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Ted of Teds Tennis
Dec 22nd, 2003, 04:09 AM
I was just sent this disturbing web-page (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~AD8Y-HYS/movie.htm) on the traditional Japanese toilet. Are the toilets in Japan really like this? :eek:

Also, are the toilets with a dry, flat raised area for the bowel movement still in common use in Russia? That's the only type I saw when I studied there back in 1992, although I've been told those are becoming less common.

And do any of the other Americans hate the mandated "low-flow" toilets that use less water per flush, but often require multiple flushes?

skanky~skanketta
Dec 22nd, 2003, 04:30 AM
gawd!

skanky~skanketta
Dec 22nd, 2003, 04:30 AM
i hate squatting commodes.

Martian Willow
Dec 22nd, 2003, 04:54 AM
...I'm sure I read somewhere that in China they have unisex public lavs...with no doors on the cubicles... :)

gentenaire
Dec 22nd, 2003, 07:11 AM
The Japanese probably have the most advances toilets in the world. I believe that in some older places you might find some of those toilets as you see there, but overall the Japanese toilets are like ours, except with about a dozen buttons on them for heated toilet seat, special wash (different for men and women), dryer, etc.

in France and Italy you may also find toilets like the one up there. I've always hated those. We call them French toilets, the French call them Turkish toilets ;)

~ The Leopard ~
Dec 22nd, 2003, 08:25 AM
:bolt:

Experimentee
Dec 22nd, 2003, 01:20 PM
They have toilets like that in all of Asia at least, probably in other parts of the world too. But they're becoming less common.
I hate them. I'd prefer to hold it until i see a normal toilet.

ex hopman
Dec 22nd, 2003, 05:28 PM
I was just sent this disturbing web-page (http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~AD8Y-HYS/movie.htm) on the traditional Japanese toilet. Are the toilets in Japan really like this? :eek:

Also, are the toilets with a dry, flat raised area for the bowel movement still in common use in Russia? That's the only type I saw when I studied there back in 1992, although I've been told those are becoming less common.

And do any of the other Americans hate the mandated "low-flow" toilets that use less water per flush, but often require multiple flushes?

lol! @ this website...
but yes, it's true. old houses had these toilet when we didn't have running water at all houses.
I remember my grand parents old house had these type of toilet... but ppl now, esp. girls hate this kind of toilet too. lots of old schools have these types still, I am sure.

but, now, yes, toilets r like here too.
and yes, with heated seat, with music sometimes when people come into the booth or bathroom, or "washlet", etc, etc...

CondiLicious
Dec 22nd, 2003, 06:34 PM
I like the toilets that flush for you with those sensor things. But the only places that have them are public places like airports and who in their right minds would sit on the seat??? I usually just kinda squat down so i dont catch germs and the sensors always go off if I make the slightest movement so a 60 second trip to the toilet turns into a 3 minute one and I don't like that.

Hawk
Dec 22nd, 2003, 09:22 PM
I like the toilets that flush for you with those sensor things. But the only places that have them are public places like airports and who in their right minds would sit on the seat??? I usually just kinda squat down so i dont catch germs and the sensors always go off if I make the slightest movement so a 60 second trip to the toilet turns into a 3 minute one and I don't like that.

lmao..took the words right out of my mouth ;)

For the very reason you've mentioned I can't stand the sensor toilets. My first encounter with one was in the Amsterdam airport. It was quite annoying :p

Veritas
Dec 22nd, 2003, 11:36 PM
The Japanese probably have the most advances toilets in the world. I believe that in some older places you might find some of those toilets as you see there, but overall the Japanese toilets are like ours, except with about a dozen buttons on them for heated toilet seat, special wash (different for men and women), dryer, etc.

in France and Italy you may also find toilets like the one up there. I've always hated those. We call them French toilets, the French call them Turkish toilets ;)

:lol: When I went to Japan, my jaw dropped straight to the floor when I saw a toilet with more gizmos and buttons than IBM laptop computer :p

It was pretty awkward though. I liked the way its seat massaged and warmed my butt...but I felt embarassed when it sprayed warm water into my ass :o :eek:

DutchieGirl
Dec 23rd, 2003, 06:35 AM
lmao..took the words right out of my mouth ;)

For the very reason you've mentioned I can't stand the sensor toilets. My first encounter with one was in the Amsterdam airport. It was quite annoying :p:lol: My first time was at Schiphol too, and I didn't like them at first, but now I'm used to them, and they are OK! :Lol: Except for when the sensor doesn't actually work and so they don't flush at all! ;)

azza
Dec 23rd, 2003, 06:39 AM
:lol: When I went to Japan, my jaw dropped straight to the floor when I saw a toilet with more gizmos and buttons than IBM laptop computer :p

It was pretty awkward though. I liked the way its seat massaged and warmed my butt...but I felt embarassed when it sprayed warm water into my ass :o :eek:

Omg :o :lol: