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2014-03-03 08:54:49 AM  
For all the conversation about ass-washing in here, it's worth mentioning that if you use soap on your butthole, make sure you rinse it very, very well.  If you leave any soap reside there, it will dry out your skin and give you an extremely itchy butthole, and scratching only aggravates it.

ReapTheChaos: you could easily spend thousands of dollars fixing a problem like this.


I'm not much of a plumber, but wouldn't it just be rectified by snaking the drain?  That doesn't cost thousands of dollars.
 
2014-03-03 09:15:00 AM  

ReapTheChaos: As for them being flushable, the article is correct, they're not.


That's where the issues come in.  They're advertising themselves as flushable and septic safe.  Ergo, they better well be.  I don't normally use them, but occasionally when I'm not having normal bowel movements I use some.  The particular ones I use seem to be about as 'strong' as maybe a doubled patch of TP.  Are they the same ones as in the article?  I don't know.

GavinTheAlmighty: I'm not much of a plumber, but wouldn't it just be rectified by snaking the drain? That doesn't cost thousands of dollars.


How long is your snake?  We're not necessarily looking at just clearing the trap.  The blockage could be further down.
 
2014-03-03 09:27:09 AM  

Badgers: [static.neatorama.com image 480x510]

/Pussies.


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I'm sure the guy who invented this was immediately bestowed with a lifetime membership in the Millionaire Jerb Creators Club.
 
2014-03-03 09:28:21 AM  

shtychkn: gfid: How appropriate that I've got one farker in this thread farkied as :"asshole".

I've never used or even seen "flushable wipes".  Toilet paper is good enough for me.

This is the one thing that makes me have 2nd thoughts about time travel.  They don't really talk about it much in history class, but what the fark did the ancient Romans or the Greeks or Egyptians use to wipe?  Imagine your first crap if you traveled back to Rome about 2000 years ago.  After getting over the whole language barrier you're like, um where's the Charmin?  I'm sure Caesar was just fine with using his hands or the tongues of slaves or whatever he used to get clean.  He probably thought it was normal and it probably was normal back then.

What about George Washington?  Do you think he had a bidet?  I think not.  He didn't even have a farking Sears catalog.  Kids today will probably look back in 50 years and think "Gross, Grandpa didn't even use flushable wipes."

You're damn right I don't, and I like it.  While my ass may not be clean enough to eat off of, I manage to wipe the shiat off and then cover it up with underwear and pants and I wash my hands after pooping.

I hope everyone has a good day thinking about their co-workers shiatty assholes.

Romans used a wet rag on a stick


thehiredpens.com

We've come full circle!
 
2014-03-03 09:35:40 AM  

shtychkn: gfid: How appropriate that I've got one farker in this thread farkied as :"asshole".

I've never used or even seen "flushable wipes".  Toilet paper is good enough for me.

This is the one thing that makes me have 2nd thoughts about time travel.  They don't really talk about it much in history class, but what the fark did the ancient Romans or the Greeks or Egyptians use to wipe?  Imagine your first crap if you traveled back to Rome about 2000 years ago.  After getting over the whole language barrier you're like, um where's the Charmin?  I'm sure Caesar was just fine with using his hands or the tongues of slaves or whatever he used to get clean.  He probably thought it was normal and it probably was normal back then.

What about George Washington?  Do you think he had a bidet?  I think not.  He didn't even have a farking Sears catalog.  Kids today will probably look back in 50 years and think "Gross, Grandpa didn't even use flushable wipes."

You're damn right I don't, and I like it.  While my ass may not be clean enough to eat off of, I manage to wipe the shiat off and then cover it up with underwear and pants and I wash my hands after pooping.

I hope everyone has a good day thinking about their co-workers shiatty assholes.

Romans used a wet rag on a stick


Actually, it was a sponge on a stick.  The Romans were actually quite advanced with water and sewage systems that existed in their larger cities.  Aqueducts brought in large amounts  of clean fresh water and latrines with water running through them continuously washed away the poop.
 
2014-03-03 09:36:38 AM  
Anyways besides my bidet information I have this to add about tfa.

