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Unread 02-08-2013, 03:01 PM   #11
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I have a delicate ? about how bidets work...if it's cleaning your backside, how does it keep from splashing what it's cleaning into other "orifices"? I would always worry about getting infections in other "regions."
Sorry if this is too TMI...I was always curious about how bidets work.
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This bidet has little "arms" that extend on command. There are three buttons to push. One aimed at the feminine area, one for the tush and one that is a harder stream aimed at encouraging a BM. I CHOOSE what function I want to use. Mine also has up and down options so that it hits the proper area. I adjusted it for my use. DH likes the old fashioned way of wiping. Think of it as using water v. toilet paper.

I urinate or defecate, or both. Then I push a button and I can hear the arm extending. Then the water begins to splash my selected private part. When I am done with this function, I press the "stop" button, water stops, does a self clean and retracts. It only does one part at a time so maybe I take a few seconds on the first rinse and then a few seconds on the second area. The arm sprays the water, it is not in contact with my skin so splashing feces onto the arm has probably been technologically "fixed."

In terms of infections, I do not think it is an issue. I base this on the fact that bidets are used in Japan and Europe. Processing waste with TP takes a certain kind of treatment. Different countries treat their waste products differently.

Also, if infections were an issue I think there would be an "invention" by now or else no one would use a bidet.

Amazing difference in how it makes me feel, the odor has been virtually eliminated. For me, the bidet is like a little shower feature in the toilet rather than having to deal with a full fledged all over clean of my body.

Plus if you live in cold weather, that warm seat is WONDERFUL!

The only function that takes a long time is the dryer. It is just like the ones found in public bathrooms where it seems to take forever to rub my hands to dry. I find that I use TP to dry and then push the air just for an extra dry. Or I just sit there, blow dry and do Suduko.

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Or I just sit there, blow dry and do Suduko.
LOL! I have an electronic Yahtzee game in the bathroom for when I need extra time. Not for drying but it helps me relax muscles and ease the boredom.
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Wow that sounds like an amazing thing. Glad It works well...not sure it would be a good fit for me but it's an interesting thing to consider...
Thanks-you answered all of my questions!
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We have some rich relatives who live in a palace and they have bidets in all of the bedroom powder rooms. Until you posted this, I was unaware that this was a possibility for a commoner. I might check that out someday!!
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Sounds nice! I am happy for you; sometimes we just need to splurge and do things that make us happy!!!
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We have some rich relatives who live in a palace and they have bidets in all of the bedroom powder rooms. Until you posted this, I was unaware that this was a possibility for a commoner. I might check that out someday!!
haha wiz. I am as common as most of us. I love rich houses and some of my friends have plenty of money. I am the crude woman that loves a tour and looks at all the details.

I knew of bidets, the only one I ever "saw" was on a movie called "Crocodile Dundee." I remember that handsome guy in a bathroom and the water spurting out like a fountain.

I never thought about it until I had an issue that I needed to solve. DH is a good man, he will spare no expense if it is truly needed. In this case, I was pretty miserable.

It became more of a necessity than a luxury.

I am a happy woman. So simple to install.

I guess we all can "live as kings" if we choose to "pay the piper."

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So let me get this straight. I can have a bidet seat or Crocodile Dundee. I do love an Aussie man, they can be so cowboy like. Wait! He's 71 now! I'll take the bidet seat. Less trouble.
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AND.....just what's wrong with 71????
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