A bidet is a basin placed near the toilet that sprays water towards the anal and genital area to clean yourself after using the toilet. It gives a thorough cleaning and removes all bacteria reducing the chances of infection. Most bidets have a built in air dryer, which means your hands do not have to be soiled at all. Otherwise, toilet paper can be used to pat yourself dry.
Although the first encounter with a bidet can be a little daunting, they are, in fact, very easy to use and are beneficial for the hygiene and health of you and your family. The flow of water can be adjusted, and once you are sure you are positioned right over the spout, it thoroughly cleans you. Companies such as BidetKing offers bidet toilet seats that have a variety of options to suit your family or personal needs.
Benefits for the Family
Most infection is spread through hand contact. In a bathroom, where everyone is using toilet paper, germs spread rapidly as not everyone washes their hands as well as they should. Using a bidet complexly eliminates this problem as no toilet paper is used and all the germs stay inside the bidet.
Specific Benefits for Women
A bidet is an ideal way for a women to feel completely clean and refreshed. The flow of warm water is a great way to clean herself during her menstruation and after intercourse. It is also helpful in reducing rashes, the soreness from constipation and the complete removal of bacteria immensely reduces the changes of infections that are common in women. The flow can be adjusted to be as gentle she needs.
Specific Benefits for Senior Citizens and the Disabled
When you use a bidet, it is a completely hands free encounter. This will give them the confidence that they can do it on their own and will not need to have those embarrassing moments. It will also leave them cleaner than just using toilet paper; which will allow them to be free of infection and discomfort.
Benefits for Those with Hemorrhoids
It is a very comfortable way for a person with hemorrhoids to clean themselves as there is no need to wipe with harsh toilet paper. Wiping with toilet paper is not only harsh on the sensitive skin in the area, but it does not completely remove all the bacteria. This poses a threat of infection because the skin may already be broken and bacteria can easily enter and cause further harm and discomfort.
It can also be used before going to the bathroom; to help warm up the area and make the anal area a little more flexible, so that it does not hurt as much to empty yourself in the toilet.