Do you use a bidet? If no, why not?

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Do you use a bidet? If no, why not?
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Can’t use one if I don’t have one.

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I have an inexpensive one that attaches to the water line and on top of toilet seat. They come to $30 bucks but there’s more expensive and luxurious ones with heated water.

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I can definitely see the benefit of adding water to the process of getting the butt clean. But can you elaborate on the procedure you use? Do you just spray your butt to get it wet then wipe? Or maybe a couple iterations of spray/wipe? Or does a focused jet of water really do most of the cleaning, then you just have to dry off?

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No wet butt for me

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Since this is a light forum…..do you use a light/mirror to inspect how well the job is done?

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I’m in Germany, it’s not really a thing here.

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I’ve been to Japan a few years ago, and it was pretty comfortable, you can set literally everything, water temperature, spray intensity, it was great!

At home, i dont have warm water in my toilet, so no.

Maybe in the future

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Here in italy you have to have a bidet by law, so yes, and please if you don’t have one get it, you won’t regret it

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EasyB wrote:
I can definitely see the benefit of adding water to the process of getting the butt clean. But can you elaborate on the procedure you use? Do you just spray your butt to get it wet then wipe? Or maybe a couple iterations of spray/wipe? Or does a focused jet of water really do most of the cleaning, then you just have to dry off?

The water does all the work and then it’s just drying off usually. Might take you a week or two to get used to the pressure and learn how to shift around the spray. But it’s definitely a huge improvement for only $30 bucks. The warm water ones seem like a gimmick and totally not needed.

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MarcoTw2 wrote:
Here in italy you have to have a bidet by law, so yes, and please if you don’t have one get it, you won’t regret it

Wow! You must be the cleanest people on the face of the earth.

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I have a cheap one as well. It is very nice to be able to clean up and simply dry off. Can’t believe it isn’t standard here. Without it is like wiping peanut butter out of a carpet with toilet paper. I’t take a bidet over that any day.

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No, because I rent an apartment with a puny toilet bowl. There is simply no real estate for one. I acknowledge the inferiority of the dry wipe and shower daily.

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bushmaster wrote:
MarcoTw2 wrote:
Here in italy you have to have a bidet by law, so yes, and please if you don’t have one get it, you won’t regret it

Wow! You must be the cleanest people on the face of the earth.

I mean, we kinda are.
Try a bidet if you can, the difference is night and day
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Bidet showers are in every toilet. Also there is warm running water too. Been like that, what maybe over 60 years?

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Don’t use one because I don’t have one. I shave, shower and change every day, so I don’t feel I shoulde have one. A typical Dutch toilet is about the size of a phone booth. There’s room for a throne to sit upon and a sink to wash your hands. And you need to be rather lean and flexible to operate both without getting bruised, if I exaggerate a bit.

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Yes, and never going back. Feels great being clean, not to mention getting clean with a bidet is faster and less hassle than using TP.

Bidet seats are affordable, easy to install and use, and take up no extra space.

The basic non-electric model I have can use both cold and hot water, but I didn’t even bother connecting the hot water line. Surprisingly, the cold water isn’t an issue at all for me even in the middle of winter.

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flightless22 wrote:
I have an inexpensive one that attaches to the water line and on top of toilet seat. They come to $30 bucks but there’s more expensive and luxurious ones with heated water.

Yeahhhh, hosing down my ass with 33° water in winter doesn’t quite appeal to me.

So if I were to get one, it would need to be heated, and I only got 1 outlet in the bafroom (old house) which is in the light fixture above the mirror by the sink.

And I imagine people need to dry with TP anyway after using one, no? ‘Cause who wants wet-ass when walking around afterwards?

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how crazy is this wrote:
Without it is like wiping peanut butter out of a carpet with toilet paper.

Thanks for ruining PB for me forever.

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bushmaster wrote:
Since this is a light forum…..do you use a light/mirror to inspect how well the job is done?

