I realize…

…that this is probably too much information, but:

You know how in the restroom at the doctor’s office they have instructions for what to do when you have to give a urine/stool sample? If yours doesn’t, they probably assume you know how to pee in a cup/poop in a whatever (I’ve been fortunate enough to not have to poop into a whatever) and wipe it off. The office I go to doesn’t. Which is probably a good thing, as sometimes I forget that others would rather not touch my urine if they can help it.

Anyway, I noticed last time that there are instructions for wiping yourself as well. As in, don’t wipe from back to front. And it got me thinking about how one learns to wipe. I don’t remember my mom ever actually saying “front to back,” I just remember her doing it. And so I did it.

Did some people have mothers who were too busy to teach them how to wipe? Or told them the wrong direction? Because it seems to me that it’s just plain gross to wipe from back to front, especially after a stool sample.

I feel that this kind of absurdly cautious direction is on par with “Be very careful. Coffee is HOT.”

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2 Responses

  1. as much as the female anatomy fascinates me, I agree… this is too much information…

  2. But it’s such funny informataion!!!

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