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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-25-09 10:34 AM
Response to Reply #30
31. personally
I prefer a "Water Wiggle". :-)

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  -Back from Europe and again I ask: why do Americans NOT have bidets? CTyankee  Oct-24-09 02:50 PM   #0 
  - Just go outside and I'll give you a once over with the garden hose.  rcrush   Oct-24-09 03:05 PM   #1 
  - I've never used a bidet  azmouse   Oct-24-09 03:08 PM   #2 
  - Adjust the water for the right temperature. If you are female, sit facing the wall.  CTyankee   Oct-24-09 03:15 PM   #4 
     - I honestly do not get "gritty"  Skittles   Oct-26-09 12:58 AM   #51 
        - When I am in Europe I spend a lot of time in museums, old churches and tramping around  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 08:38 AM   #61 
  - "We" prefer plastic applicator-ed, artificially stenched, chemicals to soap and water.  Kali   Oct-24-09 03:09 PM   #3 
  - This question comes up every now and then and I always wonder... do DUers have enormous bathrooms?  riderinthestorm   Oct-24-09 08:54 PM   #5 
  - Toliet paper made from hemp would be more ecological  EndersDame   Oct-24-09 09:05 PM   #8 
  - I've never noticed Europeans having big bathrooms with room for bidets either.  JVS   Oct-24-09 11:10 PM   #13 
  - Overenthusiastic use of a bidet (or douching, for that matter) will scour away the vagina's natural  Aristus   Oct-24-09 09:03 PM   #6 
  - I think you've got a misperception of bidet usage.  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 10:27 AM   #29 
  - We have these things called SHOWERS and BATHS,  janx   Oct-24-09 09:03 PM   #7 
  - We have a winner!  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-25-09 05:41 AM   #20 
  - But your body adapts to what it is used to.  hippywife   Oct-25-09 07:49 AM   #23 
  - Whatever is right for you  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-25-09 09:03 AM   #25 
  - Eww, ONCE A WEEK!?!  Odin2005   Oct-25-09 03:58 PM   #40 
  - yep  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-25-09 05:05 PM   #43 
  - Add Arabs to that list.  proteus_lives   Oct-26-09 03:00 AM   #55 
  - Well, if you think carefully about water use, it's just another example of US wastefulness.  NNadir   Oct-25-09 07:12 PM   #47 
  - Not if you keep the time short.  janx   Oct-25-09 11:25 PM   #48 
  - Europeans have showers and baths, too, and use them as regularly as Americans. (nt)  Heidi   Oct-26-09 01:05 AM   #52 
  - Handheld shower heads  mentalsolstice   Oct-24-09 09:19 PM   #9 
  - *insert sexual innuendo here*  lightningandsnow   Oct-24-09 09:21 PM   #10 
     - Yes  mentalsolstice   Oct-24-09 09:47 PM   #11 
  - I never saw any. Of course, I happened to be living in Europe rather than visiting hotels.  JVS   Oct-24-09 11:06 PM   #12 
  - Yep. It's another toilet. n/t  janx   Oct-24-09 11:13 PM   #15 
     - Yeah, fuck that. Then again, some people volunteer to put a second transmission on their car (4wd)  JVS   Oct-24-09 11:18 PM   #17 
     - Now now...  janx   Oct-24-09 11:26 PM   #19 
     - Uh, no.  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 10:15 AM   #26 
        - In terms of water use it is. n/t  janx   Oct-25-09 11:32 PM   #49 
           - Not sure about that. It depends on how much water you elect to use in a bidet vs. how much  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 08:32 AM   #59 
  - "they give you...towels"?  Quantess   Oct-24-09 11:12 PM   #14 
  - Don't you want to make a good impression?  JVS   Oct-24-09 11:17 PM   #16 
  - I'm picturing walking out of the restroom with my drawers still down around my ankles  Quantess   Oct-24-09 11:25 PM   #18 
     - I *thought* you looked familiar  Orrex   Oct-25-09 01:35 PM   #36 
  - The towels are there for DRYING yourself, fer gawd's sake!  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 08:58 AM   #24 
  - We have a bidet in our villa here in the UAE  JCMach1   Oct-25-09 07:40 AM   #21 
  - You would be wasting water though  EndersDame   Oct-26-09 01:09 AM   #53 
     - Paper will always mean big carbon footprint even if recycled  JCMach1   Oct-26-09 05:08 AM   #57 
  - I would love to have a bidet.  hippywife   Oct-25-09 07:46 AM   #22 
  - I get the feeling from several of the "naysayers" on this thread, that they're really Puritans  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 10:23 AM   #28 
  - You mean those damn fancy bathroom water fountains that you have to damn  peekaloo   Oct-25-09 10:19 AM   #27 
  - "I used it to wash my socks." and "I used it to soak labels off wine bottles."  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 10:32 AM   #30 
     - personally  peekaloo   Oct-25-09 10:34 AM   #31 
     - Sounds like fun. Tell me about it! nt  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 10:43 AM   #32 
        - .  peekaloo   Oct-25-09 10:53 AM   #33 
           - Aww, that's cute! I had forgotten all about them...  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 12:20 PM   #34 
     - so where's a pic?  tigereye   Oct-25-09 03:44 PM   #39 
