Bidet Culture

Posted on April 14, 2012 by Hygienna Store

Can you imagine washing your body with only toilet paper?  Have you thought about why we tend to only “wipe” and not clean our most sensitive areas after using the toilet?

For centuries, water has proven to be the most commonly used method to wash ourselves.  As a result, many cultures in Asia and the Middle East have been using watering vessels to clean themselves after elimination.  In fact, today bidets are also commonly found throughout the world in countries such as Korea, Japan, India, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Colombia.   However, most North Americans have never seen or used a bidet.

Today the culture is shifting.  Health and hygiene are becoming important factors for people around the world and modern bidet solutions that easily fit onto existing toilets are available at reasonable costs starting at $200.  With a growing personal hygiene culture and global trend of mobility, more and more people want to achieve cleanliness outside the home, and portable bidets enable busy people to maintain their personal cleanliness throughout the day.

Hygiene (noun): conditions or practices, especially cleanliness, that help to maintain health and prevent disease. — ORIGIN from Greek hugieinetekhne ‘art of health’, from hugies ‘healthy’.

Bidet (noun): a bathroom fixture about the height of the seat of a chair used for bathing the genitals and anal region. 

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