SURVEY: The BIG query – Bum Gun or Toilet Paper – final results

So the results are out. When asked the massive query, respondents favoured Thailand (and Asia’s) ubiquitous ‘bum gun’ over rest room paper.

Full article under, but listed right here are some of the reader responses from today’s The Thaiger YouTube survey. WARNING: Plentiful euphemisms for ‘bottom’ ahead. But first, the final result…

• “Bum weapons – greatest things ever! Bum gun to clean, TP to dry. Does a much better job and gentler, esp being re-plumbed (post cancer). I’ve already included them within the design of my new place.” – Mark
• “I can’t believe I lived 60 years using rest room tissue without having learned about bum weapons. And I can’t consider 30% of the individuals responding to this survey nonetheless selected tissue. Bum gums – a mark of civilization” – Martin
• “Bum Guns. A great invention indeed! I suffered from gout since I was a younger person. Which triggered acute Diarrhea even when you weren’t having an actual ‘attack’, however the medication required for acute gout assaults sent it into overdrive. The (uric) acid of gout was actually unhealthy for the ‘nipping gear’, leaving it pink uncooked, and using paper made it a helluva lot worse, absolute bloody depressing torture. Difficult to walk! Bum Guns have been very alien to an Australian Native, however I changed over to using the bum gun here years ago. Best factor I ever did! And though my gout mysteriously disappeared about 10 years in the past, which I don’t know the way or why it did, I nonetheless use the Bum Gun. It’s clear, hygenic and effective. Chalk one up for the Thais!” – Russell Graystone
• “Loved the bum gun once I was in Thailand. Came back to the US, simply in time for the pandemic, and there have been so many shortages of TP. I purchased me a bum gun, but sadly my condo wouldn’t permit it to be installed. Something about legal responsibility if there were a leak — which makes zero sense. Now I am transferring in a house in a couple of weeks and taking my un-used equipment with me in hopes of installing it there.” – Beverly Weber
• “My mother in law installed one in her house in Canada, after she came upon my husband (who is Thai) and I were coming for a visit. Turns out it’s not fairly as pleasant to make use of there. Arse pucker aplenty, when the ice cold water hits your nether regions. 😬😁” – Nadine Jackson
• “Born and raised and from a lineage of over a thousand years of washing and drying the bunghole. If your bits are clear they are extra likely to get some random TLC!” – GODMUTHA GAMING
• “At the farm we now have low water stress and an excellent squeeze on the set off is required. When we moved to a new home first time on the mains bum gun and using the identical technique! Surprised I’m still here!” – D Procter
• “Can Jay say Bangkok smells again?! 🤣🤣🤣” – Rohit Tharwani
• “Once you master the knack of the bum gun it’s far simpler than TP, and more hygienic.” – Ken Lizzio
• “I discover it strange that most of the world is still utilizing the “Stoneage way” of cleaning!!” – harry viking
• “Bum gun then rest room paper….better of both worlds.” – kurt stuart
• “Honestly although you take a shower to wash your body, why will we (westerners) use paper to wash the pooper 🤷‍♂️🤔” – West Tx Greg
• “Kudos for Bum Guns, NOT rest room papers, save the bushes 🎄 🎄🎄🎄!” – Ivan Alvarez
• “Bum gun after all. But occasions when public bum gun’s water pressure scares the shite out of you lMOA.” – Y F X
• “Someone else calls it arse blaster! I thought it was simply me.” – tw25rw
• “There is nothing like a bum gun with good water strain on my girl bits 😂” – TravelingMama
• “To be environmentally pleasant should use a bum gun initially after which dried with a small towel.” – Stephen Tyas
• “Bum gun to clean, paper to dry, anything is simply barbaric, I’ve put in a BG the place ever I’ve lived for the last 20 years, it just can’t be beaten.” – Les Green
• “Bum Gun defo, I’ll shake palms on that!” – Jonathan Smeth
• “You wouldn’t assume the bum gun is the answer when you lived in Maine. The water is damn chilly right here.” – Rick Moody
• “Bum guns are certainly one of my favorite issues about Thailand! I actually want they would set up them in the US. After so a few years of residing here, it is exhausting to do without once I am in the US.” – Ruth Erickson
• “If I had some poop some place else on my body, I would by no means assume I was clear enough if I wiped it away with some paper. Back in farangland I now use moist wipes after my nature calls, given the dearth of “bun guns”. – Niklas Paulsson
• I’m afraid to the touch a bum gun in a lodge, it’s doubtless coated in invisible faeces particles. I’d solely use one if I had one at house that only I had used, ever”. – PLM
• “Septic tank. My partner’s home doesn’t have mains drainage, therefore rest room paper just isn’t allowed.” – Argonaut
• “Paper is medieval.” – Liam O’driscoll
• “Toilet paper then Bum gun.” – Larry Conley