        - In my view, it's an "extra."  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 04:57 PM   #41 
        - Here is a fancy bidet made by Kohler. Really pretty.  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 02:28 PM   #83 
  - There's no reason for them that a shower can't handle. n/t  barb162   Oct-25-09 12:33 PM   #35 
  - Sometimes there's not the time  hippywife   Oct-25-09 01:37 PM   #37 
  - A: perhaps they do  quakerboy   Oct-25-09 03:06 PM   #38 
  - Bingo.  wickerwoman   Oct-26-09 08:58 PM   #95 
  - We don't like wet butts.  trof   Oct-25-09 05:00 PM   #42 
  - I think Europeans have diapers, too...  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 05:06 PM   #44 
     - I jest.  trof   Oct-25-09 05:18 PM   #45 
        - Well, sorry, I have to wonder, given some of the responses to my post!  CTyankee   Oct-25-09 06:39 PM   #46 
  - American daily showers > European butt fountains.  LostInAnomie   Oct-25-09 11:37 PM   #50 
  - I think we win on this one!  proteus_lives   Oct-26-09 02:57 AM   #54 
  - Hmm, seems to me that Europeans also have/use showers.  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 08:36 AM   #60 
     - Prudish?  proteus_lives   Oct-26-09 11:41 AM   #72 
        - I was speculating on why. Also speculating on whether the Europeans, who are far  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 02:16 PM   #80 
           - Once again, not needed.  proteus_lives   Oct-26-09 02:24 PM   #81 
              - OK, just recounting my experience. If yours is different, fine. nt  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 02:31 PM   #84 
  - ...  WolverineDG   Oct-26-09 02:39 PM   #86 
  - No thanks.  proteus_lives   Oct-26-09 03:01 AM   #56 
  - I have no freakin' idea.  Deep13   Oct-26-09 08:23 AM   #58 
  - Is this thread turning into a flame war?  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-26-09 08:39 AM   #62 
  - I esp. like the comments  MissHoneychurch   Oct-26-09 08:39 AM   #63 
  - I'm partially guilty for that  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-26-09 08:43 AM   #64 
  - I do wonder about it, as I previously stated. Why are folks so vociferous  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 08:45 AM   #65 
     - You posted that the "naysayers" were Puritan, afraid of their genitals, and need to grow up.  Bunny   Oct-26-09 09:16 AM   #66 
        - Well, they really started the whole controversy. Such a big deal over a sensible idea.  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 09:32 AM   #67 
           - Ah. ' They started it.' I see.  Bunny   Oct-26-09 09:49 AM   #68 
              - No, no conspiracy. It ain't a big deal. I just asked the question. I'm a curious person.  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 09:56 AM   #69 
  - Is the water cold?  HughBeaumont   Oct-26-09 11:02 AM   #70 
  - You adjust the temp and the force of flow of the water. You use the toilet paper with the toilet,  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 02:08 PM   #79 
  - I lived in Spain, and we had 2 bathrooms with them  Zomby Woof   Oct-26-09 11:36 AM   #71 
  - Because it's Fray-unch. (n/t)  Iggo   Oct-26-09 12:23 PM   #73 
  - Do you have one?  cemaphonic   Oct-26-09 12:25 PM   #74 
  - No, but I wish I did. My bathroom is far too small. If I had the luxury of designing my own new  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 01:57 PM   #77 
  - I must say I was pretty unhappy with hole in the ground toilets that I encountered  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 02:38 PM   #85 
  - rush limbaugh admitted that he has a bidet and uses it..eom  Roon   Oct-26-09 12:45 PM   #75 
  - Because soccer is boring.  Throd   Oct-26-09 01:09 PM   #76 
  - funny but Americans buy Cottonelle Flushable wipes and yet don't understand a bidet?  dugaresa   Oct-26-09 01:59 PM   #78 
  - Bidets - not just for the cleaning  GoneOffShore   Oct-26-09 02:26 PM   #82 
  - You dirty bastard, you figured out a way to lock this shitty little monster  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-26-09 03:49 PM   #87 
     - Wow. You want so badly to turn this into a sex thread to get it locked. How sad.  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 05:30 PM   #90 
        - I was joking  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-26-09 05:38 PM   #91 
           - Again, wow. I don't manufacture responses to my post. If they do , they do.  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 05:39 PM   #92 
              - I have no problems  theNotoriousP.I.G.   Oct-26-09 05:48 PM   #93 
                 - Well, of course. Bless your heart. You have a good evening, too!  CTyankee   Oct-26-09 06:59 PM   #94 
  - Not a common thing in the UK  Spider Jerusalem   Oct-26-09 03:54 PM   #88 
  - Because we think our shit doesn't stink.  Orsino   Oct-26-09 04:59 PM   #89 
  - Because with American politics we have enough stuff going up our asses.  Forkboy   Oct-26-09 09:16 PM   #96 
  - after 3 weeks in Spain, I came home wishing I had one.  yellowdogintexas   Oct-26-09 09:24 PM   #97 

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