Why Don’t Americans Use Bidets?



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A mini-shower for your nether region, bidets are a popular way worldwide to keep said regions tidy, and there are plenty of extremely inexpensive options for easily outfitting any standard toilet with one. So why has this popular bathroom fixture not caught on in the United States? Old prejudices, (surprisingly new) habit, and comfort-level. (Note: Toilet paper wasn’t commonly used in the United States until the 20th century)

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http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/10/dont-americans-use-bidets/in%20bidet-loving%20countries
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=bidet

http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Bidet
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http://mentalfloss.com/article/51337/why-arent-bidets-common-us

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