Saturday, December 09, 2006

Add A Bidet For Completeness To Your Bathroom

Add A Bidet For Completeness To Your Bathroom By Neal Baker

Any bathroom that does not possess a bidet, in my opinion, is incomplete. Many mainland European countries such as Spain, Portugal, Greece and of course the France have been using bidets for decades.

However, we in the UK are still behind our European counterparts and have some way before we catch up.

Bidets are just like a sink or basin whereby you sit on the unit and wash your particulars usually following a visit to the toilet. The bidet will have a plug, hot and cold water taps or mixer that can be used to fill the bidet or force water up like a fountain.

Below are some tips and advise we hope you will find useful.


As a rule a bidet is usually installed and sited between the wash basin and toilet where possible and require approximately the same area as the toilet.

In an effort to match your bidet with your existing bathroom, ensuite or shower suites over spray, colour and depth of glaze we recommend that you purchase your bidet from the same supplier as your toilet. This will reduce the possibility of a miss match.

All bidets are generally supplied with a vertical spray that is positioned at the bottom of the bowl and designed to spray in an upward direction. Horizontal sprayers are available and are typically located at the back of the bowl. As with wash basin taps, you will also find a wide range of mixer taps with levers.

Bidets are fitted in much the same way as a pedestal basin with a drainpipe, trap and hot and cold water supplies. It is very important that you read the installation documentation for the unit you are fitting in order to choose the relevant inlet/outlet routes. If you are in any doubt you should consult a professional.

Written by Neal Baker on behalf of and, online retailers of bathroom furniture, bathroom suites and bathroom accessories in the UK.

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Saturday, July 08, 2006

Japanese Bidet Design

We seen the typical European Bidet Design. In today's post, we will see what is typically found in Japan for Bidets.

Here is a picture of a typical Japanese Bidet Design.

Japanese Bidet

I will try and post pictures of a Bidet in other areas as well.

Regards, MK
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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

European Bidet Design

In Europe and Japan, different Bidet Toilets designs are more popular. Here is a picture of a typical European Bidet Design.

I will post some pictures up later of Designs of Bidets common in Japan.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Personal Hygiene is the maintenance of healthy practices

Personal Hygiene is the maintenance of healthy practices by Sergei Tereschenko

In modern terminology, this is usually regarded as a particular reference to cleanliness. The related term personal grooming/grooming means to enhance one's physical appearance or appeal for others, by removing obvious imperfections in one's appearance or improving one's hygiene.

Hygiene - is a science of preserving and promoting the health of both the individual and the community. It has many aspects: personal hygiene (proper living habits, cleanliness of body and clothing, healthful diet, a balanced regimen of rest and exercise); domestic hygiene (sanitary preparation of food, cleanliness, and ventilation of the home); public hygiene (supervision of water and food supply, containment of communicable disease, disposal of garbage and sewage, control of air and water pollution); industrial hygiene (measures that minimize occupational disease and accident); and mental hygiene (recognition of mental and emotional factors in healthful living). The World Health Organization promotes hygienic practices on an international level.

We will talk about personal hygiene which is very important for men health.

Good personal hygiene is an aid to health, beauty, comfort, and social interactions. It directly aids in disease prevention and/or disease isolation. (That is, good personal hygiene will help keep one healthy and thus avoid illness. If one is ill, good hygiene can reduce one's contagiousness to others, for instance, in one family.) Washing (with water) is the most common example of hygienic behavior. Washing is often done with soap or detergent which helps to remove oils and to break up dirt particles so they may be washed away. Personal hygienic practice, such as frequent body washing, has a profound impact on reducing the spread of disease. This is because it kills or removes disease-causing microbes (germs) in the immediate surroundings. For instance, washing one's hands after using the toilet and before handling food reduces the chance of spreading E. coli bacteria and Hepatitis A, both of which are spread from fecal contamination of food.

Maintaining personal hygiene enhances an individual's physical and emotional wellbeing. Therefore, using bidet leads to better personal hygiene and can provide therapeutic benefits to sensitive genital and rectal areas.

Who uses bidet and why?

· The bidet can and is be used by both men and women. Bidets offer the user a hands-free and supposedly superior water wash in place of the wiping and occasionally irritating action of toilet paper. An invaluable aid to person hygiene, the bidet is gaining popularity among senior citizens, the disabled and those with impaired motor functions or incontinence.
· Bidets are also used for sitz baths. A sitz bath (also called a hip bath) is a type of bath in which only the hips and buttocks are soaked in water or saline solution. Its name comes from the German verb "sitzen", meaning to sit.
· A sitz bath is used 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. It is also used to ease discomfort from infections of the bladder, prostate, or vagina. Inflammatory bowel diseases are also treated with sitz baths.

Bidets are principally used to wash and clean the external genitalia and the anus, as well as the skin near these areas. They may also be used to clean any other part of the body; they are convenient for cleaning the feet for example. Despite appearing similar to a toilet, it would be more accurate to compare it to the washbasin or bathtub. In fact, the bidet makes an excellent baby bath. Anyone who has mobility problems and finds it difficult to get into a bathtub, or is afraid of slipping in the shower, may find a bidet an excellent solution for maintaining personal hygiene.

Bidets are made in several different designs. The classic one has a faucet, which pours water into a china basin. The basin can be plugged and filled if necessary, or the water can be allowed to drain away. Modern bidets, as a Bidan, have a nozzle that propels an arc of water up into the air. This jet of water is angled to connect directly with the genital area. Some models, like Bidan Turbo, have a warm air jet to dry the body instead of using a toilet paper. It is strongly recommended for hemorrhoid sufferers. The newest is travel bidet (or bidanit), which is suitable for people-on-the-go. Additionally, there are special bidet seats for disabled people: electronic and pneumatic. The electronic bidan (or bidet) activates by remote control and the pneumatic one by pneumatic pads enabling the disabled to operate it independently and efficiently while retaining privacy.


