I have questions about what seem to be opposite ends of the personal sanitation spectrum.
bidets: I have only ever encountered these while traveling in France and was too embarrassed to ask how to use them. My assumption is that you hover over the thing and let it wash away the ick, which sounds pleasant enough…but I have so many questions. Do you drip/air dry? Do you use toilet paper for drying? Are there, perhaps, butt towels? Do you share a butt towel with others? Do you have to take your pants completely off to avoid splashing? This seems like more hassle than it’s worth – especially since there are products like Cottonelle wipes. (I know those are pretty new, but back in the old days, I would just wet toilet paper as needed.)
no toilet paper scenarios: I understand that toilet paper is not customary everywhere, and indeed, that it hasn’t been around for all that long. I get that it’s possible to do without. In such (public) places: how do you redress (pants, zippers, buttons, belts) effectively single-handedly following a clean up? It is safe to assume that hand washing IS possible? If not, how do you clean your hand(s)? Am I making false assumptions about hand(s) use?
Please, do tell.