In the country of Japan truly everything is different. It is a country where modern lifestyle and old traditions go hand in hand without problem. Everywhere you go you will be surprised. Everywhere, even at a Japanese toilet.
Though the traditional toilet used to be the squat pots where you did extreme workouts for your leg muscles while dangling above a hole in the ground now-a-days it is a totally different experience. In Japan some toilets even come with a manual. Though the manuals most of the times are totally in Japanese many times the symbols will explain sufficient to fully enjoy a Japanese toilet.
One of the additions to the toilet seats of course is the bidet. After you did you heavy duty you press a button and the particular hole used for this duty will be sprayed clean. Butt for your convenience you can regulate the pressure and even the temperature of the water. So if you like it hard and hot or soft and moderate on the back, it can be all up to you. Or if you want to have your ‘jet-stream’ even more gentle it can be turned into a spray. And for the ladies there is an extra option to wash the front side as well. Of course in several settings. I might expect that sometimes it is used by the ladies for other purposes as well. Lucky thing is that some of the toilet seats have speakers. So when you sit down and do your thing you just can listen to an annoying sound or a sound like streaming water to motivate you and mask your shitty sounds you produce. Of course the deluxe versions even have a volume button. Oh and one more thing, don’t press that bidet button when not seated on it. I tried and I ended up with a wet hotel wall. Though… if you share a room, call your roomy to the bathroom and press the button at the right moment.
And there are more buttons at the deluxe versions. There might be an option to press a button and the toilet seat will automatically go up, or down. And what counts for the bidet option while not seated counts twice for this button. Don’t press it when seated on it. It probably won’t manage to lift your weight while seated but just imagine that it does while leaving a message down under. Also better not to press this button while standing in front of it while doing your thingy.
But hey… there is even more… Some of them just start running the water for a brief moment so you might have a supportive sound to get started. No idea what other function it would serve beside spoiling loads of water. Many places in Japan, especially during wintertime can get extremely cold. Too cold even to lower your pants. Not to worry, there is no risk of getting your cheeks frozen on the seat. You even might be happy to lower the pants in these circumstances because you can relax on a heated toilet seats. And of course… there are buttons to adjust the temperature from just slightly warm up close to grilling your ham. Unfortunately most of these toilet seats are always heated and will be using a lot of electricity for the few minutes a day that someone is sitting on it. And I guess that bacteria’s also are pleased with these temperatures.
Toilet seats in Japan are sold in many big electronic stores. And as you can guess the more buttons, the more you pay. Did I mention that some even come with a remote control as well? Imagine the fun you can have if someone is at your toilet and you have the remote. And of course there are even differences in designs. It truly is enjoyable to do your thing at a pre-heated, remote controlled, $500 U.S. tax-free pink Hello Kitty toilet seat. I love Japan.
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