Handheld portable bidet

There are few things as uncomfortable as using the toilet in a strange place; not only are you thrown off by being in a new environment, you have to adjust to new bathroom setups.

If you have become accustomed to using a bidet at home, that adjustment can be even more difficult; after all, it isn’t easy to simply pack up your home bidet and take it with you. That is where portable bidets come in! In this article, we’ll outline what they are, as well as some of the benefits of handheld portable bidets. Let’s get to it!

What is a handheld portable bidet?

While most of us have probably seen or used a standard bidet, portable bidets might not be as familiar. While they come in a few different styles (more on that later), portable bidets perform the same function regardless of design. A portable bidet is normally a small bottle with a spray nozzle and water tank, just like a regular bidet! The only difference is that you can take a portable bidet with you wherever you go! You can be sure that you’ll stay clean, no matter where you go.

Different styles

As we mentioned earlier, most portable bidets are designed around the same basic principle- a container for the water and a spray mechanism to emit water where you need it. However, some are a little more advanced. Certain makes and models of portable bidets look like small water bottles, with a nozzle that flips out and a collapsible water container. These are great if space is an issue. After all, f you can break down your portable bidet, packing it and moving it around will be a breeze- and it will certainly take up less space than extra toilet paper!

What are the benefits of handheld portable bidets?

But why use portable bidets for toilets? There are a number of benefits that make this a worthwhile investment. The first is purely sanitary; a portable bidet will ensure that you stay clean no matter where you go. Even if you are in a situation where toilet paper is hard to come by- like a camping or hiking trip- you will still be able to stay hygienic and enjoy the rest of your trip to the fullest! It will also help cut down on the amount of toilet paper you need on a trip; while it will probably still be a good idea to pack a roll or two, you won’t have to worry about lugging around a whole bag’s worth of toilet paper. A portable bidet will save you money and a headache on your vacation.

Traveling should be fun! Its a time to explore new places and meet new people; the last thing on your mind should be your bathroom situation. A portable bidet might be the answer! Not only can a portable bidet save you money on toilet paper, it also gives you peace of mind. No matter where you are or what you do, a portable bidet will ensure that you are clean while you do it.

Handheld portable bidet
Handheld portable bidet
Electric handheld portable bidet
Electric handheld portable bidet
Toilet seat bidet

Bidets have traditionally been more popular in continental Europe than the UK and USA, but that is changing as people are coming to realize why using a bidet is such a good idea. So here, in no particular order, are our top 5 reasons you should be using a bidet.

1. Personal cleanliness

Whichever type of bidet you plan on using, be it the traditional toilet-style ceramic type, an electric toilet seat bidet, or a manual hand-held bidet sprayer; one of the main reasons people use them is personal hygiene.

Using a jet or spray of water to clean your nether regions after you do your bathroom business is simply cleaner than trying to wipe away any remnants with toilet paper. This is particularly true if you are suffering from diarrhea or have looser stools for whatever reason. Whilst toilet paper on its own obviously cleans you to some extent, actually washing your rear is bound to be more efficient.

2. Bidets can save you money

Considering it’s something you literally flush away, toilet paper can be an expensive household item. Economy toilet paper is not pleasant to use, and the paper can be so thin that you need so many sheets per bathroom visit that you wipe out (pun intended) any cost savings. The median price of a reasonable quality toilet roll in the USA is about 90 cents, and an average-sized household will go through several per week. In fact, the average American gets through around 141 rolls of toilet paper per year.

While you will still want to have some toilet paper on hand if you have a bidet – for example for drying off if you don’t have a bidet with a drying attachment – you’ll be using considerably less. You can start seeing savings in your household budget quite quickly if you switch to a simple handheld spray bidet.

3. Help save the environment

Toilet paper is obviously a single-use item and its manufacture is unequivocally bad for the environment. Trees from old growth forests are often used in its production and the process itself requires large amounts of energy and water to create the pulp. Chlorine is usually used to bleach the pulp and other chemicals, for example dyes, may also be used.

Once you add to this the cost of transportation, the plastic packaging, and the addition of used paper to the sewerage system, it’s easy to see that cutting down on the use of toilet paper can have a big impact on the environment.

4. Comfort

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from hemorrhoids or other similar issues, using a bidet to spray that area with water rather than repeatedly wiping it, is a lot less uncomfortable. Menstruating women report that using a bidet leaves them feeling clean and fresh.

5. Bidets are easy to install

Some people may be put off buying a bidet because they think they require specialist know-how to install. While this may have been true for the traditional ceramic bidet, modern versions can be installed in a few minutes by simply attaching them to the water inlet behind the toilet using the provided adapters. No plumbing skills necessary.

Bidet Toilet
Toilet with bidet attachment
Bidets save money
Save money by not buying so much toilet paper!