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Bidet sales are on the rise. Is America ready?

Posted On: 24 May 2020   |   Posted By: Grist

This story was originally published by Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.
At some point during this pandemic, you've probably found yourself worrying about your butt.
For me, it first happened on a run to CVS back in March, when I discovered the tissue aisle was almost completely bare. I felt like I was competing on a sick version of Supermarket Sweep , but instead of missing out on the prize money, the cost of losing was a dirty anus. The horror.
Other Americans apparently shared this fear. When panic shopping, plus supply-chain inefficiencies , fueled toilet paper shortages all over the country at the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, people's potential solutions ranged from the creative to the absurd to the illegal. A Los Angeles taco restaurant started selling “ emergency taco kits ” that included several pounds of meat, rice, beans, and, crucially, four rolls of toilet paper. In mid-March, TikTok personality Justin DeMinted posted a video showing...

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