Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

How Are Bidets More Beneficial Than Toilets?

August 04, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 245

Bidets are a foreign concept to most of America. A bidet is a plumbing fixture used to wash the anus and genitalia. It is generally used after using the restroom. A stream of water washes the area thoroughly. Some bidets come equipped with a drying mechanism. Bidets can also be used to clean other parts of the body. French furniture makes of the 17th century are responsible for inventing the bidet. Bidets can be made from stainless steel or plastic. Bidets are considered luxury items to many Americans. Bidets have gained in popularity in the UK.

Many may confuse a bidet and toilet. However, they are two different plumbing fixtures. Toilets are used to dispose of urine and fecal matter. There are many types of toilets on the market. These include urinals, squat toilet, flush toilet, pit toilet and composting toilet. The toilet doe not have a cleaning mechanism. After using the toilet, toilet paper must be used to clean the area. A bidet is usually placed beside the toilet. This allows for easy cleaning. A bidet is for cleaning only. You can not dispose of feces or urine in a bidet. Some toilets have a bidet attachment installed.

Some Americans may be uneasy using a bidet. Many are concerned with washing genitalia outside of a shower.

Bidets clean the area more efficiently than toilet paper. Germs will not transfer from the anus to the vulva. This can cut down on infections. Using a bidet is less irritating to the skin. It also cuts down on toilet paper usage. It is estimated that each American uses 24 rolls of toilet paper each year. Using a bidet can save you money. Your water bill is likely to decline. Using large amounts of toilet paper requires a toilet to be flushed more frequently. Also septic tanks need cleaning more often. If you have hemorrhoids, a bidet can be a plus. Also elderly and obese people may benefit.

When buying a bidet you have a couple of options. These options include conventional and attachable. A conventional bidet is a separate fixture from the toilet. It may resemble a toilet seat in many ways. With a conventional model, you must move from toilet to bidet to use. The attachable model connects right to the toilet. Usually you will need to only remove the toilet seat to install. You can easily convert a toilet to a bidet in only a few minutes. The cost difference between the models is substantial. A conventional model will cost $400 or up depending on style. Also you may need to add extra plumbing fixtures. Attachable models are around $100 and no special plumbing is required.

Attachable models have all the benefits of conventional models without the high cost. There are so many reasons that bidets and bidet seats are so popular in most other countries, cleanliness being the biggest. "Many countries view toilet paper as an unsanitary item. This is where the bidet comes into play. 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." (

Written by Brittany Randolph

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

Rate this Article

Article Tags:

Conventional Bidet


Attachable Models


Bidets Clean


Bidet Toilet


Japanese Toilet


Bidet Toilet Seats

There is different types of locksmiths available to install, maintain and repair locks and keys. Here in this article, we are going to discuss four major types of professional locksmiths. The most

By: jamescor l Home Improvement > Security l April 03, 2013 lViews: 563

Another point to note is that the leather sofas can come both in contemporary and traditional designs. Indeed, the traditional Chesterfield sofa. Another point to note is that the leather sofas can

By: Simon Liva l Home Improvement > Furniture l December 23, 2012 lViews: 260

A bathroom is not simply a room in the house for you to bathe, get dressed and do the usual necessities. Today, the bathroom is where you unwind and relax from all the anxiety of the day. For this

By: jhon ford l Home Improvement > Bath and Shower l December 23, 2012 lViews: 273

These bathroom designers know and understand your requirements and have the power to convert your imagination into reality. These bathroom designers know and understand your requirements and have the

By: Simon Liva l Home Improvement > Bath and Shower l December 23, 2012 lViews: 1189

Having the baby furniture ready before your baby comes is not only practical but makes the choosing and designing of the baby’s room fun. The reason for this is that you can take a longer time in

By: Leanne Smith l Home Improvement > Furniture l December 14, 2012 lViews: 284

With a team of professionals around, you don’t need to worry about the health of the carpet. A Professional carpet Melbourne Company refrains from using harmful chemicals to accomplish their task.

By: Simon Liva l Home Improvement > Cleaning Tips and Tools l December 12, 2012 lViews: 445

As a testament to the economic benefits of "going green," a global survey by Tandberg - a subsidiary of Cisco Systems - recently revealed that fifty-three percent of consumers prefer to buy from

By: Timothy Byronl Home Improvement > Green Livingl June 13, 2012 lViews: 168

A conventional industrial degreaser contains harsh chemicals that remove grease, oil, and organic resin from equipment parts. In many cases, these chemicals harm more than the environment; they also

By: Timothy Byronl Home Improvement > Green Livingl June 13, 2012 lViews: 186

MIL-PRF-80 is a petroleum-based solvent that removes oil, grease, and organic resins from the engines of aircraft, ground equipment, and industrial machines. MIL-PRF-680B is the accepted industrial

By: Timothy Byronl Home Improvement > Green Livingl June 13, 2012 lViews: 244

For almost fifty years, P-D-680 was the degreaser used by most companies in the industrial sector, but in 1999, most companies canceled the solvent when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

By: Timothy Byronl Home Improvement > Green Livingl June 13, 2012 lViews: 183

Despite the fact that many are not quite conversant with soil remediation as a process of purifying and revitalizing the soil; it is vital in the environment in regards to restoring healthy and

By: Johnny Kilroyl Home Improvement > Green Livingl June 13, 2012 lViews: 179

A soil remediation process can prove worthwhile in contaminated land if ideal methods of decontamination, treatment and removal of volatile elements in the soil are keenly adhered to. For total

By: Johnny Kilroyl Home Improvement > Green Livingl June 13, 2012 lViews: 202

Getting up and walking around for a few minutes can help, but what can help even more is a yoga break. Most people envision yoga as an all or nothing, flat on a mat or twisted into odd positions time

By: Brittany Randolphl Health & Fitness > Yogal June 07, 2012 lViews: 184

One woman gives her account of a trip to her local environmental center. She is both surprised and pleased with what she finds.

By: Brittany Randolphl News & Society > Environmentall June 06, 2012 lViews: 197

The objective of cervical spine operation is to alleviate pain, tingling, numbness, and tiredness, restore nerve activity and control abnormal action in the spine. Your doctor works this by taking

By: Brittany Randolphl Health & Fitness > Back Painl August 04, 2011 lViews: 194

When teak patio furniture has been exposed to prolonged periods in the sun, they age and their color often tends to weather out and become silver gray. To counter this, several methods have been

By: Brittany Randolphl Home Improvement > Patio Deckl August 04, 2011 lViews: 199

Everyone tries to stand out on their wedding day. A new, fun way to do this is to customize your wedding dessert. Everyone expects a cake, so surprise them with something new and improved. Cupcakes

By: Brittany Randolphl Food and Drink > Dessertsl August 04, 2011 lViews: 232

With so many American women having breast implants the issue about breastfeeding and implants has become a hot topic. Here we'll explore as to whether or not it is possible or wise to nurse your baby

By: Brittany Randolphl Health & Fitness > Womens Issuesl August 04, 2011 lViews: 158