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Bidet in a Bottle – A Handheld Backside Cleanser

In the US, merely mentioning the word bidet can elicit gales of laughter. In France? Not so much. Humorous videos aside (American bidet parody, cute Asian TV commerical), the potential use of a portable, handheld bidet is intriguing.

Dirk de Roos of the Netherlands is promoting such a device, called the Tjebbi. It squirts a fine steady, long-lasting stream of water using pressure created by the built-in hand pump. No batteries or other fuel are required. It is small and light enough to fit in a purse, briefcase or backpack. Far less water is used than conventional toilets, and it could reduce toilet paper waste because of the cleansing action of the pressured water. His product also appears well-suited for hiking and camping in remote areas, even for long car trips where pit stops aren’t readily available. Its use could also reduce toilet paper disposal in camping areas, and come in handy on long car or cycling trips.

A similar product in the US from Greenfeet doesn’t appear to have the same onboard pump, but it does contain essential oils and witch hazel: Indigo Wild Zum Bum Bidet in a Bottle

For those with health problems, which make elimination both painful and a difficult chore, a portable bidet might offer some benefits.

What do you think? Would you be interested in a bidet in a bottle?

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2:12AM PST on Jan 27, 2014

But then, you are still wet! :/

4:53AM PDT on May 27, 2013

Thanks

6:32PM PDT on May 4, 2013

Baby wipes work well and are simpler than this.

3:00PM PST on Jan 17, 2013

For example, http://goo.gl/Ka1em.

1:42AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

Interesting.

1:38AM PST on Jan 17, 2013

This is a way to save water

6:48AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

Yup..http://www.amazon.com/Washmate-Portable-Travel-Handheld--Bottle/dp/B001BYV3J6/

6:25AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

Seems handy for camping, where bathing isn't possible.

9:55AM PDT on Oct 16, 2011

Huh, I'd give it a try!~

7:46AM PDT on Aug 24, 2011

Great idea this, just made my first investment in Tjebok via Symbid see also http://symbid.com/ideas/268-tjebok-for-sanitation-hygiene

I wish Dirk all the best with developing this company.

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