- To bidet or not to bidet, that is the question
Waste of money and space; we’ve taken two out of our house. They never get used and the trap dries out so you get drainy smells in the bathroom.
Bidets were en vogue in France before people were in the habit of taking showers. Back in the 70s companies like Unilever liked to trot out horrifying statistics about the tiny quantities of soap consumed per head of population in France (well below half the UK figure) and toothbrush ownership (3% of French men) and at that time I guess a mademoiselle would like to keep herself fresh after entertaining her gentleman friend, but she wouldn’t have access to a shower. Even my student room at Grenoble uni had a wash basin and a bidet in the room – the communal showers were two per floor at the end of the corridor.Posted 4 years agoMosesMember
Fantastic for washing babies in, feet, bottoms.
Also for soaking really dirty clothes.
And when Mrs M is occupying the washbasin & I want a quick splash wash.
I’d get one if you’re thinking of breeding, but otherwise a bigger shower is a better idea, or a Muslim shower / hand shower positioned next to the loo.Posted 4 years agobencooperMember
Mate of mine is a plumber – years ago, doing up a posh house, he was asked to put in a bidet. For simplicity, he put it where the hot and cold taps were, next to the sink.
The owners didn’t appreciate having to waddle 10 feet across the bathroom, and told him to move it to next to the toilet 😉Posted 4 years agoalpinMember
Tom B – Member
So is a bidet for those occasions when you’ve made such a shitty mess of your arse that toilet paper is redundant? I can’t say that I’ve ever felt the need for one!
i have done in the past… 😳 have had to hang my arse over the bath and get the shower on it many a time.
we were at friends last night. one of them retold the tale of her best mate who for years had been using the lower of the two hand towels next to the sink to dry her hands unaware that it was the dad’s arse towel. nice.Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I’d rather put a urinal in, but when I suggested it to the wife when doing our bathroom but she was absolutely against it. She would prefer, instead, to have the eternal squabble about the toilet seat being left up.
As for bidets, we had one in my parents house when growing up. Waste of space.Posted 4 years agocrankboyMember
My mum has one it gets used for washing socks , and once when I was a kid a mate mistook it for a urinal . You can also have fun getting children or stupid people to look in then turning the jet on full.
To be fair I think my mum’s is badly positioned so you either sit backwards on it or fully strip from the waist down to use it . The fitting is a result of someone who had never used one getting one fitted in Yorkshire in the 80s by a Plummer who had never fitted one still less dreamt of using one.Posted 4 years agoendurogangsterMember
Great thread, probably a good buy if you regularly make a mess of yourself and the big roll can’t cope! Personally I’d opt for a pack of wet wipes next to the pan for emergencies or to treat yourself!
I went for an interview with a company in London who had one of those spaceship toilets, most disappointing thing about not getting the job was that I wouldn’t be able to use it on a regular basis!
Ps. Only time I ever used a bidet was on a hockey tour in Italy when after several brews I took a dump in it luckily it was in someone else’s room!Posted 4 years ago
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