Bidets are used to clean your butt with water after you poop. It has risen in popularity recently, especially in the United States, where using toilet paper is a more popular method of cleaning after taking a dump. These are more common in Europe, Asia, and South America.
With that said, there are still a lot of beginners out there that have many questions about how to use bidets properly. If you’re not using it properly, then you’re not maximizing the benefits you can possibly get from it.
Here’s what you need to know about Bidets:
How Do You Dry Your Bum After Using a Bidet?
After washing your butt with a bidet, you can just very simply hang around for a few minutes to air dry it. But if you don’t have much time to do so, then you can pat dry with a tiny bit of toilet paper (1-2 sheets would be fine).
Make sure to get the higher-end ones that don’t tear easily. You can also buy bamboo toilet paper which is super soft and extra absorbent, while also being more environment-friendly.
Take note that there are some bidets that have built-in air dryers, but these products are much more expensive and require an electrical outlet near your toilet. Also, even if you have bidet with a drying function, it is still good to do a maintenance wipe to ensure no residual poop is left in your anal area.
Do You Need to Wipe Before Using a Bidet?
Wiping before using a bidet is not necessary, but can be practical in some cases. We all know that the consistency of our poop differs from time to time. There are times where the poop is “drier” and is very easy to clean up.
Then there are times where our poop is just so much “pastier” and tends to smear quite a bit. In these situations, it is not uncommon for some portion of the poop will stick to the skin. While your bidet can take care of this in most cases, it can consume a lot of water and a lot of time to get rid of. In a case like this, wiping before using your bidet can make for a shorter cleaning cycle.
Do Bidets Spray Poop Everywhere?
Bidets do not splatter all over the place. Most current bidet toilet seats deliver a precise and consistent stream of pressured water exactly where you need it.
Furthermore, many bidet toilet seats come with an adjustable water nozzle, allowing you to fine-tune the location of the jet. Or, you yourself can adjust to where the stream of water is flowing to ensure that the bidet is hitting the right spot.
Do You Flush Before Using a Bidet?
Personally, I do my business, wash my butt with the bidet, wipe with toilet paper to dry, and only then will I flush. You can also flush first before washing, but I prefer saving the water that the extra flush would use. This is ultimately a personal choice though, so you there is really no wrong answer here.
Do Bidets Get Poop On Them?
During regular use, bidets do not really get any poop on them. Bidets have a specially angled wand that directs the splashback away from the unit and directly into the toilet bowl. In addition, a self-cleaning function is standard on the majority of bidets. With this said, you generally don’t need to worry about getting pee or poo splatters all over your bidet.
Bidets may take some getting used to, but many people find that they prefer them so much that they make the switch permanently.
If you’re just planning on buying a bidet, take a thorough look at all the questions I answered here in this article so when you do decide to pull the trigger, you’ll be more than ready to use it to its utmost capacity.