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The Number One Japanese and 3 American Bidet Attachment/Toilet Seat Brand and Why Your Booty aka Budunkadunk Needs One

When doing your business (in the bathroom), reminds people of how you have no shame when eating a chocolate eclair or chocolate fudge pie, might I suggest the bidets below (wash) versus a handful of tissue (wipe).

Not everybody hoards toilet paper or napkins in case of a zombie apocalypse, so a bidet to handle your nether regions, undercarriage, where the sun don’t shine, aka, your backside, may be the environmentally friendly and convenient option. Well, that is till we have a major water shortage, and we all go Mad Max fighting over water (who runs Bartertown?).

The marketing copy for a lot of these bidet brands will use analogies and euphemisms, so I will translate parts of it into the language we speak in Murica, slang.

I appreciate the “Hello TUSHY” marketing copy, it is good (they are my brethren).
Photo Description: a dude sitting on a standard toilet with a TUSHY bidet attachment. Also in the picture is the TUSHY ottoman (to help you poop).
TUSHY is going full poo lifestyle with their own “squatty potty” (another competing brand out of Utah that knew how to hype a product) and bamboo toilet paper.

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself, and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. So a big fat thank you to everybody who does purchase through my affiliate links because it is very much appreciated. Also, there are several brands where I get absolutely nothing, but I want to support them, and I hope you will do the same (at least you get a bidet in exchange).

Before TUSHY was saying “hello” to American sphincters, the Japanese have been saying “konnichiwa (oshiri)”

Bidet’s and hi-tech toilets have been a thing for the Japanese for a long time which is why 80% of Japanese households already have a toilet-bidet combo installed in their home. What is up America? We are lagging behind.

For the record, I want to give credit and a shout out to my Filipino homies who have been using a tabo (a little dipper and a bucket of water).

This is not new to so many cultures and a tabo is a cost-effective work around to a bidet attachment.
Photo Description: this pic has an Asian looking girl in a black outfit (skirt) with a floral pattern. The background is turquoise with a white toilet and black TUSHY bidet attachment.
Japan is known for their high-tech toilets, but they are not known for marketing which is why you have small companies like TUSHY giving the big dogs some competition.

What is a bidet for (it is not just for the fudge but also the clam chowder)

A bidet is a bathroom/washroom receptacle for giving a blast of water (or a gentle stream) to your butt crack after defecation or sexual intercourse (for men and women).

The word “bidet” comes from the French so if you order a fill-it-mig-non, then be aware that it is “buh-day” which translates to “pony” because you straddle a bidet.

Not only is a bidet great after a night out of drinks, Alberto’s at 2-3am, and it’s aftermath, but for the ladies and that late night booty call. The bidet is your goto for a convenient way to hose down the excess clam chowder off of your happy clam.

The top three American and the number one and biggest Japanese bidet/toilet brand for your puckered starfish and how they compare

If you Google “Japanese bidet brands,” you will get every brand that is not Japanese, and you will get every product touting how they are “Japanese inspired.” So, this will be the most straightforward list you will find.

Photo Description: the full line of high-end toilet and bidet combo's marketed under Neorest. The product line is their pure luxury line-up.
TOTO, the brand sought by celebrities to poop in (pictured is TOTOs Neorest bidet and toilet combo’s aka “pure luxury.” Their promo vid feels like a drug company ad for restless leg syndrome or IBS).
COMPANY/
LOCATION
PRODUCT/
BRAND
PRICE RANGE
Bemis
Sheboygan Falls, WI
USA
BioBidetBidet attachments
starting as low as
$37.99 to $899 for
a “luxury bidet.”
Kohler
Kohler, WI
USA
(Non-electric)
Puretide and
Purewash
(Electric)
C3
From $109.95 to
$899.97
TOTO
Kitakyushu,
Japan
Washlet and
too many
sub-brands to
name.
From $400 to
$1,800
TUSHY
Brooklyn, NY
USA
Classic 3.0
Spa 3.0
Ace Electric Bidet
From
$99-119 and
$499
Out of the four, Bemis is the company that does bathroom to health care products and beyond, and they are family-owned.
Photo Description: the BioBidet attachment with a very organic bulbous design for the control knob.
Tell me that does not look more like a dildo? BioBidet is putting the bio in their organic product design.

