Pelvic Floor Expert Explains Why You Should Never Wipe More Than Three Times After Going For A Poo



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A pelvic floor physiotherapist has explained why you should never wipe more than three times after doing a number two.

The Australian physio, who goes by the name Georgia, took to the BIEN Australia TikTok account to share her reasons why you should never have to wipe more than three times after pooing.


Georgia posted on the BIEN account - which is an Australian pelvic floor wellness brand - a short video explaining her methods, and it's already racked up 4.3 million views and over 100,000 likes.

In the short 57-second clip, Georgia says: "Do you wipe more than three times when you go for a poo? If so, listen up."


"When you are wiping more than two or three times, that is called fecal smearing. So it is essentially when too much fecal matter stays at the entrance of the anus even after you have finished your poo," she continues.

Basically, that's when too much of your feces stays on your butt even after you've finished your business, so to speak.

The Aussie then describes a technique that she uses and recommends to help toilet users reduce the number of times they wipe (and, I guess in the long run, significantly decrease the amount of toilet paper they're using).


"A technique that you can use to reduce the number of times you wipe is by squeezing your pelvic floor in a waterfall formation. So start by squeezing the anus 20 percent, then 50 percent, 80 percent, and 100 percent so that you have squeezed it four times at the end of your poo," Georgia details.

She continues: "This can help close off the anus sphincter, which is the reason you are having little bits of stool hanging on the entrance - it is usually from weakness from that external sphincter."

Georgia further adds that there are other reasons for extra pieces of stool staying around the entrances of our anuses, including scar tissue and haemorrhoids. She recommends getting it checked out with a medical professional if her methods don't work.


Obviously, given the subject matter, many viewers on the platform seized the opportunity to have a little joke in the comments section.

"I just wipe till there’s nothin lef lass.. could be 3 could be 15 [...]" someone commented.

Another added: "Anybody else flexing their sphincter while watching this?"

"My problem is I’m as hairy as Chewbacca. It’s like wiping peanut butter off a Persian rug," someone else quipped. Boy, does that conjure up a series of unwanted images in my head...

"Me and my dog just line up and scoot across the living room carpet," a further user hilariously added.

Well, this seems like some sage advice from Georgia there. Hands up who's going to try it?




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