Today is World Health Day, a day to celebrate and promote health for everyone. One of the ways you can improve your health and hygiene is by using a bidet.
What is a bidet, you ask? Well, it's a device that sprays water on your bottom after you use the toilet, eliminating the need for toilet paper. They are gaining popularity as more people discover their benefits. In this blog post, I will share some facts and statistics about bidets and how they can improve your health and happiness.
Bidets are sanitary and safe
One of the main advantages of bidets is that they are more sanitary than toilet paper. According to Cleveland Clinic, water can remove trace amounts of fecal matter better than dry paper. Wiping with toilet paper can also cause chafing and tiny cuts on your sensitive skin, which can lead to infections or irritation. A bidet can be gentler on your skin and prevent these problems.
Using a bidet can also reduce the risk of getting fecal matter on your hands or nails, which can spread germs and cause diseases. Of course, you still need to wash your hands with soap and water after using the toilet, whether you use a bidet or not. It's just proper hygiene.
Some people may worry that bidets can cause infections by forcing water into the vagina or urethra. However, this is unlikely if you use a bidet correctly. The water from your bidet should flow from front to back, just like wiping from front to back. You should also adjust the water pressure and angle of the spray to avoid discomfort or injury. A bidet is meant to clean the outside of your body, not the inside.
Bidets have health benefits
Using a bidet can positively affect your health, especially if you suffer from certain conditions. Here are some examples:
- A 2005 study found that people who used bidets had lower urine bacteria levels than those who did not. This suggests that bidets can help prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs), which are more common in women than men.
- A 2010 study found that habitual use of bidet toilets may disrupt healthy vaginal microflora. However, this may not be a bad thing. The same study also found that bidet users had lower rates of bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common vaginal infection that can cause itching, discharge, and odor.
- A 2011 study found that using a warm-water bidet improved anal pressure and blood flow in elderly people with chronic constipation. This may help them have easier and more regular bowel movements.
- A 2014 study found that using a warm-air dryer after a bidet reduced moisture and friction in the anal area. This may help prevent or heal hemorrhoids, fissures, and other anal problems.
- A 2017 study found that using a warm-water bidet reduced perineal pain and improved wound healing in women who had an episiotomy (a surgical cut in the perineum) during childbirth.
Bidets are eco-friendly and economical
Another benefit of bidets is that they are good for the environment and your wallet. According to Better Home Pursuits, Americans use about 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year, which requires 15 million trees, 473 billion gallons of water, and 253 thousand tons of chlorine. That's a lot of resources wasted on something that ends up in the trash.
By using a bidet instead of toilet paper, you can save trees, water, energy, and money. You can also reduce your carbon footprint and landfill waste. A bidet uses only about one-eighth of a gallon of water per use, much less than it takes to make toilet paper. A bidet also lasts longer than toilet paper rolls, which need to be replaced frequently.
According to Better Home Pursuits, you can save up to $300 per year by switching to a bidet. That's enough money to buy something nice or donate to a worthy cause. Plus, you'll never have to worry about running out of toilet paper or clogging your pipes again.
Bidets are comfortable
Last but not least, bidets are comfortable to use. They can make you feel fresh and clean after using the toilet. They can also give you a pleasant sensation of warmth and massage. Hibbent bidets even have features like adjustable temperature, pressure, and spray pattern. You can customize your bidet experience to suit your preferences.
As you can see, bidets are more than just fancy toilets. They are sanitary, safe, healthy, eco-friendly, economical, and comfortable devices that can improve your quality of life. If you haven't tried one yet, I encourage you to give it a shot. You may be surprised by how much you like it.
Today is World Health Day, and using a bidet is one of the ways you can celebrate and promote health for yourself and others. So go ahead and bidet or not bidet. That is the question. And the answer is yes.