A bidet is a device used in a bathroom that normally has warm water jets that spray water to cleanse your private area after using the toilet.

It is more commonly used in the European and Latin American regions. A bidet is also used for persons who are experiencing menstruation, or hemorrhoids, persons who have problems with bowel movements, or have certain physical disabilities.

This article will provide you with details on how you should properly use a bidet.

Things you will need

  • The bidet
  • A towel or toilet paper


  1. If you don’t already have a bidet, purchase one and have an expert install it in a separate freestanding bidet beside your toilet fixture. Some bidets can be installed on your toilet. There are a couple of designs you can choose from for your bidet.
  2. After you use the toilet or for whatever other reason, sit on the bidet and position yourself so that the water jet hits the desired area, and then turn on the water. You can adjust the water jets to control the temperature of the water and where and how hard the water sprays according to your preference.
  3. When you have finished using the water jets, then clean your private area, whether your genitals or anus area. If no water jets are built with the bidet then you will have to use your hands. If the bidet comes equipped with an air dryer then you can utilize this as well, if not use a towel or toilet paper to dry off the area.
  4. When you are finished using the bidet, clean up the area and rinse out the bidet using low pressure. This is to ensure that the bidet remains fresh.
  5. To promote cleanliness, wash your hands with soap and water after using the bidet.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Always ensure that you wash your hands with soap after using the toilet or the bidet.
  • Never drink water from a bidet, because the water can be contaminated.
  • Do not over-tighten the fitting and the washer for the bidet.