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2020-05-24 2:57:40 PM  
Do it.

I've used maybe one roll in the last two months. It'e worth it even from a financial standpoint, but it also just plain feels better.
 
2020-05-24 3:18:23 PM  
Lots of people here already have them, ya know. Most have to add an outlet close to the toilet, for warm water and air drying.
 
2020-05-24 3:27:29 PM  
When I emailed Tushy to say that I was writing about bidets, they sent me a complimentary Tushy Classic toilet attachment

I'm going to email Tushy to say that I was writing about bidets too!
 
2020-05-24 3:39:00 PM  
The hotel I stayed at in Taipei a couple years ago had a mega-deluxe bidet toilet with 12 different wash programs, an integrated heated seat, air dryer, and ionizing deodorizer.  The remote control was more complex than the Space Shuttle, and since all the instructions were in Chinese, I had to randomly push stuff to see what magic my undercarriage was about to experience.

Four hours later, I was completely spent, and had the urge to go out for a cigarette, even though I don't smoke them.
 
2020-05-24 3:54:12 PM  
I bought one of the cheap biobidet ones.  It's awesome.  I'm sure I'll upgrade to a fancier one at some point.
 
2020-05-24 4:06:50 PM  
Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

Monty Python Grand Piano
Youtube S_CGIWYT8PQ
 
2020-05-24 4:16:01 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/S_CGIWYT​8PQ]


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2020-05-24 4:16:37 PM  
Lots of those Japanese butt valets cost more than my car. I'd like one, though.

Here I am wiping me own ass like a sucker.
 
2020-05-24 4:16:53 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):


Worth it.
 
2020-05-24 4:18:42 PM  
Aw HELLZ NO!  Bidet...  BEE DAY.... that's sumpin from those commie Frenchies!  Plus it's one letter away from BIDEN!  It's a Libcommie mind control device.... through yer ASS!!  Study it out, sheeple!
 
2020-05-24 4:23:30 PM  
Prepare your anus!

/seriously, bidets are great
 
2020-05-24 4:24:40 PM  
If you get an add-on bidet (We use BioBidet), make sure you get one with a braided metal hose instead of those with a rubber hose that connects with a twist-on pressure-connector. I've always had those leak on me.
 
2020-05-24 4:24:57 PM  

Glorious Golden Ass: Prepare your anus!

/seriously, bidets are great


Username checks out.
 
2020-05-24 4:26:56 PM  
I put bidets on two of our three toilets.  One in the master, one in the downstairs power room..

It does feel cleaner, but I'm not sure how much TP it saves, since you still have to dry yourself.

I had to add valves to restrict the water pressure though.  Great water pressure is wonderful in the shower, but the first time I turned the knob to test it, I almost flew out the bathroom window.  I could seriously use that thing to clean the patio.

/bought the second one for the hall bath but my daughter thought it was weird.
//She'll  now only use the downstairs because she saw the light.
///both are the Luxe Neo cheapie ones
 
2020-05-24 4:29:55 PM  
The correct question is "Is the bidet ready for America?"
 
2020-05-24 4:34:56 PM  
They take practice to use. There was one in my bathroom on a cruise ship I was on. You had to throw the toilet paper in a can. The cold water sure is an eye opener in the morning.
 
2020-05-24 5:01:45 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

[YouTube video: Monty Python Grand Piano]


How cold do you keep your house? It's room temperature at best and I find is refreshing. You should be bathing in cooler water anyway. Quit being so prissy.
 
2020-05-24 5:05:07 PM  
How I convinced my parents to try one:

If you fall into a puddle and get covered in mud, do you get clean by taking a shower, or try to clean yourself by rubbing a dry towel all over your body?
 
2020-05-24 5:14:09 PM  

Izunbacol: downstairs power room..


This is what I'm calling it from now on.
 
2020-05-24 5:15:43 PM  
I had one when I was growing up in Puerto Rico.

I don't understand what the big deal is.

I'm guessing a lot of people who have grown up around them feel the same way.
 
2020-05-24 5:16:03 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):


I would assume most of us who have ones that heat the water are aware of what they cost.  For those of us with decent white collar jobs, $250 isn't exactly "gotta win the lotto" money.
 
2020-05-24 5:16:11 PM  
p.s. I like bidets.
 
2020-05-24 5:25:59 PM  
America needs an enema first.
 
2020-05-24 5:35:31 PM  

bigdog1960: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

[YouTube video: Monty Python Grand Piano]

How cold do you keep your house? It's room temperature at best and I find is refreshing. You should be bathing in cooler water anyway. Quit being so prissy.


Yes. My bidet attachment is not the warm water, and it's just fine. The water temp is fine, it works great, I recommend them to everyone.
 
