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1 hour ago, Tilacme said:

The bum gun is one thing the Thais have got right.  Couldn't do it in UK as mains water is too cold.

Not forgetting the water pressure. You’d end up with more than just s*** on the ceiling.  

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50 minutes ago, lust said:

I used to use tissue to clean myself. Now, it’s the bum gun for cleaning, and tissue paper is to confirm that I did a good job cleaning. If I see any color on the tissue paper, it’s back to the gun for me. Repeat until tissue has nothing on it. Love my bum gun. The only thing better than a bum gun is a bidet.

Don't you get your fingers in there when you spray? Gotta get your fingers in there!

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I have a strange feeling the common "bum gun" was a late addition to Thailand, I think it may have been used first in Islamic countries 

Certainly the French had the Bidet long before Thailand had the bum gun

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understandable, the people want the politicians to understand that their shit stinks

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8 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

According to Wikipedia (that font of all knowledge) is was, I quote: 'reputedly invented by a Thai living in the US who adapted a sink sprayer for toilet use'. So there is, is seems, a Thai connection.

 

I first encountered the 'bidet shower' as it's correctly called, whilst working in the middle east and my apartment in Egypt has one built into the toilet. And very good it is too!

 

Oh and here's another factoid from Wiki'

 

'The average American uses 50 pounds of toilet paper each year; every roll is estimated to require 37 gallons of water to produce and an additional 1.6 gallons to flush down the toilet'.

 

I rest my case in favour of the bidet shower, sorry bum gun. 🙂

 

I can recall using them in the middle east over 40 years ago, and cannot recall them in Thailand at that time when I toured here.

 

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2 hours ago, Tilacme said:

The bum gun is one thing the Thais have got right.  Couldn't do it in UK as mains water is too cold.

Install it anyways. My home is in Canada. You’ll get used to the cold water on your rear. 

      PLUS there are also pre-warmers that can be purchased for the bum gun. After spending months in Thailand and learning how to use it, I ordered one online from China on EBay and installed it easily myself, complete with wall hook to hold it between uses and a valve to control pressure. But there are also other companies online that sell various models and also water pre warmers if you wish.

https://www.amazon.com/handheld-bidet-warm-water/s?k=handheld+bidet+warm+water

   I love the bum gun hand held bidet sprayer. 

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19 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

According to Wikipedia (that font of all knowledge) is was, I quote: 'reputedly invented by a Thai living in the US who adapted a sink sprayer for toilet use'. So there is, is seems, a Thai connection.

 

I first encountered the 'bidet shower' as it's correctly called, whilst working in the middle east and my apartment in Egypt has one built into the toilet. And very good it is too!

 

Oh and here's another factoid from Wiki'

 

'The average American uses 50 pounds of toilet paper each year; every roll is estimated to require 37 gallons of water to produce and an additional 1.6 gallons to flush down the toilet'.

 

I rest my case in favour of the bidet shower, sorry bum gun. 🙂

 

The hand held bidet sprayer “bum gun” can be found all over southeast and South Asia and lots of other places. It’s catching on in more and more areas. First time I saw a “bum gun” was in China.

    It’s just an up-dated way of cleaning over using a dipper out of a pail of water. 

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Need the bum gun sure.

 

Last year we stay on Chwaeng Beach Centara Hotel Koh Samui.

 

The hotel nice, is quite expensive, but no Bum gun!!!! We never go back there again because of this reason. Even the all cheap hotel in Thailand have the bumgun. 

 

We ask the staff why not have. They say the farang don’t care, don’t use. Mainly foreign customer. 

 

For me, this so dirty. If my car go in the mud, should I clean it with paper? Do the good job. Not clean it properly sure. 

Why don’t farang use it? I don’t understand. 

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Before I moved here back in 2010, I had never used the butt sprayer, or a bidet for that matter, and so naturally it was comical and weird. Now I would not like to live life without one. If I were to move home, I'd have one installed immediately 

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1 hour ago, Moonlover said:

Lovely. Shrinks piles a treat.

No wonder my carpets are threadbare......

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2 minutes ago, barryofthailand said:

foreigners also like the Bum Guns 

Absolutely. In my travels from my home in Canada having been raised with sit down toilets and just wiping with toilet paper, I quickly learned how to use an Asian squat toilet and handle ladle with water pail and in other places, the “bum gun”. 

    Now I have a sprayer “bum gun” installed in my home in Canada. I’ve gotten funny looks when visitors ask me “What do use that sprayer for by your toilet?” 

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