To Bidet or not to Bidet
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To Bidet or not to Bidet

To Bidet or not to Bidet

With daily showers, hair washing, antibacterial soap, hand sanitizers, and a unlimited array of toiletry products, Americans are known for being hygiene obsessed.  Why have bidets not caught on in the United States when they are a common feature for toilets around the world?

Originating in the early 1700’s, the bidet has come a long way from its roots; furniture makers once created basins devised to house water for washing. Modern bidets are now sleek, adjustable appendages that fit directly onto your toilet. They operate by shooting streams of water upward and washing your private areas.

Today, many bidets come with functions such as a heated seat, a self-cleaning mode and a drying and deodorizing option. You can also control the temperature of the water with the touch of a button.

Here are 5 modern-day benefits of using a bidet:

  1. Conserve resources By using a bidet, you can eliminate 90 percent of your toilet paper use. Most people use a very small amount of toilet paper to dry off after cleansing; some don’t use any at all.
  1. Increased Cleanliness Water is known as the universal solvent, which means it is much more effective at cleansing your skin. Using a hands-free bidet would drastically decrease the number of germs that are being transmitted.
  1. Therapeutic Effect on Skin More and more Americans are turning to bidets because of the gentle nature of the device. For those with sensitivities, toilet paper can often be much too harsh on contact. From new mothers recovering from childbirth to seniors with sensitive skin, a bidet is a great way to nurture the body’s healing process.
  1. Septic System Friendly Conventional toilet paper can clog up your plumbing without any warning, especially if you are on a septic system. Not only does a bidet save your consumption of toilet paper but it can also reduce the risk of an unsightly, overflowing toilet.
  1. Cost-Effective and Easy to Use Modern-day bidet seats can be purchased for under $100. New designs make them easy to install and less invasive than previous models

Lately, more and more Americans are embracing the modernization of the bidet such as the KOHLER Puretide bidet seat, which makes it easy to add personal cleansing to your existing toilet. With a sleek, low-profile seat design, Puretide provides the superior cleansing of a bidet spray wand that’s fully adjustable for position and water pressure. This manual bidet seat requires no electricity or batteries and installs in minutes, connecting to the toilet’s water supply line.

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