How to Use a Bidet

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How to Use a Bidet. A bidet looks like a toilet but has warm-water jets for personal hygiene after you use the toilet. You might appreciate a bidet before sex, during menstruation, or if you have hemorrhoids, problems with bowel movements or physical disabilities. Here are a few easy steps to using a bidet.

Step 1

Have bidet devices fitted on your toilet, or install a separate freestanding bidet next to your toilet if there's enough room in your bathroom.

Step 2

Sit on your bidet after using the toilet.

Step 3

Turn on the water and adjust the jets so that the strength of the stream is comfortable. The direction of the stream can usually be adjusted.

Step 4

Cleanse anus and/or genitals. Some bidets are equipped with an air-dryer to dry skin afterwards. Otherwise, pat skin dry with toilet paper or towel.

Step 5

Rinse out the bidet if it is freestanding.