20 ‘Disgusting’ Tips That Surprisingly Work

Published 1 month ago

In the vast ecosystem of Reddit, where communities form around virtually every topic imaginable, one user’s query can unveil a treasure trove of unexpected wisdom. Such was the case when Reddit user MarbleMimic posed a question that piqued the curiosity of many: “What’s a piece of advice that sounded disgusting but actually turned out to be helpful?”

What followed was a fascinating exploration of the human experience, as Redditors shared insights into bodily functions and hygiene practices that defied conventional wisdom.

Image credits: MarbleMimic

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Use your own spit to get blood stains fully out. The enzymes from your own saliva will break down your own blood.

It works! My husband thought I was nuts for telling him to spit on a bloodstain on his shirt. He skeptically tried it and was like, ‘Holy sh*t, that worked!’ I was dying laughing at his reaction to me saying, ‘Spit on it. Yes. Just spit on it! Try it!’ Even more hilarious, I had no idea if it would actually work; I’d only read about it. But it did work, and really well. It just sounded wild!


Image source: VikuSam, Anastasia Shuraeva / pexels (not the actual photo)

Being a good person at the expense of your mental health is incredibly overrated.


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If you need to help someone who is being violently attacked by a dog, jam your finger up the dog’s b******e.

Sounds awful. Definitely works.

You might want to be prepared to immediately fend off the dog yourself, though.


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For men – if you feel cold but your balls are low then you’re probably feverish and having hot and cold flashes.

For women – if you wait to have sex/jill off until you really have to pee then it will usually be easier to have an orgasm.
The “branches” of the clitoris wrap around the bladder, and extra pressure can make things easier. Similarly, pregnancy (fetus pressing on bladder) and pronebone (woman laying prone) can make female orgasm easier.


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I remember watching girl code on MTV years and years ago and they said to flush your poop as it comes out if you don’t want it to stink in a public restroom. It works.


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If you see someone have a motorcycle accident and you are the first responder, do not remove their helmet. plenty have had their neck injuries exacerbated by untrained people yanking on the helmet to pull it off. let the paramedics arrive and let them handle it. unless you are trained in first aid you are more likely to hurt them.

In general, don’t move somebody who is on the ground. Moving somebody who has unknown injuries could result in paralysis and worse. It’s one of the things they pound into your head during first aid training.


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I was annoyed when my doc told me to chart my blood pressure daily after retiring as my dad had died from a stroke at aged 65. I always thought it was three packs of Salem cigarettes, but I did the charting.

A slow increase and the doctor did some tests. I had a blockage in a carotid artery that had to be replaced as it was close to breaking. I got to at least postpone my stroke. I am 71.


Image source: clockjobber, Karolina Grabowska / pexels (not the actual photo)

Always close the toilet seat lid before you flush

Always pee after sex.


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If you frequently get skid marks in your underwear, it’s probably less to do with your butt-wiping abilities and more to do your diet of junk food. That stuff glides out of you like greased lightening.


Image source: megan1010m, Nadin Sh / pexels (not the actual photo)

Eating something spicy to clear a stuffy nose.


Image source: florabundawonder, Alex Simpson / unsplash (not the actual photo)

Not “disgusting” per se, but toilet related. Get a squatty potty or toilet stool, and correct your “pooping posture.” Literally has made a world of difference to me. It’s so much easier and more comfortable.


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My dads favorite saying when he’d meet my sisters new boyfriend.

“If you sit on your hands for 10 minutes before you have a wank it feels like someone else is doing it.”

I dont know if it was helpful to them but the reaction always helped my day a bit.


Image source: CoatFullOfBees, Tima Miroshnichenko / pexels (not the actual photo)

Press your thumb into your palm to remove your gag reflex.


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To stop hiccups, swallow a spoonful of mustard.


Image source: Smegmatron9000, ROMAN ODINTSOV / pexels (not the actual photo)

Every poo poo time is pee pee time, but not every pee pee time is poo poo time.


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Be selfish.


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Marry someone who loves you more than you love them.


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If you have to throw up but need to get to the toilet in time, start to hum loudly. You can’t throw up while you’re humming. You have to hurry, though. It saves only a few seconds.

Adding to this, another sign to get to the toilet quickly is if you start producing more saliva.


Image source: LiterallyADiva, John Finkelstein / pexels (not the actual photo)

Sucking snot out of baby’s nose makes things better for all involved. Baby sleeps better, mom sleeps better. The little tube contraptions to do it seemed gross as hell at first but you get used to it and the results are worth it.

Before I remembered the little suction tube existed, I had the visual of someone putting their mouth over a baby’s nostrils and slurping snot out of their nose. I fu**ing gagged.


Image source: bayouprincess88, Miriam Alonso / pexels (not the actual photo)

Visually check your bowel movements after you have them for any changes.

When my dad got bladder cancer, I learned a lot of information about what subtly different shades of urine mean, so I was obsessed with analyzing mine for a while. (He’s fine now — ten years in remission!)

Gas, too. I know a woman who realized she had bowel cancer because her gas changed smell drastically.

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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