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Lets Clean Up this Mess, Women!

It’s crazy that in this hi-tech world of the internet, artificial intelligence, and, um… TikTok, that the way we women wipe after peeing remains completely out of date.

You were probably about two years old when you had your first (and last) lesson on how to wipe after peeing. Your mom probably taught you.

But what did she know? Your mom learned from her mom. Your grandma learned from your great-grandma. And so on. So the wiping technique is nothing more than a chain of old wives’ tales, with each link spaced apart by 25 years or so.

Or, as in my case, your mom didn’t grow up using toilet paper, invented her own approach when she moved out West and passed it on.

No wonder the approaches we ladies use to clean ourselves after going to the bathroom are all over the place. It’s not our fault for being poorly trained. But that doesn’t mean it’s not our responsibility to fix it.

It’s time to clean up this mess and come up with a better answer to how to wipe after peeing.

Chris and I peeing together at his uncle’s u
Chris and I peeing together at his uncle’s unique two-person outhouse.

Top 10 Hard Drive/Disk Data Wipe/Erase Software for Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

#2 DBAN

Another popular free and open source hard drive data wipe software is DBAN. Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is designed for completely wiping the entire drive permanently. You can choose different wiping ways to erase data from various kinds of drives in Window 10/8/7. It also supports several advanced algorithms like DoD 5220.22-M, random data.

However, you need to burn the ISO image of this software to a USB or DVD/CD with a DVD burning software, and then run it from external hard drive when restarting Windows.

#3 Disk Wipe

Disk Wipe is also a top data removal tool. Unlike MiniTool Partition Wizard Pro Ultimate or DBAN which allows you to create a bootable CD/DVD, so that you can use them to wipe personal hard drive data without operating system.

Disk Wipe is a windows app, so you can only run this tool in the existing Windows operating system. You cannot use it to wipe hard drive which runs the current operating system. But you can use it to erase internal drive or SSD, external hard drives.

#4 KillDisk

It is also a top free hard drive wipe tool for Window 10/8/7. It has free version and advanced version. Its free version only has one type of hard drive erasing solution, namely, erase hard drive with one pass zeros. If you want to try other ways to wipe hard drive, you need to pay for the professional version.

#5 CCleaner

This cool Windows (10) PC wipe tool also allows you to wipe computer or external drives. You can use it to wipe data from free space on hard drive or wipe the entire drive. Advanced version also needs to pay.

#6 PCDiskEraser

This free disk wiping software enables you to permanently erase all data in the hard drive. It also uses some professional data erasing standards like U.S. Department of Defense 5220.22. The downside of this tool is that it is also downloaded as an ISO file, and you need to burn it to a disk or USB before you can use it.

#7 CBL Data Shredder

You can either use this hard drive wipe freeware in Windows 10/8/7 to wipe external hard drive clean, or boot from it via USB or CD/DVD to erase computer hard drive with OS.

Aside from the provided data sanitization methods, you are also allowed to create custom erasure method.

#8 Eraser

This free hard drive data destruction software provides 10 popular data erasure solutions for your choice.

This handy tool also only runs within Windows, so you can’t use it to wipe computer hard drive which runs the OS. It is compatible with Windows XP-10.

#9 Super File Shredder

This free disk wipe software enables you to drag and drop the hard drive into the program, and then choose one data wiping way to completely destruct the data. This file shredding tool supports traditional hard drives, solid state drives, and can work on Windows 10/8/7.

#10 WipeDisk

This hard drive erasure software offers you several data wipe solutions: DoD 5220.22-M, Gutmann, Random Data, Write Zero, etc. You can freely choose to wipe data from free space or all files in the hard drive with this top file eraser. Windows 10 is supported.

Thank You, Toilet Paper

Above all, let’s be grateful to live in a world with toilet paper, and for where that paper came from.

Maybe this story Chris found will help remind us.

“The TP Tree” 
Author unknown

“The TP Tree” Author unknown

Today is my last day alive. 

I’m sad about it, of course. I’m going to miss the sun, soil, wind, rain, and clouds. Even the squirrels. But I’ve known this day was coming since the beginning and I take comfort in the fact that my ending will serve a purpose.

“Serve a purpose.”

The others would laugh if they heard me say that. They always laugh at me. They think they’re better than me because of their pre-determined purposes. The one to my right’s destined to be made into a house. She’ll shelter a family for decades. To my left, he’s going to be made into baseball bats. He gets to play an integral part in the beautiful game all over. And the one behind me has the special destiny of becoming a totem pole. She’ll keep standing in a different way for decades, telling a tall tale in a beautiful way.

Me?

I’m destined to be toilet paper. 

Go ahead. Take the piss on my crappy destiny. I’ve heard it all before. I don’t mind anymore. 

After struggling and soul-searching early on, I’ve come to embrace my destiny. I get to improve tens of thousands of people’s lives. People need me. I’m honored to have the chance to help.

Look around. I’m the biggest tree here! That’s because I’ve worked harder than anyone to stand up straight and grow as big and strong as I can. I can help more people that way. You bet I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished and what I’ll become. The other trees can laugh all they want.

I just hope people appreciate me. 

I want to help as many of them as many times as possible before my entire existence is flushed down the toilet. That’s all.

Truly yours,

The TP Tree

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Alisa is a professional English editor with 4-year experience. She loves writing and focuses on sharing detailed solutions and thoughts for computer problems, data recovery & backup, digital gadgets, tech news, etc. Through her articles, users can always easily get related problems solved and find what they want. In spare time, she likes basketball, badminton, tennis, cycling, running, and singing. She is very funny and energetic in life, and always brings friends lots of laughs.

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