To Bidet or Not To Bidet?

While I was traveling through Europe, the concept of a bidet was a little strange because the idea of water of having a separate device to clean my bum seemed a bit a extra. After a couple of days, I warmed up to the idea and decided to give it a go. To my surprise, it was actually refreshing. It was simple to use and I was surprised that we don’t have more bidets in America. Studies have shown that bidets help heal rashes, hemorrhoids and other irritations. But please resist the to pee in one! It’s NOT a urinal. ⠀ ⠀ For all of the bidet virgins and spectators, here are some helpful tips on how to properly use a bidet.⠀ ⠀ 1. First, locate a clean bar of soap or soap dispenser and place it within arm's reach.⠀ ⠀ 2. Choose a towel for drying and only use it with the bidet. Low-nap towels are preferable.⠀ ⠀ 3. Turn on the water supply of the bidet and adjust it to a temperature that will be comfortable when sprayed on delicate body parts.⠀ ⠀ 4. Straddling the bidet in the same direction that you would sit on a toilet, lower your body over the water coming from the spout of the bidet. Adjust the direction and angle of the spout if need be.⠀ ⠀ 5. Cleanse yourself using the soap, and rinse.⠀ Stand up and turn off the water.⠀ ⠀ 6. Use your dedicated towel to pat yourself dry.⠀ ⠀ 7. Separate the bidet soap and your towel from similar items.⠀ ⠀ 8. Wash your hands in the sink.⠀ ⠀ I hope these tips will help ease your stigma against bidets and make it a pleasurable experience!⠀ ⠀