Why US Bathrooms Don’t Have Bidets

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Bidets have been around for over 300 years. They're used worldwide and are more hygienic than just toilet paper. Why haven't they made it to the US?
While the video states the bidet originated in France and spread from there, South Asia, the Middle East, and nearby regions had been instilling a similar practice with items like lotas and shattafat as cleansing methods for centuries before that. Insider regrets the error.
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Why US Bathrooms Don’t Have Bidets

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Aug 22, 2019




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ROBLOX FAN 16 hours ago
Well I have one I am in the US
LuigiFan128 19 hours ago
I have a bidet Here I am in the USA
But still requires toilet paper to wipe out dirty water
God's Child
God's Child Day ago
just add a hose to your shower and use the hose for bidet, so simple.
Dusan Lakic
Dusan Lakic Day ago
“Toilet paper wastes a lot of money” Their playing with it and rolling it out and “waisting money” in the video
Douglas Elliott
Douglas Elliott 2 days ago
I have been using a bidet attachment on my toilet since 2005. But the prejudice against them here in the US is mind-boggling. I bought one as a gift for my sister's home (her husband is a 'urologist') and she sent it back to me saying "No thank you, we experienced them while touring Europe 20+yrs ago". I told her of the savings as well as their superior hands-free cleansing and still, she would rather spend 5+ minutes smearing egesta all around the crack of her ass using a product of the timber industry. Anyone who questions the power of 24/7/365 advertising by a manufacturer or special interest is indeed naive. P.S. During droughts in California PSA commercials often will advise to purchase 'Low-volume' toilets as well as flushing ONLY after a #2. But 30+ gallons of water to make one roll of TP is perfectly acceptable. I guess we don't want to be on the wrong side of the timber industry.
Shi Sucheng
Shi Sucheng 2 days ago
Well, I'm Chinese and this is the first time I've ever heard of such a thing lol. I thought only Japanese use those.
Owen C
Owen C 2 days ago
I now know why a bidet are
Vault Boi
Vault Boi 2 days ago
"37 gallons for a single roll" Not to mention the trees that died for one roll.
Infinite Pez
Infinite Pez 2 days ago
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Thanos 2 days ago
Imagine getting raped by water
Hoosayne 2 days ago
Western Europe doesn't use bidets lol. At least not my country
Mina Patel
Mina Patel 2 days ago
I have that in my home
PegasusRider11 2 days ago
i want a bidets
TROPICATZZ YT 2 days ago
All around the world? B-b-b-bullshit
GhostDiamond 2 days ago
Liars the first bidets were made in Andalusia you Europeans just steal all the credit... smh
professional noob
Egypt has shatofot with is what you where talking about
Roanjake Nazarro
Roanjake Nazarro 3 days ago
Umm can anyone find the difference between my name is Bridgette my username is just my dad's name
Pineapple Snail
Pineapple Snail 3 days ago
When the water shoot up in the hole
Clay McLean
Clay McLean 3 days ago
nothing says I'M AWAKE like a big squirt of cold water up yer butt....
Zombruh 3 days ago
Scottish bathrooms (in my part of the country) have no room for 2 people most of the time never mind a bidet
PorkyPiggieBoy 3 days ago
Why are Americans being made fun of for not using bidets, I’m literally seeing comments from people that are Swedish, British, Australia, Canadian, etc saying they don’t what a bidet is.
Colton Nemitz
Colton Nemitz 3 days ago
Also I just watched to the end and good lord that water pressure would go down on you hard
Adam Santos
Adam Santos 3 days ago
Using a bidet wont save any trees cuz they are cut down anyway
K Shekar
K Shekar 4 days ago
Also thank you for crossing out chocolate for me. Wonderful.
K Shekar
K Shekar 4 days ago
Oh thank God. I always wondered how can anyone just wipe it off and be okay with it. How would you feel if your surgeon just wiped his hands before operating on you. And I was sick of Americans being on high horse when they travel looking down on other countries and be like "oh they don't have toilet paper". Dude use water. Don't just wipe off it's gross.
Jammy 4 days ago
