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In SE Asia you get this nice little hose attachment next to the toilet for washing your self. This often replaces toilet paper.

I haven't quite been able to figure this out in my head, nor have I been able to figure out how to politely ask a local how they use it.

It seems to go along the concept of a bidet. How do you hose yourself off up in there, (1) without getting water everywhere and (2) and still manage to put your clothes back on without having a wet spot if there's no toilet paper?
I used to have these "dushs" as part of the range of sanitary ware I used to manufacture in the 90's.
These dushs (especially gold plated) were very popular with the Arabs in London.
They used to be plumbed in next to the toilet and connected only to the cold water tap.
I could never work out how they dried their bums after using the dush and how they did not wet their trousers/pants/knickers during use but I would gather they became skilled at using them.
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Re: Do you still have a bidet?

This is the modern take on the bidet which I mentioned earlier:



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In addition to the sophisticated shower function, some models offer an extensive range of comfort and additional functions. You can choose to have odour purification or opt for the warm air-dryer, to gently dry you off after you have used the toilet. The AquaClean plus models even host a remote control, which can be programmed with user settings – providing a one-touch operation.
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Old 03.11.2011, 11:47
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Re: Do you still have a bidet?

We have a Geberit AquaClean 8000. It has permanent hot water for washing, a warm air dryer and a remote control with 'his' and 'hers' settings.

It is probably the one single item in the house that I would not want to be without. It ranks up there with the TV. I even am reluctant to take holidays as it means using toilet paper again...
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In SE Asia you get this nice little hose attachment next to the toilet for washing your self. This often replaces toilet paper.
Otherwise known as the standard toilet in most of the middle east.
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Re: Do you still have a bidet?

We installed a bidet in our bathroom; cold and warm water, little douche head to rince very well in between your toes, couldn't live without it.
I would only reluctantly and with the utmost caution use the AquaClean800, as I would always fear some failure in the hot water sensor!!!
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Old 03.11.2011, 11:57
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I'm sorry you took it the wrong way. I thought you would see from the icon that I was being tongue in cheek but you're obviously very touchy about it.
Please refer to this post.

Yes I'm a bit touchy with that. Legacy from hour long battles between American/ British friends. Each one seriously shouting at the other how their "English version was better than the other".

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BTW What do you actually mean by common people?
Just common people People who are not inside the specialized construction area. I already had a couple of situations while dealing with clients because the "correct term" in our area for a specific procedure, item, action (don't remember what it was anymore) was different from the term they were used to, which led to some misunderstandings.


No offense meant in that. I'm common people when reffering to medical terms, if you get what I mean
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Re: Do you still have a bidet?

I looked at importing Japanese toilets/bidets back in the late 80's as they were very high tech.



I did a presentation to McDonalds directors in Hendon, UK in the late 80's for automatic controlled and temperature controlled taps to safe them money and vandalism and they laughed at me.
Now all airports and public places and Mc Donalds use them.
I was too ahead of my time.
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Re: Do you still have a bidet?

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I've never seen a bidet WITHOUT a toilet, so why have two toilets in the same room?

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Old 03.11.2011, 15:02
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may I introduce a new variation to the bidet?

In SE Asia you get this nice little hose attachment next to the toilet for washing your self. This often replaces toilet paper.

I haven't quite been able to figure this out in my head, nor have I been able to figure out how to politely ask a local how they use it.

It seems to go along the concept of a bidet. How do you hose yourself off up in there, (1) without getting water everywhere and (2) and still manage to put your clothes back on without having a wet spot if there's no toilet paper?
I've been wondering this as well. You would think - toilet paper, but there isn't any. Do they carry a little towel with them?
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Old 03.11.2011, 15:58
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Re: Do you still have a bidet?

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Bidets were originally used by prostitutes, so maybe according to some the ones with bidets were the peasants.
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I think it was supposed to be light-hearted, don't take it too seriously.
Ok, so i'm guessing you were joking about the comment above too, right?


As for "lavatory": This is the first time I've seen it use to mean anything other than a toilet room/bathroom. So, in fact, when someone says they need to use the lavatory they may actually be using the lavatory in the lavatory. But I always assumed they were using the toilet.

