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(Japan Times)   Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers inducts pioneering toilet seat into its ring of honor. "The Washlet's historical value of adding a new culture to the Japanese lifestyle was recognized"   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 19
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2012-07-24 08:17:26 PM
Washlet demo video:

Duck! (sfw)


And an instructional video:

Cartooney private parts

Butt then, you stinky farkers probably have no interest in personal hygiene
 
2012-07-24 10:39:06 PM

tomWright: Washlet demo video:

Duck! (sfw)


And an instructional video:

Cartooney private parts

Butt then, you stinky farkers probably have no interest in personal hygiene


Not if it involves water getting shot at my asshole.
 
2012-07-24 10:43:11 PM
I prefer the Thai ass hose.
Once you use these, you realize that toilet paper is primitive and disgusting.
 
2012-07-24 10:49:04 PM
Welp, that heritage list just went down the crapper.
 
2012-07-24 10:56:44 PM
I wonder how Japanese toilet seats compare to The 2009-2014 Outlook for Wood Toilet Seats in Greater China.
 
2012-07-24 10:58:44 PM
" adding a new culture to the Japanese lifestyle"

ah, yes. Washlet masturbation.

From somewhere I recall advertisements that allude to this function if you know to listen for the allusions.
 
2012-07-24 11:00:55 PM

0Icky0: I prefer the Thai ass hose.
Once you use these, you realize that toilet paper is primitive and disgusting.


Yep. Installed one on every toilet at home. Also called the 'muslim shower' or 'shattaf' (sounds like shiat off, which is what it does). Like $20 a toilet. I'm sure the multi-hundred-dollar washlets are very nice. I'll take the middle ground.

The Kuwaiti guy who converted me to water-washing asked me, "Look, if you stepped in dog crap, would you rub it around with a paper towel until the paper towel came back pretty clean? Or would you get some damned water in the picture?" Valid question, that.
 
2012-07-24 11:19:59 PM
Laugh all you want, after a couple of months with one of those things in your house, going back to just paper will feeling like having to use an outhouse with a corncob on a string.
 
2012-07-24 11:55:38 PM

Lawnchair: 0Icky0: I prefer the Thai ass hose.
Once you use these, you realize that toilet paper is primitive and disgusting.

Yep. Installed one on every toilet at home. Also called the 'muslim shower' or 'shattaf' (sounds like shiat off, which is what it does). Like $20 a toilet. I'm sure the multi-hundred-dollar washlets are very nice. I'll take the middle ground.

The Kuwaiti guy who converted me to water-washing asked me, "Look, if you stepped in dog crap, would you rub it around with a paper towel until the paper towel came back pretty clean? Or would you get some damned water in the picture?" Valid question, that.


So, how does one fit these to your existing toilet(s) here in the US? Not to get into TMI territory, I've been using baby wipes (relating to the washing vs. using dry towels). Going back to just TP after that felt really crummy and unclean.
 
2012-07-25 12:05:55 AM

Znuh:
So, how does one fit these to your existing toilet(s) here in the US? Not to get into TMI territory, I've been using baby wipes (relating to the washing vs. using dry towels). Going back to just TP after that felt really crummy and unclean.


For something like this...

So, in the normal N.Am. toilet setup, you've got a water hose going from the wall/floor shutoff valve to the bottom of the toilet tank (very old installs will have a rigid piece of copper pipe which would have to be replaced with a hose). The normal kit has a tee that goes between the hose and the tank, with a branch to a 4-foot-long hose, with a sprayer (just like a kitchen sink sprayer). And a little holder you can screw into the wall or hang over the tank lip.

So, yeah, cold water. Clean (pre-toilet), but cold. Getting to warm... there are pluming kits to attach (depending on where your sink is), but that gets a lot more complicated. In reality... 10 seconds of cold water isn't too bad. And the first 10-20 seconds of water are near-room-temp anyway, since they've been sitting in the pipe.
 
2012-07-25 01:04:45 AM

Lawnchair: For something like this...


Many thanks. I'm going to look into making this happen ASAP.
 
2012-07-25 02:23:29 AM
I really miss my Washlet. After a curry dinner, a night of hard drinking, or both, there is no better way to complete your morning constitutional. Outfitting my master bedroom with one is at the top of my 'things to do should I ever buy a house' list.
 
2012-07-25 02:38:12 AM
Now, would you be installing the Washlet replacement seat for the toilet you already own, or going all out and buying the entire toilet from Toto?

Very intrigued about installing a Washlet 'top' as well, not so keen on replacing the entire toilet.
 
2012-07-25 03:27:29 AM

sumida sublight: Laugh all you want, after a couple of months with one of those things in your house, going back to just paper will feeling like having to use an outhouse with a corncob on a string.


Absolutely. And most especially after a bout of Indian or Mexican mudslide. You don't want to be reaching down there with anything but a jet of cool water.
 
2012-07-25 04:51:20 AM
I always laughed at Japanese toilets but then I saw a washlet on sale when Jacuzzi decided to stop making them. Money well spent. It's not just the cleaning, it's also the heated toilet seat. Even in the summer that's nice to have but in winter... damn! The only downside is women who visit spend a bit too much time with the front cleaning setting. But even that has the bonus of them always being clean... front and back.
 
2012-07-25 06:41:03 AM
I bought one last Christmas. There's no going back. My ass thanks me every day.
 
2012-07-25 06:59:15 AM
Ever since I came back from Japan it has been my goal in life to own a fully decked out washlet.

Just...if you're a dude, do NOT press the button with the picture of a woman on it, or you will be blasted in the balls with hot water.
 
2012-07-25 09:51:01 AM

tomWright: Washlet demo video:

Duck! (sfw)


And an instructional video:

Cartooney private parts

Butt then, you stinky farkers probably have no interest in personal hygiene


I don't know about other people, but I don't believe my head does that squashy thing when I say "Refreshing!" Of course, I don't have as good a view of my head as others do at those times, so I'd have to try it in front of a camera to be sure. Still, I'd be surprised. I'd think that would do something bad to my brain, and I'd notice the effects. Here, I'll show you: REFRESHING! See, since I havnen't warshburn sample tree, it's pomodora peppermill untastical.
 
2012-07-25 09:58:31 AM

sumida sublight: Laugh all you want, after a couple of months with one of those things in your house, going back to just paper will feeling like having to use an outhouse with a corncob on a string.


Yeah, a lot of my Americans remind me of the aliens in that book, 'The Aliens Who Knew, Like, Everythign': They had starfaring technology, but required enormous ships to do it -- to hold all the vacuum tubes. They couldn't be convinced that there were better options: it worked, what's the problem? I think Americans tend to assume that if something is different, it's because our way is better. Even if it's demonstrable that it is not.
 
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