Many countries around the world including Japan, Italy and Greece use bidets as a way for people to keep themselves clean after going to the bathroom.
The United States on the other hand, has relied on dry toilet paper as the norm to keep their rears clean; a strategy that is proving not to be nearly as effective.
Since dry toilet paper is ineffective at removing feces, many resort to excessive wiping, which can come with a flurry of other health problems.
Doctors say that excessive wiping could cause health problems like anal fissures and urinary tract infections.
An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of your rectum and can cause bleeding or pain when you poop. Most fissures heal after eight to 12 weeks, but wiping can really irritate the area.
Hemorrhoids on the other hand can be more serious and difficult to treat.
While it may sound strange, several celebrities have come forward vouching for baby wipes instead of tissue in the bathroom. Will Smith, Terrence Howard and Will.i.am are among them.
“I’m the type of person that it’s important for me to share. When I experience something that’s special and incredible, I like to share it with people. Anyone who’s using dry toilet paper, you’re really not doing yourself the true service,” Smith said in an interview with BBC.
He’s not the only one that has strong feelings on the issue.