“The Latest in Sanitary Conveniences”

[A rerun: I will return on 16/02/11. I feared when I reread this, thatI might have been a little harsh. After due consideration, no. However, the new low point in Western civilization was actually the email I got some little while later telling me “even the obese have the right to a clean perineum.” Amen. Originally posted 1/10/09]

The telling lines: “it extends your reach by a full eighteen inches” and “follows the contours of your body and comfortably cleans.”

Dear Lord.

I know, before you tell me, about the folks with back injuries and decreased range of motion and the morbidly obese who can’t reach around.  (That there is a market for this product may represent the nadir of Western civilization.)

But still.

Dear Lord.



  1. #1 by Mog on Sunday 13 February 2011 - 1623

    Something else to thank the Romans for. They used to use a sponge on a stick.

  2. #2 by Jenn Jilks on Sunday 13 February 2011 - 1919

    @Mog, I saw that documentary, too! Pretty gross. They didn’t understand about bacteria.

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