Toilet tips for one armed or disabled use – YouTube

Disability / Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Quick tips on using the toilet when you only have the use of one-arm.

In this short video I show you how I tear toilet-paper one-handed, by pinching-tearing it like a sort of reverse chopsticks movement.


I must say I never would have imagined it possible I’d be filming myself sitting on the toilet with my pants down and uploading for millions of people to possibly see! The things you do for realism. 🙂


I do remember in all seriousness, when I lost the use of my dominant arm in 1990, just how bloody difficult it was tearing toilet paper from the roll! Mind you, back then loo paper was two-ply, if you were lucky, and pretty tricky even with two-hands sometimes.

I used a variety of ways over the years including using my knee the hold the roll still (success!), ripping violently on the paper (mostly fail) and others a long distant memory.

If these tips don’t work for you, shit! I offer my apologies. Keep trying, you’ll find something that does. I hope 🙂


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