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Why is wiping back to front unsanitary?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Location,vulnerablty

Your poop is filled with e.
coli, yeast and thousands of other germs that hitch hike through your bowel. As long as you make an effort to keep them away from your vulnerable areas (wipe front to back) you can stay healthy. The female genitals are constantly moist, creating the basic moisture that aids germ growth.Wipe B/F and you allow microscopic patches of germs the chance to move into them.

In brief: Location,vulnerablty

Your poop is filled with e.
coli, yeast and thousands of other germs that hitch hike through your bowel. As long as you make an effort to keep them away from your vulnerable areas (wipe front to back) you can stay healthy. The female genitals are constantly moist, creating the basic moisture that aids germ growth.Wipe B/F and you allow microscopic patches of germs the chance to move into them.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Females and UTIs

Because there are more bacteria near your rectum and females have a very short urethra.
Wiping in the manner you describe brings bacteria into contact with your urethra and increases the chance of getting a urinary tract infection.

In brief: Females and UTIs

Because there are more bacteria near your rectum and females have a very short urethra.
Wiping in the manner you describe brings bacteria into contact with your urethra and increases the chance of getting a urinary tract infection.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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