Bidet - Clearing Up Some Common Myths about Bidets

Bidet Myths

Many people have some major misconceptions about bidets. Let’s see if we can clear those misconceptions up with some facts. The first myth is that a bidet may not fit in their home. You might be right in thinking that a traditional bidet will not fit. In order to put in a bowl the size of your standard toilet might be impossible in a traditional North American bathroom. However, modern technology has brought us options. You can get attachable bidets and bidet toilet seats that fit directly to your existing toilet. You can get them with or without electricity required. That means you can find one to fit into your home.

The second myth is that the water will be cold and uncomfortable. The fact is that if you use an electric attachable bidet, the water can be any temperature you want it to be. That means you can have warm water even if your spouse wants the water a bit cooler. Moreover, you can often control the amount of pressure that comes up from the nozzle. That allows you to get anything from a gentle wash to a high pressure bath. The choice is completely yours. This myth comes from the misconception that the water comes only through a cold intake line.

The third myth is that bidet toilet seats are unsanitary when compared to toilet paper use. In fact, the opposite is true. Toilet paper does not get the area as clean as you might think. Moreover, your hands are down in that area just inviting contamination to spread. Therefore, instead of making things more sanitary, it is just spreading the waste around. With the warm water flush of an attachable bidet, that is no longer a problem. The water pressure removes everything in a push of water. The results go down the toilet drain. Moreover, your hands are nowhere in the picture. The final myth is that you waste water with bidets. In fact, over all, you are saving quite a bit of water. Toilet paper making requires thousands of gallons of water. The water helps soften up the wood pulp used in the manufacturing process. The manufacturers often add chemicals as well. That means the water receives contamination in the process. Then when you take it home, you need more water to flush toilet paper down the drain. Then you have to wash your hands. With a bidet, that is all unnecessary.