My biggest gripe with a bidet is the feel, and I have tried several Japanese brands in the states and Japan. Out of them all, the seats always feel janky/plasticky (they creak), whereas traditional toilet seats feel like a solid place to plant my booty.

Oddly enough, I have also toured the Kohler factory showroom in Kohler, WI (founded in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1873), and I have had my fair share of Old Fashions on College Ave in Appleton.
BRAND/
COMPANY
MY TWO CENTS ABOUT THE BRANDS
BioBidet
Bemis
If you Google “Japanese bidet,” you will most likely come across an article by BioBidet which is a not a Japanese company. What they are is smart because they do produce a competing product to TOTO a Japanese company. I am sort am not surprised to see this since most Japanese companies are asleep at the wheel when it comes to digital marketing.

Beyond their marketing, that Google ranking is not unfounded because BioBidet has a product line that looks to be on par with Kohler and TOTO.
C3
Kohler
I have a fondness for Kohler since I have homies in Wisconsin, and I had the chance to tour the Kohler factory showroom because that is what you do when vacationing in Wisconsin, aside from eating cheese.

Beyond my own personal connection with with the state, the product features, and design/styling all seem to be on par with TOTO (Japan).

Also, Kohler has sub-brands that they have registered as trademarks (Puretide, Purewash, and C3), but good luck trying to find out what those mean.
Washlet
TOTOT
The world’s largest toilet manufacturer, TOTO Ltd. was founded in Kitakyushu in 1917. TOTO has sold more than 40 million “Washlets” globally since 1980, creating millions of brand advocates around the world (via Japan-Product.com).

The keywords for TOTO’s Washlet are “Japanese high-tech toilet.” So if you are looking for a “smart toilet,” TOTO is the company, and “Washlet” is TOTO’s sub-brand of products with an automatically opening lid.

Except the high-tech features do not stop there and they offer up heated seats, multiple cleanse options (oscillating to pulsating), and self-cleaning round out the functionality.

The takeaway from their competition is their funky marketing via their video promo for Neorest. It feels like a big pharma ad for restless leg syndrome or anal leakage.
Hello TushyHoly chit, the founder of Tushy is Miki Agrawal, and for you Nihonjins and Nikkei, you are probably like “eeehhh, Miki? Miki’san.” If that is what you were thinking, you are correcto.

Here is an excerpt about Miki’san: “Miki, the identical twin, Irish triplet, is the daughter of a Japanese mama, and an Indian papa, and by Nationality, French-Canadian (except by Asian judgement standards, a Wall Street dropout but also “a former professional soccer player; a Cornell grad and a proud mama.” Wow, well, I blog and do other stuff.”

The three bidet product types

Every company obviously does not have the same product range, but most of the products segments are common across the board which I will point out/differentiate below.

“For me to poop on.” Yes, Triumph the insult comic dog, you had been touting the purpose of a toilet and bidet for years (well in it, not necessarily on).

The only products covered here are 1. bidet attachments and 2. bidet seats.
Photo Description: the full line of products by BioBidet which include bidet attachments, bidet toilet seats, and full bidet toilets (not pictured, just the lid and remote electronic controller).
The full product line-up by BioBidet: 1. bidet attachment, 2. bidet toilet seat, and 3. bidet toilet.

Bidet Attachment
($38-$129)

Bidet attachment for your basic toilets, and are offered with the option of being either electric or non-electric (yes, also for you to poop in).

Bidet Toilet Seat
($110+)

Bidet attachment seat. Unlike the attachment that sandwiches between your existing seat and toilet, the bidet attachment is complete upper replacement to your toilet (seat and lid).

