Are you stuck in the bathroom without toilet paper? Have you ever rushed to your personal or public bathroom and after defecating just to realize that there is no toilet paper in the bathroom to clean your anus?
In this post, I’m going to tell you 6 things to do when stuck in the bathroom without toilet paper, what to do when there’s no toilet paper at home, and what to use when you are stuck or run out of toilet paper both at home and at the public bathroom or toilet.
The reason for this article is as a result of a friend of mine who told me how he got stuck in a public bathroom with no toilet paper. As toilet paper shortage is still trending, he forgot to check well before using the bathroom. After hearing his story, I thought it would be very nice to write an article about this should in case another person finds himself or herself in such a situation, at least, that person will know what to do.
Are you stuck in the bathroom without toilet paper? Here are the six things you should do: You should use other toilet paper alternatives such as water, cloth or handkerchief, sponge, paper, towel, and cardboard paper to clean up your anus after defecating.
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What to Use When Stuck in a bathroom Without Toilet Paper
Here are what to use to clean your anus when stuck in a bathroom without toilet paper:
One of the things to do when stuck in the bathroom without toilet paper is to clean up with water. Just as I always say, you can quickly use water to wash your anus. If you are a lady, be careful when cleaning your anus to avoid dirty water from entering your private parts.
Nevertheless, I heard a story of a lady who got to the bathroom without knowing that there was no toilet paper in the bathroom. When she finished and wanted to clean, she realized that there is fire on the mountain.
Guess what she did? She reused an already used toilet paper probably used by her father, whom she claims she was not on good terms with.
Using an already used toilet paper is disgusting. There are many other alternatives she could have used to clean herself. What happened to the water? Was there no water inside the toilet? She could have just used the water to clean.
It’s even hard for people to use the toilet with the toilet seat and cover because of the dirt or stains on the toilet seat and cover talkless of using an already used toilet paper. This is hard to comprehend.
Meanwhile, I have a sister who believes water is the best thing to use after visiting the toilet. For many years I’ve known her. She does not make use of toilet paper after visiting the restroom. She carefully washes with water and soap. She believes that the only way your anus area is guaranteed clean.
2. Cloth or Handkerchief
Many people do go out with little pieces of cloth or handkerchief. You can make use of it to clean your anus and its surroundings. When you are done cleaning, make sure to dispose it. Do not use that same handkerchief again on your face.
Another thing to do when stuck in the bathroom without toilet paper is to use your sponge to clean your anus. If you are at home and using your bathroom. You can use your sponge, after which you should dispose it. I don’t think you should use such a sponge again to bath. I know you can wash it, and it will be clean, but to be on the safer side, make sure to throw it away after cleaning your anus. You can buy another sponge for yourself.
Before the coming of toilet paper in some parts of the world, people made use of paper, especially newspapers, to clean after defecating. For example, the making of toilet paper started in Russia in the 1960s; before then, Russians used newspapers as toilet paper.
You can use any paper you can find around to clean yourself up. If you have a newspaper at home, you can make use of it. But if you do not, you can make use of other paper you have to clean.
However, when you are done cleaning, you are not expected to flush the paper down the toilet because, unlike toilet tissue, newspaper, or any other form of paper is hard and will be difficult to flush. To avoid blocking your toilet, do not flush down paper inside your toilet.
Another thing to do when stuck in the bathroom without toilet paper is to use your towel. However, when done, make sure never to use such a towel again to cleanse your body. If you are in a public bathroom with no toilet paper and have a small towel with you, use it, and clean yourself.
6. Cardboard Toilet Paper Rolls
Do you know that the cardboard toilet paper roll can be handy in this situation? You can make use of it to clean. Whether you are at home or you are using a public bathroom. Once you notice that the toilet paper is finished, but the toilet paper container is still there. Tear it into pieces and use it to clean.
If the cardboard paper is too hard for you, you can touch little water to soften it. You can use it afterward. Just as a newspaper, do not flush it. Ensure you throw it away after use. Very important.
What to Use when Stuck in a Public Bathroom without Toilet Paper?
Below are what you can do when you run out of toilet paper in a public bathroom:
- Water: You can wash with water
- Cardboard toilet paper roll: You can make use of the remaining cardboard toilet paper roll to clean
- Handkerchief: You can clean with your handkerchief if you have any
- Small Towel: You can also clean with a small towel
- Pieces of cloth: You can clean with any cloth you have with you at the moment
- Wipe: You can use a wiper to clean if you have one
- Paper: If you have any paper in your bag or purse, you can make use of it.
- Socks: If you are in a public bathroom, you can remove your socks and clean them with them. You can buy new socks later.
- Undies: If you are in a public restroom, you can pull your pant, boxer, whatever you are wearing inside and clean with them. Make sure to dispose it properly. Please do not keep it where any eye can easily see it.
You don’t have to worry anymore when you find yourself stuck in a toilet or bathroom without toilet paper. You can make use of any of the toilet paper alternatives mentioned above. In case you decide to use a towel, newspaper, cardboard toilet paper rolls, sponge, cloth, etc., do not flush them down the toilet afterward to avoid clogging the toilet.