My name is Greg Foreman and I am the founder of BOOTY MINT. I am a black entrepreneur who founded this company because I wanted to create fun, innovative, and eco-friendly hygiene solutions. As a black founder, I have noticed a trend when it comes to black own businesses. A vast majority of black e-commerce related businesses market the same thing, namely beauty, and cosmetic related products just for black people.
Recently, I realized that nobody is marketing bidets products towards the black community. This realization was a bit of a surprise with as I know that black women, in particular, are very big on good hygiene. The fact that this life-changing product hasn't gained popularity among us is shocking, especially during this toilet paper crisis.
As a bidet user and a black founder of a hygiene company, I believe that it is incumbent upon me to introduce the bidet to the black community.
What is a bidet?
A bidet is a device or structure used to clean your butt with water after you take a dump. Originating in France during the 1700s, the traditional bidet is a plumbing fixture separate from the toilet. These are expensive and require a lot of fancy plumbing installation plus bathroom renovations. However, the modern bidet attachment can be attached to any toilet quickly. For purposes of this article, we will be talking about the bidet attachment.
Here are five reasons why the black community should embrace the bidet.
1. The bidet is a superior hygiene solution
The bidet is much better for cleaning than using flushable wipes or just regular toilet paper. Think of it as using a car wash. When your car gets muddy you use the power of water pressure to get it really clean before wiping it down with a dry toilet. The same concept applies to your butt. A bidet uses the power of water pressure to clean all the poop from your booty hole after you take a dump. Instead of smearing dooky all over your butt with dry toilet paper, a bidet is basically like taking a shower every time you poop. This is really helpful if you are in a hurry or don't feel like taking a shower to feel extra clean. Bidets are particularly helpful for women as well. They are great for cleaning the perineal area which is useful for mothers during post-partum cleansing. BOOTY MIST: bidet attachment comes with a duel nozzle that can clean your peach and your honey pot. It is also important to know that, BOOTY MIST is self-cleaning and doesn't get sh*t everywhere or on the device. It is super hygienic to use.
2. It is an eco-friendly replacement for flushable wipes.
Black women love flushable wipes. But many women are unaware of the potential financial and eco-friendly consequences of using them. First and foremost, they are not flushable despite the name. A UK study found that no flushable wipe brands that were sold in the country passed water flushability tests. This is important because they can cause damage to your septic system which can result in a surprise plumbing bill. They also damage your community sewage system as well.
3. Save money on toilet paper and flushable wipes
Did you know switching to a bidet can save you money on toilet paper? That's because you are relying on water pressure to do most of the cleaning instead of toilet paper. This naturally means that you need to use less toilet paper when you use a bidet. Using a bidet completely eliminates the need to use flushable wipes.
This can be very handy especially during a toilet paper apocalypse. According to Business Insider, Americans spend $40 to $70 a year on average for toilet paper and use approximately 34 million rolls of toilet paper a day. Investing in a bidet attachment can lower your spending on toilet paper by 75% or more!
4. Using a bidet is not gay
Nothing makes you gay except being attracted to the same gender you identify with. I know this seems silly and self-explanatory but it really needs to be said because a lot of men have a phobia regarding anything wet and their booty hole. I have to admit, when I first sat down to use the bidet, I was scared sh*tless. I had no idea what it would feel like to have water shooting up my ass. Sat there for at least 15 minutes contemplating what it might feel like. Once I mustered up the strength to turn that knob, I quickly found out it wasn't bad at all. It exactly felt nice to know that I am thoroughly washing my butt after every poop.
So rest assured, a bidet is powerful, but not powerful enough to turn you out.
5. A black inventor may have helped introduce the bidet to America
Did a black inventor help bring the bidet to the US? Maybe. In 1899, an amazing black inventor with over 200 patents named Jerome Bonaparte (J.B.) Rhodes applied for a patent on his invention, the water closet.
Here is a quote from him regarding his invention:
“Be it known that I, JEROME BONAPARTE RHODES, a citizen of the United States, residing at Shreveport, in the parish of Caddo and State of Louisiana, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Water-Closets, of which the following is a specification. My invention is an improvement in water closets and does not so much apply to the closet itself as to an attachment thereto. The attachment consists of a tube so connected with the closet as to be used, when desired, to spray and wash the rectum, which is sometimes very important when that part of the human body is diseased.”
Wow. This sounds a hell of a lot like a bidet. Shout to my boy J.B. for caring about keeping his booty clean way back in the day.
If you are ready to step up your hygiene game, check out BOOTY MIST. It is our affordable bidet attachment that is simple to use and easy to install. I promise you it will change your life for the better!
Got more questions? Feel free to hit us up at HELLO@BOOTYMINT.COM