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Maybe there's an increasing cosmopolitanism afoot in the American psyche. Maybe a heightened interest in personal hygiene. Maybe an eco-conscious desire to spare our precious trees whenever possible. Maybe we just got tired of dashing to the supermarket to raid the toilet paper aisle every time a big storm — or, more recently, a global pandemic — comes to town. Whatever the cause(s), Americans have recently struck an alliance with our European brothers and sisters in celebrating the bidet.
For those who are new to this genius, and time-honored, device: A bidet (pronounced Bee-DAY) uses water to clean your undercarriage after your, um, bathroom constitutional. That is, it uses water instead of T.P. The result is sanitary, refreshing and, well, invigorating. Historically, a bidet would be a separate appliance sitting next to the throne. (We know what you're thinking: Who has space for that? What am I, Louis XIV?). Recent decades, however, have seen a slew of products that allow for integrating the bidet experience into your trusty old household loo.
Curious? Who wouldn't be? Well, today's your lucky day: If you’ve been reluctant to make the transition from paper to water-nozzle cleansing, there's never been a better time to see how the other half has been living: Amazon is having an incredible sale on a great bidet attachment from the folks at Bio Bidet. The top-rated gizmo — it has over 18,000 five-star reviews — is just $35, down from $59. So here's your chance: Go green, go clean...go bidet!
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Bio Bidet SlimEdge Bidet Attachment
The simplest and most affordable way to, you know, dip your toe in the water, is with Bio Bidet’s SlimEdge Bidet Attachment, which you can connect to your water supply (no plumber required) with a quality brass adapter and braided metal hose. You can adjust the spray pressure easily, and there are even his and hers settings for personalized cleansing.
The SlimEdge also comes with toilet seat bumpers (to account for the extra space between seat and bowl that the bidet creates) and a sleek, easy-to-control knob makes it easy to adjust the pressure based on your preference (and what you got up to the night before). It's made to last, too, thanks to a durable internal metal frame.
"I'm new to bidets and was worried I wouldn't be able to figure out how to install this," shared a five-star shopper. "I'm not a handyman-type person, but the instructions were very simple and everything was included. There are only a few steps...it took me less than ten minutes, and it works perfectly. I live in an apartment, and it will be easy to take it off when I need to remove it."
“Super simple design but packs a powerful punch,” wrote another satisfied Amazon reviewer. “Definitely recommend.”
A third chimed in: "Bidet?! Bi-duh!! If you have any condition that makes 'going' an issue, trust me, you need a bidet. It does not matter that the water is cold, your bottom only cares about extinguishing that volcanic exit. Paper and moist wipes cause more pain and suffering, and I am telling you that I am so happy to have my bidet."
At just $35 (was $59), you can't afford to not, ahem, take the plunge!
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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