basically a little watering can or empty water bottle next to the loo used for washing with water after, then pat dry with bog roll. Makes much more sense than using reams of bog roll and no skids in our house.

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