There aren’t any hard and fast rules for using a premium bidet with its host of options. As such, you can put it to work for as long, as short, as hard or as gentle as you want. For best (and non-wasteful) results, however, the following are generally considered as guidelines for optimal use.
1. Start water pressure slow and build up. Too strong a gush of water (whether on the shower or one your bottom) can be an unpleasant surprise, especially early in the morning (or if you have hemorrhoids – ouch). You can use the Pulsating option in premium bidets to automatically vary the water pressure in rapid succession.
2. If you are experiencing constipation problems, use either the Pulsating option to stimulate the anal muscles to push bowel out or the Enema function.
3. Use the Oscillating feature to induce a good cleans, even better perhaps than doing the Bidet dance.
4. Ideal use for bidets, including cleaning and drying, is usually 30 to 45 seconds. Use at least 15 seconds of that time with the warm air dryer to ensure no wetness remains.
5. If you’re cleaning the posterior, stick to warm water – it just works much better than tap. For the genital areas, you can save on the electric bill a sip by using regular water from the pipes.
Apart from that, routine maintenance is all that’s really needed to derive the best use out of your bidet for the long term.
Bladder infections can feel like a literal slice of hell. Often referred to as cystitis or urinary tract infection (UTI), they can affect both men and women, if they don’t observe proper hygiene in their private regions.
E-Coli is a form of bacteria that lives in the feces. When they remain in your skin and you engage in sex, they can easily be driven up to the urinary tube (even spreading to the bladder and kidneys), causing a painful infection.
An Ounce Of Prevention
Removing E-Coli from your person is one of the biggest reasons to start using a bidet, in place of regular toilet paper. When you wipe with a toilet paper, remnants of the dirt can easily remain in your posterior, which allows the bacteria to thrive. Additionally, toilet paper can easily damage, allowing some of the fecal matter to spread, potentially making its way into your hands and fingers.
Washing your soiled ass with a bidet, on the other hand, is guaranteed to remove all feces in the area. The strong gush of warm water from the nozzle should effectively dispose of all dirt and bacteria that attach to skin and hair in your bottom, effectively cleaning you up.
Many doctors recommend a thorough shower before and after sex, to ensure cleanliness in your private areas. A bidet should easily facilitate that, without having to go all-in to have a full bath.
1. Follow proper installation instructions
When installing a toilet seat bidet on your own, make sure to follow instructions to the letter. Not doing so can result in a few problems, including leaks on pipe joints (when they’re not fitted correctly) and unsanitary placement (the nozzle should be situated such that water spraying on your rear doesn’t return back to it – ewwww).
2. Start weak and let the pressure build
When you’re using a bidet, it’s best to not turn the water on at full pressure right when you start cleaning. A sudden hard gush of water can feel like an unexpected shock, enough to throw you into a temporary state of mental agitation and, perhaps, and embarrassing scream. Instead, it’s always best to start soft, letting the water bathe your posterior gently before turning it up to facilitate a more through dirt removal.
3. If you’re in hot weather, use the cold water
Warm water on a bidet doesn’t clean better than cold water. For the most part, warm water is intended to make the bidet more comfortable, the same way that a warm shower allows you to bathe without chilling. Warm water, as you may expect, uses electricity and using it indiscriminately can prove a wasteful resource consumption over the long run.
4. Learn the dance
We’ve told you about the toilet bidet dance before. Learn it, use it and live it.
5. Use it for it’s intended purpose
The bidet is not a toy. No matter how fascinating it may be (especially to first-time users), avoid playing with it. Use it for cleaning your posterior and genital areas, and steer clear of most any creative ideas. That will ensure your bidet lasts longer and stays free from damage from misuse.
Something funny happens the first time a few guests use the bathroom in our home and fire off the attachment bidet we have installed: they scream. Yep, they scream almost as loud as I imagine they would when a cockroach or a mouse suddenly passes over their feet while they sit on the toilet.
I guess it’s to be expected. Folks unacquainted with the gushing stream of water from bidets will likely find the sensation unusual. How did you feel about your first time with a bidet?
One of our more colorful guests described it like getting a cold enema – she said she had her mouth open in a muffled scream the whole time. That was back when we didn’t have a hot water bidet and used a $50 toilet seat attachment that dispensed water directly from the pipe. While that rig definitely wasn’t bad, it didn’t do us any favors during winter when the water was much colder than usual and felt like a popsicle passing through your backside.
We got our high-tech bidet after that, with warm seats, hot water and built-in dryer. While considerably more expensive, it’s been worth every penny. The warm air dryer, for one, allowed us to totally get rid of toilet paper in the bathroom, which we used to have to dry off after washing with the bidet. The warm water option also allowed guests to be a little less frenzied the first time they turned a bidet on. Cold water just has a way of taking people by surprise down there, which might not be the most pleasant introductory experience.
Finally, we’ve learned to caution guests right before they visit the toilet, “Whatever happens, don’t scream, it’s just a bidet.” Of course, that never stopped them from shrieking anyway.