It’s high time we finally understood just how beneficial a bidet is for our personal hygiene. The taboos surrounding it for quite some time now in certain countries should be removed and the misconceptions about it cleared once and for all.
The benefits a bidet offers us are many – take some time to learn about them and you’ll see why you need this bathroom improvement in your home and how it can improve your personal hygiene.
1. Hemorrhoids and itching issues
Both of these issues can get very painful, especially for men, when trying to pass bowel movements. More and more people suffer from one of these issues, as their causes are obesity, bad diet, continual sitting or even standing, as well as not eating enough fiber. In the USA only, almost 75% of people will suffer from these issues at some point in their lives.
The best way to fight them and to relieve the pain is to have good personal hygiene. This is where a bidet is incredibly useful. By using a jet stream of warm water coming from a bidet, you are able to painlessly and thoroughly clean your private parts without irritating the sensitive area. Not just that – warm water can stop the bleeding and reduce swelling and irritation. In other words, a bidet can substitute for creams that are often difficult to apply and can cause allergic reactions.
2. Diarrhea and dysentery
These issues require you to frequently go to the toilet, having to use harsh toilet paper too often, which can irritate sensitive parts, especially in young children. The rectum is also irritated by a high level of acidity, so cool or warm water from a bidet can thoroughly cleanse the irritated area from the harmful fluids. Many bidets also have a drying feature, which you can use to gently dry the area and prevent any infections.
3. Feminine hygiene
Proper personal hygiene is harder to maintain for women, as they have more areas which are highly sensitive. Regarding the fact that many cleaning products for feminine hygiene have harmful chemicals, including deodorant, while moist cloth towelettes irritate the sensitive areas, it’s clear how they all can be harmful to the vaginal opening and urinary tract. Infections are also possible due to these products, while on the other hand, using a bidet means using only warm water to clean the sensitive areas and be free of infections.
4. Pregnancy and delivery issues
During the pregnancy, it can get really hard for women to wash their private parts due to their increased weight and changed body shape. Special types of bidets can make it really easy for pregnant women to maintain their personal hygiene. Also, it will make things easier for them after delivery, when their private areas will be extremely sensitive and painful, so a stream of warm water will be especially soothing. Not to mention the fact that many women suffer from hemorrhoids after giving birth.
Among many other benefits of bidets, the fact that a gentle stream of water from it can help with constipation is significant for many people, as most of us have experienced it at least once in our lives. Warm water stream can stimulate bowel movements through relaxing the muscle controlling the anus, especially if you do it for at least 10 seconds.
Another benefit of a bidet is that you can adjust the water pressure in case you need to further stimulate the enema if you suffer from serious constipation. If you use the bidet every day, you will teach your body to relax and thus relieve constipation and reduce the need to strain, which leads to hemorrhoids.
6. Physically challenged and older people
As we get old, our bodies find it more difficult to do everyday tasks, which makes elderly people feel helpless and incapable. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. A bidet makes it much easier for elderly people to maintain their personal hygiene as it does most of the work for them.
Physically challenged people can also find a bidet extremely helpful, as they don’t have to have another person helping them in the bathroom. They will get more privacy and be more self-confident.
7. Chronic urinary tract infections
Urinary tract infections are often a result of the close proximity of the anus to the urinal opening of the vagina. In other words, using toilet paper for wiping means spreading fecal bacteria to the opening.
It’s clear that using a bidet as a highly hygienic bathroom improvement is a safer solution, as the stream of warm water rinses off and dissolves bacteria, preventing it from reaching the vaginal opening.