What about India They have Squat toilets
Izhla Yukio
Izhla Yukio 4 days ago
what the hell, only using toilet paper is disgusting
Comrade Comey
Comrade Comey 4 days ago
Rather not spray my ass with water thank you
Pfarthiban Kathammuthu
Hey I want to paris and there is only toilet paper
Verity Lindsay
Verity Lindsay 5 days ago
How do I dry though? Towel?
Has Jimin Got Them Jams?
My school has a bidet. :/
Arabella Michaelis
The only reason I wouldn't want a bidet is because I'm paranoid asf that there's a camera in it or something smh haha
Jon Abbott
Jon Abbott 5 days ago
Americans are scared to clean their butts in the shower too :)
Mobster Lobster
Mobster Lobster 5 days ago
I am from the US
Frank Sanchez
Frank Sanchez 5 days ago
Once the water sprays your asshole you still have to wipe with toilet paper to dry it
i am who i am
i am who i am 5 days ago
yes but atleasst with water you won`t smell shit
Enterprise’s Modelling Channel
i have a toilet with a bidet from a company named american standard..
QnQn Gaming
QnQn Gaming 6 days ago
French people were not the first Bidet users. Us middle-easterns had it 1400 years ago.
i am who i am
i am who i am 5 days ago
1400 years ago when your prophet used to piss under his bed?
Planefan 08
Planefan 08 7 days ago
"except for America." South America: *_Am I a joke to you?_*
Caden & Jeremy
Caden & Jeremy 3 days ago
I’m Indian and I live in Florida soooo... IS MY HOUSE A JOKE TO YOU?
Clown Crack
Clown Crack 7 days ago
*_getty images_*
Luis X
Luis X 7 days ago
Daxter69 8 days ago
Im Japanese and very confused why Americans haven’t caught on with bidets
Susan Cameron
Susan Cameron 8 days ago
It's not bee-DAY,it's BEE-day.The emphasis is on the first syllable.She didn't get it right once!
AK 8 days ago
Only 70 dollars a year!?!?!
劉木 8 days ago
Reading the comment section just made me realize how so many people don't know how to wipe or what they consider a clean asshole. Seriously, some of you disgusting morons prefer shit residue over a wet butt, rebuking the bidet or any water at all as if it's the anti-Christ, I mean, what the hell?
Ramzi Haroun
Ramzi Haroun 9 days ago
Interesting. Islam stressed that after defecating, a Muslim MUST wash his/her bottom with water. We are talking about 14 centuries before the West ever thought about it. Each bathroom has a pitcher filled with water for this use, then another pitcher with clean water and soap to wash the hands. BTW: Arabs are the first who invented the soap. Currently I have 4 bidets in my house installed on each toilet.
i am who i am
i am who i am 5 days ago
1400 years ago when your prophet used to piss under his bed?
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Bidets are too expensive
Jon 1212
Jon 1212 12 days ago
Use bidets because it makes your butt clean put using toilet paper will make you have small pieces of feces.
Muhammad Omara
Muhammad Omara 12 days ago
Thank god for being Egyptian and I have a clean butt 😂
booger king
booger king 12 days ago
Don't waste your time convincing mericans to use bidet... They can't even upgrade to metric system... They still use their caveman units..
Colt- Brawl Stars
Colt- Brawl Stars 13 days ago
US: Doesnt have Bidets Europe:Separate Bidets India: Amateurs as we have bidets aatached to toilet seats.
i am who i am
i am who i am 5 days ago
not only indians arabs also have bidets attached to toilet seats so dont pretend that indians are the most clean people in the world
Penguin 13 days ago
My friend has a bidet..
Naeem Butt
Naeem Butt 14 days ago
Ha ha coming back to the basics. Old is gold
Ryan Urquhart
Ryan Urquhart 14 days ago
We have too much homeless people. In the U.S
Keefe Guadeloupe
Keefe Guadeloupe 14 days ago
Flushable wet wipes...
Mihnea Lazăr
Mihnea Lazăr 14 days ago
I live in Romania. Very few people have bidet here too
A.3 1
A.3 1 15 days ago
that explains why americans smell like total shit, they don't even clean there them selfs
Shirya GD
Shirya GD 15 days ago
You can’t forget about us! It’s not in Wales or England or Scotland!
Liam Fiordalisi
Liam Fiordalisi 16 days ago
i got one! www.amazon.com/Luxe-Bidet-Neo-120-Non-Electric/dp/B00A0RHSJO/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=bidet&qid=1572712227&sr=8-4
Anon 16 days ago
i just water bend the water to my ass
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