Here's what I wrote in my first bidet post back in February:
The bidet is a fixture in bathrooms the world over, but it has never really caught on in the U.S. Instead of washing with water after relieving ourselves, Americans would rather deforest millions of acres in order to produce toilet paper.
We think bidets are too European, too Parisian. We suspect they have something to do with s-e-x.
But more and more people – myself included -- are beginning to tout the bidet as a safer, more effective way for seniors to clean themselves.U.S. Toilet Bidet Attachment
Here's the inexpensive American-manufactured bidet attachment I've added to the three toilets in my house: