Imagine walking barefoot in your backyard and you end up stepping in dog poop. You would probably run (okay, hobble) inside and quickly wipe it off with toilet paper, right? No. You’d probably wash it off with water. This is the same concept behind the bidet. It’s not only more environmentally friendly than toilet paper, but it’s also cleaner and more sanitary. Not convinced? Here are a few fun facts about bidets that may surprise you.
• Americans use about 34 million rolls of toilet paper each day. Investing in a bidet can lower your spending on toilet paper by 75% or more.
• Using a bidet is cleaner than just using toilet paper and can lead to fewer instances of rashes, hemorrhoids, and UTIs.
• It takes 37 gallons of water to make a single roll of toilet paper and every flush with the average toilet uses about 4 gallons. In contrast, a bidet only uses 1/8 of a gallon of water per flush.
• 60% of Japanese households and 90% of Venezuelan households have bidets.
• 80% of all infectious diseases are passed on by human contact and only half of us actually wash our hands after using the bathroom.
In short, if you love your butt, give a bidet a try. They simply provide extra comfort and cleaning in the bathroom and can save you money over time.