Dwell On This: Get Behind the Bidet

Dwell On This: Get Behind the Bidet

Here’s why you should upgrade your porcelain throne with a pampering washlet or bidet.
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At a Glance


  • You'll need some basic tools.
  • And a general understanding of how water gets into your toilet.


  • Most attachments don't cost very much.
  • But you can always splash out on fancier models.


  • Installation can be as quick as 30 minutes.

When it comes to daily rituals, Americans are perplexingly shy about washing their bits and bobs in the bathroom, owing our allegiance to toilet paper because, well, it’s what we all grew up using. But as they say, familiarity eventually breeds contempt. We believe toilet paper’s days are numbered, and should be permanently flushed from our lives because it’s wasteful—and frankly, a little barbaric. As the rest of the world can attest, washing rather than wiping just makes more sense.

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