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About that Tushy bidet attachment I ordered…

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After I offhandedly mentioned having ordered a Tushy bidet attachment for my toilet last week, I got a slew of private messages and emails asking questions about it. I haven’t received it yet (they’re currently on back order until mid-late April, depending on the model), so I can’t give you any feedback on it or write a review (there are a ton of reviews on their website, though), but I’ll answer the questions I can answer at this point in time.

Do I need to have an electrical outlet near my toilet?

NO. Unlike fancier bidet attachments like the TOTO Washlet (which costs $400-1200), the Tushy ($79-109) does NOT require electricity. It works with water pressure alone, just like a faucet.

Do I need to have a dedicated water line?

NO. The Tushy comes with an adapter that splits the current water supply to your toilet. And no, you don’t need a plumber to connect it.

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Is the cold water going to freeze my butt?

Maybe? I don’t know! I don’t have one yet! But I’m guessing it’s tolerable, considering it’s just tap cold and not, like, refrigerated or anything. That said, Tushy does sell a warm water “spa” model that can connect to the hot water line for your sink, provided your sink is within 9 feet of your toilet. We opted for the classic model, because (a) the warm water model is $30 more expensive, and (b) we don’t have a vanity cabinet under the sink, so the hose would be visible…and there’s only so much I can handle when it comes to visible hoses and stuff like that.

Why did you choose a Tushy instead of one of the 8,000,000 bidet attachments on Amazon?

Well, they’re pretty much all on back order right now, so that wasn’t a factor in my decision. I think the main reason is that I get really overwhelmed when I look for something on Amazon and there are 8,000,000 options and they’re all brands I’ve never heard of and the reviews are all over the place. I just can’t deal with trying to sort through all of that and make a choice. I saw someone describe Tushy as “the Warby Parker of bidet companies,” with seems accurate. No, that doesn’t mean they’re going to send you five bidets to try on at home, it just means that they’re a direct-to-consumer company with cute marketing and ethical business practices. They also have a very fun Instagram account.

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Does it come in pink??

Okay, nobody asked me this. But yes, to answer my own fake question, it does come in pink. I think they’re only restocking the white models right now, though, because they’re pretty overwhelmed by current demand.

I have more questions!!!!

I wish I could answer them, but I won’t have my Tushy for at least another three weeks. Once I’ve installed it and tried it out, I can write an updated post, though! In the mean time, check out Tushy’s FAQ page. They cover a lot of ground.

I hope this helps a little bit. If you already own a Tushy, please do let me and others know how you like it (and anything we should keep in mind when selecting/installing/using) in the comments!

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41 Comments

  • Reply Kay March 29, 2020 at 10:24 am

    I have the Tushy you ordered! Regarding freezing butts… hasn’t been an issue! (I live in California, so take that for what it’s worth.) I was worried about cold morning blasts, but the stream is very localized and once you’ve dried off after, that area is very, uh, heat generating haha. It’s not like washing your hands with cold water and your fingers are frozen afterwards. Hope that helps!

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 29, 2020 at 10:30 am

      That’s very encouraging, Kay! Thank you!

    • Reply Philp Deering March 29, 2020 at 1:12 pm

      Re: Cold butt.
      We live in Minnesota. We have a Genie Bidet, but it’s pretty much the same thing as Tushy. Had it since last summer. On winter mornings. the cold water in the pipes is actually wsrmish, since the pipes run in the furnace room and the warm air warms the water in the pipes. So no problem. Later in the day after the cold water has run through the pipes, it can get a little numbing if you run the biset spray for a long time. Bottom line (pun intended)…The bidet is great and we are super happy with our bidet and the tiny amount of less than perfect comfort is well worth the savings and extra cleanliness.

      • Reply Shannon Bowyer March 29, 2020 at 6:10 pm

        I’ve been using a bidet attachment from Squatty Potty for the last two years. I LOVE how clean I feel. I’ve even purchased portable bidets off Wish because I get monkey butt when I only have dry paper to try and clean myself. Mine is rechargeable and holds 500ml of water which is better than any I found on Amazon.

