Bidet seats are a popular and stylish bathroom accessory. They have been used for a long time in Europe, but are now gaining popularity in the United States. One of the primary reasons for the growing popularity of bidets is the hygienic benefits that bidets offer. In recent years, many people have begun to adopt healthier lifestyles. Bidets fit into this trend because of the cleanliness and health benefits that bidets bring to any bathroom.
Bidets use water to clean the sensitive areas of a person’s body after that person has finished relieving himself or herself. Water is a healthier, more hygienic cleansing method as opposed to the use of toilet paper. Water cleans more thoroughly and creates a sensation of refreshment. Toilet paper is abrasive, and repeated use of toilet paper can lead to irritation or even miniscule tears in the skin. Not only is this process painful, it is also unhealthy. Damaged skin is more susceptible to the effects of harmful bacteria, which can lead to painful skin conditions.
Bidets also have a positive impact on the health of our environment. Because bidets reduce or eliminate the need for toilet paper, consumer demand for toilet paper will decrease. As this demand decreases, fewer natural resources will be consumed for the manufacture of paper products. Bidets also help to reduce the risk of clogged plumbing. Clogged water pipes can rupture, wasting hundreds of gallons of water in a short time.
As the popularity of bidets has increased, bidet manufacturers and designers have stepped forward to meet consumer demand. Japanese bidet seats have been at the forefront of bidet manufacture and design for many years. The Japanese have devised clever additions to the standard bidet. Some of these innovations include heated toilet seats, customizable water temperature and automatic air purifiers. Some of these devices have been incorporated into the design of bidets that are available in the United States. For example, the Toto S300 Washlet is packed with many useful features. The S300 provides a heated air dryer, wireless remote control and even a massage feature.
As new models of bidets become available to the American consumer, there is sure to be an increase in consumer demand for these hygienic bathroom accessories. Increased demand will cause several beneficial effects. Consumers will experience a greater level of personal hygiene, and the burden on our environmental resources will be significantly eased.
New and innovative products often take a good deal of time to become commonly accepted. Any product involving bathroom hygiene will be even more difficult to accept. After all, people are quite private about their personal hygiene. However, with time, bidets will be recognized as the healthiest choice for personal hygiene.