There are many questions we’re too shy to ask, particularly in relation to our health. Sometimes it’s due embarrassment or because we don’t want cause offence. There are certain questions that should not be asked. But, that doesn’t mean that it makes them less fascinating. One thing I’ve kept off my tongue and at my thoughts is how people who are blind know that they’ve done their wiping.
A YouTuber who’s been born blind, Tommy Edison has dedicated his YouTube channel to answering the most frequent questions people have regarding being blind. His most recent video addresses one question that he says that he is frequently asked more than any other question: How does he determine when it’s time to stop wiping? Edison is hilariously funny and expertly compares wiping your derriere to wiping any other thing, such as an smudge across his skin or spill. However, he claims to employ a small amount of toilet paper to protect himself.
Blindness or a visual impairment or complete legally blindness is a daily struggle for over 3.4 million Americans who are over 40. Individuals who suffer from sight loss or blindness are at an increased risk of anxiety, social isolation sleeplessness, early death, and various other chronic health problems. And despite the possibility of solutions which are in the pipeline research has revealed that loss of vision caused by diseases like diabetics and Parkinson’s will likely to increase in the coming decades because of better treatments and higher survival rates.