In countries/region where toilet paper is not common, it is customary to use water or air (usually via a bidet) to clean that area of your body.
This is for health reasons as well as sanitary purposes.
Where toilet paper is available, it is customary to wipe – from the front toward the back.
People who have been raised in an area with toilet paper tend to bring toilet paper with them around the world, as it is difficult for them to get used to the idea of a different way.
It is easier for people in other regions to adapt, although you will find that they are much more likely to purchase bidet adapters for their home bathrooms.
Neither way is wrong, they are just different. Presumably, your mother didn’t deem it important enough to talk about, although it has actually come up in more than one of the many cultural assimilation and diversity trainings that I have facilitated.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-should-a-woman-clean-herself-after-peeing
Originally Posted On: 2016-03-22