Are Bidets Better Than Toilet Paper?

05 May, 2020

There’s a centuries-long, ongoing war between two global powers at hand. One has had its grips on society’s butt since the 1800s. The other has been spreading peace and bliss for just as long, if not longer, and is now ready to reclaim its title as the butthole cleanser champion.  Toilet paper versus bidets. Who comes out on top?

Bidets Are for Everyone

Let’s start by debunking the notion that bidets are only for a certain type of person. Some people think that bidets are strictly for rich people. There is a common misconception that all bidets are expensive and are only for the most privileged amongst us. Given the price of certain bidet seats, that’s fair. Some start at $500 and can reach out into the thousands. Some people even consider bidets to be something that only gay men use. Though bidets are definitely beneficial for gay men, guess what? It’s beneficial for everyone with a butt. Toilet paper on the other hand? Not so much. 

Have you considered how inconvenient and difficult it is to wipe for older people, pregnant people, or people with mobility issues. Having to reach behind when your body doesn’t want to isn’t exactly optimal for a thorough clean. This is where bidets far surpass toilet paper. The convenience of being able to control the pressure and position of a stream of water without having to twist and reposition beats toilet paper any day. 

Bidets Are More Environmentally Friendly Than Toilet Paper

According to the National Resource Defense Council, Americans use close to 8 million tons of toilet paper every year and forests are being destroyed to keep up with this demand.  Let’s consider the numbers for a moment… Approximately 810 rolls of toilet paper can be produced from an average single tree. A single person uses at least 57 sheets of toilet paper per day and 100 rolls of toilet paper a year. It’s been estimated that it would take about 384 trees to wipe the ass of one man within his lifetime. That’s an entire ecosystem being shoved into your butt crack, dabbed around a bit, and then flushed away. The pulp and paper industry may contribute to more global and local environmental problems than any other industry in the world, aside from the Trump administration of course.

If every US household removed even one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper from their routine, 423,900 trees would be saved. Now imagine the vast environmental impact if every household had a bidet. Bidets can change the way the average American thinks about cleaning their butts by offering affordable alternatives like a bidet attachment. It’s honestly as simple as clipping it onto your toilet. 

Bidets Are Healthier and Cleaner than Toilet Paper

When you use toilet paper, you're leaving a residue of stool and bacteria, no matter how much you wipe. This bacteria can spread and cause irritation and infections, not to mention skidmarks, dingleberries, and BO. They are all testaments to how toilet paper falls short when it comes to cleaning ourselves efficiently and effectively. For women, toilet paper perpetuates UTIs and yeast infections when used incorrectly or insufficiently. 

Furthermore, excessive wiping with toilet paper can irritate and cause complications with hemorrhoids. The likelihood of these problems increases with the use of wet wipes. Wet wipes tend to strip away the natural oils from your anus, creating anal fissures, a small tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. 

Over 70 million Americans have some form of arthritis or joint inflammation that limits their mobility. The TUSHY bidet attachment allows people suffering from conditions such as these to regain the comfort and dignity of using the toilet by themselves.

Skincare is very important for incontinent patients, those who suffer from IBS and forms of Crohn’s and Colitis Diseases; however, cleaning with toilet paper or soap can dry and irritate anal tissue. The TUSHY bidet allows multiple cleanings without the increased skin abrasion and irritation caused by other methods like toilet paper and wipes.

Bidets Will Save You Money Over Time

When you hear the word bidet, if you’re not like “Who is she?”, you probably associate it with a life of luxury. It probably conjures images of Robin Leach screaming the cost of Donatella Versace’s solid gold bathroom in his extravagant British voice (R.I.P.) Or you imagine a super high tech Japanese device that not only washes your backside but also takes your coffee order, starts your car, and calls your mom on her birthday. The bottom line is bidets can be very expensive and as a result, inaccessible to everyday pooping humans. But that is not the case. 

There are affordable bidets out there, that don’t look like medical devices. (Of course, we’re talking about TUSHY.) Not only are they affordable but they can save you money in the long run. The average family of 4 spends about $500 on toilet paper in a year. Bidets can reduce your toilet paper consumption and pay for itself after a few months. 

Bidets vs Toilet Paper: And the Winner Is…

This seemed like an unfair fight, but facts are facts. Bidets are the clear winner. Not only will they save your health and hygiene, but they’ll save your wallets and the planet. If your considering making the switch, try TUSHY. The modern bidet that upgrades your bathroom and your bottom in under 10 minutes. Butt don't take our word for it. Read some of our bidet attachment reviews by Real Pooping Humans .

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