In the United States, one does not necessarily think of using a bidet after relieving themselves in the restroom. Although numerous other countries, like Japan and most of Europe, use bidets regularly, Americans seem to have made using toilet paper the norm.
Overall, bidets promote better personal hygiene in addition to less household waste.
Dry toilet paper can still leave behind residue and bacteria on your skin. Think about washing your hands – you wouldn’t just wipe them down with a dry piece of paper and consider them clean, would you? Bidets are also much more gentler on your skin than toilet paper, which can cause irritation and reopen wounds.
Not only can bidets ensure that you stay clean and fresh throughout the day, but they are also a better choice when it comes to being eco-friendly. The average individual uses 57 sheets of toilet paper each day, which accumulates to 3 million tons of toilet paper wasted each year. Thus bidets are the eco-friendly green alternative to toilet paper.
In addition to promoting a healthier environment, bidets can also reduce the amount of waste in each household. By using a bidet, individuals will be saving money on toilet paper purchases as well.
There are many personal benefits that come with using a bidet after taking care of yourself in the bathroom. If someone is suffering from hemorrhoids or constipation, using a bidet can help keep the area clean and reduce irritation. The different pressures that bidets offer will guarantee that your private area stays clean and healthy.
Bidets are much more gentle and more effective than toilet paper. For those suffering from bowel syndrome or any other issues regarding their anal area, a bidet helps normalize that region.
Bidets have different temperature and pressure settings that can be adjusted based on the needs of the user. Based on the many benefits that come with using bidets instead of toilet paper, bidets should be more commonly used among all people.
But Don’t Bidets Use Too Much Water?
Bidets do use more water, however, the additional amount of water that they use may be negligible when one considers the amount of water we already use when flushing compared to the extra amount that bidets require. Currently, Americans on average use about 24 gallons of water a day on flushing. The additional amount that bidets would require is a very small percentage increase.