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  • #41
    It is not an islamic thing where did you get that from????is sais right here where it is from...http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/bidet

    the ones who can afford it use it.
    In armenia people hardly have enough water to wash their hands with or for taking a shower with the hot water running on different hours of the day.

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    • #42
      people do have water, the problem is sort of solved.

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      • #43
        i doubt that the water problem is solves, if it is, i can only say congratulations ! I m not saying they didint hav watere only that the hot water came different hours, and so did the cold water, depending on where you lived in yerevan.

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        • #44
          Originally posted by Thai-Samurai
          I just drank two Guinness' and I don't even know how I got to this thread, but I think I use toilet paper.
          2 Guinness'... lightweight

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          • #45
            I think that the answers that you are receiving are not relationed with the fact of been armenian or not. For example, im from Argentina, and everybody here use bide, but i think that in the USA, its not so commun.

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            • #46
              Ilya
              Your question is actually a very important question..Many people who have answered you here have just given useless answers .They almost made mockery of your question..I, myself can understand the importance and meaning of your question..
              Let me start..
              Washing your back with water arter defecation is mainly a regional thing..so in a given region different nationalities or religions might do the same thing..either wash it or not wash it.So what I mean is it is not a RELIGION thing..Saying Muslims do it is just not good enough..For example if you go to Lebanon you will see different nationalities and religions...Muslims,Christians,Arabs,Armenians,Dur zis..Probably they are all washing..You cant say Christian Arabs don't wash but Muslim Arabs wash their back..They must all be doing the same..
              Your question is actually very helpful..it is a cultural shock for some when they change countries and when they see people not washing or washing their backs after toilet..When I firsat came to England it was a shock for me..I knew people did not wash here but I still can't accept it..It is just very strange for me.It is a cultural thing but it is not altogether a religion thing..We got Christians in Turkey..I know they wash it..
              Ilya ,also you said....;" wiping with toilet paper and then washing backside with water is mainly an islamic practise"...That is wrong..first wash then wipe..Main thing is washing and getting it clean ..Wiping is for drying purposes..
              what I don't understand is ;aren't there any Armenians from Armenia here to answer this question??
              One thing I really wonder is using shoes at home??Do you guys wear shoes at home?/Probably you all do..thinking almost all of you are from USA,,so this is a regional culture thing.In Turkey we never wear shoes at home..

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              • #47
                Originally posted by ARAM33
                Ilya
                Your question is actually a very important question..Many people who have answered you here have just given useless answers .They almost made mockery of your question..I, myself can understand the importance and meaning of your question..
                Let me start..
                Washing your back with water arter defecation is mainly a regional thing..so in a given region different nationalities or religions might do the same thing..either wash it or not wash it.So what I mean is it is not a RELIGION thing..Saying Muslims do it is just not good enough..For example if you go to Lebanon you will see different nationalities and religions...Muslims,Christians,Arabs,Armenians,Dur zis..Probably they are all washing..You cant say Christian Arabs don't wash but Muslim Arabs wash their back..They must all be doing the same..
                Your question is actually very helpful..it is a cultural shock for some when they change countries and when they see people not washing or washing their backs after toilet..When I firsat came to England it was a shock for me..I knew people did not wash here but I still can't accept it..It is just very strange for me.It is a cultural thing but it is not altogether a religion thing..We got Christians in Turkey..I know they wash it..
                Ilya ,also you said....;" wiping with toilet paper and then washing backside with water is mainly an islamic practise"...That is wrong..first wash then wipe..Main thing is washing and getting it clean ..Wiping is for drying purposes..
                what I don't understand is ;aren't there any Armenians from Armenia here to answer this question??
                One thing I really wonder is using shoes at home??Do you guys wear shoes at home?/Probably you all do..thinking almost all of you are from USA,,so this is a regional culture thing.In Turkey we never wear shoes at home..
                As the dean of the National Ass Cleaning Institute of Armenia, I declare that people in Armenia (6 years ago anyways) only use toilet paper. Having said that I must, out of solidarity, announce that the toilet paper in Armenia "was" only slightly more comfortable than fine sandpaper. Also, my roomate (here in US) is from Saudi Arabia (he's now also a very good friend of mine). While they do digitally manipulate their backsides, they also wash (at least 5 times a day) a lot and are in fact a little obsessed with it. So I never had E Coli from contact with my roommate.
                Last edited by karoaper; 06-04-2005, 04:09 PM.

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                • #48
                  So profound. There we have it. The lost wisdom of the ages. Washing your ass helps clean off the dingleberries that might otherwise stick to your ass hair.
                  Achkerov kute.

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                  • #49
                    Originally posted by ArmoBarbi
                    If there is a bidet there then I will use it, but most places in US dont come with bidets so we all normally use toilet paper. When I lived in the Soviet Union, I came across bidets more often, but it still was not something thats expected.

                    Totally agree. Same here.
                    Last edited by Vachagan; 06-07-2005, 06:40 PM. Reason: Misspelling

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                    • #50
                      Originally posted by ARAM33
                      Ilya
                      Your question is actually a very important question..Many people who have answered you here have just given useless answers .They almost made mockery of your question..I, myself can understand the importance and meaning of your question..
                      Let me start..
                      Washing your back with water arter defecation is mainly a regional thing..so in a given region different nationalities or religions might do the same thing..either wash it or not wash it.So what I mean is it is not a RELIGION thing..Saying Muslims do it is just not good enough..For example if you go to Lebanon you will see different nationalities and religions...Muslims,Christians,Arabs,Armenians,Dur zis..Probably they are all washing..You cant say Christian Arabs don't wash but Muslim Arabs wash their back..They must all be doing the same..
                      Your question is actually very helpful..it is a cultural shock for some when they change countries and when they see people not washing or washing their backs after toilet..When I firsat came to England it was a shock for me..I knew people did not wash here but I still can't accept it..It is just very strange for me.It is a cultural thing but it is not altogether a religion thing..We got Christians in Turkey..I know they wash it..
                      Ilya ,also you said....;" wiping with toilet paper and then washing backside with water is mainly an islamic practise"...That is wrong..first wash then wipe..Main thing is washing and getting it clean ..Wiping is for drying purposes..
                      what I don't understand is ;aren't there any Armenians from Armenia here to answer this question??
                      One thing I really wonder is using shoes at home??Do you guys wear shoes at home?/Probably you all do..thinking almost all of you are from USA,,so this is a regional culture thing.In Turkey we never wear shoes at home..

                      The best answer yet!
                      I am form Armenia, lived in many countries, including Egypt, Libya, Holland, Chekhoslovakia, Russia, etc. I live in USA for last 10 years and specializing in Middle Eastern studies. I teach.
                      Yes, washing is cultural thing...and very clean thing, I would say. Bidets are the best and, actually very much reccomended by doctors... prevents from hemmorroids (use only cold water and with pressure).
                      About shoes, dear Aram 33. In the US , unfortunately, most people (mostly in the South) do not wear anything on their feet at home. Well, tile at home is clean. But that remidns me a farm, or farmers...sorry. I was raised in the culture, where people wore sleepers, very comfortable, nice and clean home shoes, not shoes that they wear outside... that is intolerable.
                      That's all. Thank you!

                      Dr. Vachagan Robert Yengibaryan
                      Miami, Florida

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