Tushy Cleaner

Hello from Tokyo!  We made it. It took us 24 hours to get here, but we made it without any drama. Everything went smoothly. 

I had my first tushy cleaning experience tonight. I have been hearing about these butt cleaning toilets for years, but I never actually experienced one.  Now, I don’t think I can’t live without it.
Whitney and Fredrick, who lived in Japan for three months, told me that everyone uses toilets with tushy cleaners here. Public bathrooms have them too. They warned me. Once your tush gets cleaned with a hot water spray, that hits just the right spot, you get hooked. I just don’t feel like toilet paper alone will do the complete job anymore.

My friend Steve gave us a tush cleaner accessory years ago, but we never used it. Now we are anxious to try it. Other friends, actually refurbished their bathrooms with Toto cleaning toilets. They all claim they have the cleanest rear ends in town. They are probably right. 

I can’t wait for my next trip to the bathroom.

Smart Toilets  

All kidding aside, smart toilets are all the rage. While a number of my friends are installing these new luxury toilets in their homes, to the tune of a few thousand dollars, many of you don’t even know they exist. 

Watch this video from a top manufacturer, Toto, which gives you a blow-by-blow (no pun intended) description of what actually takes place when you sit on a smart toilet. Don’t be shy, watch it.

A friend secretly confided to me that ever since he has been using a smart toilet, he feels he has the cleanest rear-end in town and the rest of us are walking around with dirty bottoms. I assured him I use baby wipes and he said, it just doesn’t compare to the sanitary powers of a smart toilet.

For example:

Air dryer
Heated seating

Foot warmer

Automatic flush

Remote control

Self-cleaning features

Built-in sensors that alert you to possible tank leaks


Emergency flushing system during power outages


Slow closing lid

Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities so you can listen to tunes while you go

CNET recently had a story on smart toilets if you are interested in learning more.