The reason Cebok Caucasians use tissue instead of water is because…


Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – When it comes to toilets and toilets, the world seems to be separated into two parts: the toilet team uses water and the toilet team uses tissue. Usually, the majority who use water come from the Eastern world. Meanwhile, tissue users are Westerners.

Then, why could this happen?

The habit of cleaning feces after defecating has actually been around for a long time. And each region has a different culture, but at that time of course they didn't use tissue.


Usually, they clean the dirt according to customs and climatic conditions. This can be done with water, leaves, grass, stones, or just your hands.

As happened in Rome in the 6th century BC. The residents use stones for cebok. Or Middle Eastern people who use water to clean dirt because it is in accordance with religious teachings.

In research “Toilet hygiene in the classical era” (2012), the use of tissue as a dirt 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 Curtain Country Bamboo.

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 toilet paper continue to be used by Western society or people in non-tropical climates?

According to the site BuzzFeed, 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 CNN Internationalthe popularity of tissue as a washing tool 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 eat 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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