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    Trade the Toilet Paper for a Bum Gun

    Spicy beef rendang devoured, your stomach’s reeling. Now Mother Nature’s a callin’. But as you stumble into that small stall in Malaysia, you remember that Charmin’s hard to come by in Southeast Asia’s public loos. So, like the bold backpackers before you, you brave the built-in water sprayer that hangs next to every porcelain bowl: the bum gun.

    The guidelines are simple. Just squat, aim and cleanse — and soon, you too will toss that itchy, fibrous wad we call toilet paper for good. That’s a load of crap, you say? Well, a growing camp of Westerners have already converted to the heavenly hose. Grant Perrott, a 24-year-old electrician from London who used the bum gun throughout Southeast Asia, says it’s more ergonomic, economical and effective than anything else his posterior has ever encountered: a “revolutionary bit of kit” with a “tender, sweet blast” that we won’t be able to live without one day. He now “passionately” believes that we’ll look back on our primitive wiping ways just like we regard “ancient civilizations thinking the Earth was a flat surface.”

    Grimace all you want, but joining the bum gun club comes with plenty of perks. First off, for you tree huggers, it’s an environmentally friendly alternative to the 50 pounds of toilet paper the average American dumps each year, and that doesn’t even count the so-called “flushable” wipes that are clogging up sewage systems from here to there. Indeed, the bum gun was born of practical considerations; plumbing systems in developing Asia are so basic that a few sheets of tissue can throw them into a clog-and-overflow tizzy, says Bob Clampitt. (He adds that his own stainless-steel hose is downright “therapeutic.”)

    If the bum gun is far less bulky and pretentious than European bidets, it’s also idiot-proof. Leave the seat-warming, air-drying, Bluetooth-equipped toilets that are far more complicated than they should be to the Japanese: The bum gun is an alternative for derrières that need quick and easy, not pomp and pampering. And it’s more sanitary, according to proponents like Conor McMillen. (The handyman, based in Texas, installed his own DIY bum gun in 10 minutes.) As far as your keister goes, water beats paper any day — and for the record, rocks and scissors probably fare much worse.

    So ardent are the new bum-gunners that you can now find such attachments for sale in the West. Still, it may be hard to get more people on board. Globetrotter Lauren Manuel McShane refused to touch one when she jetted to Malaysia, complaining about the wet floors that result, the required squatting. Plus, wasting water is a big no-no in drought-ridden areas. Places like dry California may not exactly leap for the idea of a dribbling hose for your fanny. And then there are the woes of wet feet or, even worse, a damp bottom in a business suit. You still have to use one or two squares of paper to dry off if you’re in a hurry.

    But at least, unlike paper, the water can be treated and reused for multiple bottom washings. One toilet paper roll takes an estimated 37 gallons of water to produce and an additional 1.6 gallons to flush down each wad. So, if you want a happier heinie, the humble bum gun is the clear underdog. It deserves its due recognition on the hygiene scene — and we don’t have to take it sitting down.

    Trade the Toilet Paper for a Bum Gun

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    teaching granny to suck eggs methinks.

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    Never use em nor does the mrs, who wants to spray shitty water all over the place?

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    Read the bloody instructions first man ^

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    The bumgun is the most sophisticated invention to come out of SEA Asia. A wonderful thing that has given me much joy over many years...

    I was thinking about selling a branded iBum in Thailand for about 50,000 baht; nice packaging, obviously. Bolly and Charles would buy into that...

    How do I post these pictures???

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    Not sure it will ever cmpletely replace tissue

    I find them a little messy wiping fingers and nose in restaurants, for all the use it was I may as well have sprayed it up my arse

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    Unless you have high water pressure, a bum gun isn't going to clean everything and you end up with a wet ass and you still have shit on your asshole.

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    using ones sphincter muscle correctly in order to effect decent crimpage of the stool on egress will go a long way to reducing fecal smearage along with its associated skid marks and noxious odours.

    failing that, and in the absence of a bumgun one should always keep one of these handy.



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    Why is the Ozzie in the film having a crap with his pants on?

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    Count me in with the bum gun brigade (I could've worded that better/less gay hmm)..

    Anyway.. I'd fly back to Japan just to take a shit and use their wondrous toilets, complete with warm water bum spray hmmm... very nice... I shit you not.

    Using paper vs washing your arse... hmmm tough call


    NOT... way more hygienic to wash your arse vs paper... try this test... after your girl (or boy) takes a dump and wipes their arse with paper... try the lick test...
    then perform same said test after bum gun.... compare results... You guys can be the lickers.. I'll just compute the scores...

    0 = neutral taste

    5 = slightly foul

    10 = I just licked a turd
    Last edited by NZdick1983; 29-11-2015 at 02:23 PM.

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    ^ Yikes.

    Alternatively - after wiping, take another piece of toilet paper, spit on it and wipe again. The results may well be enlightening for the paper brigade.

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    ^ Yes, Nid... that's a 'safer' option... hehe...

    *My test idea was 'tongue in cheek' lol

    (does everyone detest me saying 'lol') sorry, I kinda hate it too.. I blame years and years of chatting with Thai girls online in skype...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    (does everyone detest me saying 'lol') sorry, I kinda hate it too.. I blame years and years of chatting with Thai girls online in skype...
    It just makes you come across as immature and childish.

    Like any adult, you should be able to adapt your language usage to your audience.

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    Fair enough bro... I shall desist... cause I think I come across immature and childish enough as it is...

    (at least I'm honest) haha (how about haha? or 55) is that allowed?
    I guess Mr. banana has to go too... shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    Never use em nor does the mrs, who wants to spray shitty water all over the place?
    Surely you must use a bum gun for your mouth...surely?

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    Na bun guns are for arseholes

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    ^
    that's what he was kinda suggesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Fair enough bro... I shall desist... cause I think I come across immature and childish enough as it is...

    (at least I'm honest) haha (how about haha? or 55) is that allowed?
    I guess Mr. banana has to go too... shit.
    Hey Dick83, don't worry what the Hogg says, he's just a PEDANTIC BASTARD anyway. I could give a shit what others think about how I write.. I'm too old to care or even feel the need to change.

    LOL, HA HA HA 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminator
    Hey Dick83, don't worry what the Hogg says, he's just a PEDANTIC BASTARD anyway. I could give a shit what others think about how I write.. I'm too old to care or even feel the need to change. LOL, HA HA HA 555
    Cheers brother :-)

    I see his point though... also see your point of not giving a flying fook what others think... hmmm I'm torn... (like paper tissue)

    I'll give the lols a rest for a while anyway... they might make a resurgence at a later date... perhaps on my 13th birthday.

    Speaking of dates... do you spray yours mate? or paper?

    How does the Eliminator eliminate his.... hmmm why are we even discussing this??

    TD is a mind fkuk

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    Bumguns aren't too comfortable in a British winter, although a jet of freezing water to the nethers would certainly wake you up in the grim and dark mornings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94
    Why is the Ozzie in the film having a crap with his pants on?
    So you can't see the sheep shit on his knob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan View Post
    Read the bloody instructions first man ^

    Yeah....
    Some just can't figure out simple and practical procedures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Bumguns aren't too comfortable in a British winter, although a jet of freezing water to the nethers would certainly wake you up in the grim and dark mornings.
    Indoors loo and megabit internet is part of a EU package given to all member states in priority order. Your package has been rescheduled for delivery 2017 (if nothing comes in between).

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