Another unique everyday practice that Japan can offer the civilized world is the use of the washlet.
I’ve covered this before in my previous blogs but I felt very strongly about hitting this topic again.
As you can see from the picture, it’s so clean you can leave it in the middle of your living room…
…if you don’t mind doing the deed in front of the beautiful woman in your living room…
the WASHLET…for those of you living in the stone age…is the automatic toilet seat that comes complete with heated seats, butt washer spray (adjustable strength, warmth, and pulse mode), bidet, and blow dryer.
I know that there are plenty of people that think this is stupid and dismiss them as fanatical Japanese robotic toys.
But let’s take a closer look at this for a moment and look at the undeniable facts.
For starters, better hygiene has been one of the benchmarks of a cultured, educated, and civilized society.
Going to the bathroom should be at the top of the list.
1) AUTOMATIC OPENING/CLOSING TOILET SEAT AND LID (on higher end models only)
The toilet seat will automatically lift when you stand in front of it. Of course, you can control it manually with the push of a button.
This means you don’t have to ever have to touch the toilet seat at all because the digital controls are mounted on the wall.
Great for when you have to go pee at restaurants and bars.
2) THE BIDET FOR WOMEN
One for the girls.
The Bidet feature is like a mini shower for down there so you will always be cleaner, thus avoiding any other unnecessary worries.
As you can see, the spray patterns have been engineered to a science, thus minimizing over spray while maximizing targeted cleaning.
Spring freshness all year round!
3) HEATED SEATS
This is a must for cold places. I don’t think I need to go into detail on this one but it makes a BIG difference. Trust me.
4) THE ODER ELIMINATOR FAN
No more embarrassing smelly bathroom. The Washlet comes with an incredibly efficient suction fan that will almost completely eliminate your “odors”. The washlet is worth it for just this feature alone.
5) THE WATER SPRAY FOR THE BUTT
The butt spray will change your life.
Yes, it may feel sloppy and awkward to spray water on your butt at first, but after you poopie but think about it…
if you only use paper, you are just smearing the issue.
That’s a fact.
It’s the difference between stepping in dog poo and washing the shoe vs. wiping the shoe with some paper…the smell and poopie are still there.
Have no fear because the water spray can be controlled for temperature and strength. After you are done spraying, you can opt for air dry or you can use good old fashioned toilet paper. Either way, you are way cleaner than before.
Believe it or not, this keeps hygiene at a max and is also very helpful to ease your pain when you’ve had too much spicy foods the night before.
Plus, it’s self cleaning so you don’t have to worry about unsanitary respray into your butt…
Some models have AUTOFLUSH…this is great until you start using a traditional toilet and forget to flush…
7) AUTO SOUND FUNCTION
Some models have a SOUND button that plays your favorite songs or emits the sounds of running water or music to “hide” your own sounds. This is great for places where you can hear everything from inside the bathroom. It allows you to keep some pride when doing your business.
8 ) AUTO FRAGRANCE
Other models have fragrance buttons to make sure there was no trace of your business.
9) AUTO LIGHT
Autolight for the non-blinding toilet experience at night…and so you don’t fall in by accident…
Installation requires an electrical outlet, splicing into the toilet piping and while this sounds hard, it’s not that bad. The benefits definitely outweigh the costs. There IS a reason why like 80% of Japan uses these things.
So take a risk, try something new, pamper yourself and come join the cultured civilized people of the 21st century and wash your butt after you do your business.
Even the best looking supermodel will lose appeal when you imagine the poopie smear on the butt…
Paper alone does not cut it people…
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