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After spending weeks testing bidet seats , or washlets—devices that squirt water at your bottom after you poop—I came to one main conclusion. Using a bidet to rinse fecal matter off with water feels better and cleaner than using toilet paper. But is it actually healthier?
Companies that sell bidets certainly capitalize on the idea that it is. I fact checked these claims with Dr. John Swartzberg, a clinical professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, who evaluated the peer-reviewed literature on bidets for an article in the Berkeley Wellness Letter. I asked him how many people come to him for medical advice on using a bidet. It seems logical that a bidet would make you cleaner than toilet paper. They certainly made me feel cleaner.
I personally found that how clean you get will vary based on whether you use it in combination with toilet paper—I found myself using a couple squares to get totally clean after rinsing off with a bidet. We do not have some national health crisis in America where our butts are too dirty. What is a problem is itchy buttholes. Therefore, cleaning with water after pooping, whether from a bidet or not, is a good idea. They also suggest blow drying the area with a blow-dryer, rather than wiping off water with paper—bidets can help here, too, as many have fans to dry your bottom, though they are not as strong as a blow-dryer.
The pressures that their rectums exerted on the catheter was lower when they used the bidet than when they did not. Lower anorectal pressure could in turn be beneficial for treating medical problems, says Dr. Many bidets—including our top pick—have a setting that is strong enough to penetrate the anus.
So your butthole is likely just fine as it is, and your vagina—if you have one—probably is too. Bottom line: You do not need to clean your vagina. Your vagina cleans itself. Cleaning your vagina with water alone is not as actively bad for you as using a douche with other things mixed in— very bad! One study reports that regularly using the feminine wash feature can alter your microflora. If you are experiencing a weird smell or discharge, see your doctor. Manufacturers sometimes claim that bidets can help reduce urinary tract infections.
Still, when I tested bidets in my apartment, my roommates reported liking the feminine wash feature. Use it if you want. Just be aware of the health unknowns involved. Using a bidet poses another potential danger: They are squirting hot water at sensitive areas. If you or an adult in your care have trouble wiping, using a bidet might be a big help in assisting with the cleaning task.
Medical studies need a control group to prove the treatment itself makes people better, and not the mere theater of treatment—one group receives a sugar pill, instead of the real drug; one group is put under and cut open, but no device is implanted. Make sure the water is not too hot. The Toto Washlet C5 strikes just the right balance of bidet features, price, and usability.
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