We have long complained about toilets and promoted the use of bidets as being healthier and greener. We have also suggested that urinals are green, save a lot of water and should be in houses too. But I don’t know what to think about this new Spanish invention, a urinal with a bidet in it. This could be serious greenwashing. I don’t even know how to write about it so I will just quote the source:
Thus, the new urinal comprises a sensor which is activated by the use of the urinal. When the user has finished using the sensors detect it and set up a water curtain sudsy that in just three seconds clean the penis of the user. It should be noted that water also is capable of varying its temperature according to the season: cooler in summer and warmer in winter.
And then it goes into the dry cycle.
After leaving the water ends, another sensor activates the drying system, the temperature also varies according to the outside temperature. This system also works for three seconds and in a similar way a hand dryer.
And very importantly, an important political issue these days, it works for everyone:
According to [backer Eduard] Gevorkyan, the system adapts to any user, regardless of the size of his member “for anyone in the world may be discriminated against.”
That’s good to know, but it will be interesting to see how it works.
Of course, the environmental designers have been promoting waterless urinals, and here we are showing one that not only uses water to flush, but also to do all this extra work, along with electricity to run the dryers. And while there are decades of research about the problems with toilets and dirty rear ends, I was not aware of as many problems with men having dirty front ends. We live and learn.