A bidet is an elongated basin or receptacle made to sit on top of a toilet or other source of water for the explicit purpose of cleaning the genital area, perineum, anus, and buttocks. This type of bathroom fixture is now a common type of fixture subject to regional sanitary regulations and has a vented-out drainage opening. A bidet is more efficient and easier to use than the traditional washcloths and hot towels used for this purpose. This is because one doesn’t have to keep on moving around the area where he is sitting while using a bidet. Also, there is no need to bend over to wash one’s genitalia when using a bidet instead one would have to lift and sit down on the bidet seat to wash. This means a greater degree of comfort and convenience for the person using the bidet.
Bidets are generally placed in one of two types of toilets: flush-able and hand-held. While some older houses and smaller public bathrooms may not have flush-able bidets, newer homes tend to include this type of fixture. In general, a bidet seat can be found in the same position as a sink in a bathroom, but it is usually installed next to or within a shower stall.
Handheld bidets are designed with the user sitting on or near a sink and facing a nozzle that sprays water from the nozzle into the toilet bowl. These fixtures come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and functions and are sometimes even available with water dispensers. These devices are designed for hand-held or self-contained use. Many new bidets have integrated taps into the fixtures so that the user does not have to worry about running out of water.
A handheld bidet may not have an integrated tap. If it does not have a tap, then it is typically equipped with an automatic shut-off mechanism which allows the user to wash their hands at any time during the cleaning process. The nozzle can be adjusted to a fine-tune massage for added cleansing power. The seat of the bidet is contoured to sit comfortably on the user’s lap, making for easy cleaning.
Night lights also make night time cleansing a convenient option for many people. Most night lights for the bidet seat are corded and powered by rechargeable batteries. Some night lights for the bidet toilet seats can be plugged in for a minute or longer during the night to provide a cleansing sensation. There are even toilet seats with night lights that contain built-in rechargeable batteries. These night lights generally come with an LED light to simulate the warm glow of a light bulb.
Another practical bidet fixture for the bathroom is the bidet seat attachment. This small bidet fixture can be placed on a small basin sink or the countertop next to the toilet. With this bidet fixture attached, the user can wipe themselves as they sit on the bidet seat, which prevents them from having to sit on the toilet. They can instead wipe themselves in the sink, which is more sanitary. The bidet seat can also be useful if there is not enough space around the toilet. As a person sits on the seat, the light from the bidet fixture will shine onto them and wash away any soap residue.
Other bidet fixtures include showerheads, which often come as handheld units. These types of bidets may not contain their plumbing fixture but rather require you to plug them into an existing showerhead to function properly. Bidets with a plumbing fixture are becoming more common, especially due to the health benefits of using one. These types of bidets usually have a nozzle that attaches to a long flexible hose that runs from the nozzle to the drain. The user then pumps water through the hose and onto the user’s body. Pouring water onto one’s body is very sanitary, especially if the person has just washed.
If you are looking for a new bidet for your bathroom, you may want to think about purchasing one of these types of fixtures. While they do not always come with a long cord, they offer a clean and quick way to cleanse your bottom. Plus, since they are usually very slim, they don’t take up much space in your bathroom. Just like toilet paper, bidets can be replaced when they are full, so you never have to worry about purchasing more than one.