As normal as we think America is, we're an odd bunch and do things very differently than the rest of the world. For example, take the bidet. While common in Europe and Asia, the words bidet and toilet bidet are foreign to more than 75% of Americans, and 95% of us have never used one once. Here's a great argument for them that we recently found:
The fact of the matter is that toilet paper wiping does not really do a good job at cleaning, at best it merely wipes off any excess and spreads bacteria around. Water cleansing, on the other hand, provides maximum personal hygiene, eliminates toilet paper rub irritation, alleviates hemorrhoid discomfort, and reduces the spread of diseases. After water cleansing, users pat themselves dry with a cloth towel.