Wiping technique on the toilet

Some infections of the vagina are caused by an improper ‘wiping technique’ on the toilet. Wiping the toilet paper from back to front can transfer bacteria from the rectum into the vagina. Rectal bacteria are present in the intimate area in small numbers anyway, but it is important not to spread them to the vaginal area in greater quantities.

Avoid

  • Wiping from back to front

Appropriate Intimate Hygiene

  • Wipe from front to back