Wipe: A Brief History of Toilet Hygiene

What did people use before toilet paper? Sure, there were corncobs and the Sears catalog, but what about the ancient Romans, Greeks, and Chinese?

Wipe takes you on a tour of one of the most frequently performed, and least frequently talked about, human experiences, perianal cleansing.

Take a romp through time and find the past, present, and future of our most intimate hygiene.

Did the Romans really use sponges affixed to sticks? Did the Chinese use bamboo spatulas? Does our future really include houses made with living bricks that absorb our waste to make energy?

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Hillsborough River Press 1HR Reads are short non-fiction works meant to read in about an hour.

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