Really strange for not having them! YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO USE TOILET PAPER ALONG WITH THIS. USING BOTH, BASICALLY.
A brief introduction: As a kid in the United States I noticed that for all your fancy hotels, for the Marriott Plaza, Hyatt or Hilton or other various 3-5-star hotels, the American people are... well in my opinion kind of gross individuals who don't have proper hygiene. I don't mean any offense by that, it's just culture shock!
What is the health faucet? Well first came the bidet. It was invented by the French, and in the Arab world for example, it was used up until the mid 1990's when better technology was introduced. Here is its Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bidet
These are basically tools used to clean your butt after you defecate. In the US and other European or Western areas... you guys just wipe with dry toilet paper and that's it :? . My gosh you have no idea how unpleasant that seems to me.
These are some models, which are pretty retro.
There are also different ways to operate them, as seen here and here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooNaPJoZnOMand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHnq3cLHTPE&playnext=1&videos=YxYteIf8Ir0&feature=rec-LGOUT-exp_fresh%2Bdiv-1r-4-HM . Sorry for no linky GameSpot are being glitchy so the whole undisclosed tags thing is acting up.
Afterwards came the health faucet, however when I was still in school all my teachers would affectionately call it "the hose". In fact senior year we had a new teacher and he was like going on and on about how "it feels awesome" and he was just absolutely loving it.
Anyway this is its Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_faucet , and for good measure: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hygiene_in_Islam ,which is some limited stuff about Islam's hygienic practices.
It basically does look just like a hose, especially when I can barely find anything on it on the Internet as the Internet is dominated by Western civilization so stuff like this is difficult to find. Google haven't been very helpful, or there just aren't any videos on the matter.
What you do is you pick it up, put it behind you and press the trigger to cleanse yourself. As a kid my parents would tell me that I need to use soap every time I pooped to clean my butt along with this, but I really felt a bit too squeamish or uncomfortable doing that so I would just use the nozzle and turn it to hot water to make it clean.
Anyway I'm betting not one person has every seen this device or are familiar with it, and one has to ask, why the USA doesn't have it. I've always wanted to raise awareness for it.
*also the topic title was just supposed to be an attention grabber so don't read too much into it