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Bedet

A custom toilet designed to allow one to kick back in comfort.
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A couple days ago I had to get up in the middle of the night to go to the washroom. Damn flu! I had already been up 3 or 4 times that night, so needless to say I was not in for a restful sleep. If only their were another way?

Then it came to me! A toilet with an elongated back support. The support can be adjusted to any degree you wish with a simple lever, and the water basin can simply be installed up above and have a pipe along the wall to carry the water into the bowl (same as at some commercial establishments). Of course, this will take up a lot more room than the standard sized porcelain thrown, but hey, who hasn't always wanted larger bathrooms?

The idea is to provide a restful place for those of us who need to go in the middle of the night and don't want to completely wake up and lose our beauty sleep. You could install thin mattress coverings with a chosen level of support (soft, mid, firm) and all the frills that come with a mini-bed of sorts.

To spruce it up a bit, the toilet would also work as a bidet, so that you can do your business and rest quietly without having to get up again to clean yourself.

I predict this would be useful for drunks, invalids, sicks, constipates and fetishists.

VuDuBlade, Oct 07 2003

Cholera Bed http://www.tarpo.co...eals/stretchers.htm
[bungston, Oct 06 2004, last modified Oct 17 2004]

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       And don't forget bed-wetters.
FarmerJohn, Oct 07 2003
  

       You're getting old...
DrCurry, Oct 07 2003
  

       Or very young.
FarmerJohn, Oct 07 2003
  

       Bedpan on steroids?
krelnik, Oct 07 2003
  

       more like a premature bed
VuDuBlade, Oct 08 2003
  

       This could also lead to a new version of a "dutch oven"...
VuDuBlade, Oct 11 2003
  

       Linked is a "cholera bed". You cover the bed with a plastic tarp which goes thru the hole into a bucket underneath. Position your bum over the hole and let fly. The price is not unreasonable; maybe you should pick one up for your next flu?
bungston, Oct 11 2003
  

       DAMN...I've had this thought before, many a time. Of course I didn't think to post it. The thing is, I have a tendecy to remain on the throne long after business is done, usually because I've got a good book and I don't want to interrupt it to wash my hands. The toilet seat tends to get uncomfortable, and I get (or got--I don't do this as much....really) big red imprints on my ass. Not cool. So + for you.
Eugene, Oct 11 2003
  

       Bung - Are you saying you would prefer a plastic tarp, a hole and a bucket v. a comfortably lined reclining mattress, a full size bowl & seat, and a little water tinkling up your backside at the end of business?   

       If so, perhaps I could also interest you in my all-natural dinner table collection - it consists of a couple sawed off tree stumps and a moss covered rock. It's a perfect contrast to the motif of plastic, hole & bucket, yet it maintains the concept of simplicity throughout your abode.
VuDuBlade, Oct 12 2003
  

       I see a market here. Bedwetters and drunks, mostly. Still, I don't think I'd buy one. I can hold for loooooong... it's a discipline, you know?
Pericles, Oct 12 2003
  

       hmmm, a chronic holder-onner, you must drink a lot of cranberry juice...
VuDuBlade, Oct 13 2003
  
      
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