Americans once used corn cobs. Ow. And oyster shells. Really ow. The ancient Romans kept sponges on sticks in their public restrooms, left in salt water between users. Not ow but eeeeuw. The man who invented toilet paper, he did mankind a great good.
Ask the Venezuelans. A few years ago their country had a functioning economy. People could buy food, and things like aspirin and shoes. Diabetics could get insulin. Venezuelans were set for toilet paper. Now, they can’t even get necessities like those. If they can find them, they have to pay huge amounts of money to get them.
How does this happen?