Wipes are not flushable. Yes they may go down the toilet...however they do not degrade. That's the real issue with them. Since they enter the pipe and do not degrade, they will block a pipe with any minor issue such as a tight bend, a bad angle, an existing blockage etc. These issue are not readily identifiable To the use because as far as they are concerned the flush was fine.

Terrible /CSB time.

We live in an apt. Our bathroom waste line was not angled correctly (waste lines need to be angled on a slight downward grade so gravity does its job). Thus waste line' also served about 5 other apts. There were no issues though...until people started using wipes. The waste line clogged constantly. When it clogged there was no indication there was something amiss until you flushed the toilet and it overflowed all over the floor. That was just the start...after the toilet stopped up all the waste from the other apts would start backing up, and since we were last in the waste line, the waste backed up into our bathroom first. If youve never known the horror of having other people shiat and waste water backing up into your farkING BATHTUB consider yourself lucky.
We lived in basic terror for a year, never knowing which flush was going to make the toilet overflow or the bathtub turn into a toilet. We finally convinced the coop tobreolace the line. It was easier than telling people not to use wipes. They wouldn't have listened anyways because it wasn't their bathroom turning into a shiat show.

Thankfully we haven't had a backup in the two months since they did the work. However after a year of being terrified if flushing the bowl there is some residual fear each time I do.
 
2014-03-03 09:37:43 AM  

icam: shtychkn: gfid: How appropriate that I've got one farker in this thread farkied as :"asshole".

I've never used or even seen "flushable wipes".  Toilet paper is good enough for me.

This is the one thing that makes me have 2nd thoughts about time travel.  They don't really talk about it much in history class, but what the fark did the ancient Romans or the Greeks or Egyptians use to wipe?  Imagine your first crap if you traveled back to Rome about 2000 years ago.  After getting over the whole language barrier you're like, um where's the Charmin?  I'm sure Caesar was just fine with using his hands or the tongues of slaves or whatever he used to get clean.  He probably thought it was normal and it probably was normal back then.

What about George Washington?  Do you think he had a bidet?  I think not.  He didn't even have a farking Sears catalog.  Kids today will probably look back in 50 years and think "Gross, Grandpa didn't even use flushable wipes."

You're damn right I don't, and I like it.  While my ass may not be clean enough to eat off of, I manage to wipe the shiat off and then cover it up with underwear and pants and I wash my hands after pooping.

I hope everyone has a good day thinking about their co-workers shiatty assholes.

Romans used a wet rag on a stick



We've come full circle!


These are for morbidly obese people.
 
2014-03-03 09:42:37 AM  

GavinTheAlmighty: For all the conversation about ass-washing in here, it's worth mentioning that if you use soap on your butthole, make sure you rinse it very, very well.  If you leave any soap reside there, it will dry out your skin and give you an extremely itchy butthole, and scratching only aggravates it.

ReapTheChaos: you could easily spend thousands of dollars fixing a problem like this.

I'm not much of a plumber, but wouldn't it just be rectified by snaking the drain?  That doesn't cost thousands of dollars.


Depends on what's causing the blockage. Typically a blocked pipe is indicative of a larger problem, especially in older homes. If the pipe is blocked, chances are there is something in there for things to get caught up on. TP dissolves quickly enough that it wont normally be an issue, but something like wipes take much longer so they tend to build up over time.
 
2014-03-03 11:27:18 AM  
Thing that sucks is that they farking COST more, too...


We just use these for the kid. It's the easiest way when potty training(And for a few years after) to get them to wipe well. It's bullshiat that they cost more for the "flushable" kind, and then they aren't all that goddam flushable. Good thing she only uses one. Haven't had a clog from that yet. She uses an inordinate amount of TP when peeing sometimes, though, so there's that...

BTW, pro tip, never ever think a Q Tip is 'Flushable' either, they get stuck in the drain sideways, and so does everything behind them. Happy days, happy days...
 
2014-03-03 11:28:42 AM  

optikeye: Keep a small spray bottle on the back of your toilet with 1/2 witch hazel, 1/2 water. A few drops of baby shampoo, and a few drops of baby oil. Shake and spray on your toilet paper as used or needed.


