If you are visiting Southeast Asia, then it’s a fairly safe bet that you will end up having to use the bum gun or toilet hose that is in every public and private bathroom. And its doesn’t matter whether you are visiting Thailand, Vietnam or Cambodia.
It takes a while to get used to the idea of spraying your butt with a power hose, rather than wiping your butt with toilet roll. After having used the butt spray when in Southeast Asia, I get the advantages of using the bum gun after doing a poo.
Lucky, in Southeast Asia, the water is not cold but the pressure from the toilet hose can vary from hose to hose. Here is how to use the bum gun or toilet hose in Southeast Asia.
How to Use the Bum Gun
Here is a few steps to make the adjustment to using the toilet hose easier while visiting Southeast Asia.
- While siting on the toilet. Get the bum gun with your right hand and put it between your legs and aim it towards your butt.
- The pressure can vary from hose to hose. Some bum guns shoot water out that could rip you apart. Carefully pull the trigger and find the right pressure.
- If you are a man, spray down and moving the nozzle around. Use your other hand to wipe your butt, as if you were using toilet paper. Keep rubbing until you feel like it’s clean.
- If you are a woman, spray from front to back. Use your other hand to wipe your butt, as if you were using toilet paper. Keep rubbing until you feel like it’s clean.
- Stop washing and put the hose back. If there is tissue around it’ll be best to dry your butt. You’ll find the paper won’t be dirty so you can throw it in the bin.
- That’s it, all done.
The first couple of times you’ll do this, you may get a bit of poo on your hands but if you do the above steps correctly, it shouldn’t be too bad. While doing this make sure the water is spraying at both your asshole and your fingers, so you’re effectively washing your hands and your arse at the same time.
The main thing is to scrub your hands with soap after. Must toilets in Southeast Asia don’t provide soap or toilet roll, so it’s a good idea to bring your own toilet paper and soap.
It’s also one of the reasons that the culture etiquette in Southeast Asia never pass anything with your left hand, eat or touch food with your left hand.
Finally, as you can see, this is bit of a cultural thing and is something that you will have to deal with and have to get used to. And, if you follow the above steps it will make it a little easier to figure it out.
And that’s it for now! Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if you go too. I’d love to know if this guide on the how to use the bum gun or toilet hose in Southeast Asia has helped you.