        As for the cold water, I was initially concerned about that but came to realize… we don’t have the same temperature gaging nerves down there as we do on other parts of our body so even when my fingers felt freezing, my bum felt the same as any other time of year.

    • Reply Max April 1, 2020 at 11:39 am

      Also reinforcing that cold water only is actually very nice! It feels awesome after working out, or other sweaty activities, and it always leaves me feeling super clean. I love it.

  • Reply Bethany March 29, 2020 at 11:04 am

    I don’t have Tushy, but I have one of Amazon’s 8,000,000 bidet attachments. I talk everyone’s ear off about how much I love it. My model does hook up to my sink for hot water but I’ve found I actually prefer the cold water. It’s not unpleasant at all and I find it more….refreshing.

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 29, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      I feel like maybe the cold water is a good way to start the day??!!

  • Reply Geninne March 29, 2020 at 11:33 am

    I’m loving all this tushy talk

  • Reply Sarah V. March 29, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I ordered the Tushy Classic the day you posted about it and I got it yesterday. It was fairly easy to install and I definitely let out a whoop! the first time I used it due to the chilly water, but it’s basically a non-issue for me. Disclaimer: I live in CA; if you live somewhere that has colder groundwater, consider getting the heated model. I’m still setting up a system w/r/t drying-off towels, but I love not using TP.

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 29, 2020 at 1:02 pm

      Wait, you ordered it last week and got it yesterday?? Does that mean they’re more caught up with the back-orders than the site says? (Or did you pay for expedited shipping?)

      • Reply Sarah V. March 29, 2020 at 1:31 pm

        I paid for expedited shipping because I live in an area that is apparently full of TP hoarders and my family was down to its last roll.

        • Reply Anna Dorfman March 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm

          Wow, that’s great that they were able to ship it right away. Good to know! I assumed the expedited shipping wouldn’t kick in until the date shown.

          • Susan Miranda March 29, 2020 at 10:19 pm

            I got my Tushy classic over a month ago. I tried to install it but the plastic coupler didn’t fit so I had to order the metal part. Then I installed it again and only the butt spray worked. The replacement wouldn’t arrive until the end of April so I hooked it up again and the metal part broke. Waiting to see now if they will give me a refund on this inferior product instead of a replacement.

  • Reply Stef N March 29, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Agreeing with the cold not being an issue for me. I don’t have this brand but mine works similarly. I’ve come to welcome it feeling refreshing!

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 29, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      Nice!! I feel weirdly excited about this.

  • Reply Steven Wilson March 29, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    I bought the Tushy with hot water attachment. I paid for the expedited shipping. It came in within a couple of days. I installed it a couple of days later, after washing it down with cleaner. (Just trying to be careful). It took me a couple of hours to complete the job, after deal8ng with a hot water leak in the attachment provided. After tightening it better to the hot water intact valve under the sink, it stopped leaking. Once installed, I had to try it. First, I turned on the hot water to the sink to let the water warm up through the pipes. Then I tested the water warmth before getting into the sitting position. After all of that, I needed to go number 2 anyway, so away I went. Wow! What a first time experience. Water was warm for the “bum wash”. A completely weird experience having water shot up your behind. The more I let it wash, the more I felt completely at home with the experience. I felt completely clean and just pat dried. I tried it again this morning, since I normally only go number 2 once a day. I am glad I bought it, glad I didnt have to use toilet paper and am happy to recommend it to everyone. Easy to follow instructions, relatively easy installation, and completely worth it.

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 29, 2020 at 2:43 pm

      Awesome review, Steven. Thank you so much!!

  • Reply DeAnna March 29, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Hi, Being the genius that I can be ( I admit,on rare occasions) I purchased this when all the t.p. talk began, got 2 for very cheap. It has a setting expressly for women! I will tell you what, it’s never ice cold more of cool to tepid temperature and I am in Montana. Also, my UNEXPECTED BONUS…(NO,not what your thinking)
    I have a daughter with disabilities and this has made it possible for her to clean herself without my help! Thank You God! Thankyou t.p. shortage and well…I refuse to thank the virus. So we will leave it at this. Best .Buy.Ever.

