I frequent Heather Armstrong’s blog, Dooce, and on Monday she linked to this strange commercial for a bidet. The expressions on these people’s faces made me wonder, why aren’t bidets more popular here in the states?

I mean, these people are obviously really enjoying that little splash of water. So much so that they are hitting that button over and over again just to get that sensation. Is there something that I don’t know about bidets that make them totally awesome in other countries, but make them wholly uncool over here?

Are we just too prude to admit that a little splash of cool water is nice? The place Lauren and I had our wedding reception had a bidet in the honeymoon suite, but I didn’t use it. Not because I was afraid, but because I didn’t know how.

Is that the problem? Nobody over here wants one because they are afraid to admit they don’t know what to do? I mean, how do you explain splashing water all over yourself if you screw it up. Nobody is going to believe you used a bidet. They’ll think you don’t know how to go to the bathroom and think you peed all over yourself.

I’m going to find somewhere that has a bidet and try it.

Oh and if you want to see the video that spawned all this madness, I’ve embedded it for your viewing pleasure.