Bidets are common bathroom fixtures in some European countries (especially France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal), Latin America (especially Argentina found in approximately 90% of households), the Middle East and some parts of Asia. They may be installed both in private homes and hotels. In Japan, bidets are so common that they are often present in public toilet facilities.

The bidet is not normally used for cleaning the anus after defecation (which is done with toilet paper), but for optional supplementary washing, or for daily personal hygiene.


A bidet has allowed men and women since possibly the Crusades (11th to the 13th centuries) to wash feet, hair, beards, genitals and perineum. The bather usually rides it like a pony; pony is what the word meant in the French of 400 or so years ago. This odd etymology exists because early bidets were normally on a stand, which the user would straddle, not unlike mounting a horse.

The bidet appears to have been an invention of French furniture makers in the late 17th or early 18th century, although no exact date or inventor is known. The earliest written reference to the bidet is in 1710.

By 1900, thanks to the plumbing improvements of the Victorian era, the bidet (and chamber pot) moved from the bedroom to the bathroom.

1960 saw the introduction of the electronic bidet (bidan), an attachment that connects on to existing toilet arrangements - ideal for bathrooms lacking the space for both a separate bidet and toilet.

More historic facts

· In 1750, the bidet à seringue appeared. It provided an upward spray through the use of a hand-pump fed by a reservoir.
· Until the 1900's the bidet was confined to the bedroom, along with the chamber pot (a bucket that served as a toilet.)
· Modern plumbing brought the bidet into the bathroom and W.C. Where it sits on a basin instead of a regular toilet seat.

In conclusion, the bidet was developed for personal hygiene maintenance to limit the spread of infection and help prevent urinary tract infections. It gives a pleasant "looked after" feeling and should be used by all family members.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

What Does a Bidet Toilet look like?

You may wonder What Does a Bidet Toilet look like? Here is a pic of a bidet for you to look at:

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Tuesday, June 20, 2006



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Monday, June 19, 2006

Bidet: An inexpensive device that benefits the whole family

An inexpensive device that benefits the whole family By: William L Bruneau

What is one of the best and least expensive purchases you can make that benefits your whole family? Better yet, this purchase will save you lots of money over time. Don’t laugh when I tell you to buy a bidet!

In America our awareness of bidets is limited to bad jokes and toilet humor, but millions of people all over the world take them very seriously as devices that will benefit every member of the family. In some countries like Argentina your house actually loses value if it doesn’t have a bidet! In Japan, over half the homes have high-tech bidets installed for the use of the whole family.

The term “bidet” refers to several different devices that use water to clean your perianal region (the area commonly called your “crotch”). While a bidet is best known for cleaning your derriere after defecation, some forms of bidet can also be used for “spot cleaning” of your body without requiring you to fully undress. Bidets have many medical benefits and are a godsend for people with limited physical mobility. They are also excellent aids for toilet training.

“ I chose marketing (the bidet) because I truly believe in it. I have three units in my home, two at my office, one in my motor home and on my boat. I potty trained my kids on it and they refuse to sit on a cold seat."” Keith Chamblin, Hygiene For Health (perhaps the most knowledgeable bidet marketer in the U.S.)

So how does the bidet benefit every member of the family?

Mother - women are susceptible to a number of diseases in their perianal region, such as vaginitis or cystitis, which the bidet significantly helps. Bidets have known benefits for pregnant women as well as their infants. Bidets also benefit bowel dysfunction and hemorrhoids. During the reproductive years it is normal for women to experience mucous secretion from their vagina, and at times this makes it difficult to achieve good menstrual cleanliness. Bidets are an excellent means of improving this condition.

Father - men also suffer diseases in their perianal region that bidets benefit. Men also suffer from bowl dysfunction and hemorrhoids, perhaps more so due to the stress of their lives. Bidets can also ease and improve the speed of defecation. Many European men use bidets for spot cleaning of their bodies when they do not have time to fully shower.

Mothers and Fathers both benefit from the improved physical intimacy that the bidet can give, both before and after intercourse.

Children - Infants and toddlers need a lot of bottom cleaning and some bidets are excellent aids in this task. There are specific types of bidets that have been developed just for this task that parents rave about. Children find toilet training easier and less traumatic when they have ready access to a bidet. Some forms of bidet are useful for cleaning soiled diapers or the soiled clothes of children in the process of toilet training.

Grandparents - At some point it becomes difficult to wipe after defecation, or some can’t comfortably reach the flush lever. There are bidets that automatically wash, wipe, and dry your behind thus relieving an embarassing or frustrating situation. Aged skin is much more susceptible to infection, and thus requires more cleanliness and more frequent washing. Care givers have access to a whole variety of devices that make their tasks easier and less demanding.

What do you spend on toilet paper in a year? Many bidets completely eliminate the need for toilet paper. It is not hard to see how a bidet can pay itself off and at some point be saving the family money.

This short article just touches on the many benefits the bidet offers modern families. Choosing the right bidet for your families needs at the best price can be a difficult task, despite a number of web merchants touting their own form of bidet, but almost any bidet can benefit your family and save you money over time.

About the author: William Bruneau wrote the first book on the bidet. It is the most complete and objective source of information on all forms of bidet, and lists all bidet manufacturers and the features of the bidets they offer. Industry leaders praise “The Bidet”. This book is essential for improved personal health and hygiene. Includes all known medical references. For more information visit his website,, or contact him at

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