Don’t you think you should treat your bum with more care? Are you doing yourself a disservice by using dry toilet paper to clean yourselves up after going number 2? Isn’t toilet paper glorified tree bark? Do you really want to use a tree to wipe your bum? I don’t mean to inundate this post with so many questions, but they have to be asked. I hope you have the right answers! I know I do.
The answer is yes. In fact a portable bidet offers better results.
Most people go to the bathroom 70-80% outside of their homes. So instead of buying a toilet that has a built-in bidet or buying a bidet attachment (that you are only going to use 20-30% of the time anyways) get a portable bidet that you can take anywhere and use anytime.
When you use a bidet that is built in or a bidet attachment, you give up some control of how you are cleaned. You are at the mercy of restraint. If you think about using a portable bidet you have the ability to determine how you are going to clean yourself. etc.
If there is worry about the type of pressure involved with a portable bidet vs a toilet bidet I will argue that you will get more for your money by sticking with a portable bidet. There is enough pressure generated that when you are all done with your deposit, unless you need pressure like Kramer in the shower head episode, the portable bidet will be all that you could ever hope for.
With the rising cost of the worlds commodities, I am sure you are most concerned about how that affects the price of your toilet paper, right???? Ya probably not. But it still is interesting that we continue in our old habits especially one that is so ineffective!
The process of manufacturing toilet paper is fairly complicated (relative to just using a portable bidet) along with rise in pulp prices which will ultimately affect the price of toilet paper, it may be worth looking at alternatives.
Ok Ok,this is one of my weak angles to show that toilet paper is not the best option. So I always go back to the main reason why you should look to the alternative… Your bums will be clean if you actually clean them. Use a hand-held bidet.
Sometimes you have to be creative with alternatives to toilet paper…
There are more than 5 reasons to use an alternative to toilet paper. For now, I think we should go over 5 reasons to use a hand held/portable bidet. Here are my 5 favorites of using a bidet vs dry toilet paper.
1. You won’t feel disgusting after you are done going to the bathroom. (vs. just using toilet paper)
2. You wont have to worry about “wasp colored” undy wear. (Read the article it’s pretty sweet)
3. You won’t dread going to the bathroom at the office because YOU KNOW you aren’t going to be 100% clean with that dry toilet paper.
4. You can help save a tree by using less toilet paper.
5. You actually feel refreshed after a 2-skie with a nice clean bum. (OK that is pretty close to reason number 1)
The opportunity cost of using toilet paper is that you do not get to enjoy a clean bum…
The main point of using any type of bidet is to CLEAN your bum. A very important by-product of using a bidet or portable bidet is that we are helping save trees and surprisingly conserve water.
If every home in the U.S. eliminated just one roll of toilet paper from consumption we would save about 490,000 trees. use 1.4 million cubic feet less landfill space, and save around 170 million gallons of water.
Some more startling facts. 38 billion rolls of toilet paper are used every year, 17 million trees are pulped on behalf of toilet paper, and about 475,000,000,000 gallons of water is used. All for toiley. And for what? So we can move around our mess on our bums. Bidet for me.