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 29, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      DeAnna, that sounds like a win-win-win on all fronts for you AND your daughter! You were definitely smart to get them when you did. I’m really looking forward to delivery. 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth Whitsitt March 29, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    I had a girlfriend recommend the Tushy a few days before I read your post. She loves it. They use baby muslin washcloths to pat dry-thus avoiding paper all together. Then she washes those with bleach in the wash. Mine is coming later in April too:)

  • Reply K. Follett March 29, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    We love our Tushy. We are waiting for the second one. I still use toilet paper sometimes to blow my nose. It is fun to recommend it to friends because of all the giggling, which is otherwise in short supply these days. As advertised it took my husband about 10 minutes to install. As for the cold water, we live in Florida so it isn’t an issue. Feeling clean all the time is lovely. The whole world needs these little bidets.

  • Reply oliverosemary March 30, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Anna, congratulations on getting a bidet. It’s a life changer, to say the least. I grew up in a country where the norm is to have a water system in the toilet (toilet bowls, by default, come with an integrated nozzle). In the US however, not having a similar system was quite a change for me, I never understood why water was not an integral part of hygiene in the toilet. So, after ogling the fancy Japanese Toto bidet toilet seats for a long time, I was thrilled to find affordable ones on Amazon years ago. The brand I got is not Tushy, but the mechanism is the same and easy to install, I put one in each bathroom myself. Life was perfect again! I will never forget the joy on my young kid’s face after the first use. Oh and cold water is not a problem at all, even in the coldest New York days.

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 30, 2020 at 11:52 am

      Every time someone describes a Japanese toilet experience to me, I feel like I’m really missing out on something special!!

      • Reply Kate March 30, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        My parents lived in Tokyo in the 90s, and when they moved back to the States they brought three(!) Toto toilets with them in their shipping container. All the instructions on the control panels are in kanji, and then there’s a picture of a little woman and a little bum (so you can direct where you want your water: lady parts or bum parts!). And the toilets have temperature dials for the water, and also for the heated seats. In the winter, the heated seats are divine, and then as the weather warms towards summer you can gradually turn them off. Options!

        They installed one of them in the guest bathroom, and 20 years ago it was absolutely a topic of conversation every time someone came to the house and used the toilet.

        When they went back to visit friends in their old neighborhood, they ordered two more toilets so that when they moved house they would always have their Japanese toilets.

        They are FANTASTIC.

        • Reply Anna Dorfman March 30, 2020 at 8:05 pm

          I’m starting to feel like I want a Japanese toilet to tuck me into bed at night. My goodness.

      • Reply Kami Gupta April 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm

        Anna, they have the Japanese Toto toilets up at 10,000 Waves spa, so when they reopen you can check them out! They are fabulous, the toilets and the spa. I bought a Tushy too and am waiting for it to arrive.

  • Reply R. Scoville March 30, 2020 at 12:15 am

    We have had bidets attached to our two toilets for years. I can’t think of a more refreshing way to maintain one’s muffler. Baboon ass is a thing of the past. Has anyone ever heard of retrofitting a cushy tushy for a travel trailer?

  • Reply Bradford March 30, 2020 at 9:31 am

    This has been extremely reaffirming. I just wish I’d indulged myself earlier and gotten one when I wanted it. The thing that held me back was the whole “cold water” thing. Now, of course, why? C’est la vie. If this thing births forward cleaner hands and bums in this country, I’ll take it. Is it weird that I’m excited for you, Anna? lol

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 30, 2020 at 10:07 am

      The amount of excitement I’m experiencing anticipating blasting my ass with cold water is unreal. UNREAL.