I was surprised to read it's actually really in the dictionary defined as a sink. It would be interesting to know how wide spread that usage is. Don't we have a dictionary cross referenced with a map? There must be an app for that!


Oh and I don't like those toilets with the jet stream. ew. I'd rather have the bidet. We have on here in BA and one in our house in CH. But I don't remember having one in any of our Swiss apartments.
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Old 03.11.2011, 16:09
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Ok, so i'm guessing you were joking about the comment above too, right?
If you read what it actually says... the phrase according to some appears in there. I think you'll find a great number of people don't consider prostitutes to be high society. My point was that, maybe it's seen as "posh" to have a bidet now, but the original clientele were not.

Why don't people read posts properly?
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Old 03.11.2011, 16:39
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If you read what it actually says... the phrase according to some appears in there. I think you'll find a great number of people don't consider prostitutes to be high society. My point was that, maybe it's seen as "posh" to have a bidet now, but the original clientele were not.

Why don't people read posts properly?
Wait, you say that people should chill out & not take this thread too seriously, yet your reply come off a tad snippy. I guess I didn't put in any smilies so I understand your confusion.

Anywho, it's highly unlikely bidets were originally used by prostitutes as it was an expensive piece of kit way back in the day when it was invented. Unless they were used by the prostitutes that hung out at the palace's and great houses in which case they were called courtesans & were quite posh actually. lol.
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Re: Do you still have a bidet?

My sister used her bidet as the baby bath, it is the perfect size.
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Otherwise known as the standard toilet in most of the middle east.
OK... all knowing wise man... could you please explain it to us since you are familiar with it's function and purpose?
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Old 03.11.2011, 22:38
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Wait, you say that people should chill out & not take this thread too seriously, yet your reply come off a tad snippy. I guess I didn't put in any smilies so I understand your confusion.

Anywho, it's highly unlikely bidets were originally used by prostitutes as it was an expensive piece of kit way back in the day when it was invented. Unless they were used by the prostitutes that hung out at the palace's and great houses in which case they were called courtesans & were quite posh actually. lol.
It wasn't intended to be snippy at all, obviously it's just difficult to convey with text. Yours seems a bit sarcy, but I understand if it's just because it's text so maybe if we both stop assuming things about the intentions of the other, it will be best!

RE bidets... I guess we have different sources. I've heard this thing about prostitutes from a fair few places (sadly bidets are a subject I have discussed many times...) but I struggle to think where from right now.
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Old 03.11.2011, 22:45
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It wasn't intended to be snippy at all, obviously it's just difficult to convey with text. Yours seems a bit sarcy, but I understand if it's just because it's text so maybe if we both stop assuming things about the intentions of the other, it will be best!

RE bidets... I guess we have different sources. I've heard this thing about prostitutes from a fair few places (sadly bidets are a subject I have discussed many times...) but I struggle to think where from right now.

I'm sure they are useful to prostitutes... But not sure they were invented for them.

Regardless, at least we agree no snipping & snarking on the thread about bidets! lol.
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Wow girls, let's not flush this thread down the drain!
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Wow girls, let's not flush this thread down the drain!
Can I both thank and groan this one?
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We have a Geberit AquaClean 8000. It has permanent hot water for washing, a warm air dryer and a remote control with 'his' and 'hers' settings.

It is probably the one single item in the house that I would not want to be without. It ranks up there with the TV. I even am reluctant to take holidays as it means using toilet paper again...
Holy smoke ! you in fact don`t even have to be there .One can be in the kitchen ,garden or have a chat with the neighbor
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Ok - My toilet is like a toilet with the big hole at the bottom to get rid of waste.

My bidet is lower than the toilet - still has the white bowl but not a large hole in the bottom. It has a like shower attachment fixed to 2 taps at the front and in the middle a push down plug like you get in the sink where you wash your hands. So you can sit on the bidet, turn the taps on and shower your bits n bobs.
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Sometimes us girlies use the bidet for other things
LOL Sounds nice I would love to have one of those.
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