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Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« on: October 19, 2019, 06:21:21 PM »
Yup... we're weird.
https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20191004-the-peculiar-bathroom-habits-of-westerners

I've long thought about one of those Japanese toilets...

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 11:25:05 PM »
I expect my house is the only one for miles that has a bidet.  Then again, I owned a plumbing wholesaler when I built the house. 

>Japanese

I will say that the separate bidet requires a significant of addition room. 

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 05:27:07 PM »
Plus unlike the Japanese option, don't have built-in blow dryers :-)

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 11:20:11 AM »
Once you go Japanese it's hard to go back, bum guns pretty standard everywhere in Vietnam too.

Attached sign still very common too.

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2019, 02:15:56 PM »
I remember those bum guns everywhere. Did not want to touch. That or anything else in the wash.

Have an addon bidet at home. Miss it when we're gone.

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2019, 05:04:17 PM »

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 09:35:46 PM »
Ergo, I have bookmarked that for the house we're building.


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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 09:38:03 PM »
>"washlet" style

Yes, heated seat, night light, wash and dry, auto raise and flush etc etc

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2019, 12:05:52 PM »
We had a bidet installed in a huge master bath we added to our home in Oregon.
The plumber who installed it said we would never use it.
He was correct :-)
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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2019, 02:41:48 PM »
Yes, heated seat, night light, wash and dry, auto raise and flush etc etc

I've wanted one ever since I first heard about them. Never known someone who actually had one.

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2019, 05:54:46 PM »

Yes, heated seat, night light, wash and dry, auto raise and flush etc etc

Oh, so this is why some people have so much time to Tweet from the loo, they're waiting 20 minutes for their bum to dry.

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2019, 06:26:44 PM »
I consider it a spiritual practice. Meditation you know.

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Re: Weird Bathroom Habits of Westerners
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2019, 12:50:25 PM »
Downside is standing in front of a regular toilet waiting for the seat to raise.