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defecation behavior

Post by shadow » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:28 pm

In trying to conserve the natural resources, my question isl Why humans have not discovered a natural way to defeciate and not be required "wipe" afterwards? There doesn't appear to be another lifeform that this applies to. :shock:

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:37 pm

That's because no other life form actually cares. Us humans are doing this just to be clean and not smell like a toilet(literally!)
PS: you could always wash afterwards instead of wipe...
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Post by mith » Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:51 pm

yes, some toilets have a little bidet that sprays a warm splash of water and air dries your buttocks :)
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follow up to defecation behavior

Post by shadow » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:07 am

I understand the evalution of human hygine, grass, leaves, sand, water,etc.etc. But the question remains, or made more clear. Why humans are not able to defecate freely without wiping? What other earthly animals practice the same hygine behavior? Please advise.

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Re: follow up to defecation behavior

Post by canalon » Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:48 am

shadow wrote:I understand the evalution of human hygine, grass, leaves, sand, water,etc.etc. But the question remains, or made more clear. Why humans are not able to defecate freely without wiping? What other earthly animals practice the same hygine behavior? Please advise.


Other animals simply don't care, look at the back of something that is not a regularly washed pet, like a cow, and you will see that well they probably could do with wiping...

Another point is that a healthy and balanced diet usually leads to firm stool that require little wiping. So maybe this is also due to bad eating habit developed recently (on an evolutionnary scale I mean).

And as far as I am concerned there is no rule that force YOU to wipe, it will probably cause no ill efect to your health, even though if you stop doing so, I wish we won't meet ;)
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Post by shadow » Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:22 pm

I respect your view, especially the diet, this the main selling point in premium pet food. To reduce the amount of waste and makes for a more firm stool. Eukanuba, here I come.. :lol:

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