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Whole Lota Love

I won't lie.
I'm patting myself on the back for the play on words thread title that will likely draw in Led Zeppelin fans.

Today, my RSS newsfeed included this story:

Explaining Islamic Hygiene Can Be An Awkward Test Of True Friendship

In short, it explains the Muslim practice of using a Lota.
I've never used one, but must admit I am curious.

What's a Lota? Let Me Explain the Secrets of the Muslim Bathroom
Added to this list is the “lota,” which is used in Muslim communities, including most South Asian populations, to aid in cleansing rituals. The lota is a magical chalice for our peoples – it’s a traditional hand-held vessel that contains water to assist in our bathroom “activities.” Using a baseball lineup analogy, toilet paper and moist wipes are a “leadoff” hitter, but the lota functions as the “clean-up hitter,” the player with the power to bring all the players to home plate.
Here's an article from Vice:

A Muslim's guide to Anal Hygiene

You'll notice that none of these articles actually explain how to use it.
Reddit helps fill in the gaps:

How exactly does one use a lota to clean one's rear end?

I'd genuinely like to learn more about this, but am not interested in islamaphobic flamewars.

In any case....

Is there anyone here, Muslim or not, who uses a Lota?
Any advice for a rookie?

Just to add, I really liked the articles above because of the humour they used to approach the topic.
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shikotee wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 6:16 pm
I won't lie.
I'm patting myself on the back for the play on words thread title that will likely draw in Led Zeppelin fans.

Today, my RSS newsfeed included this story:

Explaining Islamic Hygiene Can Be An Awkward Test Of True Friendship

In short, it explains the Muslim practice of using a Lota.
I've never used one, but must admit I am curious.

What's a Lota? Let Me Explain the Secrets of the Muslim Bathroom



Here's an article from Vice:

A Muslim's guide to Anal Hygiene

You'll notice that none of these articles actually explain how to use it.
Reddit helps fill in the gaps:

How exactly does one use a lota to clean one's rear end?

I'd genuinely like to learn more about this, but am not interested in islamaphobic flamewars.

In any case....

Is there anyone here, Muslim or not, who uses a Lota?
Any advice for a rookie?

Just to add, I really liked the articles above because of the humour they used to approach the topic.

You make it sound so complicated!

To save everyone some time... its a cup of water you pour over your arse.

Doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. Why not a little hose or bedit?
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 6:53 pm
You make it sound so complicated!

To save everyone some time... its a cup of water you pour over your arse.

Doesn't sound like a bad idea at all. Why not a little hose or bedit?
I think switching up a learned behaviour is complicated.

To answer your question - no bedit because no room and no interest in renovating.
My sister has a little cold water hose she has attached to the toilet, and has tried to persuade me into trying.
I've resisted.

I have to say, I'm fascinated by a left hand approach.
Mostly because I guess I never really thought about my right hand wiping dominance.
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In the modern age, I think I'd rather use one of those Japanese bidets that shoots one (warm) stream at the front, and a separate one at the back...
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peanutz wrote:
Mar 12th, 2018 10:21 pm
In the modern age, I think I'd rather use one of those Japanese bidets that shoots one (warm) stream at the front, and a separate one at the back...
I clearly have not been paying attention to toilet technology developments.
When bidet was previously mentioned, I just assumed it was a separate unit from the toilet (which was how I most encountered it before). Makes sense that all in one units have been developed.

Was checking out Costco:
https://www.costco.ca/toilets.html

Has anyone here purchased/used bidet seats (that fit on your existent throne)?

Smart toilets!!!
Does it sync with my phone, lol!
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