Ok so this is an image of a clean toilet, complete with loo paper on the right and a hose on the left.
On a couple of occassions we’ve been faced having to look for alternative loos when only the hose is present.
Ask the tourists and many say that it’s what the locals use, as a bidet, help to wash your feet, your bottom, parts, etc!
We asked our guide who suggested that it was to unblock the loo if blocked..
I’m sure there is a logical explanation .. but at this point the mind can only boggle at the thought!
N.B. I have an update to this story…
On my return from holiday, I discovered my toilet was broken and a man from DynoRod was called.
I asked him if he knew what the hose was that I had seen on my recent trip…
“It’s a Douche” he said… “Very common in Asian homes”.
Wikipedia says this about a douche
A douche /duʃ/ is a device used to introduce a stream of water into the body for medical or hygienic reasons, or the stream of water itself.
Douche usually refers to vaginal irrigation, the rinsing of the vagina, but it can also refer to the rinsing of any body cavity. A douche bag is a piece of equipment for douching—a bag for holding the fluid used in douching. To avoid transferring intestinal bacteria into the vagina, the same bag must not be used for an enema and a vaginal douche.
Douching after sexual intercourse is not an effective form of birth control. Additionally douching is associated with a number of health problems (cervical cancer, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, and increased risk of sexually transmitted infections) and thus is not recommended.