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Is there a correct way to wipe in the bathroom?

According to a survey on Oprah.com, 51 percent of respondents wipe front-to-back, 38 percent wipe back-to-front, 10 percent dab…and 1 percent prefer to air dry.

Who's doing it wrong and who's right?

"The dirtiest part of your body is your rectum, or your anus," Dr. Oz says. "So if you go back-to-front, you risk carrying bacteria that aren't supposed to be in your urine up to the front. That's why many women actually get urinary tract infections. All women ought to be dabbing or going from front to back."

"Okay, have we said enough about the subject?" Oprah jokes.
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Published on January 01, 2006

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