Frequently Asked Questions
What is a bidet?
A bidet is designed to clean your private parts for any reason, most commonly after a bowel movement.
Why should you use a bidet?
Think about it this way - when your hands are dirty, do you wipe them with dry paper or do you wash them with water? Water is much more sanitary than wiping because you will be washing the unwanted material away instead of smearing it around. Your next question is likely about soap, and that is answered next.
Do you need soap to properly clean yourself?
This is a common misconception, because the medical consensus is that soap should never be used for anal cleaning. In fact, regular use of soaps in the genital area can result in the drying out of the mucosal lining, which may lead to an increase in the risk of infection, anal fissures, lichen sclerosis and inflammation. If you do use soap around your genitals in the shower, do you also use soap with a traditional toilet? A cold or warm water bidet can be viewed as a significant improvement over dry wiping alone, and you will feel significantly cleaner.
Are bidets messy?
Your bidet is the complete opposite of a water gun for your behind. If your model permits, you will be able to adjust both the position and pressure of the nozzle, which can have a self cleaning feature. Since the action occurs in your toilet, the everything stays in the bowl. Cleaning your bidet is not much more complicated than a classic toilet, and some clean themselves with every use. Every bidet we sell includes detailed cleaning instructions.
Are bidets for women only?
Number one, bidets are not just for women. Although a bidet is effective for feminine hygiene, it is also very hygienic for men to use along with or in place of toilet paper. Number two, bidets are ideal for anyone who goes number two! Regular use of a bidet provides a hygienic clean for all your private parts.
How much room is needed in the bathroom for a bidet?
Modern bidet's take up no more space than your toilet seat, because they are integrated into a toilet seat that replaces your own. Whether you are buying a bidet toilet or a bidet seat, these solutions take up no more space than your existing setup. The only addition to factor if your bidet is electric is an electric outlet nearby to plug into.
Do I need to hire a plumber?
Our bidet toilet seats take no more than 30 minutes to install, and they come with all hardware needed for installation. If you are purchasing an electric bidet toilet seat, you will only need to plug in to a standard wall outlet and utilize the existing water connection for your toilet. You can certainly hire a plumber, but it is not required.
If you are purchasing a complete bidet toilet, you may want to hire a plumber as this is like installing a normal toilet.
Is toilet paper cheaper than a bidet?
As discussed in our Bidet Buyers Guide, the average family of four spends over $400 on toilet paper per year! While the upfront investment in a bidet will likely rival this figure, you will be saving money by cutting down on toilet paper use drastically. The average person uses 75% less toilet paper with a bidet, and this number could be higher if your bidet also has a drying feature. You will also be saving trees and lessening the burden on our sewer systems by cutting down on paper. Some of our bidets come with a 5 year warranty, so you will enjoy your new method of toileting for years to come. All the while, you will feel much cleaner!
Are bidets weird?
If you have ever traveled abroad you have probably come into contact with a bidet, even in third world countries. The United States is an exception where bidets are uncommon, and this is all the more odd when you consider how valued outward appearance is, yet many decide to neglect the most intimate and important parts of our bodies. While your first experience with a bidet may be awkward, you will soon wonder why you spent so many years only wiping with paper, and you will look forward to your mini shower after bowel movements.