“Vot ees trobbling you? or What Would Freud Make of the Toilet-Paper Panic?"

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“Vot ees trobbling you? or What Would Freud Make of the Toilet-Paper Panic?"

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https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020 ... aper-panic

Maybe this explains that woman buying 2 truck loads of toilet paper yesterday.

"Unlike hand sanitizer and test kits, toilet paper is not a commodity subject to increased need in the current crisis. Nevertheless, shoppers continue to express a panic mentality over bathroom tissue. The fallout: a newspaper in Australia recently ran eight mostly blank pages for its readers (“Run out of loo paper?” 

"Randy O. Frost, a professor of psychology at Smith College, who has written widely about hoarding, said that most hoarders are motivated by a combination of three factors: emotional or sentimental attachment, aesthetic appreciation, and utility. But hoarders of toilet paper, Frost said, are compelled by only the third motivation. “One of the underlying characteristics of utility is an intolerance of uncertainty,” he said over the phone. “The individual needs to feel absolutely and perfectly certain that some kind of negative outcome won’t occur.”"

“Controlling cleanliness around B.M.s is the earliest way the child asserts control,” Andrea Greenman, the president of the Contemporary Freudian Society, said. “The fact that now we are all presumably losing control creates a regressive push to a very early time. So, I guess that translates in the unconscious to ‘If I have a lifelong supply of toilet paper, I’ll never be out of control, never be a helpless, dirty child again.’ ”
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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:48 am
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020 ... aper-panic

Maybe this explains that woman buying 2 truck loads of toilet paper yesterday.

"Unlike hand sanitizer and test kits, toilet paper is not a commodity subject to increased need in the current crisis. Nevertheless, shoppers continue to express a panic mentality over bathroom tissue. The fallout: a newspaper in Australia recently ran eight mostly blank pages for its readers (“Run out of loo paper?” 

"Randy O. Frost, a professor of psychology at Smith College, who has written widely about hoarding, said that most hoarders are motivated by a combination of three factors: emotional or sentimental attachment, aesthetic appreciation, and utility. But hoarders of toilet paper, Frost said, are compelled by only the third motivation. “One of the underlying characteristics of utility is an intolerance of uncertainty,” he said over the phone. “The individual needs to feel absolutely and perfectly certain that some kind of negative outcome won’t occur.”"

“Controlling cleanliness around B.M.s is the earliest way the child asserts control,” Andrea Greenman, the president of the Contemporary Freudian Society, said. “The fact that now we are all presumably losing control creates a regressive push to a very early time. So, I guess that translates in the unconscious to ‘If I have a lifelong supply of toilet paper, I’ll never be out of control, never be a helpless, dirty child again.’ ”
Hoarders are so weird.

OTOH, as a Costco member, it's sort of hard not to hoard TP, since the best deal there is for a mega pack of 30 rolls at a time. When I got to the last six pack in December, I purchased another 30 roll mega pack. Enough to last me probably to the end of the year. Maybe. Hopefully to last the rest of Trump's first and only term as president.

It was enough to allow me to gift my elderly neighbors six rolls when they mentioned that they were running low.

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Plebs...

All you need to do is get you a nice stick, attach a sponge on the end, and keep a bucket of water next to your toilet.

When you do you business, grab your stick and scrub yourself down, and throw it back in the bucket for next time.
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Whack9 wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:34 am
Plebs...

All you need to do is get you a nice stick, attach a sponge on the end, and keep a bucket of water next to your toilet.

When you do you business, grab your stick and scrub yourself down, and throw it back in the bucket for next time.
Or use your Sears and Roebuck catalog
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Just jump into the shower. This is an excellent hemorrhoid treatment, too.

If I were building my own place, every bathroom would have a bidet.

Also, not that this has anything to do with pooping, I would have only one tub. The other bathrooms would have continuous tile/linoleum floor with a central drain hole and no shower lip. This makes cleaning the entire bathroom with a shower attachment sprayer easy-peasy. I really liked this feature on ships.
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Vrede too wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:29 am
Just jump into the shower. This is an excellent hemorrhoid treatment, too.

If I were building my own place, every bathroom would have a bidet.

Also, not that this has anything to do with pooping, I would have only one tub. The other bathrooms would have continuous tile/linoleum floor with a central drain hole and no shower lip. This makes the cleaning the entire bathroom with a shower attachment sprayer easy-peasy. I really liked this feature on ships.
Yeah thats a good idea.

You can buy bidet attachments for 30 bucks, I think. I thought about getting one, but found out the ol' bucket n' sponge was cheaper. Just gotta make sure to change the water once a month is all.
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You can also go outside, hook up your trusty garden hose (with a gentle spray nozzle or a king hell reduction nozzle) and get your ass cleaner than toilet paper ever thought about.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:11 pm
You can also go outside, hook up your trusty garden hose (with a gentle spray nozzle or a king hell reduction nozzle) and get your ass cleaner than toilet paper ever thought about.
You can ask your neighbors for a helping (left) hand.
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Yeah I got a bidet capable toilet seat a few years ago, and have never looked back ;-)...

A hand-held shower attachment works just as good if not better, but involves disrobing. Unless you're already a nudist.
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Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:48 am
Yeah I got a bidet capable toilet seat a few years ago, and have never looked back ;-)...

A hand-held shower attachment works just as good if not better, but involves disrobing. Unless you're already a nudist.
I've got one of those spray nozzles on my kitchen sink. So after doing the deed I wander over to the kitchen sink and take care of business.
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Whack9 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:34 am
Ulysses wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:48 am
Yeah I got a bidet capable toilet seat a few years ago, and have never looked back ;-)...

A hand-held shower attachment works just as good if not better, but involves disrobing. Unless you're already a nudist.
I've got one of those spray nozzles on my kitchen sink. So after doing the deed I wander over to the kitchen sink and take care of business.
No wonder she walked out... LOL...
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Ulysses wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:19 am
Whack9 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:34 am
Ulysses wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:48 am
Yeah I got a bidet capable toilet seat a few years ago, and have never looked back ;-)...

A hand-held shower attachment works just as good if not better, but involves disrobing. Unless you're already a nudist.
I've got one of those spray nozzles on my kitchen sink. So after doing the deed I wander over to the kitchen sink and take care of business.
No wonder she walked out... LOL...
YOOOOOOO back up. I gave her the boot (in a very kind, gentlemanly, helpful way) :thumbup:
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Whack9 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:35 am
Ulysses wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:19 am
Whack9 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:34 am
Ulysses wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:48 am
Yeah I got a bidet capable toilet seat a few years ago, and have never looked back ;-)...

A hand-held shower attachment works just as good if not better, but involves disrobing. Unless you're already a nudist.
I've got one of those spray nozzles on my kitchen sink. So after doing the deed I wander over to the kitchen sink and take care of business.
No wonder she walked out... LOL...
YOOOOOOO back up. I gave her the boot (in a very kind, gentlemanly, helpful way) :thumbup:
When I was a toddler I used to get baths in the kitchen sink. I learned how to climb up there myself and take a bath, until my older siblings complained for some mysterious reason and that came to an end.
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