Is it Me or the Bidet?

Anton C.

Why Bidet’s Aren’t Popular in the US

The Bidet, a bathroom feature that’s commonplace all around Asia and Europe but has yet to gain traction here in the United States. Its main purpose is to well… basically wash your ass! The design allows you to squat or sit on the bidet and manually clean your royal jewels. Speaking of royals, funny enough the Brits shy away from Bidet’s the same way Americans do. It’s difficult to pinpoint why some cultures and communities widely accept the bidet, whilst others choose to dismiss it. Well, here we take a closer look and try to identify why. 

Although the absence of the bidet in the United States is a mystery, there have been many researchers that have drum up theories to point towards a defining reason. Theorists such Harvey Molotch, a professor at NYU had this to say, “Because the fixture was a French invention, it was rejected by the English, and that sentiment drifted across the pond. During World War II, the Times notes, American soldiers saw bidets in European brothels, perpetuating the idea that bidets were somehow associated with immorality.”

Let’s be honest, it really doesn’t matter whether you choose to use a bidet or not. The issue is that, bidet’s allow you to thoroughly clean yourself and maintain personal hygiene, without it many go unclean and dirty. Leading to the unpleasant experiences and ultimately, skid marks! There really is a need for a product to replace the benefits of a bidet and here we have it. Poof! is an innovative spray which turns safe conventional toilet paper into a moist and refreshing wet wipe. Flushable, environmentally friendly and biodegradable, Poof! is the future of toilet cleanliness.