2020-05-24 5:45:24 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.


Username checks out.
 
2020-05-24 5:57:28 PM  

markie_farkie: The hotel I stayed at in Taipei a couple years ago had a mega-deluxe bidet toilet with 12 different wash programs, an integrated heated seat, air dryer, and ionizing deodorizer.  The remote control was more complex than the Space Shuttle, and since all the instructions were in Chinese, I had to randomly push stuff to see what magic my undercarriage was about to experience.

Four hours later, I was completely spent, and had the urge to go out for a cigarette, even though I don't smoke them.


Was that the W?

/did the same thing
 
2020-05-24 6:02:46 PM  

CFitzsimmons: bigdog1960: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

[YouTube video: Monty Python Grand Piano]

How cold do you keep your house? It's room temperature at best and I find is refreshing. You should be bathing in cooler water anyway. Quit being so prissy.

Yes. My bidet attachment is not the warm water, and it's just fine. The water temp is fine, it works great, I recommend them to everyone.


I don't know where you guys live, but in my part of the country in Winter, if your hot water suddenly cut out when you're in the shower, you're stuck there like a frozen cave man until the Spring thaw.

And when it comes to the water hook up for toilets, I doubt it looks up to any warm water line.

So, enjoy your sub-zero water sodomy.
 
2020-05-24 6:10:48 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Aw HELLZ NO!  Bidet...  BEE DAY.... that's sumpin from those commie Frenchies!  Plus it's one letter away from BIDEN!  It's a Libcommie mind control device.... through yer ASS!!  Study it out, sheeple!


You got that half wrong. Bidets are some commie pinko shiat. But that's not what you get at Home Depot.

What we are talking about are Made in Murica Freedom Enemas.

Totally different, and protected by the Second Amendment.
 
2020-05-24 6:15:41 PM  
We've had one for the past 24 yrs,!
 
2020-05-24 6:16:36 PM  
I've got one.  Not impressed.  It has five flow settings: Drip, Drizzle, Firehose and I didn't try the others.  You have to be sitting in exactly the right spot for it to work well.  I don't have the blow dry, so I use about the same amount of TP I did before.

It is a bit better than just TP and maybe getting one with two jets would work better.
 
2020-05-24 6:18:38 PM  
Just take a dump, flush, then jump in the shower.   Better than waffle stomping it down the drain.

Unless youre into that sort of thing.......
 
2020-05-24 6:21:22 PM  

Izunbacol: It does feel cleaner, but I'm not sure how much TP it saves, since you still have to dry yourself.


Use the family cloth for that.
 
2020-05-24 6:22:16 PM  
Maybe, but not before we come up with a more American sounding name. Bidet is not going to cut it.
 
2020-05-24 6:30:10 PM  

Rambino: Pants full of macaroni!!: Aw HELLZ NO!  Bidet...  BEE DAY.... that's sumpin from those commie Frenchies!  Plus it's one letter away from BIDEN!  It's a Libcommie mind control device.... through yer ASS!!  Study it out, sheeple!

You got that half wrong. Bidets are some commie pinko shiat. But that's not what you get at Home Depot.

What we are talking about are Made in Murica Freedom Enemas.

Totally different, and protected by the Second Amendment.


That's what they WANT you to think!!!1
 
2020-05-24 6:31:11 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Just take a dump, flush, then jump in the shower.   Better than waffle stomping it down the drain.

Unless youre into that sort of thing.......


Kelly Clarkson 'beefing' meme in 3.... 2....
 
2020-05-24 6:38:11 PM  

bigdog1960: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

[YouTube video: Monty Python Grand Piano]

How cold do you keep your house? It's room temperature at best and I find is refreshing. You should be bathing in cooler water anyway. Quit being so prissy.


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I'm going to guess you live down south and not just a total moron, but in the winter, the 'cold' water up north here is quite cold.  Like 40-45F cold (Probably barely above freezing for the really cold places like north dakota or minnesota).  That is not pleasant in a shower, that is certainly not pleasant on your b-hole.  I'm sure it would be fine in the summer when the 'cold' water is about 70 or so.
 
2020-05-24 6:54:03 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.


I live in Wisconsin and have one that doesn't warm the water. People are a bunch of wusses if they think this is a problem. It isn't. Your balloon knot is not very temperature sensitive. Even in February, it's fine.
 
2020-05-24 7:09:38 PM  
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2020-05-24 7:20:43 PM  

jake3988: bigdog1960: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

[YouTube video: Monty Python Grand Piano]

How cold do you keep your house? It's room temperature at best and I find is refreshing. You should be bathing in cooler water anyway. Quit being so prissy.

