Introduction: 6 Steps on How to Use a Bidet

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There are locations all over the world where you will find bidets. Some of them are in the USA, but the majority of them are found in other countries. This includes Japan. If you aren’t familiar with a bidet, it can be a bit intimidating at first.


However, this basin is a great way to cleanse yourself after using the toilet. It allows water to cleanse the areas of your body and then you can pat them dry with toilet paper. These 6 easy steps will help you to feel comfortable to use a bidet.

Step 1: Step 1: Use the Toilet

Use the toilet and then the bidet. The bidet is designed to help you cleanse after you have used the toilet. This device alone though isn’t a toilet. You can choose to air dry after using the bidet, to use toilet paper, or to use a towel to dry off.

Step 2: Step 2: Sitting on the Bidet

You can decide to sit on the bidet or to straddle it. If it is a type of fixture that stands alone, you can make that choice based on personal preferences. If you face the controls to the bidet, you will find it is easier to turn the water stream on and off. You will also be able to easily adjust the temperature of the water.


It is a good idea to remove your pants so that you can straddle the bidet with ease. It is a good idea to always look at the design of the bidet before you use it. Then you can decide the best way to straddle it or to sit on it.

Step 3: Step 3: Adjust the Bidet

You have control over the water stream volume and the water temperature. Experiment to find the level that you are the most comfortable with. The bidet you use may over only room temperature water. Others offer warm water. There are those that offer you the choice to use either. If it is cold out, turn on the hot first and then the cold to get the temperature you want. If you are in a warmer climate, do the reverse.

Step 4: Step 4: Align Your Body

Align your body so that the jets allow the water to reach the areas you need to cleanse on your body. You may find that squatting or hovering over some models works better for you. There are only a few bidets out there that offer a seat but if there is one, sit on the rim of it and squat over it. You may need to use a water basin that you run water into if there aren’t any water jets on the particular bidet you are using.

Step 5: Step 5: Clean Yourself

The jets or water basin allow you to cleanse both the genital region and the anal region. Use your hands to help you get them cleaned completely. Do so like you would when you take a bath or shower.

Step 6: Step 6: Drying Off

As mentioned, you can dry off with toilet paper or a towel. If there is a towel offered, it will be hanging up close to the bidet. Clean your hands, your body areas, and clean up any water that may have splashed out.

And there you have it. Six easy steps to using the bidet. People have reported it is awkward the first couple times using it, but once people get used to it, they swear everyone will love it.

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seamster (author)2014-11-21

Nicely done. Thanks for sharing this!

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