I escaped my Amish community where we didn't use bathrooms or toilet paper - ... trends now
A former Amish woman has revealed why people in her community do not use toilet paper and what they used instead when going to the bathroom.
Lizzie Ens explained on TikTok that toilet paper in their lifestyle was considered a 'luxury item,' compared to priorities such as food and clothing.
Instead, whenever she needed to go to the bathroom, she needed to walk to an outhouse and use crumbled up pieces of newspaper or magazines.
'We would take any kind of newspaper... and we would take the paper and just rip it,' she said.
This applied year-round - even when there was snow on the ground.
Lizzie Ens explained that while living in the Amish community they did not use toilet paper
'Our bathrooms were not bathrooms - they were outhouses,' Ens added
The Amish community Ens was in did not have indoor plumbing, which was the reason why members would go to the bathroom in outhouses.
'Our bathrooms were not bathrooms - they were outhouses,' she said.
'We didn't have any running water inside or anything like that. We had outhouses,' she continued.
Ens even admitted to having memories of going outside in the middle of the winter when it's 'so cold,' and 'so snowy.'
The content creator explained how people in the outhouse would take a page of paper cut it or rip it to fit their