Save a Tree Install a Bidet

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  1. midlifebear

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    I was going to post this under the Healthy Penis site, because there seems to be some confusion among the north 'Mericuhn, UK, and Australian men folk about what constitutes good hygiene (as promoted in all hospitals in North America) but not, apparently in North American and other Anglo country homes. On poster went so far as to admit he wouldn't know how to use one if he ever saw one.

    However, many women seem to be under the delusion that bidets were invented only for their faire sex. Not. They are designed to be used by both sexes and every member of the household who is potty trained.

    Enjoy.

    Bidet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Oh, yeah . . . and you're welcome. :biggrin1:
     
  2. Drifterwood

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    Isn't there a water shortage?

    I love bidets - you can wash your ass, your bits and your feet. Preferably not at the same time though.
     
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    save porcelain and steel.

    install a two in one bidet-toilet.
     
  4. TurkeyWithaSunburn

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    Gotta love the name of this site.

    CleanIsHappy.com

    :biggrin: Japanese personal hygiene cleansing machine add-on for a toilet.

    It'll even blow you! :eek:
     
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    Yeh, bidets aren't that common here in the UK...although my Parents have one. Always wondered why? Anyone know?
     
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    Just remember to use your left hand.
     
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    And EAT with your right hand !!!!!!!
     
  8. Drifterwood

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    Why don't you ask them?
     
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    This completely cracks me up. Our company was the first to import these into the US and I remember at one Christmas maybe 10 or 15 years ago my uncle had just come back from Japan and was talking and I walked over and he was discussing just this and I thought, "Oh, my god, this is totally disgusting." Honestly, I still do. I'm the only one in the family who doesn't have one or six.

    First of all, you need to rewire your bathroom so there's an outlet or an internal connection in the wall for it, and second, it's very confusing (I guess, unless you bother to get used to it) and third, yuk. I'll do it myself, thank you. Toilet paper and a hand wash afterward do just fine. Ewwww.
     
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    I've seen bidets before but never at a time or place where it would have been appropriate to use one. I am not opposed to trying one out, though at my age I'm sure I would find it odd. I am a bit unclear as to how this saves trees though. :confused: I get that there is a gust of warm air at the end. I just can't believe it fully dries you off. Surely a cursory pat and dab is still necessary upon completion? :confused:
     
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    I didn't see that one!! :biggrin1:
     
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    Odd? Maybe. It's surprisingly refreshing.
    Trees? TP is made from trees and the paper industry is very polluting.
    Only the crazy Japanese jobs have the warm air. I'm not content to sit there long enough for the air to do it's job.
    Yes. A pat dry is needed.
     
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    Heh. I have a friend who has one installed in his master bathroom. It was interesting to use and I can see why he had it. It basically eliminates the need to toilet tissue (which is environmentally friendly) and leaves you a lot cleaner. Moreover, for any man or woman suffering from hemorrhoids or other anal discomforts, it can be soothing and causes less irritation that traditional toilet tissue.
     
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    Bidets... lol.

    I'll stick to the 3 sea shells.
     
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    Ok, when I posted above, I forgot to mention that I wasn't talking about bidets per se, I was talking about Toto toilets. They can be set to wash either men and women ('front', 'back', or both) know precisely where to direct the water--that's scary-and then blow dry you 'there' as well with a stream of perfectly warmed air. The seats are heated and conform to your 'individual' shape, and, as with any new technology, you'd pretty much want a twelve year old to show you how to use it the first few times (the remote is confusing, too). Those aren't exactly what I'd call Kodak moments.

    I was reacting to this link, posted by
    x704.

    Toto | Washlet

    Sorry for the confusion, Nj. I long ago made my peace with bidets, living in Europe. Although I don't use those much, either. :biggrin1:
     
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    i don't want to get my ass all wet. How do you dry it off? what a mess
     
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    Hmmmmmmmm, let's see...

    You're in the bathroom, clean as a whistle, and can't understand how you'd dry off? There are no towels in your ecosphere? :tongue:

    This thread reminded me of an old old joke about a English woman's first trip to Paris. When she inspects the bathroom, she sees a bidet and is confused, so she phones down to the desk clerk and asks him what it is.

    Patiently, the clerk tries in the most diplomatic way possible to explain, but this leaves the English woman even more perplexed.

    "So," she said, finally, "It's for washing a baby in?"
    "Mais non, madame," the clerk replied. "It's for washing the baby out."
     
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    You can get in the shower or tub, and use a shower head on an extension hose, it probably works better, but requires getting out of your socks.
     
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    I like the ones with a good spray jet - just saying. :redface:

    I think they probably don't encourage them though, as some of you ladies would never get out of the bathroom. :tongue:
     
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