Horizontal Showers: Good Idea or Great Idea?

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Not since peanut butter met chocolate has there been such an awesome pairing as showering and lying down as offered by Dornbracht's new Horizontal Shower unit. It's perfect for someone, like myself, who can barely remain standing in the morning.

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First unveiled at a trade show in Basel, Switzerland a few weeks ago, the shower looks like a tanning bed mounted to the wall, but features an array of showerheads controlled by the company's Ambiance Tuning Technique system. Think of it as an inverted version of the Bellagio's fountains, as the various showerheads can be programmed and choreographed to cycle through different intensities and water temperatures.

But they don't need all those fancy-schmancy stress relieving features to sell me on the idea. It's a shower I don't have to stand, or at the least prop myself up against the wall, to use. It has all the lazy benefits of taking a bath, without sitting in dirty water that gets lukewarm in a couple of minutes. I just know it's going to cost a small fortune (not including installation) but sorry about your college fund future kids, I need this more, and I need this now. [Dornbracht via Archello]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I was never as big of a fan of sex in the shower as many of the women I dated because it always led to some really awkward/complicated moments; however, this will surely make it a lot easier.

Also, I could see many a lady lying on their back instead of their stomach to get 'massaged' by the water jets.

Practically, however, it isn't a very good concept though. To be able to wash your body, you'd still need to be able to reach your legs etc so you'd have to at least sit up while doing this.