How to Prevent the Never-Ending Wipe (5 Easy Ways)

Here are five easy ways on how to prevent the never-ending wipe:

  1. Finish pooping and only then start wiping
  2. Use wet wipes
  3. Get a bidet to rinse the poop off
  4. Take a shower after pooping
  5. Increase your fiber and water intake

If it feels like you have to endlessly wipe after pooping; or you’ve been in situations wherein after you poop, you have to wipe again later, then you’re definitely not alone.

You’re not only wasting a lot of time and toilet paper, wiping so much can also leave you feeling itchy, irritated, and uncomfortable by the time you feel clean enough to get out of the bathroom.

Ideally, you should only take two to three swipes of toilet paper after pooping. If this isn’t the case, then try some of the steps mentioned above, and see which methods work for you.

Let’s discuss each of them in more detail as we go through the article.

Finish pooping and only then start wiping

First things first, before you actually start wiping with toilet paper, make sure you’ve already ‘let all the dogs out’. In other words, finish pooping first, only then should you start to wipe your bum.

This may seem obvious and dumb, but there are some people out there who start wiping immediately, not taking into account the fact that there might still be some poop ready to come out a few seconds after.

So again, only start wiping once you’re actually done pooping. Doing this will make sure you’re not wasting your toilet paper and more importantly, your time and effort.

Just relax and let everything out. Don’t push too hard. Let it flow naturally.

Once you’re sure you have no more poop to release, get some toilet paper and start wiping.

Use wet wipes

Instead of only using dry toilet paper, you should consider using wet wipes first and then use toilet paper after, particularly the unscented ones to reduce skin irritation.

After pooping, do one to two passes using toilet paper, then get some wet wipes and use them to further clean your butt. The good thing about wet wipes is their cleansing properties.

Most wipes are made of non-woven fabric like those used in dryer sheets, which are then saturated with a solution of water and gentle cleansing agents such as isopropyl alcohol. 

Using wet wipes will be much more effective in cleaning off all the poop from your butt, therefore solving the problem of the never-ending wipe.

Just one last note: if you do decide to use wet wipes, do not flush them down the toilet as they can clog plumbing. Alternatively, you could also purchase flushable wet wipes instead such as the DUDE Wipes Flushable Wipes.

Get a bidet to rinse the poop off

An even better alternative to wet wipes is to just get a bidet.

The best way to prevent the never-ending wipe is to use a bidet to rinse off all the poop from your bum. The gentle stream of water from a bidet will thoroughly cleanse your rectum without causing irritation. It is simply the cleanest, healthiest, and most hygienic way to rinse off poop and.

Think about it. We already use water to clean everything. Why not use it to clean your poop? In fact, if for some reason we got poop on our hands, arms, or legs, we would probably use some water and soap to clean it and get rid of the odor. We wouldn’t feel clean enough just using toilet paper to wipe it off, right?

By using a bidet, you would probably eliminate more than 90% of your toilet paper usage, simply because your butt will already be clean after rinsing it with water. You just need the toilet paper to dry off your butt. Alternatively, you could just wait a couple of minutes in the bathroom and let it air-dry instead of using toilet paper.

I recently discovered the Tushy Classic 3.0 Bidet Toilet Seat Attachment, which I think is a quick and affordable way to rinse off all the poop from your butt. It easily attaches to any standard toilet in under 10 minutes, so this is definitely a good option, especially for a first-time bidet user.

Take a shower after pooping

If you’re not ready to take the plunge and buy a new bidet, then a good alternative would be to take a shower after pooping.

Instead of using a bidet, just go straight to the shower and take a bath. While you’re at it, grab this opportunity to thoroughly wash your butt clean of any poop just as you would with a bidet.

In a way, this would be even better than just using a bidet because you get to wash your whole body, which will make you feel much cleaner. But at the same time, you also have to consider that it won’t always be a convenient time to take a shower right after pooping.

Sometimes you just might be in a hurry and have no time to shower. In other words, this may not be the most reliable method to solve your endless wiping problem.

This is why, in the end, I would still recommend spending that extra money to get a bidet. Trust me, it’ll be well worth it if it means preventing that feeling of the never-ending wipe after a bowel movement.

Increase your fiber and water intake

Another good way to help prevent the never-ending wipe is to increase your fiber and water intake. These will help pack your poop up into a more solid mass and make it easier to pass.

Since the poop exits from your butt much more cleanly with a fiber-rich diet and enough water intake, there would also be less mess to clean up with toilet paper, thereby preventing that feeling of endless wiping down there.

If you want to increase your fiber intake, then make sure you’re eating more fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods. In general, it’s best to get your nutrition, including fiber, from food. But if your fiber intake is low, you might consider taking a fiber supplement as well.

If you want to learn more about how to increase your fiber intake, Healthline has a good article about it.

Summary

Going back to the original question: how to prevent the never-ending wipe?

There are five easy ways to solve this problem:

  1. Finish pooping and only then start wiping
  2. Use wet wipes
  3. Get a bidet to rinse the poop off
  4. Take a shower after pooping
  5. Increase your fiber and water intake

Have you ever been in a situation where after pooping, you have to wipe again later? If it feels like you’re endlessly wiping after pooping, just remember that you’re not alone.

Fortunately, there are several methods you can try to feel cleaner and prevent that never-ending wipe, which I have discussed in detail one-by-one above.

But if these ways just aren’t doing the trick, then consider talking to your doctor. There may be an underlying medical cause, and treatment can help you feel cleaner, more comfortable, and prevent that never-ending wipe.

About the Author

Hi, I’m M and I’m the owner of Manscipated. I created this website for one reason and one reason only; to dispense clear, straight-forward men’s hygiene tips. No fluff. No BS. If you like what I have to say (or if you disagree), feel free to drop a line. I will respond (and play nice!).

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