What Is a Bidet?


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A bidet is a type of sink that is designed for washing the genitalia. The fixture is of French origin.

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After using the toilet, the user then moves to the bidet and straddles it. The user can select the amount of water pressure that is streamed to the genitalia. Bidets are used by both women and men.

Some believe using the bidet is more environmentally friendly because it eliminates the need for toilet tissue. However, there is also an argument that it wastes water. Proponents of bidets counter with the amount of water that is used to produce a roll of toilet paper is more than used by the bidet.

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