Functions of bidets

Traditionally, the invention of bidets is ascribed to the French and it is from the French language that the word bidet derives from. Interestingly, the word mean pony in Old French. And the parallel between the function of a bidet and a pony is not hard to see, I think.

That is just to say, one can…

That is just to say, one can be seen to ride a bidet in very much the same way one rides a pony. Anyway, we are not here to discuss the functions of bidets. I suppose that we all know that bidets are used to wash and clean the genitalia, perineum, inner buttocks and anus. They may also be used to clean any other part of your body, like feet for instance, especially if there is a toilet nearby on which you can sit.

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It is interesting to note that…

It is interesting to note that bidets once served as an extremely practical way for couples to prepare themselves before sex as well as to wash themselves afterwards. Last but not least, let us say that bidets are common bathroom fixtures in many southern European countries, like Italy and Portugal. Additionally, they are comparatively widespread, albeit not standard, in Spain, Croatia or Greece.



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