Bidets are a common fixture in many countries worldwide, but in the U.S. and even the rest of North America, not so much. Some people may not have even heard of a bidet, like Crocodile Dundee when he went to New York in that second movie of his popular film series.
In fact, until recently, talking about subjects like the cleanliness of your “bum”, as in the commercials for wet wipes with that cute little British spokesperson, were almost completely avoided by Americans. But, the truth is that bidets in general have a wealth of benefits. Here are a few of them:
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Bidets provide improved cleaning and personal hygiene.
Bidets offer superior skin care.
Bidets are much more comfy to use.
Bidets diminish household waste.
Bidets save money.
Bidets produce a reduction in clogs and other plumbing problems.
Bidets are responsible for reducing the environmental impact.
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So, with all of these benefits, why is it that Americans are so unappreciative and unaccepting of bidets in general? Well, many of them think that bidets are only for the rich and famous and that they are very expensive. This is simply not true. They are quite affordable and come in a wide range of makes and models, as well as bidets with assorted sprayers and a variety of bidet seats. Many of them come complete with some of the following features:
Warm water bidet sprayer temperature
Adjustable bidet sprayer
Heated bidet seat
Adjustable water temperature
Some facts and figures regarding countries where bidet use is most prevalent include bidets in 60% of Japanese homes and bidets in 90% of Venezuelan and other South American homes. Just about everybody who has ever traveled and used a bidet, loved it. It makes your “bum” feel so much fresher and cleaner than just toilet paper or wet wipes. And yet still many Americans have never seen or tried a bidet in their lives.
And environmentally speaking, bidets are really a no-brainer. Consider this. The average American will flush about 57 toilet paper sheets down the drain each day, which then totals more than three million tons of t.p. every year. This results in the killing of more than 50,000,000 trees. Add to that the almost four gallons of water required for the manufacturing process of just those 57 sheets and you’ve got a lot of waste. On top of that, the bleaching process that is used in the manufacture of that much toilet paper is also bad for the environment. All of this can be diminished by using bidets.
So, with all of these benefits, wouldn’t you want your family to have a bidet in every bathroom? For the health benefits, decreased plumbing problems, and positive environmental impact, you owe it to yourself, your family and Mother Earth to give one a try. And sooner rather than later would be best. In this day and age when germs are so prevalent and causing so many new illnesses and diseases that most of us have never even heard of, why not cut down your risk and that of your family in at least that one area for good? Add to that everybody’s goal of being more environmentally conscious of everything we do and you’ve got several good reasons for trying out a bidet and probably being the first house in your neighborhood to have one.