In America today, we are so lucky to have the luxury of not just toilets, but indoor toilets, and ones that flush using running water. Not so long ago, pits or holes in the ground were the only options. In many countries, even in the 21st Century, there is no such thing as indoor plumbing or latrines. In India, the natives still use what they call “squatty-potties.” These are literal holes in the ground over which one squats – hence the name. Many countries in the world also do not have the luxury of toilet paper. People in India also use their hands to wipe themselves after using the bathroom. Typically the left hand is used for bathroom use, which is why the left hand is considered “unclean” in that culture. Some places use a stick with a sponge on the end that is dipped into water to clean their derrieres.
Over the centuries, toilets have evolved from squatty-potties to outhouses – small outbuildings under which a pit is dug and a seat is placed – usually these are situated a good distance away from the house to keep the odor down. Chamber pots were also used during the time of outhouses, especially during the winter months, when it was too cold to walk all the way outside to the outhouse and tinkle in the dark. They were smelly, as they were in the bedroom, stashed away under the bed, but at least you were not freezing your hinny off outside.
Thankfully, here in the United States, we have both toilet paper and flushing toilets. The idea of toilet paper was first inspired by Joseph C. Gayette in 1857. It remained the first commercial toilet paper from 1857 until 1890. The first indoor, flushing toilet was invented in 1596 by a man named John Harrington who used gravity to pull water from a high tank and pool into a bowl below.
Today we even have disposable toilet covers for public restrooms!
In the U.S. we have, for the most part, clean public restrooms. Clean in the way that we have individual toilets in each separate stall, instead of a squatty-potty, and fresh, new toilet paper for each use instead of our hands or a sponge on a stick that is used for everyone.
Public restrooms are by no means sanitary as germs run rampant, from the urine on the toilet seat and the toilet paper on the floor, to the sticky door knobs. Compared to third-world countries we have very sanitary restrooms, but according to the overall standards of cleanliness, we are still lacking and fall short. So how do we stay sanitary in public restrooms? Other than always washing our hands before leaving, and using a paper towel or sleeve to touch the door handle on the way out, we can utilize toilet seat covers that are disposable!
How do disposable toilet covers for public restrooms work and serve?
Basically, it is a thin sheet of paper the size and shape of the toilet that can be flushed down with the rest of the used toilet paper. Before you sit down on a public restroom toilet, take a fresh, disposable seat cover and place it on the toilet seat.
Public restroom disposable toilet covers serve you in three big ways:
1. They provide a sanitary barrier between your rear and the dirty toilet seat.
2. Protect you against disease and germs.
3. They are super easy to use and can simply be flushed down.
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