Do you wash your hands after going to the bathroom?

Do you wash your hands after using the restroom?


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I saw the computer lab at my teacher not wash his hands after using the bathroom and was mortified because you maintained the computers in every room.....
 
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In public I always fully wash my hands fully, but at home it's more like half the time. I usually just grab hand sanitizer those times I don't wash my hands, though.

Hand sanitizer may kill the germs if used properly and is better than nothing, but unless you rinse your hands with water, you still have remnants of the stuff on your hands.

For example, would you pick up a dog stool sample with your hand if somebody sprayed bleach on it? Would that make it clean enough?
 

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The only sensible thing to do is to ALWAYS wash your hands after going to the bathrom AND if outside with dirty hands (eg: been handling money or whatever previously) wash BEFORE going to the bathroom as well, only idiots touch their junk without clean hands:P
 

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"usually" I allways do it.

At my old Job I was pretty much the only one washing his hands ... they only washed their hands "before" as everyone had black hands from oil and stuff, noone cared about after using the bathroom :/
 

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Hand sanitizer may kill the germs if used properly and is better than nothing, but unless you rinse your hands with water, you still have remnants of the stuff on your hands.

For example, would you pick up a dog stool sample with your hand if somebody sprayed bleach on it? Would that make it clean enough?
Except I'm not picking up shit with my hands, I'm undoing a zipper and touching my junk for 30 seconds :rolleyes:

Multiple studies and experiments have proven that proper hand sanitizer (60% alcohol or more) works just as good, if not better, for removing most germs as properly washing your hands does.

Obviously you wash your hands properly when they're visually dirty, but if you're just taking a piss there's literally no difference.
 
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lol, definitely always wash my hands. however, reading this thread.

it sounds like you literally get fecal matter ON your hands when you use the washroom. i mean, sometimes an accident happens, but this shouldn't be a common occurrence, lol. you arent wiping with you hand (are you?), you are wiping with a toilet paper, hopefully folded thick enough that you don't get anything on your hands.

urinals have splashback, but you shouldn't be wiping ur ass DURING #2, you should wait until things calm down so there's no splash back during wiping of a #2.
 

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I wash my hands no matter what I'm doing in the bathroom. I wash my hands the moment I enter my home. I wash my hands when I get to my destination anytime I leave. I carry sanitizer and Kleenex. I can't understand how people would want to touch things that hundreds of people touch and not wash their hands let alone take a crap. I see people walk right past the sink all the time in the bathroom at my work and also the quick rinse described above. I don't know what's wrong with these people. I hope some disease Sprouts up where eating your own shit can kill you. Then maybe they'll be less of these morons. Filthy bastards. I was on the subway yesterday and saw a guy pressing his mouth on the handrail. Really?? I'm pretty sure that's the only surface worse than a toilet seat. Thousands of people touching that handr
P.o.ail everyday and the majority of them don't wash their hands. People are disgusting turds. Hope natural selection takes them out so we can evolve past this and I won't have to worry about it anymore. I bet there's a connection to IQ and cleanliness is to... Monkeys!
 

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People are disgusting turds. Hope natural selection takes them out so we can evolve past this and I won't have to worry about it anymore. I bet there's a connection to IQ and cleanliness is to... Monkeys!

Did humans not evolve a little thing called the immune system? Something that is also presently going somewhat haywire for a lot of people (to say nothing of other interesting effects) precisely because it is designed to take on a bit more than is commonly thrown at it?

As for natural selection then probably won't happen before we all turn into robots.
 

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Never. Bacteria is beneficial, especially bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract. You help maintain a diversity of antibodies and thus a robust immune system by avoiding hand washing altogether. And when you do wash them, use only room temperature water.

Reports of sickness at eating establishments have made people irrational on this subject. But it is actually detrimental to your immune system to reduce microbe diversity by vigorous handwashing including before the handling of foodstuffs in the food service industry. The actual cause more often than not of these incidents are not from employees not keeping their hands sterile 24/7 but from spoiled meat such as using long expired meat that was not stored at a low enough temperature to cut costs. Or because of pre-existing food allergies.

The babies most likely to get sick are ones who are kept in a near-sterile environment in the first months of their life - as is common with newborns these days. Their parents will use all sorts of cleaning solvents to wipe out as many micro organisms as possible in their living area and this results in the baby's antibodies being extremely sparse and makes them more likely to get sick.

Henry VIII had his servants obsessively clean his son Edward VI's living areas multiple times a day. He grew up constantly ill and died at the age of 15 because of a weakened immune system. Ironically, it was Henry's paranoia of his only legitimate son dying from illness that caused him to die at a young age.

You can also boost your immune system through FMT which I recommend: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_microbiota_transplant
Most insurance companies aren't going to pay for elective ones though sadly.

lol, definitely always wash my hands. however, reading this thread.

it sounds like you literally get fecal matter ON your hands when you use the washroom. i mean, sometimes an accident happens, but this shouldn't be a common occurrence, lol. you arent wiping with you hand (are you?), you are wiping with a toilet paper, hopefully folded thick enough that you don't get anything on your hands.

urinals have splashback, but you shouldn't be wiping ur ass DURING #2, you should wait until things calm down so there's no splash back during wiping of a #2.

It is best to use plain water when cleaning yourself after defecation. 'Toilet paper' is treated with all sorts of non-organic solvents that do harm to the microbes in your GI and can cause an imbalance. Most of the world uses bidets and I feel this is the best way to remove excess organic matter after defecation. Just natural water. Unfortunately bidets are uncommon in the U.S. and are extremely rare in public waterclosets / commodes.
 
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Did humans not evolve a little thing called the immune system? Something that is also presently going somewhat haywire for a lot of people (to say nothing of other interesting effects) precisely because it is designed to take on a bit more than is commonly thrown at it?

As for natural selection then probably won't happen before we all turn into robots.
Your immune system won't help you much if you use the bathroom, don't wash your hands, then rub your eye later by accident potentially giving you a nasty infection or sneeze and put your hand before your mouth, just saying:P
 
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being someone overly concerned about his and others health around and my disgust for bacteria and germs makes me wash my hands frequently and to some extent compulsively, namely I never leave the restroom or any other environment that seems rife with germs and microbes (such as a dusty, moldy and filthy room)
I dunno it just comes naturally to me for being overly sensitive about hygiene and health.


any of you sick freaks who don't wash your hands after using the restroom don't bother commenting pls.
 
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any of you sick freaks who don't wash your hands after using the restroom don't bother commenting pls.
Honestly, I have always been curious to know what their mindframe is to why they don't feel it's necessary to wash their hands. I would appreciate some honest feedback from these individuals.
I have been told by some that they just do not care, some say that spreading germs are good for people, and others say they don't think washing their hands is necessary as the world is dirty.
 
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Honestly, I have always been curious to know what their mindframe is to why they don't feel it's necessary to wash their hands. I would appreciate some honest feedback from these individuals.
I have been told by some that they just do not care, some say that spreading germs are good for people, and others say they don't think washing their hands is necessary as the world is dirty.
Different people with different mindsets and frame of minds out there you lot.
Yes it is indeed true that some simply do not care/are too lazy and such.
But there's people out there with durability who can't wash their hands properly for a myraid of reasons.

As for those who wish to put others face-to-face with bacteria lul there's other less gross ways of strengthening our immune system.
 
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