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Why Switch?: The Benefits of Bidets

The bidet is gaining popularity in the US as more and more people begin to adopt the post-poo butt cleaning method that puts wiping to shame. But just how beneficial is switching to a bidet and is there any actual substantiated evidence that it is better than toilet paper?

Short answer: Yes, captain obvious. And if that convinced you, head over to www. hellotushy.com and get yourself a bidet! If you need a bit more information before jumping butt first into the idea of washing your butt after you poop, keep reading my skeptical friend.

A bidet a day keeps the doctor away.

Skidmarks. Swamp ass. Dingleberries. B.O. Mudd butt. We’re all familiar with these unfortunate plagues to mankind. Whether you know someone who suffers from these embarrassing ailments or you suffer from them yourself, we can all agree “ain’t nobody got time for that.” Using dry toilet paper only smears bacteria rather than thoroughly cleansing.

"Think about using dry toilet paper. You're leaving a residue of stool and bacteria, whereas if you're using a bidet, you’re washing that away," Phillip J. Buffington, the chief medical officer of the Urology Group in Cincinnati. "If we were going to take bacteria cultures around someone's rectum after a bowel movement using a bidet versus toilet paper, it would make sense it would be cleaner with a bidet."

Bidets provide a stream of water that is powerful enough to wash away the most explosive of bowel movements but still gentle enough to leave you feeling refreshed ...and not violated. With TUSHY bidet you can adjust the pressure to your liking based on what you need.

If the hygienic benefits didn’t tickle your fancy pants, let’s dive a little deeper.

Mother nature is tired of your sh*t… literally.

The pulp industry destroys 270,000 trees per day. Yes. Per DAY! 10% of that is attributed to toilet paper so math tells that 27,000 trees get chopped down for the sole purpose of wiping your b-hole just to be flushed down the toilet.

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 ass 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. If every US household replaced even one roll of virgin fiber toilet paper with one made from 100% recycled fibers, 423,900 trees would be saved. Now imagine the vast environmental impact if every household had a bidet.

If that doesn’t blow your mind, consider that it takes 37 gallons of water to make a single roll of toilet paper. Or the effects that wet wipes have on the ocean. The Marine Conservation Society has seen a 400% increase in wet wipes found along coastlines over the past decade. As they fragment, they will release microscopic fragments of plastic.


Money, money, money.

Everyone loves saving money. Did you know that after 3 months, using TUSHY bidet will pay for itself? When you switch to a bidet to handle the heavy doody stuff, you end up using 80% less toilet paper than normal. Using TUSHY bidet allows you to clean yourself without the aid of toilet paper and save money on TP expenses. Sure, you can use it to pat yourself dry, but the 2 sheets it takes to dry is a far cry from the 57 sheets the average person uses in a day.

Generally, when people think of bidets, they think of a luxury item that rich people use in other countries. Don’t get be me wrong. Bidets are luxurious af but they don’t have to be inaccessible. At $69, the TUSHY bidet provides a lifestyle upgrade at an affordable price. Literally, everybody else is doing it, including  UK, South Korea, Japan, Egypt, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, (deep breath) Turkey, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela, Lebanon, India, and Pakistan… Don’t you think it’s high time the U.S. catches up?

At the end of the day, the benefits of switching to a bidet can be boiled down to this: It just makes sense. There are literally no downsides. When you try it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. So make the switch. Your wallet, the environment, and your booty will thank you.

Stop wiping and start washing with TUSHY.



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