You are not the only one concerned about getting a mini shower from using a bidet; it is a rational assumption since there’s literally water spraying at you. If you were thinking about investing in a bidet but wondering how you will not be all wet after using a bidet, we have the answers to ease your mind.
A bidet focuses on your genital areas, so it is not randomly spraying water everywhere. Using a lower pressure setting avoids splashes, and you can use toilet paper or a dedicated toilet towel to dry up your bits afterward. Some bidets have an air-dry feature after rinsing to help dry off.
Whether you are using a bidet installed in your toilet bowl or a handheld sprayer, there is still concern about getting wet and splashed all over your body and toilet area. These concerns are valid for new bidet users, especially if you are unfamiliar with the product; however, bidets are cleverly made to focus on your genitals only, and there are ways to prevent possible splashing.
Does A Bidet Make You Wet Everywhere?
A bidet will not make you wet all over. It will not make your butt cheeks wet, nor will your back or legs get wet. The bidet will neither spray water out of the toilet nor shower your bathroom.
Bidets, specifically the kind you install into the toilet bowl, aim at your genitals. If installed correctly and you sit in the proper position, the bidet will wash your front and rear area, with a few small splashes around your butt cheeks and inner thigh. Splashes mostly happen if the pressure is too high or you move around while running the bidet.
A bidet is a safe, efficient product explicitly designed to direct water towards your front and back genitals, leaving you with a spotless clean. The product uses a concentrated stream of water, and most bidets have unique features that allow you to change the settings according to your needs. You can choose to wash only the frontal area, and you can also change the pressure of the water.
Do Bidets Have Drying Features?
Many modern bidet seats (electrical bidets) have a drying feature. These bidets have a button with a blow or air symbol or the word ‘Dry” to press after you are done washing. The feature will create an air dryer and dry all your bits off.
Non-electrical seats, bidet attachments, and handheld sprayers will not have the air-drying feature. They are meant only for washing. When using any of these bidets, you can use a small towel or toilet paper to dry yourself after washing. Since you will be cleaned, you don’t need to wipe hard or rub; you can simply pat dry your areas and be done.
How To Prevent Splashing From A Bidet?
A bidet will not cause all of you and your bathroom to get wet, but sometimes minimal splashing can occur. Here is how you can reduce or prevent that from happening:
Make sure your bidet is installed correctly
Splashing can occur if your bidet is not appropriately placed, is faulty, or doesn’t fit your toilet correctly. You can avoid this by checking your product properly and ensuring the installation is done well. Always check the angle of the spraying part and fix the settings before using your bidet.
Sit in the correct position
If you are too short, have a fancy toilet shape, or were in a hurry and did not sit properly on the toilet, the water stream might not reach the correct areas and make you wet where it’s not needed. You want to ensure that you sit on the toilet in a position where the bidet will aim at your genitals properly.
Lower the water pressure
Lowering the water pressure is one of the most efficient ways to prevent splashes with a bidet. It will still get the job done and maybe take a few more seconds to entirely clean you up, but it will reduce and possibly prevent water splashes.
Use a handheld bidet sprayer
If you don’t really mind the kind of bidet you get because your primary aim is to wash with water, get a handheld bidet sprayer. You can hold and direct it exactly where you need it to clean.
You hold the sprayer above and let the water run directly into the toilet. That prevents the water from spraying upward at your body parts and significantly reduces splashing. Remember that the handheld sprayer can be powerful, so you want to turn the water pressure down before using it.
When Using A Bidet, Should You Wipe Before Washing?
Wiping with toilet paper first might seem silly if the point of getting a bidet is to reduce tissue usage; however, it can help reduce splashing and help with a more hygienic clean-up. This tip works for a poop situation and not urination. Wipe your anus with toilet paper, and then run the bidet.
Doing the wipe first method reduces the time you have to run the bidet, which means less splashing. If splashing happens, it will continue until you turn the water off, but if you use less water, you will get less wet in areas you don’t need the water reaching.
How To Dry Yourself After Using A Bidet?
The bidet does a pretty efficient job at thoroughly cleaning your genital areas. If you have a dry feature on your bidet, it’s great to use it before pulling your pants back up. If you don’t have the air-dry feature, you can use toilet paper or a dedicated toilet towel to wipe up.
Keep in mind that wiping is not required. Since the bidet cleans up nicely with water, your bits will be hygiene, and you can pull your underwear up safely, especially if you use a public restroom and have no toilet paper. The thing is, you want to avoid staying wet to prevent fungal infections. Drying up is always a better option.
Many people, especially those trying to be more environmentally conscious, prefer to use towels dedicated to wiping after using a bidet in the toilet. They are a great option if you only use them and rotate the towels efficiently.
For others, toilet paper does the trick perfectly well, and you only need a small piece to pat dry your bits since it is already clean. The tissue can be thrown away after.
Bidets are designed to aim at your anal area and front genitals to thoroughly and hygienically wash them from a concentrated stream of water. It does not get you wet except in the areas it is meant to. The product is environmentally friendly and better for your bodily cleanliness and home plumbing.