Western Europe, South America and some Asian countries use bidets to clean themselves after toileting – these devices provide cleaner and more hygienic results than toilet paper and are much more environmentally-friendly too!
Manual or electric models may suit you best depending on your budget and personal tastes, with features like dryer, seat heater or fan-driven deodorizer available.
Americans still believe that using toilet paper alone to wipe their bums sanitized more thoroughly than water washing. This belief likely began during childhood when parents taught us the habit of using wipes after we pee and poop to sanitize our bums sanitize ourselves after each use.
Doctors agree that using paper to wipe away fecal matter is an ineffective method for cleansing privates and can contribute to infections like hemorrhoids, yeast infections, fissures and anal itching.
A bidet can provide superior cleaning than toilet paper alone. Its spray can soothe sensitive areas while its powerful suction removes more fecal bacteria than just using paper to rub your behind.
Additionally, bidets use approximately one-eighth of the water required to flush a toilet, saving both money and resources while benefitting both you and the environment. Furthermore, bidets help keep septic systems and sewer pipes cleaner as they keep waste away.
2. Ease of Use
A bidet is an easy-to-use bathroom fixture that uses a stream of water to clean you after using the toilet, long popular across Asia, Europe, and South America and now becoming standard plumbing addition in many homes across these regions.
Bidets have also been proven to be more hygienic than using toilet paper, since they’re less likely to clog pipes and septic systems.
At only 4 gallons of water usage per flush, water-saving toilets use far less than their toilet counterparts. Many come equipped with pressure and temperature controls that enable users to fine-tune the strength of their stream.
A bidet can also help decrease genital infections, including vaginal or urinary tract infections. They may even help prevent hemorrhoids by not creating build-ups of fluid that irritate the anus and lead to painful symptoms.
3. Added Value
Bidets may seem like luxury items to some, but they’re actually quite accessible and cost around a few hundred dollars for quality models depending on region and brand.
A bidet is an independent plumbing fixture that sits above a toilet and has its own seat to match. Installation usually involves hiring a licensed plumber who will split off some existing lines before setting the bidet up – this takes some time, but pays dividends as it provides an eco-friendly alternative to regular toilet bowls.
Bidets come in various models that range from water-spout-based ones to those incorporated into bathroom vanities and more complex models that integrate technology. Installing one in your home could be one of the smartest moves you make as an environmentally conscious homeowner; though initially it might seem like an extravagant luxury item, over time it will save money and prove invaluable!
Comfort features can make all the difference when selecting between bidet and toilet options, including temperature regulation and heated seats with nightlight options.
A bidet is also an excellent way to clean your privates more thoroughly than wiping with toilet paper alone, since the latter often spreads fecal matter and waste particles around, potentially leading to infections or other health problems.
The Cleveland Clinic indicates that using a bidet is much gentler on skin, making it more suitable for people living with hemorrhoids or other sensitive genital conditions.
Bidets not only save trees and reduce household waste, they can also help prevent clogs. Plus, they make an attractive addition to any bathroom – perfect for children to use too.