Bidet Toilet
($400 to several thousand/smart toilet)

Go full bidet with a standalone bidet and toilet combo which are integrated and only offered by large manufacturers (yup, surprise, surprise, also for you to poop in).

4th Option
($50+)

There is a 4th option, but I am going to keep it simple, unless you really like the idea of a garden hose like sprayer in your bathroom.

Where to do your 1 and 2’s in either product 1, 2, or 3

BRANDPRODUCT
OFFERINGS
PRODUCT SUMMARY
BioBidet1, 2, 3 (4)BioBidet has gone full bidet mode
Kohler2, 3Puretide is an entire bidet seat attachment at the same price as the TUSHY bidet attachment.
TUSHY1The core products are their bidet attachments.
TOTO2, 3The company that people associate with “smart toilet” or high-tech Japanese toilets.

How hard is it to install a bidet?

It depends on if you have a hard time screwing in a lightbulb. If the struggle is real, forget the bidet and use your shower instead. If not, read on.

It is fairly EASY and depending on the model, most brands require only an 8-1/2 minute to 15 minute install time with only basic skills required (screwing ability).

Some of you are pros at screwing.
  • If you are installing a TUSHY Classic 3.0, expect it to take you 8-1/2 minutes or LESS (like if you know “lefty loosey and righty tighty”). That install time should apply to all since the product is a universal fit that sandwiches between the toilet bowl and seat. Except the most hilarious part of their marketing copy is how they gloss over the water hookup “connect the water and you’re done faster than you can say, “Stop wiping, start washing! (this part they say takes 10 minutes, so how does it take 8-1/2?)” Although you will be happy to know it does not require any power.
  • TUSHY Spa 3.0, holy wtf, in order to get that warm water, you will need to connect it up to your sink (the hot water line), so your sink has to be close by (like side by side).
  • Kohler: Just a few common household tools, like a screwdriver, a wrench and plumbing tape. For most people it takes about 15 minutes. Everything else you need for installation will be included. With each seat comes an inlet water supply hose, a T-Fitting valve for separating flow to the seat and the toilet, and the seat mounting bracket kit. If you’re going the electric or intelligent route, you’ll need an electrical outlet near the toilet for proper installation and use. For additional help and visualization, please check out this video on bidet cleansing seat installation.

Ok, I am sold, how much is a bidet? but which one should I buy?

Rounded up are a few of the major players, and I have listed their product and price ranges. The products highlighted are just a sample of their product line from lowest to highest priced to give you a birds-eye view of these four brands all in one place.

TUSHY is a little tinkle of a company whereas TOTO and Kohler are straight gushers in comparison. Also, as of 2019, TOTO has sold over 50 million Washlets which is a long full stream of bidet sales going back to the 1980’s (TOTO is the biggest in the world).

If you want to get the full stats, you will have to go to Thomasnet.com

BioBidet product line-up sample

PRODUCTPRICEFEATURES
D-4000
Bidet
Attachment
$37.99Dual nozzles
Brass valve
Non-electric
DIY install
Slim Glow
Attachment
$63-
$79
Dual nozzles
Night light
Non-electric
DIY install
Slim Zero
Bidet Seat
$99
-$129
Slow close
Night light
Dual spray
DIY install
Slim Two
Bidet Seat
$249-
$279
Heated water
Adj. heated seat
Side panel
Stainless steel
nozzle
BB-1000
Supreme
Bidet Seat
$374.25
-$499
Heated water
Adj. heated seat
Warm air dryer
DIY Install
Bliss
BB-2000
$524.25
-$699
Adj. heated seat
Night light
Warm air dryer
Deodorizer
Discovery
DLS Bidet

Seat
$869-
$899
Auto open
UV self clean
Adj heated seat
Luxury bidet
Pricing is as listed on BioBidet.com

If you are looking at TUSHY, before you buy, be sure to check out BioBidet for their extensive line of competing bidet attachments. Along with Kohler with bidet and seat combo starting at only $110.