  • Reply Judi March 30, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    When we all still had freedom of movement, I used to go up to Kansas City about once a month for errands. At the intersection of MO-13 and MO-79, there’s Sapp Bros., a mega-gas station with a giant coffee pot sign and a freakishly weird store with everything from quartz slices to guns and ammo to used videos to 10,000 items emblazoned with the U.S. flag (and a fairly decent coffee shop). Each of the stalls in the woman-identified restroom is an individual water closet with a locking door and…A TOTO WASHLET. Apparently that’s the only place I’m destined to bidet (it”s a verb now!) unless I rip out my recently reno’d bathrooms, because we have Kohler Santa Rosa toilets with “compact elongated” bowls, and…only a couple of bidet attachments – yeah, the expensive ones – fit them. (Something to do with the bolt spacing.) Le sigh.

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 30, 2020 at 8:05 pm

      Judi, that is the WEIRDEST place I have ever heard of someone discovering a TOTO Washlet, of all things. I have a TOTO toilet, and part of me really wanted to spring for the washlet, but between the electricity and the extra plumbing and the thing itself…I just couldn’t. I am going to be SO SAD if for some reason the Tushy doesn’t fit on my toilet. It better!!

      • Reply Ryan March 31, 2020 at 2:02 pm

        I have a TOTO Aquia toilet and had to get an extra hose to extend the water supply line. The skirted bowl means the water supply connection on the toilet is more “inside” but the extension hose lets you connect the T adapter for the bidet attachment 6-7″ below the tank, behind the toilet. If you need the hose search for THU9090R the official TOTO part is ridiculously priced at $42 but there are other 7/8″ female to 7/8″ male extension hoses (mine was $16, still more than a normal water supply line for some reason.)

        I bought the GenieBidet at the beginning of February but just finally got around to installing it last week. The cold water can be pretty cold but I think the analogy of washing your hands with cold water is pretty apt and something I do all the time. Mine also has the “lady parts” option and I”m not sure if it’s my water pressure or something off with my bidet attachment because ouch! The stream is much to concentrated and sharp to feel okay (and apparently for guys it hits right on the testicles and is equally sharp feeling). I’m good with only the rear wash and still getting used to using it, how long to let it run, how much pressure to use, etc.

  • Reply Chris Price March 30, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Probably a dumb question…but I assume you still have to dry your bum off somehow? And how does the ahem “soil” not go all over the place, like the rest of your backside when it gets sprayed?

    • Reply Anna Dorfman March 30, 2020 at 8:03 pm

      Chris, I don’t think the volume/intensity of spray is enough to cause…splatter, if you will! I think some folks like to pat dry with a little bit of TP, others use a small towel that gets tossed in the wash, and then there are others who are fine being a little damp! I guess this is one of those things that comes down to personal preference. 😉

      • Reply Mike March 30, 2020 at 11:17 pm

        I just installed my Tushy today. For fun, I cranked the “bum wash” setting to high while standing to the side of it. The steam is high pressure. It shot a stream at least 6 feet high and hit the wall on the opposite side of the bathroom, which is also 6-7 feet away. If the wall wasn’t there it would have travelled further! Have a towel handy and gradually up the dial on first use get use to the aim.

  • Reply Madalena March 31, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Here in Portugal most bathrooms have a bidet (separate from the toilet). I’ve always hated them and only used them to wash our swimsuits. In our last house I even had it removed from the bathroom. However, I was talking to some friends recently (before this whole virus thing) and apparently I was the only one who didn’t use the bidet for its intended purpose. I finally gave in and used it after delivering my baby and it changed my life! My 3 year old found this hilarious (“what are you doing in the bidet?!”)

    • Reply jenny April 13, 2020 at 9:59 am

      My dad had a stand-alone bidet installed in the house he was renovating a long time ago. My grandmother apparently missed the memo about its purpose because one day while she was visiting, I found her using it as a water fountain…

  • Reply Savannah March 31, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Living in the middle of Canada in an area that reaches -50 in the winter, I will say that the coldest days made the non-heated Tushy experience a pretty painful one? But I still love the damn thing.

  • Reply Kimberly April 2, 2020 at 9:52 am

    I have the Tushy without the warming option, and I concur with the others who say it’s not an issue. We have loved our Tushy! And for anyone with younger kids, if you have a Tushy, your little kids are like 99% more likely to not need your help wiping their butts after using the bathroom. I did not anticipate this bonus but it’s been one of the best parts!

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