By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© December 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Definition. A bidet (pronounced biday) is a device that sprays water upward while one sits on a toilet seat. The spray is aimed at your private parts in such a way that it cleans your bottom thoroughly and quickly. Bidets are used more in Europe than in America or elsewhere, but are gaining popularity as more people discover their benefits.
Types of bidets. The traditional bidet is a separate toilet that sits next to your regular toilet. However, due to cost and space limitations, today some toilets have a bidet sprayer in them.
A much less costly arrangement is to buy an attachment for a regular toilet that turns any toilet into a bidet. These come with a single or with two spray nozzles.
BENEFITS OF A BIDET
1. Very clean. It cleans your bottom quickly and more thoroughly than toilet paper, once you get used to using it.
2. Fast. It cleans your bottom quickly.
3. A way to wash easily. One can also use the bidet to wash your anal and genital area quickly without having to take a complete shower. This can be useful after a coffee enema, for example, and at other times. It is easy to wet the area, then rub some soap on the area, and then rinse everything off with the bidet.
4. Laxative. Directing water at the anal area with a bidet has a laxative effect. The water must enter the rectum a little. It is somewhat similar to doing a mild water enema.
This is excellent if you are ready to do a coffee enema, for example, but have not had a bowel movement and you want to clean out the rectum before your coffee enema.
5. Saves money and saves the environment by conserving toilet paper. Using a bidet will save some money on toilet paper. This will easily pay for a simple bidet toilet attachment (about $50.00 USD).
6. Help the septic system or city sewage system. Less toilet paper entering the sewage system or your septic tank is another benefit of using a bidet.
7. Good for disabled people. It is excellent for those who are disabled, or for some other reason may have trouble using toilet paper. All cleaning of your bottom is done while you remain sitting down, which is more comfortable.
8. Can be used as a simple, but powerful detoxification therapy. This is explained below.
THE BIDET AS THERAPY
Any bidet can be used as a detoxification therapy and development therapy. It works very well and will speed up development greatly!
First, buy a bidet toilet attachment that has two sprayers. They may call this a double sprayer bidet. You will find that one of the sprayers works better for this therapy than the other. You donÕt need an otherwise fancy bidet. The ones with double sprayers cost about $30-60.00 US dollars in America.
The procedure. Any time you sit down on the toilet seat, aim your body and the sprayer so that water is sprayed into the anal opening. It will move up into the rectum a short way, and then it falls back out.
Do this procedure for about 2 minutes per session, and repeat it up to every 3-4 hours. After the session, just use a little toilet paper to dry the area before getting dressed.
This effectively cleans the area very well, similar to doing a small water enema. Doing this a number of times per day causes significant detoxification. The body becomes trained to move toxins into the rectum where the spray from the bidet can reach them and clean them out. Often you will feel it when you release these toxins.
Why it works. This method is quite powerful because it brings into play a number of healing modalities:
1. Mechanical cleansing of the rectum.
2. Reflexology because the water strikes the outer anal sphincter, which has a reflex system. For example, the anal ring has strong reflexes to the kidneys, another detoxification organ. Often, when doing this therapy, one may feel slight stimulation of the kidneys.
3. A thermal effect because cold water striking the body has this effect. This tends to bring more blood to the area, with an excellent healing effect.
4. A down energy effect. Using a bidet brings a personÕs attention downward to the lower part of the trunk, similar to doing the Pushing Down Exercise.
5. Lymphatic stimulation. This area of the body is rich in lymphatic vessels.
6. Helps open the lower part of the central channels. The Central Channels or Conception Vessel in acupuncture are the major energy meridians of the body that run vertically from head to the pelvic area. Openning the central channels is very helpful for oneÕs health.
Cautions. This method of detoxification so far is very safe, although one could get an infection if oneÕs toilet water is contaminated with bacteria, viri or parasites.
Also, for the method to work, you must have sufficient water pressure in your home. If the water pressure is very low, water may not be able to get through the outer anal sphincter to enter the rectum.
If your toilet water is very cold, you will have a cold bottom from this method, but it is a small area and does not cause the whole body to be cold.
This method also wastes a little water, but not that much.
A very powerful combination is to do a Genital Bath each time that you do a bidet detox session. The genital bath is one of the most powerful hydrotherapy methods.
CAUTIONS WITH BIDETS
BidetÕs have the following possible problems:
1. Bacterial contamination. If your tap water is contaminated with bacteria or parasites, you could contract an infection from using a bidet. So be sure the tap water supply is clean if you want to use a bidet. Some more expensive bidets include a filter to remove some bacteria from the water.
2. Cold water. Most bidets spray cold water on your bottom. It is very little water and few people complain about it. In fact, it feels refreshing. It is possible to buy a more expensive bidet toilet attachment that sprays warm water.
3. A wet bottom. Most bidets leave your bottom wet. Two squares of toilet paper will quickly dry the bottom before dressing. More costly bidet toilet attachments come with a blow dryer to solve this problem.
4. Perhaps a little more difficult to clean your toilet. The simple, unheated bidet toilet attachment with a fixed spray head projects into the toilet bowl a little. This gets in the way, to a degree, when you are cleaning the toilet.
Cleaning the toilet is not a problem at all if you buy:
a) a bidet toilet attachment that has a hand-held sprayer.
b) a fancier heated bidet toilet seat.
c) a completely separate bidet toilet.
5. Not a douche. The position of the spray jets are fixed on most bidets. They will not spray into a womanÕs vagina so it cannot be used as a douche.
However, you can buy a bidet toilet attachment that has a hand-held sprayer. These can easily be used for both cleaning the anal area, and as a douche.
The type with a fixed sprayer head is a little easier to use for cleaning the rectal area.
WHICH UNIT IS BEST?
Bidets come in the following configurations:
1. Hand-held cold spray. This is just a flexible hose that connects to the toilet water supply. At the end of the hose is a sprayer with an on-off control. You move the spray head where you want it to go.
This type of bidet is less convenient because one needs to hold it to use it. However, women may like it better because it works also for douching. These cost about $20-40.00 USD.
2. Fixed cold spray units. This type is non-electric, attaches to the toilet seat easily, and has a fixed sprayer that sprays your bottom. You can vary the intensity of the spray. Some have a single sprayer unit, and some have two sprayers – one for the front and one for the back. They cost about $25-60. USD. Good brands are Luxe and Bio Bidet Elite.
3. Heated bidet toilet seats. These are much fancier units that cost several hundred dollars. It is an entire replacement toilet seat for your standard toilet that usually contains:
a) a tiny electric water heater (which must be plugged into the wall).
b) perhaps a filter to remove bacteria from the water.
c) perhaps a heated toilet seat.
d) perhaps a small blow dryer to dry your bottom when you are finished using the bidet.
4. An entirely separate bidet toilet. This looks just like to a regular toilet without the tank. Some homes have them sitting next to their regular toilet. The bidet has an on-off control and the sprayer unit is usually fixed and set into the ceramic of the bidet toilet bowl. These cost several hundred dollars or more, and require their own tap water supply and drain pipe.
Simpler models just use cold water. Fancier ones might contain the amenities found in the bidet toilet seats (#3 above).
All of these can work well. Which you buy depends on how much space you have, how much you want to spend, and which features you prefer.