One is “hip,” the other is cheese loving, fondue, cheese platter, and Packers folk.
Photo Description: the Kohler knob on one of their bidet attachments. It's a chrome knob with iconography depicting either tepid or warm water.
KOHLER is hyping chrome, but hip city folk like TUSHY offer up bamboo.

Biobidet, Kohler, and TUSHY make price shopping easy because they all have pricing directly on their site. Whereas TOTO, due to their size, you will have to visit one of their fourteen online retailers to get pricing information.

Kohler product line-up sample

PRODUCTPRICEFEATURES
Puretide
Quite close
$109.95Manually operated (no power req)
Easy install.
Purewash$129.99The other product in Kohler’s line of non-electric bidets (total of two).
C3®-050$239.43 to $479This appears to be the base model in the C3 line, but it comes with KOHLER’s UV-light technology found in their high-end model below. Other features include self-cleaning wand, deodorization seat, heated seat, warm air-dryer, Quiet-Close lid, and wam water cleansing.
C3®-230$895-
$899.97
It has a lot of the same features as other competing products, plus KOHLER UV-light technology, which automatically cleans the bidet wand every 24 hours, reducing bacteria by 99.9%.*
Pricing is as listed on Kohler.com
Photo Description: a bathroom with dark wooden floors, white furnishings and walls with a Kohler toilet and Puretide bidet seat (all in white finish).
Why settle on the TUSHY attachment when you can go FULL BIDET seat by Kohler for $110 (those cheeseheads have come up with a cost-effective competing product).

TUSHY full bidet product line-up

PRODUCTPRICEFEATURES
Classic 2.0$69Non-Electric
Self Cleaning
Adjustable Nozzle
Classic 3.0$99-
$109
Self-cleaning
Spa 3.0$119-
$129
Self-cleaning
Temp control
Ace Electric Bidet
(Seat)
$499
$599
Self-cleaning
Temp control
Heated seat
Warm air dryer
Remote control
Pricing was pulled off HelloTushy.com

If you are some celebrity reading my content, TOTO is the brand to complement your 8 car garage, indoor basketball court, or your Boxabl 375-square-foot tiny home.

TOTO is the company people think of when they think high-tech Japanese smart toilets.

TOTO product line-up sample

PRODUCTPRICEFEATURES
Washlet
A2
$297
$381
• Electronic bidet seat
• Gentle Aerated, Warm Water, Dual Action Spray with oscillating feature
• Adjustable water temperature and volume settings
• SoftClose® seat
• Convenient arm control panel with illuminated buttons
• Docking station for easy cleaning and installation
• Heated seat with temperature control
Washlet
C5
$459-
$468
Comes with PREMIST: The PREMIST function sprays the bowl with water before each use, preventing waste buildup and keeping the toilet bowl clean.

WASHLET C5 is fully automated, featuring a soft rear spray, rear cleanse, and front cleanse with the option of an oscillating or pulsating stream. The controls are located on a slim, wireless remote. The C5 WASHLET features a heated SoftClose® seat with five temperature settings, an air deodorizer, and a warm air dryer with five temperature settings. Easy to install and includes mounting and connection hardware.
Washlet
K300
$593-
$654
The TOTO K300 WASHLET® Elongated Electric Bidet Toilet Seat with Tankless Instantaneous Water Heating with PREMIST and SoftClose®
Washlet
S550E
$1,296Heated Seat, Remote, eWater+, PREMIST, Night Light, and Auto Open/Close,

I am trying to find out why $1,300, and it may be due to it having its own tankless water ability, plus the million and one other features. BTW, there is also a $3,700 model, baller mode (no wonder this models name shares a similarity with Mercedes).
The pricing is based on prices offered on Build.com

If you were wondering who runs Bartertown, it is a dwarf named Master.

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