The standalone one – it’s a washbasin that you use to clean your genitals and anal area after using the toilet, which you have to clean after and the add-ons. The purpose of the bidet is to help clean off after toilet use. You can use the bidet in conjunction with toilet paper, or you can use the bidet on its own. Some people believe that using a bidet is a hygienic substitute for toilet paper, but many choose to use both. Sometimes, the bidet is located near the toilet, attached to the wall: it looks something like a low sink or a toilet with a faucet.
However, many modern bidets are built into the toilet seat, so you don’t need to get up to straddle another fixture. This way, you don’t need to get up to clean yourself. Handheld bidet: A bidet that hangs on the wall, and must be manually moved to the desired position to use. It is usually easier to control the temperature and flow of the water if you face the controls. You will be able to see the water as it comes out, so you might have a simpler time cleaning yourself. In standalone bidets ultimately, the way you face may be dictated by the position of the jets, and which area of your body that you wish to clean. That is to say: if you need to clean your front, it might be easier to face the jets. If you’re cleaning your rear, try facing away from the stream. You may also find the button on the toilet itself.
A nozzle will appear beneath you and rinse your nether regions with a stream of water. In mechanically controlled add-on bidets, you just turn the lever or pull a string and turn the mains valve. Adjust the temperature and jet strengths for comfort. If the bidet has both hot and cold water controls, start by turning on the hot water. Once it’s hot, add the cold water until you have a comfortable temperature. Be very careful when turning on the water, as many bidets can produce a very high jet of water with only a slight turn of the control. You may find that you need to hold the control to keep the jets on. Be sure that you know where the water nozzle is, or you could end up with a surprise shower. Sit or squat over the stream so that the water hits the area you need to clean.
You can continue to hover above the bidet, or you can sit down on it. Some bidets do not have jets: they simply have a faucet that fills the basin, much as you would fill a sink basin. If you’re using a bidet with a jet, then you can mostly let the force of the water do its work. If you’re using a basin, then you’ll need to get your hands dirty. Either way, you might consider using your wet hands to “scrub” the area clean more quickly. You can always wash your hands afterwards!
Consider combining the bidet with toilet paper. Some bidets have a built-in air dryer that you can use. Look for the “Dry” button next to the “Wash” and “Stop” features. If there’s no air dryer, simply pat yourself dry with toilet paper. Many bidets have a towel on a ring positioned next to the bidet. This is meant for drying the genitals or the hands, but sometimes it is used for mopping up any splashes around the rim after rinsing it. Once you are off the bidet, run the jets at very low pressure for a few seconds to rinse the basin and keep the bidet fresh. This is a matter of discretion and common courtesy.
Make sure to turn off the jets before you leave the bathroom. If you run the stream, you’ll waste water. Use soap and water, as you would any time after using the toilet. If you can’t find soap, use whatever’s available. When wiping off with the toilet paper, is the toilet paper discarded in the toilet or the bidet? Paper should be discarded in the toilet. In that case, the used paper goes into a disposal basket next to the toilet. How tall do you have to be to use a bidet? I’m quite short and am afraid I’ll fall in.
I’m a really short teen, and I’ve used one before. You won’t fall in unless someone pushes you or you slip. Anyone can use a bidet regardless of gender or age. Does a bidet reuse the water? No, the water flows away to the sewer system just like toilet or sink water does. How does a portable bidet that attaches to the toilet get warm water?
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