@cutitdown@omally Humans also pee through our skin; sweat is also a release of water, salt, and urea (though in a lesser concentration than urine because of other elements like protein and electrolytes to aid in cooling the skin versus heavy metals the body is trying to excrete).
@haydesigner Same. A friend was over a couple years ago and told my wife about the bidet attachment that he got. She declared that she wanted me to install one for her. <staring daggers at the friend for bringing it up> Long story short, bought one for her off Bez-mart, tried it myself, and now use it every day (and lament that I can’t bring it with me when I travel).
@andymand@haydesigner Google “portable bidet” and you’ll be up to your ass in both manual and electric options.
None of which I’ve tried myself - but I’m usually at home when the need arises.
[I started using bidet adaptors several years ago - from shortly before COVID. I used only two or three rolls of TP during the lockdown. Couldn’t imagine going back to paper - and my septic tank agrees.]
@andymand@haydesigner@rpstrong I use one that’s a silicone squeeze bottle with a wand that screws on top. Works great! I fill it up with hot water before sitting down, so I get a nice warm wash afterward. I keep an extra one in the car in case I need to do an emergency dump while out in public.
@ircon96 agreed! My wife switched yo buying generic razors for this reason, she got sick of paying more because it was “for women” and pink. She says the product just needs to function. Meh should find a way to get pads and tampons and give you all an absolute STEAL of a deal.
So I might as well suggest that they might become a corporate sponsor of a playoff game:
The DUDE Toilet Bowl, where the two last place teams duke it out. Winning team gets $100K per player, loser gets the first draft choice.
A dream come true for the copywriters for both the ad agencies and the network.
For all those who say the equivalent of “Blow it out your ass,” when it comes to installing and using one of these things, once you do, you’ll never want to go without it.
I put 'em on three of our four toilets (didn’t do the guest room). During the great TP shortage in the midst of the epidemic (Remember? It was in all the papers that there wasn’t any TP to be had.), we were sitting pretty as when you have one of these, you will find your TP bill goes way, way, way down.
You and your underwear will be cleaner (no more skid marks) and though you may still feel like shit, you won’t smell like it, irregardless of how you feel. Why, your dog might not even recognize you!
Not knowing any better, I ordered a model that a hot and cold water option.
Now, let me tell you it was a lot of trouble to plumb the hot water connection. One has cold water readily available at the commode, but running a plastic tubing line to a nearby sink (most bathrooms have sinks nearby) was a bother. If I were doing it again, I wouldn’t bother.
What I found as a complete surprise was that cold water isn’t that big of a deal.
You see nature didn’t provide us with a lot of temperature sensing nerve endings in that region, so a stream of cold water isn’t a shock or unpleasant.
The other end of the alimentary canal, i.e., one’s face is OTH very sensitive to even the slightest temperature differentials. This may startle those assholes, who confuse the two or can’t tell the difference.
I really hate to eliminate away from home as I miss the bidets. I usually make it a point to use one at the first opportunity when returning home.
It is that important, for as I said above, once you have one, you’ll never want to go with out it.
@rpstrong@troy That won’t work for everyone. I have IBS, and when it’s flared up it’s kind of sticky. I can hose my ass down thoroughly with the handheld bidet, then wipe and there’s still shit stuck.
I have to use a damp washrag afterward to make sure it’s all off. Those washrags are a different color than the regular ones and get washed with my underwear instead of the regular towels & washrags to avoid contamination.
Got a similar device from a company called “Hello Tushy” 4 years ago. Best $100 I’ve ever spent on the bathroom. Hook-up is not quite as easy as represented in the 'Zon write-up, but quite do-able. I originally bought this for use during colonoscopy prep, but use it all the time now, and Mrs. News loves it. It really does make your bum feel much cleaner, and the cool water (it’s never cold in Florida) is actually soothing. At $20 (and not a refurb ), this thing is a bargain!
@IAMIS Nope. I live in Texas, but even below freezing here it’s not a shock to the system. I’ve been using bidets for over 10 years now - never bothered to plumb hot water in because it’s expensive and you have to wait for the water to heat up. Warm water is nice, but definitely not necessary. If you ever want to upgrade, I’d recommend a full-featured bidet seat with a tankless water heater (around $150-$250 at a discount), plus around $100 to install a GFCI outlet behind your toilet.
@IAMIS It seems like the water for the bidet would be sitting in the interior pipes since the last time someone used a faucet, so it would be closer to the inside temperature than the outside one. If someone just took a shower, all bets are off.
@IAMIS@lisagd I’m in Tennessee, and the water in the interior pipes gets pretty darn cold during winter. This is true even of the hot water line from the water heater to the bathroom sink, which is less than eight feet long and entirely inside an indoor wall. It’s probably significantly worse for people living up north where it gets colder.
@IAMIS@troy I’m also in Boston and upgraded to one with a hot/cold after using just a cold one for a year or so. Overall the warm is nice but you tend to lose some water pressure with the hot side activated and honestly if I were to do it again I wouldn’t bother plumbing in one with a hot side, the cold was just fine
I was not going to buy this solely because even though I kind of have been looking to buy a bidet, that giant “DUDE” on it was a real mood-killer.
And then a little voice in my brain said “you have a lot of stickers and white electrical tape, you could just cover it up.” Right then, I read in the description that “you could just cover that up with a sticker.”
I’ve not installed mine, but I have other brands/models on my current toilets. I bought these last time they were sold in anticipation of the new house I’m moving into. I’m now here…and discovering taht the toilet seats aren’t connected at all and I might need to replace them. Whoops!
I heartily recommend this product (or something like it) if you’ve wanted to experiment with your toilet routine in a cheap way. It’s utterly life changing (I use about 10% of the toilet paper I did prior to installing).
I haven’t installed mine yet either, but have a similar one in another bathroom and would highly recommend one of these. They are cheap enough to give a try if you’re skeptical plus easy to install…so why not.