....or straight bleach
 
2014-03-03 11:39:57 AM  

tripleseven: shanrick:

Dufuq?


Was going to ask if this was a joke or not... are there that many people that don't wipe their butts after taking a crap?  I mean, granted, sometimes you don't quite get every little spec, but, this makes it sound like theres an epidemic (outside of crazy people) that don't wipe their butts period.

/maybe they are the same people that you see don't wash their hands after either then... which makes some sense I guess, since they didn't dirty their hands.
 
2014-03-03 12:14:50 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: gfid: How appropriate that I've got one farker in this thread farkied as :"asshole".

I've never used or even seen "flushable wipes".  Toilet paper is good enough for me.

This is the one thing that makes me have 2nd thoughts about time travel.  They don't really talk about it much in history class, but what the fark did the ancient Romans or the Greeks or Egyptians use to wipe?  Imagine your first crap if you traveled back to Rome about 2000 years ago.  After getting over the whole language barrier you're like, um where's the Charmin?  I'm sure Caesar was just fine with using his hands or the tongues of slaves or whatever he used to get clean.  He probably thought it was normal and it probably was normal back then.

What about George Washington?  Do you think he had a bidet?  I think not.  He didn't even have a farking Sears catalog.  Kids today will probably look back in 50 years and think "Gross, Grandpa didn't even use flushable wipes."

You're damn right I don't, and I like it.  While my ass may not be clean enough to eat off of, I manage to wipe the shiat off and then cover it up with underwear and pants and I wash my hands after pooping.

I hope everyone has a good day thinking about their co-workers shiatty assholes.

Well yeah, that's how the custom of right-handed handshakes came about; wipe with the left, do everything else with the right.


This.  In fact, in a goodly portion of the world it is STILL considered unspeakably rude to do anything with the left hand like shaking hands, eating, etc. because the manner of cleaning up after dropping a loaf is still "take bucket of water or sand, pour water or sand down arse with right hand whilst vigorously scrubbing with the left, air dry".  (The "lota" in the infamous "belly is swollen with jackfruit" letter?  Basically the Naan-Bread-Indian proto-bidet, aka "jar of water you use to wash your ass with".)

As for Rome and Greece, it's known that they had a sponge on a stick to do the deed of cleaning up afterwards; by the time of George Washington the use of large leaves, corncobs, and the occasional page from the local paper or Poor Richard's Almanack was in play.

Before that...well, straw, or large leaves, or pretty much the Neolithic version of the Three Sea Shells was in play (i.e. you use a seashell to scrape the nastier bits off).  There's actually Neandertal latrines that have been found in caves with evidence Og was using the Three Sea Shells some time before Sly Stallone, in fact...

(I'll also note, as an aside, that toilet paper was not really a thing until some time after indoor plumbing became a thing.)
 
2014-03-03 12:53:44 PM  

lindalouwho: ArcadianRefugee: What the hell is wrong with toilet paper, you prissy little nancies?

No colon. Mashed-potato-poop 10-11 times a day. TP only would rub me raw. Lotsa people have different gastro problems.

Aren't you glad you asked? ;-)

*themoreyouknow.jpeg


My dad has Crohn's so he feels your pain.  Keeps the hemorrhoid cream next to the magazines.  And no Prep H, this shiat is special ordered.
 
2014-03-03 12:54:43 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: This.  In fact, in a goodly portion of the world it is STILL considered unspeakably rude to do anything with the left hand like shaking hands, eating, etc. because the manner of cleaning up after dropping a loaf is still "take bucket of water or sand, pour water or sand down arse with right hand whilst vigorously scrubbing with the left, air dry".  (The "lota" in the infamous "belly is swollen with jackfruit" letter?  Basically the Naan-Bread-Indian proto-bidet, aka "jar of water you use to wash your ass with".)


Well, the jokes on them then.  I'm right handed and I use my right hand to wipe my ass.  I still can't imagine having to use leaves or straw or even the Sears catalog.
 
2014-03-03 12:57:27 PM  

tripleseven: Molavian: tripleseven: The thing about bidets that confound people who have never used them is that they don't seem to understand you don't just blast the stream into your ass. It just there to wet then rinse your ass. You're supposed to wash your ass, with your hands, and soap.