• “What are consequences of blasting bacteria infested water into rectum?” – Wil Rose
• “Better clean out. quicker. no mess.” – Grae Rindley
• “Bum gun is for the toilet not ur arse imo 🙄” – Mac
• “Never used one before. Don’t you need tissue after your arse is all wet from the gun. Lol.” – robert maddelena
• “For those that get constipated in Thailand, BG for certain. Shifts eerything.” – Maxine B
If you’d wish to contribute to the extreme, click on HERE.
Life’s important questions… Is there a God, Honda vs Toyota, bum-guns (aka. arse-blasters) vs bathroom paper.
It’s a cultural shock both method. If you’re an Asian travelling to the west you may be left pondering what happened to the water gun, often discovered casually hanging on the wall next to the toilet. Or if you’re a westerner heading to Asia, you’ll surprise what in earth that water gun is.
In the west they not solely use bathroom paper exclusively, it’s often patterned (why?!).
Manageable , generally, have been happily washing their nether regions after Number 1s (ladies) and Number 2s eternally. Why hasn’t the West caught on? Millions of westerners have now discovered the unbridled pleasure of a quick squirt down under in Asian nations but appear to left the secret behind. Yes, there’s bidets in some international locations but the Asian bum weapons often present a full mains stress resolution, and never only a well mannered squirt.
In Japan the bidet has been taken to a better art form, deserving of a full mini-series.
Bum Gun vs Toilet Paper, which is healthier for your butt? | News by Thaiger
So which is better on your bum, butt, rear, rump, tush, arse, backside or buttocks?
Some enterprising scientists have carried out the research and the bum-gun comes up the winner (some folks get all the good jobs). An American rectal surgeon in New York, Dr Evan Goldstein, advised a squeamish viewers at ButtCon (basically Comic-Con, however all about bottoms as an alternative of comics) that a squirt with water is definitely a much better approach to clear your self after going the toilet.
WARNING: Now it starts getting a bit gross.
Asians already know that using toilet tissue after defecating basically means you’ll merely smear that faecal matter round, with out actually cleaning the area. If you’re eating a low-roughage food plan the issue turns into worse.
Butt, we digress.
Washing with water will thoroughly clean the realm of any trace of faeces. A little bit of well-aimed water pressure for a quantity of seconds will do a a lot, significantly better job than a number of metres of patterned rest room paper! Finishing the spray-job with a quick wipe of tissue paper will then go away your bottom feeling cleaner and brisker after each poop!
“Besides being a better cleaning agent all-around, only wiping your bum utilizing tissue can truly result in accidents.”
Dr Evan Goldstein, talking to Insider, mentioned that the pores and skin on the anus is type of skinny and delicate. And dry toilet paper may be abrasive.
“This is why wiping too many instances, or any harsh actions, might lead to painful tears, or tears, and even bleeding.”
Some Americans have now taken on the idea of cleaning up with water and agree that utilizing a bidet to scrub your bottom may be extra comfy than toilet paper. Especially for individuals who simply had surgical procedure, given start, or experience irritable bowel syndrome. Scientists now additionally universally agree that a squat bathroom is healthier than a sitting on a porcelain throne… however one thing at a time!
The contentious subject, a favorite at ButtCon, now comes down on the facet of the moist finish somewhat than the paper end.
But not all analysis on bidets or ‘bum guns’ is optimistic. A large study of girls in Japan in 2010 discovered that frequent use of bidets could interrupt the traditional bacterial flora in the vagina and lead to an infection.
So, it’s more hygienic and, well, it feels higher (come on, admit it!). But there’s also loads of other reasons to again the bun-gun. The average American reportedly uses three rolls of tissue every week, the entire country goes by way of about 36.5 billion rolls a 12 months. And how a lot water goes into making one roll of tissue paper? About 140 litres. The production of that pure white rest room paper makes use of even more water. Making tissue also involves the pulping of millions of trees, and utilizing tonnes of chlorine.
And then there’s all of the power concerned in manufacturing, the packaging and transporting of the rolls of paper to shops. Tissue paper can also be known to clog plumbing and force city sewer systems and water treatment vegetation to work much more durable.
So, next time you’re reaching behind and having a fast squirt (please aim carefully), you’ll really feel higher understanding that your backside, and the environment, might be happier with the tip end result.
Either means, all the time wash your arms after the efficiency is over..

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