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Bidet Benefits

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  • Water Cleans You Better than Paper – Water is more effective at cleaning you than dry paper.  But you knew that already.

 

  • A New Level of Comfort – Bidet seats provide a more soothing way to clean as opposed to using toilet paper.  Toilet paper can be abrasive to our sensitive areas, and often contain perfumes which can cause further irritation.

 

  • Eco-Friendly – By using less toilet paper, paper waste is reduced.  According to an article published in Scientific American[1]:

- Americans use 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year, representing the pulping of some 15 million trees.

- This also involves 473.6 billion gallons of water to produce the toilet paper and 253,000 tons of chlorine for bleaching

To those who say that bidets waste water, advocates counter that the amount is trivial compared to how much water we use to produce toilet paper in the first place.

 

  • More Hygienic – A dosing of water is more effective at reducing the chances bacteria will germinate.  In fact, using toilet paper can actually spread the bacteria around as opposed to cleaning it!  Bidet usage can also be a hands-free experience – your hands stay on your lap, while the bidet seat works beneath you.  It’s hands-free.

 

  • Medical Conditions – Bidet seats are great for those who have certain medical conditions.  Perhaps you have limited strength in your arms or hands.  Any patient who has gone thru surgery in that region would also find comfort in a new bidet.

 

  • Hemorrhoids – Because you're using water, it's the most comfortable way to clean.  Many hemorrhoids sufferers use bidets with a lot of success.  Less abrasion = less irritation.

 

  • For Women & New Mothers – Menstrual periods can often produce feelings of unfreshness.  Washing yourself with water will help you feeling clean.  Mothers who have recently gone thru childbirth can be very sensitive in that area.  Using a bidet seat can be a more soothing and relaxing way to go.

 

  • Seniors – As we age, it can be increasingly difficult to use the restroom.  Some turn to care-givers for assistance with wiping.  This can lower a person’s self esteem – having to depend on someone else to use the toilet.  Increase confidence and regain your independence!

 

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[1] Scientific American, Dec 2009