East Brunswick, New Jersey (PressExposure) August 14, 2009 -- Usually, the bidet is a separate fixture mounted next to the toilet, but you can also get attachments that can be added to an existing toilet. As with any toilet fixture, bidets come with a number of options for you to choose from. These include a wide range of designs to select from and some extra luxuries to add on if you're interested. Some bidets feature warm water jets to clean off the genitalia. While a water heating technology doesn't come with non-electric bidets, some units allow you to switch between two water sources, allowing you to connect one hose to your water heater (the same one that heats your shower, for instance).
Bidets with heated seats, pulsating streams, adjustable temperature streams, and built-in dryers, are also available in the market. These electronic bidets eliminate the need for abrasive toilet paper when using the toilet. The warm water jet and warm air dryer clean and dry the user providing great relief from symptoms such as tenderness and irritation. Heated seats, for instance, can totally warm you up on a chilly day while a massaging feature can bring a relaxing massage to extremely tired thighs.
An invaluable aid to person hygiene, bidets are gaining popularity among senior citizens, the disabled and those with impaired motor functions or incontinence. They are also used for sitz baths, a type of "sitting bath" which is very helpful for patients who have had surgery in the area of the rectum, or to ease the pain of hemorrhoids, uterine cramps, prostate infections, painful ovaries, and/or testicles. Bidets are clearly a huge help for people with diarrhea, rashes, and infections, which toilet tissue can aggravate, spread, and add to already painful situations.
Good personal hygiene is an aid to health and water is one of the most valuable helpers you have in the daily task of keeping yourself in health or in recovering health when it is lost. Cleansing with fresh running water is the most soothing and gentle way to remove germs and bacteria from your sensitive skin areas instead of using rough and abrasive tissue paper. Bidets offer the user hands-free and supposedly superior water wash in place of the wiping and occasionally irritating action of toilet paper. Bidets also flush bacteria out of areas other than just the surface, which is impossible with toilet paper.