There are some opinions about why the bidet hasn't taken off in the US the way it has in other countries. It's said to have originated in France in the early 1700s. The bidet was basically just a bowl in the bathroom, from which the person could splash water with their hand. Around 1750, a manual pump was attached to it that allowed water to be sprayed upward then, the modern bidet was born. As reported by Today"The modern bidet that resembles a toilet was developed in the 19th century, and the very popular bidet seat came about in the 1960s, with one of the most popular invented by an American, Arnold Cohen…Then in the 1980s, The bidet toilet seat was improved with the creation of the 'digital bidet ' using remote-controlled wands that spout water jets and finish with a warm-air dryer, the washlet is hugely popular in Japan.So why don't Americans use the bidet? Lets ask the question, if dirt or mud got on anywhere on your body, you wouldn't just wipe it off with toilet paper and call it clean right? Why should your bottom be any less important? Some opinions think Americans prefer to be anti-bidet because, in the 18th century, when the early colonists came to America, they may have brought the bidet with them, keeping in mind Britons had a scorn for French aristocracy, another opinion says, during World War II, The US soldiers saw bidets in French brothels which spread the rumor that they were "dirty" and "immoral."
Now, the bidet is starting to gain popularity in the US and thousands of them have been installed in american homes from seat bidets to hand held bidets to the bidet fixture if the bathroom is spacious. Our hand held bidet has been a best seller in the USA since the pandemic, its practical, stylish and it comes with 3 years warranty, share with us in the comments below your opinion about why american bathrooms don't have bidets. :)
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