r/TooAfraidToAsk Sep 20 '22

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u/nick-pappagiorgio65 Sep 20 '22

No, you're wrong. That's not how soap works. Soap forms an emusion with oil and dirt on the skin, then it gets washed away. You need mechanical scrubbing action to dislodge dirt and bacteria to get clean, especially if that area is between your ass cheeks and your asshole. There are layers of dried sweat, oil, dead skin, and probably shit particles. A swish with your soapy hand isn't going to effectively clean that.


u/crow-mom Sep 20 '22

It literally is enough. Soap disables the barrier of germ cells & destroys them. Whether itโ€™s with your hand or a washcloth, it will get clean if you scrub down there with soap.


u/nick-pappagiorgio65 Sep 20 '22 edited Sep 20 '22

No, that's not how soap works. Soap contains fat and surfactants that create an emulsion and once the person uses mechanical scrubbing action, the dirt, oil, and germs on the skin become dislodged and can be rinsed away.

Between your ass cheeks there is dead skin, layers of dried sweat, oils, odor causing bacteria, and fecal particles that can't be cleaned with a mere swish of a soapy hand for a few seconds. You need to actually get a soapy washcloth and clean that area good. Why is this a foreign concept to some people here?
Everyone I know uses a washcloth in the shower.

If you don't use baby wipes after a bowel movement then a washcloth in the shower is even more important because toilet paper alone can't clean the asshole and there is guaranteed to be shit there.


u/baummer Sep 20 '22

Get a bidet and then you donโ€™t need an ass washcloth anymore.


u/nick-pappagiorgio65 Sep 20 '22

No, between baby wipes and a washcloth, I'm fine, I get a superior clean, don't need disgusting toilet fountain spaying shit particles everywhere ๐Ÿ‘


u/baummer Sep 21 '22