Usually, people get shocked when they open the toilet door and many actually put toilet paper on the seat in order to avoid contact between the buttocks and the toilet seat.
Hopefully, this layer of paper will save you, right? Well, it’s probably time to reconsider. According infection specialists, covering the toilet seat with a layer of paper is not only useless—it may actually increase your risk of coming into contact with bacteria.
The truth is you should never put toilet paper on a toilet seat. Although many people believe that public toilets are teeming with bacteria and intestinal diseases, modern toilets are designed to prevent just that.
Gastrointestinal or sexually transmitted infections were once thought to spread through toilet seat-skin contact, but science has refuted this. In fact, the skin on our butts is an effective protection against bacteria, according to scientists. The experts say that toilet seats are not a vehicle for the transmission of any infectious agents — so, you won’t catch anything.
It’s also a good idea to rethink placing toilet paper on the toilet seat. Unlike toilet seats, paper is an ideal carrier for all kinds of bacteria. So you when you lay down some paper, pick it up again when you’re done, and then probably touch your face, you’re likely exposing yourself to more bacteria.