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November 21, 2016

The decline and fall of toilet paper or How to assess a civilization


A few years ago, I'm not sure exactly when, rolls of toilet paper all shrank an inch or two in width.
The rolls used to fit snugly into their holders, which had remained the same for many decades. But now the rolls fit loosely. At the same time, the paper grew thinner, so that if people weren't careful, they discovered they were wiping themselves with their hand. This may be acceptableļ£°in some cultures, but not in ours. And this was "extra-soft, double-layered" tissue, not the bargain kind you find in public rest rooms and hotels. by David C. Stolinsky, MD | Hacienda Publishing

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 21, 2016 8:21 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The best piece of ass edaddy ever had was when his finger went thru the shit paper.

He hadn't a square to spare!

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 21, 2016 9:20 AM

Width isn't terribly important to me. In fact, being a little narrower than the receptacle makes it easier to put a new roll on.

I don't find "softness" terribly important, though a paper that's too thick and "rigid" (like the equivalent of newspaper) makes for a rougher experience.

So thickness is a tougher call. I actually probably prefer it on the thin side, 'cause you can always use more at one time. On the other hand, I've seen rolls in PA public parks that are so gossamer-thin that the paper nearly disintegrates at your touch, and you have to rotate the roll with your free hand to dispense it.

Posted by: Schill MacGuffin at November 21, 2016 2:01 PM

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