Let’s take a look at the health debate between toilet paper versus bidets, so we can solve this disagreement once and for all.
Toilet paper has become the common way for many to clean themselves after bowel movements, with the normal American using between 2-4 toilet paper rolls per week. This creates an economic boom for manufacturers of paper products, but is it really good for those who commonly use it? Some say using it is not a big deal while others tell horror stories of medical issues they have experienced as a result of using toilet paper. Like with so many things the answer often lies in the middle, not with either of the extremes. So, let’s take a look at some of the sensible reasons why using a bidet can be healthier than routinely using toilet paper.
Bidets Lead to Greater Cleanliness- When it comes to promoting cleanliness after bowel movements, those who use a bidet are definitely doing it better than those who simply use toilet paper. Those who use toilet paper end up spreading excrement all over their bottoms in an effort to clean themselves. This is a biological fact no matter how well you believe you clean yourself, and it’s a shear impossibility for those with hair in between their cheeks to achieve a high level of cleanliness. This high level of cleanliness for everyone can only be achieved through the use of a bidet, which introduces the vital component of warm water into the cleaning process. The introduction of water is vital for all types of bodily cleaning, and cleanliness after bowel movements is certainly no exception to this rule.
Properly Functioning Bidets Lead to Less Medical Issues- There are certain medical issues that can be caused by wiping with toilet paper, with tears in the skin being chiefly among them. This is caused by the need for excess wiping due to toilet paper’s natural inefficiencies, which don’t exist when you’re using a bidet. If left unchecked, these tears in the skin can lead to infections due to their proximity to excrement, which can carry with it many pathogens.