According to one bit of research, 69% of men don’t wash their hands every time they use a toilet or urinal. Another study suggests that 6% of men only wash their hands after pooing, but not after doing a number one.
The study found 14.6% of men did not wash their hands at all after using the bathroom and 35.1% wet their hands but did not use soap, compared to 7.1% and 15.1% of women, respectively.
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Do You Really Need To Wash Your Hands After Going To The Bathroom?
Frequently Asked Questions
How many men don't wash their hands after they pee?
It's easy to think washing your hands after a trip to the restroom is optional—after all, you only touched your own body parts in there, right? But one of our recent surveys showed that less than two-thirds of men consistently wash their hands after peeing, which is a shockingly low number.
What happens if you don't wash your hands after using the toilet?
Lastly, Hepatitis can also be spread after using the toilet and not washing your hands. In most cases the germs are spread through shaking hands, but in public restrooms, there may be germs on the toilet, door handles, and faucets. Touching these things, then touching one’s mouth, eyes, or nose allows the germs to enter the body and make you sick.
What should I use to wash my hands after using the bathroom?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends scrubbing your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Use a dollop the size of a quarter—enough to wet your hands—and to let it work its magic, let it air dry, says Tierno. Now? Time to Amazon hand soap and sanitizer for the bathroom (yes, now).