Do Bidets Actually Work? You Bet Your Rear They Do!
Listen, we've heard it all when it comes to misconceptions about bidets.
We're here to tell you to flush those thoughts down the toilet! Bidets work really well – they do a significantly better job cleaning your posterior than even the most expensive toilet paper.
So, How Do Bidets Clean Your Bum So Well?
All bidet toilets, seats, and attachments shoot a stream of water from a nozzle to clean your backside after you’re finished going No. 2. You activate and control the pressure of that stream with a knob or button on the unit. On many bidets, you can also dial up the water temperature you like best.
Engineers at Bio Bidet have spent the past decade perfecting our bidets, figuring out things like how much water is needed to clean your bum. On average, it takes 15 to 25 seconds of spraying per use. If your bidet doesn’t have an Air-Dryer (many electric models do), you’ll spend a second or two dabbing your backside with toilet paper or a towel to soak up excess water.
If you think this at all sounds messy, it isn’t! The nozzle that sprays your bum is perfectly angled to clean away any leftover feces and all this water goes gently down into the toilet bowl. Don’t worry about the nozzle, either. It includes a splash guard and the patent-pending Hydro-Flush technology, which keeps your solid steel nozzle clean for maximum hygiene.
If you want to talk about messy, think about using your hand to wipe your posterior like most of us grew up doing!
What About Ladies Who Also Have to Clean Their Feminine Area?
Bidets are also great for keeping a female’s vaginal area clean and feeling fresh after urination.
The Bliss BB-2000 bidet seat, for example, comes with a 3-in-1 nozzle for an ultra-clean wash. The feminine wash is softer than the signature Vortex stream for your backside and features Bubble Infusion technology that adds aeration to the water resulting in a nice, soft cleaning experience.
But Do Bidets Clean Better Than Toilet Paper?
We’ll answer this question with one of our own: If your dog pooped in the middle of your kitchen, would you wipe the area with a dry paper towel and call it good? Or would you use water or a spray cleaner to make sure it’s safely cleaned up?
We’re guessing you would do the latter.
So, wouldn’t you agree that spraying your bottom clean after going to the bathroom is better than wiping with toilet paper?
That bidets clean better than toilet paper is common sense if you think about it. It’s also science: This 2005 National Library of Medicine study examining the use of bidets in a nursing home found that residents who used a bidet had decreased levels of bacteria making its way into their urinary tract.
The more you can keep your hands away from your anus after going No. 2, the chances of touching and transferring those germs decreases greatly.
Bidets are Financially and Environmentally Friendly
If the cleanliness factor doesn’t convince you to start using a bidet, maybe the environmental and financial reasons will.
Americans use 34 million rolls of toilet paper a day. Yes, 34 million rolls EACH AND EVERY DAY.
And in 2019, American households on average spent nearly $120 annually on toilet paper.