Yes, Still Need a Bidet
A bidet is an everyday bathroom fixture in many other countries, but it is hardly common in the US and has only recently become more widespread ( due in part to the pandemic and an alleged shortage of toilet paper). If you haven’t thought of buying a bidet yet … well, you should. Here are some reasons to buy a bidet and how to use it.
What is a bidet?
A bidet is a separate fixture that washes your buttocks and bottoms after using the toilet – essentially, you use it instead of wiping it off. There are several different types and uses, but we will focus on freestanding bidets and toilet seat bidets.
Why buy a bidet?
Buying a bidet is a healthy, environmentally conscious and cost effective decision. According to research site Study Finds and bidet company Tushy , the average American uses 57 sheets of toilet paper a day. Since you need less paper when buying a bidet, you can save about 15 million trees a year in toilet paper production.
I know what you’re thinking – if we replace toilet paper with water, now it’s a waste of water – but Insider’s Michelle Yang reported that it takes 37 gallons of water and one-eighth of a gallon of water to make one roll of toilet paper. use a bidet. Meanwhile, the United States has the highest toilet paper use in the world at 34 million rolls a day, and more than $ 120 a year is spent on toilet paper at home.
The bidet also reduces bacteria by flushing them away rather than smearing them on the undercarriage. Depending on the type you buy, the bidet can also be disinfected and dried, so you never have to use toilet paper again.
The bidet also uses the most hygienic way to clean the buttocks: plain water. LA Colon and Rectal Surgical Associates is actually urging people not to use soap when washing the buttocks, explaining that the anus is a self-cleaning machine and “traditional soaps and cleansers are too harsh to use directly, especially when combined with harsh action. cleaning “.
If you need more reasons, bidets are also incredibly effective for people with disabilities, ensuring an affordable and hygienic toilet. Gentle washing also helps in the treatment of hemorrhoids and overall genital health .
So why not save $ 100 a year and buy a bidet? Some people think it is too expensive or too difficult to install (or a plumber is needed). On the other hand, some people just don’t know how to use them.
What types of bidets are there?
There are several types of bidets, including freestanding bidets, manual bidets, and bidets that attach to the toilet seat. Devices that spray air, spray water to dry you, spray disinfectant liquid, and have many settings. The Wellness Self website has an extensive list of bidet heads and all their possibilities for you to explore. We’re only going to learn the basics of toilet attachments and freestanding bidets.
How to use a freestanding bidet
Depending on the type of freestanding bidet, you may have to sit on the sink, so be prepared to remove your pants completely. You can saddle yourself facing forward or facing backward – however, you want to clear yourself. Fill a basin with water using the temperature sensors to bring the water to the desired warmth, then sit comfortably on the bidet and turn on the jet .
You may want to check the pressure ahead of time so that you are not surprised by the flow of water. You will need to wipe off some paper, but this is only a fraction of the amount you would normally do.
How to use the toilet bidet seat
From regular toilet heads to full-featured toilet heads that give you a five-star spa experience, bidets are pretty simple . After you’ve taken care of your business, turn on the bidet nozzle. Depending on the attachment you purchased, it may come off the seat mechanically, or it is already there and will start shooting water. Make sure the water flows from front to back and let the jet rinse your ass for 30-60 seconds . Once this is done, take a small amount of toilet paper and pat dry with a towel. If you’re fortunate enough to have a tumble dryer, just turn on the tumble dryer and you’ll never have to wipe again.