Many of us think of bidets as the weird mini-toilets beside full-size toilets in hotels or fancy homes. Others think of them as a helpful tool that does a great better job of cleaning us than toilet paper ever could. But aside from the ways we avoid talking about them, bidets have their own history and benefits that most of us would never consider. Here are 5 facts to prove that point:
Bidets have been around for centuries
There is no precise date for when this invention saw the light for the first time. However, historians believe it was made by the French later in the 17th century. The main reason for historians’ belief is that the earliest mention we have of the bidet has been found in literature from Italy around 1726. At the time, it was used mostly by royalty.
Bidets are hygienic
While people tend to believe otherwise, bidets are actually better than toilet paper in a lot of ways, including the ability to provide better hygiene. When using a bidet, you only use your hands to turn on the water, which does the whole job in a matter of seconds. On the other hand, with tissues, you need to wipe several times which can lead to the irritation of your skin and the spreading of germs.
Bidets offer health benefits
One misconception is that bidets harm your sensitive parts. The fact of the matter is that any possible harm done would depend on the quality of your water filter, a matter you can read more about if you visit site options that can provide more information about how they work. What’s more, due to their effectiveness in cleansing, bidets can also help with feminine hygiene, constipation, and in the prevention of vaginal, bladder, and kidney infections.
Bidets can save you money
On one hand, you may consume slightly more water and electricity. But on the other hand, you’ll be saving a fortune on toilet paper. Not to mention, with toilet paper, you still need water when you flush. There’s also the fact that a bidet serves an entire house for its entire lifetime, while toilet paper is quickly consumed and needs to be replaced.
A bidet is nature’s friend
While you can absolutely invest in toilet paper made from recycled materials, the truth is that the average roll of toilet paper is made from trees. How many trees do you think are cut to make toilet paper? The answer is about 27,000 trees a day. Choosing a bidet will reduce your need for toilet paper and over time, reduce demand.
So if you’ve ever considered whether a bidet would be a good choice, you now know that they have a lot of benefits and also are environmentally friendly.