Generally it was one hand to wipe with the other to eat with where There's no leaves
The Romans used sponges on a stick soaked in vinegar and yes they shared these things
Worse than sharing toothbrushes one might think, but this was normal for them
But both this and our main topic are as hygiene issues which are also always public health issues, give we're facing a pandemic of a disease that spreads both by aerosol and through fecal matter along with surface contact this topic may be more relevant to us scientific socialists than it seems>>21
Now That's interesting, the moment paper was available historically it immediately found this use
Perhaps disposability and the properties of paper are preferable?