The Origin of Tissue Used by Caucasians for Cebok


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Indonesians or other countries often use water to clean the anus after defecating. Water is used with the left hand to wash the area around the buttocks to wash that area of ​​the body from dirt.

But things are very different in the Western World. There, residents often only use tissue to clean the anal area after defecating.

This habit of Western citizens is not without reason. There is a long history surrounding this, and this also involves the climate inherent in a region.


In the research “Toilet hygiene in the classical era” (2012), the use of tissue as a waste cleaner was first detected in China, not the Western world. At that time, Chinese people succeeded in creating tissue as a further development of paper, which was also first discovered in the Bamboo Curtain Country.

Traces of toilet paper first appeared in the West in the 16th century. The French writer, Francois Rabelais, was the first to mention toilet paper. Even that, he said, is not effective when used for cebok.

So, if it is said to be ineffective, why does Western society continue to use toilet paper?

According to the Buzz Feed website, the cause is weather factors. The cold weather of course makes people there reluctant to come into contact with water. Whether it's bathing or going to bed. Meanwhile, tropical people certainly don't mind coming into contact with water. In fact, if someone is not exposed to water, they will feel hot.

On this basis, there are differences in the use of cebok media between the two communities. Western society or in general people in cold climates use tissue. Meanwhile, the rest uses water. Plus, the use of water for cebok is also in line with religious teachings, be it Islam or Hinduism.

As reported by CNN International, the popularity of tissue as a tool for washing by non-tropical communities is in line with the massive emergence of tissue factories, especially after the emergence of a new innovation, namely rolled tissue in 1890.

However, apart from climate factors, it turns out there are other reasons that influence it, namely consumption patterns. Caucasians who usually consume foods low in fiber produce less waste and are low in water, so they clean it only with tissue.

Meanwhile, Asians, Africans and some Europeans are the opposite. They often eat foods high in fiber which results in more waste and water. As a result, the water method is the best way to clean dirt.

Regardless of the difference between cebok teams using water or tissue, scientific research has proven that cebok uses cleaner water. Dirt containing bacteria and germs can be completely removed.

However, washing using tissue is difficult to let go of because it is already tied to culture and is rooted across generations. So, that's the reason why Caucasians or in general people in cold climates are used to washing only using tissue.

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