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What is a Bidet

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Bidets use water to wash you after using the restroom.  You may have seen a bidet in your travels, particularly in Europe, as they are very common in most parts of the world outside North America.  You've also probably seen a bidet if you've traveled to Asia as well - as they're sometimes referred to as a Japanese toilet or washlet.  

Using a stream of water to wash yourself is simply cleaner, more comfortable, and more hygienic.

Did you know that America is the world leader in toilet paper consumption?  According to Kimberly Clark, one of the largest toilet paper manufacturers in the U.S., the average person uses 46 sheets of toilet paper per day.  That's an annual total of 16,790 sheets a year, or about 48 rolls.  This translates to over 15 BILLION rolls of toilet paper used in the U.S. every year.

There are several advantages of using a bidet over toilet paper.  Certainly, as you can see in the metrics above, the environmental impact is a big one since bidets can reduce toilet paper consumption by 80% or more.  But the most compelling reason to use a bidet - is that they are cleaner, more comfortable and more hygienic.  Let's say, you wanted to wash your face... would you just start rubbing your face with dry paper?  Of course not, that would be totally dumb.  You know that you should use water to clean yourself.  So why do you use dry, abrasive paper to clean the most sensitive parts of your body?

 

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In North America, bidets are still in their infancy.  Our awareness of bidets actually seems limited to chuckling at jokes about them.  But what does the world know that we don’t?  Are American anatomies different than the rest of the world?  Of course not!  As we learn more about this incredible device, adoption will surely rise.  The features, benefits and convenience of using a bidet are undeniable.

When people hear about the bidet, a lot of them usually think of the Porcelain-Type Bidet.  This type of bidet is actually a separate fixture that sits next to the toilet (photo below).  An electronic bidet is designed to sit on top or attach to your existing toilet.

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At bidetsPLUS, we specialize in the modern electronic bidet.  Modern engineering has made vast improvements over the original 18th century model.  Whether you want to call it a washlet, a Japanese toilet, or a bidet, we got it all covered here at bidetsPLUS!

 

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