Question:

If the light in the bathroom is off on Shabbos, and he is afraid of dirtying himself or not being able to clean himself properly due to the darkness, may one turn it on with a shinui due to kavod habriyos?

Answer:

He can take a bottle of water into the bathroom and clean himself thoroughly even in the darkness. (You can also ask what if there is no pre-cut toilet paper in the bathroom can he tear the regular paper with a shinuy due to kavod habriyos?)

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