Tushy Bidet Review from a First-Time Bidet User

When people starting hoarding and fighting over toilet paper in March at the start of the pandemic, I decided to opt out. While I had enough rolls to last over a month, toilet paper shortage was the last thing I wanted to stress over. Like many people, I started looking into bidets.

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The only bidet I encountered before buying the TUSHY bidet attachment was the toilet in my hotel when I visited Tokyo. It had a lot of buttons in Japanese, so needless to say, I was too intimidated to try it then. Now that I have the TUSHY installed, I’m kicking myself for living so long without one. Bidets areĀ more hygienic and eco-friendly, drastically cutting down on toilet paper usage. I guess the one upside of COVID-19 is that it’s converting more North Americans into bidet users.

Why I chose the TUSHY Classic Bidet Attachment

I learned that toilet bidets need to be plugged into an electrical outlet to work. So do the fancy bidet toilet seats that have heated seats and water. Unfortunately, I do not have an outlet near my toilet.

There are toilet seats and bidet attachments that don’t require an electrical outlet. All you need to do is connect it to your water supply (that’s connected to the toilet). I was looking into the ones from Brondell and LUXE BidetĀ before I came across TUSHY.

I chose TUSHY because I liked their contemporary design. The models from the other brands look dated and would clash with my modern bathroom. The bamboo knob is a nice touch. More importantly, the TUSHY seemed straightforward to use.

They have two bidet attachment models:Ā TUSHY Classic andĀ TUSHY Spa. The only difference is that TUSHY Spa offers warm water. You have to connect an additional hose to your sink’s hot water connection. I do not have convenient access to my sink’s hot water supply, so I settled on the TUSHY Classic.

Installation

Not to brag, but I know my way around changing a toilet seat. If you can do that, it’s not much harder to install a bidet attachment.

Here’s the installation VIDEO TUTORIALĀ that I followed step by step.

(More set-up and installation instructions and Pro Tips.)

I recommend having a wrench and damp towel handy to make sure all the screws are tight to prevent water leakage. You’ll know if they’re tight as soon as you turn on the water anyway.

Troubleshooting

I had trouble installing my bidet because the holes on my toilet were too far back. I emailed a photo of what I was working with and they emailed back right away saying they were mailing me two extenders. They have extenders 3-D printed for the odd customer that needs them.

It took a couple of weeks to get here and they came with instructions. All I had to do was pop out the existing sliding fasteners and pop in the extenders to give my Tushy more room.

If you’re having issues with installation, email install@hellotushy.com. I recommend sending a photo along with your toilet model and make. Their customer service is pretty prompt and helpful.

My Experience Using the TUSHY Bidet

The cold water coming out of the TUSHY Classic doesn’t bother me. In fact, it’s kind of refreshing. Really wakes you up in the mornings. Wim Hof recommends cold showers for health benefits, so this is like the Wim Hof method for your anus.

The water nozzle retracts into its cocoon when not use, but you can wash the nozzle by turning the knob left. I quickly do this before every use just in case.

There’s a toggle that you can push forward or back to adjust the angle of the nozzle for a vag spray or butt spa.

The knob is my favourite feature because it lets me control the water pressure. I’d feel hesitant to use one-push buttons because the blast might be too hard. On the TUSHY, I only need to turn the knob a little bit to the right for sufficient washing. I’d imagine turning it all the way for a power wash would be way too harsh. It may even kill a man. So keep it gentle if you have truly tender bits.

I’ve been using my TUSHY for about a month, and I’m really happy with it. I can’t go back to non-bidet toilets after this. I just feel so clean. It would be nice to have a fancy toilet bidet with warm water, heated seats, butt dryer, and the works, but they cost thousands of dollars. The TUSHY is only $89, works well, and simple enough to install and use.

I like bidets so much now that I’ll likely travel with a portable bidetĀ (basically a water bottle with a nozzle) from now on. I imagine it would be great for camping.

You can use a designatedĀ towel to dry your bum after using the bidet, but I’m not there yet. I still use a little toilet paper to dry off. For the fearless eco warriors, bum towels will let you go completely paperless.

Are you a bidet user? Let me know in the comments below šŸ˜‰

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