The birth of the bidet has two versions, both credible. The first says that it was created in the late seventeenth century by French furniture manufacturers, as a receptacle for water for riders to soothe their behind after a painful day on horseback.
The word bidet in French means pony, in reference to theposture adoptedwhen sitting on the artifact (in old French, bider meant to trot).
The second version states that it was designed as an intimate hygiene utensil for pre and postcoital relationships, and also as a contraceptive method. There are several theories about the inventor of the bidet. Sometimes the names ofMarc Jacoudare mentioned, but also that ofChristophe des Rosiers