======================================​======================================​=

I'm going to guess you live down south and not just a total moron, but in the winter, the 'cold' water up north here is quite cold.  Like 40-45F cold (Probably barely above freezing for the really cold places like north dakota or minnesota).  That is not pleasant in a shower, that is certainly not pleasant on your b-hole.  I'm sure it would be fine in the summer when the 'cold' water is about 70 or so.


If you heat your home, it shouldn't be a problem.
But then again I live in Northern California, which gets cold but not Wisconsin cold.
 
2020-05-24 7:25:39 PM  
I had just had a consult with an orthopedist regarding my torn rotator cuff when all elective surgeries were put on hold here in MA. As it is my right shoulder and I'm right handed we had contracted with someone to install a Toto Washlet bidet toilet.
 
2020-05-24 7:25:53 PM  

sirrerun: jake3988: bigdog1960: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

[YouTube video: Monty Python Grand Piano]

How cold do you keep your house? It's room temperature at best and I find is refreshing. You should be bathing in cooler water anyway. Quit being so prissy.

======================================​======================================​=

I'm going to guess you live down south and not just a total moron, but in the winter, the 'cold' water up north here is quite cold.  Like 40-45F cold (Probably barely above freezing for the really cold places like north dakota or minnesota).  That is not pleasant in a shower, that is certainly not pleasant on your b-hole.  I'm sure it would be fine in the summer when the 'cold' water is about 70 or so.

If you heat your home, it shouldn't be a problem.
But then again I live in Northern California, which gets cold but not Wisconsin cold.


Green Bay is colder in April than Northern California is in January.
 
2020-05-24 7:41:28 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: Was that the W?

/did the same thing


Humble House Taipei.

This was my room view:

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2020-05-24 8:01:47 PM  

UTD_Elcid: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

Worth it.


Yeah. And they aren't "that" expensive. I think I got mine for about $250 and it has a heated dryer as well so I'm sure I've saved that in toilet paper alone over the course of a year (no idea how much I was actually spending on toilet paper but sounds plausible)
 
2020-05-24 8:08:16 PM  

bigdog1960: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

And for those who say "get one that heats the water" (you are aware that those things cost a sh*tload of money, right?):

[YouTube video: Monty Python Grand Piano]

How cold do you keep your house? It's room temperature at best and I find is refreshing. You should be bathing in cooler water anyway. Quit being so prissy.


I have been in multiple houses where it got cold enough to freeze the pipes.  If you spray that on your bottom, you are not going to call it refreshing.  I have also been in a house that the sewer froze up a couple of times.
 
2020-05-24 8:20:19 PM  

pdieten: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

I live in Wisconsin and have one that doesn't warm the water. People are a bunch of wusses if they think this is a problem. It isn't. Your balloon knot is not very temperature sensitive. Even in February, it's fine.


Exactly. I live in Montana and my bidet doesn't use hot water temp is fine.
 
2020-05-24 9:10:15 PM  
I've had a Toto for about 4 years, it has covered its purchase price in TP savings.  The cost of the electrician to install a new outlet behind the toilet is still outstanding though.
 
2020-05-24 9:13:35 PM  

CFitzsimmons: pdieten: AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh look. This thread again.

Have fun with that in the dead of Winter with a freezing jet of ice-cold water hitting you in the balloon knot.

I live in Wisconsin and have one that doesn't warm the water. People are a bunch of wusses if they think this is a problem. It isn't. Your balloon knot is not very temperature sensitive. Even in February, it's fine.

Exactly. I live in Montana and my bidet doesn't use hot water temp is fine.


I think it really depends on the building type and frequency of the flush. Generally, the water sitting in the pipes leading to your bathroom are resting at or around room temp. I can think of many building layouts where the supply to your toilet is colder or being run more frequently. What I'm saying is stop wiping your ass on the curtains, jerk!
 
2020-05-24 9:21:40 PM  
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2020-05-24 9:24:16 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Rambino: Pants full of macaroni!!: Aw HELLZ NO!  Bidet...  BEE DAY.... that's sumpin from those commie Frenchies!  Plus it's one letter away from BIDEN!  It's a Libcommie mind control device.... through yer ASS!!  Study it out, sheeple!

You got that half wrong. Bidets are some commie pinko shiat. But that's not what you get at Home Depot.

What we are talking about are Made in Murica Freedom Enemas.

Totally different, and protected by the Second Amendment.

That's what they WANT you to think!!!1


No thinking required here. Anybody with half a brain knows the American method of smearing shiat all around one's backside is far superior.
 
2020-05-24 10:09:06 PM  

forteblast: Do it.

I've used maybe one roll in the last two months. It'e worth it even from a financial standpoint, but it also just plain feels better.


if Murca is not ready for the bidet then it proves murca is full of dirty assholes.
 
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