Your butt just might thank you for getting a bidet from Tushy

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We need to talk about your business. Yes, that business. Nature’s call, if you will. And we want to address that business with another b-word — the bidet.

Lauded by those outside the U.S. and loathed by many within it, few bathroom amenities are quite as divisive as the bidet. But one startup really wants to bring the derriere-washing feature to America, and wash away any doubts of its effectiveness and sanitary advantages. Meet Tushy, described by its developers as “a lil’ bidet that clips onto your toilet and sprays your butt super clean.” Hey, those are their words.

While Europeans and Asians seem to have embraced the feeling of their backside being sprayed by water following a visit to the bathroom, Americans have not yet overcome their squeamishness. But Monica Perreira, CEO of Tushy, says it’s time to get over ourselves. Not only are there “real health benefits in using a bidet,” according to the CEO, like helping avoid “UTIs, hemorrhoids,” and other bad-hygiene-related infections, but there’s also a serious environmental benefit to using bidets as well. And what better feeling is there than using the bathroom and knowing you’re reducing your carbon footprint?

According to Tushy, bidets “save your butt; save Mother Earth; and save the world.” The startup claims that Americans use 57 sheets of toilet paper on average every single day. And given that it takes 37 gallons of water to make a single roll of toilet paper, you’re saving an awful lot of H2O by using a Tushy bidet (apparently, a single use of this clip-on system utilizes just a pint of water).

And not only is the bidet easy to use, but it’s easy to install as well. Simply hook it up to your clean water supply and run it sans electricity or plumbing. It’s all pressure based, and will spray you with its one-touch pressure control as soon as you’ve completed the installation (which is purported to take just minutes).

For just $57, you can order a Tushy of your own that sprays only cool water, though if you splurge and spend an extra $27, you can get the option of warm water as well (if you’re into that). So if you think a little spray will enhance your day, it may be time to order a Tushy bidet.

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