This company thinks you should treat your butt like your face

Tushy bidet attachment
© Tushy

Break your paper training with the Tushy bidet attachment, which could help save your rear while saving the Earth.

How many sheets of toilet paper do you use each day? According to Tushy, the average American uses about 57 sheets daily, which adds up to a heck of a lot of trees, water, and chlorine getting flushed down the toilet or pitched into the trash. But it doesn't have to be that way, and here at TreeHugger, we've been advocating for bidets for many years. Lloyd has said before that he thinks everyone should have one.

So what's keeping more people from adopting the bidet and ditching the TP?

Part of it might be because we think we have to replumb the bathroom or buy another expensive appliance, and perhaps another part of it is just our cultural habits and our "paper training," and we can't imagine spraying off our bums instead of using handfuls of toilet paper.

As far as needing to buy a standalone bidet and call a plumber to install it, we can wipe out that myth right now, because there are a number of affordable bidets that can be easily retrofitted onto a standard toilet. And as for the paper-vs-water argument, try imagining that instead of washing your hands, you just wiped them off with lots of toilet paper or paper towels and then see how that logic works out for ya when it comes to cleaning your posterior.

In any case, if you're interested in making the switch from wipe to spray and going (mostly) paperless in the bathroom, here's a humorous video pitch from Tushy, a company which makes a modern bidet attachment that they describe as an easy-to-install DIY fixture that can turn an average toilet into "a tushy-cleaning, personal hygiene wonderland."

Caution: Video has potentially NSFW language and numerous euphemisms for going to the bathroom.

According to Tushy, manufacturing just one roll of toilet paper requires as much water and bleach as doing a full load of laundry, and using it can be abrasive or irritating to your rear (especially if your TP also includes perfumes or other additives) even while it spreads bacteria around instead of removing it. The Tushy bidet attachment, on the other hand, uses only about a pint of water per use (and requires no bleach or trees), while also leaving you "feeling fresh, soothed, and relaxed."

The Tushy bidet attachment, which the company says is better for your butt and better for the planet, is available at the Tushy.me website for $69 USD plus shipping, and it comes with an 18 month warranty.

Tags: Bathrooms | Toilets

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