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Cleansing the Genital, Urinary and Anal regions
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Cleansing the Genital, Urinary and Anal regions

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Cleansing of the Genital, Urinary and Anal regions of the Body-Male and Female.

Generally described as cleansing our “private parts” and very rarely discussed, understood or performed. This activity is the most important daily routine that people should carry out to achieve a healthy and disease free body.

Female Genitourinary Cleansing.

So far as the subjects of Health and Hygiene are concerned, the external cleansing of the Vulvar region of the female body is most important here.

The Vulvar region of the female body is made up of the urethral and Vaginal openings, the mucous membrane and labial folds and the pubic hair.

The Vulvar region poses difficulties in Cleansing and hygiene keeping due to the fact that the labial folds and hair that protect the body openings can retain traces of

a) Urine

b) Bodily secretions from Urinating, Menstruation and Sexual Intercourse.

This makes proper cleansing of this part of the body particularly difficult and may result in irritation, discomfort and Body Odour. This problem is particularly severe during Pregnancy and Menstruation when bodily secretions may be heightened. 

The Cleansing of the Vulvar regions after urination by blotting with dry tissue paper is generally sufficient but after Sexual activity, during pregnancy and menstruation, this is not sufficient and washing with water is necessary to avoid the associated hygiene problems. (E.g. Urinary Tract Infections.)

The BIDET is particularly useful in these circumstances, but proper cleansing is only achievable by cleansing in a Bath. A shower does not allow the proper flow of water over the body to permit proper cleansing of the Vulvar region as effectively as the BIDET or BATH does.

Male Genitourinary Cleansing

As with the process of Defecation and Urination, we tend not to talk about or discuss the subject of male genitourinary hygiene and as a result we fail to address the problems associated with this important bodily function.
The Female cleans her Vulvar area by blotting with tissue paper after urination and adopts the sitting down posture for urination.
How does the male Urinate and cleanse? The male generally urinates by adopting the standing posture and make an effort to remove the last few drops of urine off the penis by shaking or “jiggling”. This method of urination has two main faults

a) The standing up posture does not allow the complete emptying of the bladder and men should really adopt the same posture as the female and sit down on the toilet seat to urinate.
This problem is particularly exaggerated in men who suffer from the problems associated with an enlarged prostate gland. Sitting down to Urinate helps empty the bladder fully and removes the feeling of not having been or wanting to go again a few minutes later. The squat posture is better still.

b) The shaking or “jiggling” of the Penis to remove the last traces of urine is not really effective and urine is retained on the penis and absorbed by underwear, especially tight fitting wear, resulting in odour. Men should follow the female’s example and cleanse the penis area by blotting with tissue paper to achieve proper hygiene.

Anal Hygiene
The Anus and the area around it are the most soiled parts of the body due to faecal smear left after defecation. Wiping the Anal area with dry toilet tissue is a common practice in the west. This method removes some but not all faecal matter.

This problem is particularly severe in people who are hairy in that region. The left over faecal matter soils underwear and can lead to odour, chaffing, itching and infection.

Proper and thorough cleansing of the Anal region can only be achieved by proper washing with water after defecation or by using wetted paper or specially formulated wet tissues, especially for people who suffer from Haemorrhoids. Adoption of a daily routine of defecation followed by bathing helps maintain hygiene and is the norm in many parts of the world.

In some parts of the world, actual washing of the anal region is achieved by use of the BIDET or by using a specially plumbed water closet seat which incorporates a washing jet directed at the anal region.


How to heal and prevent Bowel disorders

Diet is not about what you should NOT eat, it’s about what you should include in the diet that matters.
As long as your diet includes the correct balance of plant foods containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch your colon will produce the perfectly formed stool. The important next step is to evacuate this stool without straining so that the body does not suffer from the pressures created each time the bowel is emptied.

In order to heal and prevent bowel disorders you need to make lifestyle changes that last the rest of your life time.

1. Include more fluids and plant food containing soluble fibre, insoluble fibre and resistant starch in the diet so that the perfectly formed stool will be made in the colon and beneficial bacteria will flourish and eliminate disease causing bacteria and fungi.

2. Evacuate the perfectly formed stool by adopting the squat posture to eliminate the need to strain during bowel movements.

It is not possible or safe to squat on the modern raised toilet seat installed in all western homes and it is impossible to squat for any length of time if you have not done this from childhood onwards. This makes the use of any raised platforms impossible to adapt to.

The SquattLooStool is designed to allow you to adopt the squat posture while seated comfortably on your raised toilet seat.
The single best and easiest lifestyle change you will ever make, leading to a healthier body.