Pelvic floor expert explains why you should never wipe more than three times after going for a poo
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Those of you who wipe more than three times after going for a poo, listen up.
A pelvic floor expert has warned why you should never wipe more than three times, and has provided advice for those who do.
In a video uploaded to TikTok, a pelvic floor physiotherapist who goes by the name of George explains everything you need to know around the number of wipes you are doing on the toilet. Watch it below:
The 57-second clip was uploaded to the BIEN Australia TikTok account, a company that describes itself as an 'Australian pelvic floor wellness brand'.
She starts the video by saying she will tell viewers how they will be able to reduce the number of times you wipe while going for a number two.
A huge relief for a lot of us.
The physiotherapist said: "When you are wiping more than two or three times, that is called faecal smearing.
"So it is essentially when too much faecel matter stays at the entrance of the anus even after you have finished your poo."
Essentially, it is when too much of the remaining faeces is left on your bum even after you have finished your poo. Still with us?
The pelvic floor physiotherapist then explains a technique you can use to reduce the number of times you wipe.
She explained: "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."
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."
The physiotherapist also says that haemorrhoids or any 'scar tissue around anus' could also be causing the excessive wiping.
If her trick doesn't work, she advised anyone watching to go and get it checked out with a medical professional.
People have been reacting to the toilet advice in the comments on the TikTok, with many making jokes out of it - as you'd expect from the internet.
One person joked: "My problem is I’m as hairy as Chewbacca. It’s like wiping peanut butter off a Persian rug."
And a second person reminisced on the old days of TikTok: "I remember when this was a dance app."