It’s not that I was anxious about the actual experience of a bidet. I was much more unnerved by playing plumber and flooding my entire apartment while trying to install it. In hindsight, I feel very silly — installing the TUSHY bidet that I got was way easier than I thought.
Oh, yeah, and I don’t think I’m ever going back to a non-bidet life.
I’m sure you’ve had at least one late night conversation before about the ridiculous barbarity of our poop hygiene, comprising simply of a semi-absorbent sheet of paper that we wipe against our… well, it’s pretty gross. And using water — the same way we use it in virtually every other aspect of our self-cleaning and grooming behaviors — seems so obvious and natural that I can’t wait until it’s completely mainstream — experiences like the one I had should definitely push things that way.
If you don’t know, a bidet generally lets you clean your nether regions using water. A nozzle lets out a spray you can control — from pressure to direction (to get… everywhere you need to get). When you’re done, you use toilet paper as normal to dry (rather than clean) yourself and voila, you’re clean (-er than you would’ve been with paper-only wiping). In order to operate properly, however, the bidet siphons water from the same pipe that carries it into the tank at the back of your toilet. That means the installation involves that process — and at least with TUSHY’s bidet, it was ridiculously easy.
When I emerged from the bathroom, victorious in my accomplishment of having installed a bidet, I realized it had only taken me a little more than ten minutes to do so.
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