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Armpit bidet

A device designed to bathe the armpit without getting water on the floor
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It's the morning and your armpits are stinky, but you don't have time to shower. How many times have you been in this situation and said "if only I had an armpit bidet"?

If you're in a hurry, showers are right out. You have to undress and get your entire body wet. Such an inconvenience. You could choose one of several popular alternatives:

1) Scrub your pits with a soapy towel. But this gets stinky pit juice on a perfectly good towel. 2) Lean over the sink, splash, lather, rinse, repeat. And wind up with water all over the floor. 3) Load up on patchouli. Works great ... if you're a dirty hippie.

These approaches are obviously flawed. With the armpit bidet, you will no longer be a slave to such outmoded hygenic protocols.

The armpit bidet is a u-shaped sink-like fixture at chest height. Like its non-armpit cousin, it has a squirter and a drain.

As opposed to current pit-cleansing approaches, this one is no sweat.

yppiz, Nov 30 2002

Best I could find http://www.thebabyc...-flannel-holder.htm
most googlies refer to the fabric rather than the facecloth. [egbert, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       Boy I'd love to see bris have a go at this one...
madradish, Nov 30 2002
  

       <Sound of eyes popping> Wow, now THERE'S a pic...oh, you mean as an illustrator? Darn.</sound of eyes unpopping>   

       Where I come from, we have little 6" (15cm)squares of towelling material designed for localised washing of body parts without excess splashing. They're called Flannels. I'll try to find a link for you.
egbert, Nov 30 2002
  

       Try searching for "washcloth".
egnor, Nov 30 2002
  

       Washcloth - means you have to get a perfectly clean towel stinky. Plus, washcloths are just vestigial towels that will be obsoleted by the relentless march of the armpit bidet.
yppiz, Nov 30 2002
  

       I would suggest getting a life.
dalek, Nov 30 2002
  

       I wonder if the army in Afghanistan has something like this. One would think soldiers in desert climates, riding around in tanks might have this problem - close quarters, not much water, stinky pits, war and other shower limiting troubles.   

       It seems to me that some sort of saniwipe device might accomplish this. It could be accomplish several goals - clean off stink, apply deodorant, then be thrown away when through. The bonus - while an armpit bidet must form fit the armpit, the armpit saniwipe could also be used on the groin.
bungston, Nov 30 2002
  

       An armpit-specific bidet would fit a crotch, if you really wanted to use it there. Crotches, armpits - just places where the body branches.
yppiz, Nov 30 2002
  

       ...and you really want to be remembered for this?
have a statue erected in your home town square?
well OK then :)
po, Nov 30 2002
  
      
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