A disturbing study by Initial Washroom Hygiene suggests that your purse has more germs THAN A TOILET.

In fact, one-in-five purse handles feature harmful bacteria, and leather bags, with their germ-friendly spongy surfaces, are particularly susceptible to this gross-out.

The dirtiest item in a purse is hand lotion, while lipstick & mascara fare just a little better in cleanliness.

Researchers suggest that you regularly clean your purse using anti-bacterial wipes to prevent a buildup of contamination. Because let's be honest -- when's the last time you did that?