The Future of Toilet Paper

I’ve been hesitant to write about this topic, as there’s really no way to discuss it without making some people uncomfortable.

However, I just can’t help but share, because if you’re not aware of what I’m about to discuss, I’m near certain it will make your life better. We’re going to spend a few minutes talking about toilet paper, and then we’ll move on and get back to movies, kittens, and greatest fears.

Toilet paper is a good, solid, consistent product. We use it every day without even thinking about it–we literally just go through the motions unless it’s exceedingly bad (why does 1-ply still exist?!).

But a few months ago, a friend revealed to me that there’s something better. It’s not a replacement for toilet paper–rather, it’s an additional enhancement.

The product is the Cottonelle FreshCare Flushable Cleansing Cloth (a product name and package designed to both confuse and assure the customer). Basically, they’re wet wipes for your butt.

Now, I’m not someone who uses bidets. When I studied abroad in Japan, most toilets had bidets built in, and they never appealed to me.

The Cottonelle product is different. It’s essentially just a thick piece of toilet paper that happens to have a little moisture in it. And, quite frankly, it’s amazing. I use one every time I sit down on the toilet.

It’s so good that I’m inexplicably writing a blog entry about it just so you don’t have to spend the rest of your life using only regular toilet paper.

Okay, not it’s your turn. What’s one embarrassing product you use that you genuinely think would make other peoples’ lives better if they knew about it?