TikTok is a social media platform full to the brim with videos on all sorts of weird and wonderful topics, and a place where some people go to find advice.
A new video has recently gone viral on TikTok due to the interesting advice they have offered people when it comes to going to the toilet.
The TikTok discusses a technique called “splinting” and while many people in the comments were hearing about this for the first time, others stated that they have been doing it for years.
But what exactly is splinting? Read on to find out more!
What is Splinting on TikTok?
In a recent TikTok video, a woman explained how she helps herself go to the toilet when she is constipated.
In the video, which has since gone viral, the TikTokker advises her followers to try “splinting” which is a technique to help “pop” out the “poop.”
The comments were flooded with some people who were shocked with the tip, and others who had been doing it for years. You can watch the video here.
VeryWell Health describes splinting: “Vaginal splinting is the term used to describe a procedure in which a woman uses her fingers to press on the vagina as a way to try to evacuate stool during the process of a bowel movement.”
Splinting explained by a doctor
Dr Jennifer Lincoln, a Portland-based gynaecologist, shared their medical perspective on the matter with Buzzfeed, stating:
“If people need to splint frequently in order to empty their bowels, that is a sign that they should chat with their doctor to see how to better manage constipation and rule out any pelvic prolapse.”
They also advised people to “be sure your hands are clean, and stop if something hurts.”