Wouldn’t you rather have sex knowing you’re completely clean down there?
Personal hygiene plays a large role when spending those intimate moments with your partner. Suffice to say, it’s a major turn-off when any part of that area retains any leftover dirt or an unappealing scent. Even worse, not having thoroughly cleaned those parts can put you at risk of developing infections and irritations.
Bidets And STD
While several people have tried looking for a link, there’s no determinable correlation between bidet use and a decrease in STD risk. Since bidets, for the most part, only wash off the surface areas, it doesn’t really foster much of a difference for elements contracted during penetration.
Bidets And Bacteria
Bacteria, such as E-Coli from fecal matter and other ones that may be introduced during sex, can be present in the skin surface both in the the posterior, genital and surrounding areas. Washing those parts thoroughly with a bidet can help ensure they are completely rinsed off the skin. Left to thrive, these bacteria can unknowingly pushed into the urine tube, causing infection.
Easy And Effective
As a long-time bidet user, I can attest to its effectiveness as a washing implement for all parts of the crotch area, including the tush, genitals and all other surfaces in between. Easy to use, it’s one of the simplest ways to ensure that you’re clean and rinsed down there both before and after intercourse.
Every time friends visit my home and they finish using the bathroom, the conversation inevitably turns to toilet paper for the simple reason that I have none. Yep, my friends frequently come out of the bathroom aghast, sometimes even offended, that they just relieved themselves without having any toilet paper at hand.
I’ve been a bidet user for a good part of two years. Unfortunately, few of my friends have followed suit.
Unlike folks in many parts of Europe and Asia, Americans have an unusual affinity to toilet paper. Wiping themselves free from the remnants of their excretions seem so well-ingrained, it’s nearly impossible to get over.
For proof, try visiting a home and living trade show where bidet retailers have a booth. You’ll see people shy away, repulsed at the very idea of washing their posteriors instead of wiping it with paper.
The sad fact, however, is that bidets can clean dirt from those hard to reach areas better than brushing with paper can ever hope to do. If you get kechup on your hands, for instance, would you feel cleaner wiping it with a tissue or washing it over a running stream of water then patting it dry afterwards? The same holds true for your tush, believe it or not.
Different people have their own theories as to why Americans continue to make do with their toilet papers, even scenting and adorning them with flowery decorations. Whichever one you subscribe to, it’s hard to imagine how it can ever feel more hygienic and sanitary to clean yourself using them. With bidets, you don’t even need to touch the area, allowing the aerated stream of water to clean it out for you.
Why don’t you give the toilet paper some rest and try a bidet for once?
Bidets, much like most things in life, come in different varieties. Some, like hand-held bidets, are fairly utilitarian, facilitating cleansing without much frills. Others, however, can bring creature comforts right to your toilet seat in more ways than you can imagine.
Top-of-the-line bidets offer much more than hygiene and a thorough cleansing, incorporating numerous functions that make those trips to the toilet a truly pleasant experience. While enhanced operation doesn’t come cheap, neither does the well-being a full-featured electronic bidet can bring.
The moment you sit down, you can relax in a heated seat that keep your bare legs warm, taking as much time as you need without the need to hurry. Pick up the wireless remote control to perform any action with the single press of a button, whether it’s adjusting your seat’s temperature for a more restful feel or activating the powerful deodorizer to get rid of unwanted smells.
High-end bidets offer a complete set of self-adjusting sensors that can deliver the necessary cleansing – from the heat of the water to the pressure with which it’s delivered – depending on numerous factors. You can also choose to override any predetermined setting and program it according to what works best for you. Pampered is pretty much the operative word, with the warm aerated stream of water during cleansing and the soft gush of warm dry air while drying. Many even offer cyclic massaging during cleaning to facilitate a more thorough and relaxing rinse.
Costing in the vicinity of $500 and up, high-end toilet seat bidets may prove a considerable investment. However, that easily pays for itself in the improved quality of both your family’s hygiene and cosiness during what’s usually uncomfortable moments.
While toilet seat bidets have been the most popular choice among people looking to install these toilet paper replacements, hand-held bidets have been coming up in prominence as market alternatives. How well do these hand-controlled sprayers perform compared to their seat-fitted counterparts?
The main selling point for hand-held bidets have always been the ease by which they allow you to control the direction of the water. Instead of having to do the “Dirty Boogie” or any similar motion, you can freely move the device around the area that needs to be cleaned. You can use it to jet the water out front or from behind, without much restrictions on angles and positioning.
While hand-held bidet manufacturers tout its convenient use, it’s actually a bit harder to clean with one in tow than a regular toilet seat rig. When cleaning your posterior, for instance, you may need to get up from the seat a bit to allow the device to slip through. I, personally, find it a more awkward posture than having to wiggle around when using a typical toilet seat bidet. Additionally, having to reach out for a separate device actually makes it extra work, compared to the single-push convenience of a seat-installed bidet.
Personally, I think hand-held bidets are great for washing. If they allow high water pressure, you can even use them as an alternate hose when cleaning your bathroom. However, they do take up extra space and, with a hanging water hose, isn’t the safest to have lying around. Also, if you enjoy having plenty of features on your bidet, such as hot water or warm air dryer, a toilet seat model should easily provide it.
When using a bidet, I’ve heard some people complain that the cleaning isn’t sufficient compared to wiping the area down with toilet paper. Fact is, you can’t simply sit there, turn up the water and expect the bidet to splash you clean. To make the most out of this convenient device, you’ll have to do a little extra work on your part.
An effective way to improve how well your bidet cleans you up is to learn a dance move especially choreographed for bidet users, which we like to call “The Dirty Boogie”. Also known as “The Bidet Boogie” or “The Toilet Shuffle”, it’s a simple movement that helps ensure you to get the entire area sufficiently washed down. To perform it, simply wiggle your bottom in a circular motion while the water jets into your crotch. The action allows the water to hit your skin from different angles, creating for a more thorough rinse.
This easy-to-learn hip maneuver is particularly useful for those who just used the toilet to defecate. With some traces of the excreted materials usually left on parts of your anus, water darting out of the bidet will almost always fail to take out every trace. When you move your body in this dance-like motion, however, the water is able to remove any remnant, without needing any additional padding down with a toilet paper.