Can't you see that people are eating?
I'd always thought it was primarily for women. I know it's of French ancestry and we know what that means. I'll take the cheap way out. Pleasant reading.
I was talking with a friend about bathroom design and the bidet was mentioned as a eco-friendly alternative to using large amounts of toilet paper. This brought several questions to me, that are going to drive me crazy till I find the answers...
Of course, a bidet is for washing your nether regions... but what came to my mind was just how is the etiquette of drying off accomplished? Is a stack of small "bidet towels" kept nearby? Is a hamper for used towels there too? Are bidets found in public bathrooms or are they only found in private homes? Are there special regulations for handicapped accessible bidets?
Did any of the folk here, grow up with a bidet in the house? Can you lend your knowledge so we can get to the "bottom" of these puzzling questions?