According to Steve Kamp, director of sales for the San Diego- based water closet maker St. Thomas Creations, bidets have become popular in both coastal areas of the U.S. and in newly-built homes.
Bidets originated in France hundreds of years ago, and while Kamp says the bottom-washers have taken a while to catch on in the U.S., his company is seeing a huge interest from customers.
Kamp figures that more Americans are installing bidets now that the master bath has become a retreat.
However, he says the tushie taps havent surpassed jet spa tubs in popularity yet.
There are some differences between American and European bidet users: Kamp says Americans prefer vertical spouting ones as opposed to the horizontal ones and while Europeans also use bidets to wash their feet, Americans only use them to wash their backsides.
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