The bidet was born in France.
The word “bidet” means a little horse, a pony, to indicate the position that people use to wash themselves.
It became soon not so popular in France where the hygiene was not the main concern (the Sun King Luigi XIV only washed 3 times in his life) and only used in brothels, houses for prostitutes.
The bidet became very popular in the south of Italy, where the French reigned. In Caserta was found a bidet of the middle of 1700 used by the queen of Napoli Maria Carolina.
In 1860, when some Italian northen official was making an inventary of the Reggia of Caserta and when he found the bidet he wrote “strange guitar-shaped object”.
In US starting from 2010 the market showed a new interest in the bidet with +10% . In 2016 it was +30% and it’s growing of +15% per year.
Americans are buyng traditional and modern bidets, a kind of modified techinological toilet.
Scientific American has reported that if the US switched to using bidets, 15 million trees could be saved every year.
The American comedian Michael Che said “The first time I used it, I cried.”
Comedian Kumail Nanjiani said “life will be divided into two sections: Before I ever used a bidet, and the Age of Enlightenment.”