Frank Talk About Toilet Paper
This silly little post addresses toilet paper and vulvar unpleasantness. If you can’t stomach it, move along.
OMFG. I will never buy Kleenex Cottonelle toilet paper. That’s what my hotel had this weekend. Let me just say that when it gets wet, it leaves behind pieces when you wipe.* Apparently it just disintegrated in contact with fluid, which sort of the exact opposite of what toilet paper should do. And those pieces get all stuck in the folds of your natural vulva anatomy. And then create an itchiness so intense you might just lose your mind.
I seriously thought I was going to have to take a second shower to deal with the adverse effects of my toilet paper. That’s just not right.
I’ll stick with my cheapo store brand or something like Angel Soft, thanks.
Coincidentally, I just saw a tv ad for another toilet paper (Charmin) last night where the main focus was that it won’t leave pieces behind. I’ve been buying the same couple of brands for so long, I’d forgotten how much I care about this particular feature. AdWeek has a piece on the new frankness in advertising that talks about this campaign and also commercials that actually say the words “period” or “pregnant,” which you never would have heard years ago.
*Since I’m naming a brand, I’ll leave room for the possibility that the hotel buys Cottonelle packs that failed inspection or some industrial formulation that’s different from what’s in the grocery store. But I’m still not ever, ever buying it.
Photo by by MotherPie and used under a Creative Commons license.