So you use your bare hands to smear the shiat off your asshole?

Yes, just like washing your ass in the shower. Unless of course you use a washcloth, but really is it any better to use a washcloth in your ass?


Is your ass typically covered in sharticles when you jump in the shower? Have I been doing this wrong the whole time?
 
2014-03-03 01:03:45 PM  
Get an IntelliSeat people. Costco and Amazon carry them
 
2014-03-03 01:09:25 PM  

CWeinerWV: lindalouwho: ArcadianRefugee: What the hell is wrong with toilet paper, you prissy little nancies?

No colon. Mashed-potato-poop 10-11 times a day. TP only would rub me raw. Lotsa people have different gastro problems.

Aren't you glad you asked? ;-)

*themoreyouknow.jpeg

My dad has Crohn's so he feels your pain.  Keeps the hemorrhoid cream next to the magazines.  And no Prep H, this shiat is special ordered.


When I had the op 3yrs ago I was astonished to learn about all the existing gasto disorders. Special order various creams too. I honestly never gave my FACE the kind of TLC my butt now gets lol.
It's either that or a Johnny Cash song tho.

/burning ring of fire
 
2014-03-03 02:33:35 PM  

LtDarkstar: UNC_Samurai: When Mrs. Samurai and I remodel our bathroom, we are installing a goddamn bidet. We as a species need to acknowledge that good plumbing and superior bum-cleansing technology is a necessity in the 21st century.

THIS!

I wish I could afford the awesome Toto Japanese toilet seats that have warm spray, hot air dry, refresh the air and play music to cover the farts.  Unfortunately I'll probably end up with this one instead:

http://www.skymall.com/biffy-butler-bidet-sprayer-%2F-digital-access or y-caddy-%2F-toilet-paper-stand/BIF101.html

It's kind of a nice all-in-one unit to save space.. not sure how often I'd use the tablet holder tho.. can't imagine people wanting to use the ipad while pooping.



I want this one. It only costs $6,400!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8jCP_-oBgQ

www.kohler.com
 
2014-03-03 03:23:00 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Depends on what's causing the blockage. Typically a blocked pipe is indicative of a larger problem, especially in older homes. If the pipe is blocked, chances are there is something in there for things to get caught up on. TP dissolves quickly enough that it wont normally be an issue, but something like wipes take much longer so they tend to build up over time.


Oh, I get what you mean now - I thought you meant the blockage caused by the wipes, not the thing that was causing the wipes to block.  We had to replace our clay sewer line with plastic this past summer due to tree roots completely destroying it, and we paid big-time.
 
2014-03-03 04:14:09 PM  
If you had sh*t on your hands would you wipe it off with a dry paper towel and call it good?
 
2014-03-03 04:30:49 PM  

GavinTheAlmighty: ReapTheChaos: Depends on what's causing the blockage. Typically a blocked pipe is indicative of a larger problem, especially in older homes. If the pipe is blocked, chances are there is something in there for things to get caught up on. TP dissolves quickly enough that it wont normally be an issue, but something like wipes take much longer so they tend to build up over time.

Oh, I get what you mean now - I thought you meant the blockage caused by the wipes, not the thing that was causing the wipes to block.  We had to replace our clay sewer line with plastic this past summer due to tree roots completely destroying it, and we paid big-time.


The wipes are what causes the blockage, as they don't degrade.
 
2014-03-03 04:46:03 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: If you had sh*t on your hands would you wipe it off with a dry paper towel and call it good?


When I'm working on a farm, I don't even do that. Unless I'm wiping them on my face or eating with them, there's no point in thoroughly washing my hands every thirty seconds. And when I have to go shoulder-deep in a cow's anus, nothing short of a shower is going to even make a dent.

So unless others are eating with your butt or wiping it on their face, I think the "dry paper towel" should be sufficient for 2-3 hours before your next shower.
 
2014-03-03 04:52:33 PM  
We got off easy, only $255.Now I throw them in the covered wastebasket which is emptied frequently.
 
