When it comes to cleaning your bottom, the human race is embarrassingly behind the times. The vast majority of the world's population uses toilet paper, which not only kills trees and fills sewers, but ultimately fails to fully cleanse your backside.
As the author Rose George told VICE, "Toilet paper moves shit, but it doesn't remove it. You wouldn't shower with a dry towel; why do you think that dry toilet paper cleans you?"
Enter Sonny, which bills itself as "the world's first personal bidet." Zack Levinson, the gadget's creator, partnered with industrial design firm Box Clever to create a sleek, rechargeable device with an emphasis on sustainability.
How does it all work? Charge Sonny for an hour and you'll be provided with approximately 3 weeks of twice-daily usage. After you fill a removable canister with water, re-insert the canister and spray away, blasting your poop chute with 25-40 seconds of targeted, pressurized water. Sonny's cap has an anti-bacterial coating and is removable, allowing you to periodically sanitize your anus wand with soap or light detergent.
Sonny is designed with your rump's comfort in mind, equipped with three spray settings: Precision, Shower, and Gentle. If you're worried about ass-thetics, Sonny comes in Soft Silver and Dusted Champagne.
Investing in a portable bidet can drastically reduce your environmental
buttprint footprint. According to Sonny's Indiegogo page, each time you wipe, you contribute to the more than 36 million rolls of toilet paper used every year (which is roughly 15 million trees). In order to produce that much paper, you need to use 473 billion gallons of water.
Levinson initially set a crowdfunding goal of $25,000, but has already eclipsed that benchmark. As of this writing, Sonny has raised over $100,000 from more than 1,000 backers. You can purchase your own Sonny for $89 (but be patient—it won't ship until December).
Check out their sales pitch below:
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