The benefits of bidets
Hygienic & environmentally friendly

The Benefits of Bidets

The bidet (pronounced ‘beeday’) has been an integral part of most European bathrooms for decades. Their popularity in other countries has surged in recent years as millions of people have come to realize the benefits a bidet can offer them.

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The traditional ceramic bidet, similar in form to a toilet, used to be the only bidet option available. However, there are now many different choices available – including hand-held spray bidets and toilet seats with built-in bidets which can be easily added to an existing toilet.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the number of different models available and our aim is to keep you informed of all the options available, review different bidets and allow you to make an informed decision if you want to purchase one.

Why use a bidet?

Increased Hygiene

Using a bidet is more hygienic than using toilet paper because it cleans far more efficiently than paper.

Save Money

The average person in the US uses between 2 and 3 rolls of toilet paper a week. You can remove this cost and save money.

Help the Environment

Toilet paper production is not good for the environment. It requires large amounts of energy, water and chemicals.

Gentle Cleaning

A bidet is more delicate on your nether regions than toilet paper, which is a bonus for haemorrhoid suffers.

Choosing a bidet

Planning a new bathroom?

If you plan on installing new bathroom equipment, then a built-in bidet may be the best option. This may take the form of a separate toilet-like unit, or a combined toilet/bidet in one. If space is an issue, the combined bidet and toilet is a good solution.

Looking for a multi-function bidet to add to your existing toilet?

You should look at bidets which completely replace your toilet seat. These come with a variety of functions, such as different spray patterns, temperature controls and  the ability to dry you. They are often controlled via a separate remote. These are one of the more expensive options, but provide a lot of functionality.

Perhaps an easy to use bidet toilet seat attachment?

There are many toilet seat bidets which you can easily add to your existing seat. They vary somewhat in the functions they offer. Some are simple manual units, others are electrically operated and offer more functionality. They’re all quite easy to install.

Do you need an economical bidet to add to your bathroom?

A handheld bidet sprayer may be the best option for you. These are basically a shower hose which attaches to the wall near your toilet. They are cheap to buy and come in a variety of finishes to match your bathroom. Installation is a quick and easy job.

Looking for a bidet to take with you?

Travel bidets are the simplest option of all and are easy to pack into a case to take with you on trips. They are also one of the cheapest options available to enjoy the benefits of bidets.


Are bidets expensive?

They needn’t be expensive at all. There are a wide range of bidets available, starting from around $20 for a handheld bidet sprayer. A basic model which attaches to your toilet starts at around $30. However, you can expect to pay quite a lot more for advanced models which replace your entire toilet seat and provide a wealth of functions.

Do they really clean better than toilet paper?

Yes! Washing yourself with water will always get you cleaner and feeling fresher than trying to rub away excrement with toilet paper. It’s just common sense. They also clean more gently, which can be very important for people with hemorrhoids, anal fissures, or other conditions.

Are they suitable for everyone?

Both men and women of all ages can use a bidet, they’re good for anyone with a bottom! For women, they are also useful for cleaning up during menstruation. In fact some models have dual nozzles, with the front one designed with a more gentle spray for feminine cleansing.

Do they take up a lot of space?

No! Most bidet models attach to your existing toilet in the area of the hinge and only protrude a few inches on the side containing the controls. Some bidets replace the entire toilet seat and so don’t take up any more room. Bidet spray attachments fix to the wall near the toilet and take up very little space.

Is a bidet difficult to install?

The vast majority of bidets are a breeze to install with no plumbing experience necessary (unless you plan on installing a stand-alone unit). The most popular bidet models just require you to undo your toilet seat by removing the 2 bolts by the hinges. You then place the bidet attachment between the toilet and the seat and reattach the bolts. Then just detach the water inlet from your toilet, attach the supplied T valve and screw in the original hose together with the one supplied with the bidet. Simple!

News & Info

What is a bidet?

A bidet is a plumbing fixture or type of toilet that is used for cleaning the anus and genitals after using the toilet. It typically consists of a water nozzle or jet that sprays water to clean the area, and is often used in addition to toilet paper or as an alternative to it. Some bidets are standalone fixtures that can be added to a bathroom, while others are integrated into the design of a toilet. They are commonly used in many countries in Europe and Asia.

Is using a bidet better than using toilet paper?

Many people find that using a bidet in addition to or as an alternative to toilet paper is more effective and hygienic for cleaning the anus and genitals after using the toilet. Bidets use a gentle stream of water to clean the area, which can be more thorough and refreshing than wiping with dry toilet paper. They can also be more gentle on the skin, especially for people with sensitive skin or certain medical conditions such as hemorrhoids. However, it is a matter of personal preference, and some people may prefer using toilet paper.

Additionally, bidets are considered more environmentally friendly than toilet paper, as they do not require cutting down trees and producing paper.