Duh, you use a BLF Q8 Pro for quick dry… Now it’s a place where the sun Does shine……………
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Ground water is the same temp year round so it’s never been an issue for me. Maybe NYC is different though? I heard you guys have old wooden water towers on top of every building.

TP is still needed but amount and time is highly reduced. Just 1 wipe to dry once you get the hang of it.

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Lightbringer wrote:
So if I were to get one, it would need to be heated, and I only got 1 outlet in the bafroom (old house) which is in the light fixture above the mirror by the sink.

And I imagine people need to dry with TP anyway after using one, no? ‘Cause who wants wet-ass when walking around afterwards?


I thought so too, considering I hate cold water and always take super hot showers, so it was really surprising that the cold water is no problem. Actually the “cold” water in the pipes is initially room temperature until the really fresh water cycles in, but even that is not a big deal.

For heating, there are electric models which heat the water, or non-electric models that have a connection to a hot water line (from under the sink, etc).

Yes, some TP is used to dry off. I guess some could also use a dedicated towel. It’s quick, much cleaner, and uses way less than using only TP.

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I feel like when “bidet” is used there are always confusion because there are 3 types of bidet(if you google there are more but I’ll simplify and go with the 3 main ones.
One is part of the toilet or what you would think of in a japanese toilet,

one is handheld like a hose,

and one is basically a separate toilet seat.

Rarely see the last one anymore and it’s a pain to use but always prefer using the handheld one because I’d rather aim with my hand that align my behind to the bidet.

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I second the hand held device not all tushys are created equal

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I don’t have a bidet and I’m not about to install an attachment for one when a little wet tissue paper can clean up after a movement that happens to be a little sloppy. If I feel the need to be more thorough, I squat in the bathtub and use the handheld shower head. Can’t beat the pulse power! Big Smile Thumbs Up

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I think we’re getting into a weird area here. I’m having to visualize some stuff I don’t really think about all that much.

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The warm water ones seem like a gimmick and totally not needed.

Hemorrhoids can be aggravated from cold water depending on the person, especially if they flared up from sitting on a cold surface for too long.

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Ground water is the same temp year round so it’s never been an issue for me. Maybe NYC is different though?

Ummm, not all of NYC is Manhattan, so nope, no rooftop tanks. Shocked

Groundwater here is supposed to be roughly 55°, per calculations whether/not geothermal can be worth it.

By me, nope, not even close to constant. I can tell the difference easily, especially letting the water run.

In summer, I can never get limeade, etc., cool enough to drink without wanting ice, as it’s definitely warmer, and this is even after, say, using the hose for an extended period. Guessing? 70s, especially after it’s been “summer” for a while.

In winter, the water’s so cold it hurts my hands if I keep them under cold running water. Definitely closer to the high 30s.

Hang on a sec…

Okay, took my meat thermometer, it turned on at 69.9° which is about right in the kitchen (maybe a bit high). Running it under cold water, I got it down to 41.0° and I’m guessing if I let it run even longer it would’ve dipped into the 40s, but maybe not into the 39s.

Yeah, that’s colder’n my fridge.

 

Yeah, ostensibly “50°-60°” in NYC: https://facilityexecutive.com/2019/12/mapping-geothermal-potential-in-nyc/

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Worth noting that the aftermarket/retrofit bidets you attach to your toilet aren’t normally up to housing regulations (in the UK at least) because you’re essentially plumbing your fresh water supply into your toilet bowl. They do often come with non-return valves but these still allow some backflow before activating and don’t offer a perfect seal. You essentially need a dedicated cistern fitted in order to make them safe.

Not the first post I expected to make…

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how are they cleaner? you end up with stinky rags lying around drying

how do they save energy? now you have to wash stinky rags

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wle wrote:
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how are they cleaner? you end up with stinky rags lying around drying

how do they save energy? now you have to wash stinky rags

just saying

Well you can use soap with the bidet. Not sure if that’s what you were referring to with how are they cleaner. You can always dry off with toilet paper as well. In the end it’s all preference. Grew up with a bidet so hard go without it.

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