2014-03-03 06:37:51 PM  
We just had a plumber come in to snake out a drain that was clogged with the previous owner's.... "stuff".  Nothing says fun like a bucket full of some stranger's 2 year old partially decomposed tampons.

We actually had a discussion about wipes- he said they don't biodegrade properly because they are suffused with lanolin, which is hydrophobic.

Seriously, though- don't flush anything except human waste and TP, or you're asking for it.  And bringing a guy in to snake your drains is not cheap or fun.
 
2014-03-03 08:38:20 PM  

bratface: LtDarkstar: UNC_Samurai: When Mrs. Samurai and I remodel our bathroom, we are installing a goddamn bidet. We as a species need to acknowledge that good plumbing and superior bum-cleansing technology is a necessity in the 21st century.

THIS!

I wish I could afford the awesome Toto Japanese toilet seats that have warm spray, hot air dry, refresh the air and play music to cover the farts.  Unfortunately I'll probably end up with this one instead:

http://www.skymall.com/biffy-butler-bidet-sprayer-%2F-digital-access or y-caddy-%2F-toilet-paper-stand/BIF101.html

It's kind of a nice all-in-one unit to save space.. not sure how often I'd use the tablet holder tho.. can't imagine people wanting to use the ipad while pooping.


I want this one. It only costs $6,400!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8jCP_-oBgQ

[www.kohler.com image 850x468]


Typical kohler product... overpriced, impractical, fancy to look at and looks uncomfortable as hell..
 
2014-03-03 08:40:01 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: gfid: How appropriate that I've got one farker in this thread farkied as :"asshole".

I've never used or even seen "flushable wipes".  Toilet paper is good enough for me.

This is the one thing that makes me have 2nd thoughts about time travel.  They don't really talk about it much in history class, but what the fark did the ancient Romans or the Greeks or Egyptians use to wipe?  Imagine your first crap if you traveled back to Rome about 2000 years ago.  After getting over the whole language barrier you're like, um where's the Charmin?  I'm sure Caesar was just fine with using his hands or the tongues of slaves or whatever he used to get clean.  He probably thought it was normal and it probably was normal back then.

What about George Washington?  Do you think he had a bidet?  I think not.  He didn't even have a farking Sears catalog.  Kids today will probably look back in 50 years and think "Gross, Grandpa didn't even use flushable wipes."

You're damn right I don't, and I like it.  While my ass may not be clean enough to eat off of, I manage to wipe the shiat off and then cover it up with underwear and pants and I wash my hands after pooping.

I hope everyone has a good day thinking about their co-workers shiatty assholes.

Well yeah, that's how the custom of right-handed handshakes came about; wipe with the left, do everything else with the right.

This.  In fact, in a goodly portion of the world it is STILL considered unspeakably rude to do anything with the left hand like shaking hands, eating, etc. because the manner of cleaning up after dropping a loaf is still "take bucket of water or sand, pour water or sand down arse with right hand whilst vigorously scrubbing with the left, air dry".  (The "lota" in the infamous "belly is swollen with jackfruit" letter?  Basically the Naan-Bread-Indian proto-bidet, aka "jar of water you use to wash your ass with".)

As for Rome and Greece, it's known that they had a sponge on a stick to do t ...


http://www.thelotablog.com/
 
2014-03-03 09:09:11 PM  

ChrisDe: [scenteddemented.com image 212x267]
And we liked it.


Is that Bruce Jenner?
 
2014-03-03 09:33:21 PM  
What, no "family cloth" users in here?

/not me, no...
 
2014-03-03 11:41:58 PM  

Mikey1969: Good thing she only uses one.


One of the bennies of going with a wet wipe is indeed that you need less.
 
2014-03-04 01:36:29 AM  

Firethorn: Mikey1969: Good thing she only uses one.

One of the bennies of going with a wet wipe is indeed that you need less.


Jesus Christ, not up front she doesn't(well we make her use normal TP for that) . I started making her ask, since her special seat was in the master bathroom... Only downside to that is that we'll be watching TV and she'll grab some and say "That's enough, Daddy?" over and over until I answer her, and God forbid I don't actually looks he catches that shiat... ;-)
 
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