Healthy Living Blog

What Does Bidet Mean? It Means Amazing!

What Does Bidet Mean? It Means Amazing!  “A bathroom fixture used especially for bathing the external genitals and the anal region,” is how the good folks at Webster define bidet. See also: fresh, invigorating, hygienic, a bathroom experience you won’t soon forget. In re...
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Are Bidets for Men, Women, Everyone? Yes, Yes, and Yes!

Are Bidets for Men, Women, Everyone? Yes, Yes, and Yes! Bidets are the most hygienic, energizing, and ecofriendly post-soil clean for everyone, but, like so many things in life, one bidet may not fit all. Washing experiences vary across lines of gender, culture – even different life stag...
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How to Use a Hand Held Bidet Sprayer

How to Use a Hand Held Bidet Sprayer A hand-held bidet is one of the most basic types of bidets, but using these little “bum guns” can be confusing for the uninitiated. Even if you’re familiar with bidet seats or attachments, you might not know how to use a bidet sprayer. Thi...
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How to Install a Hand-Held Bidet Sprayer

How to Install a Hand-Held Bidet Sprayer Many people choose bidet sprayers because they are so simple to install. You’re just adding a valve to the water connection under your toilet! This diverts clean water before it reaches the toilet and sends it to the flexible bidet hose and bidet ...
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What are Bidets and Bidet Toilet Seats?

  What are Bidets and Bidet Toilet Seats? Some people mistake bidets for awkward sinks, drinking fountains, second toilets, or unusual urinals. Others think bidets are used for washing their feet or even keeping their drinks on ice (shower beer, anyone?). Maybe you’ve heard stories ...
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How Do You Use a Bidet Toilet Seat?

  How Do You Use a Bidet Toilet Seat? We’re here to answer the questions you’re too shy to ask! As bidet toilet seats continue to make their way into American homes, you may soon find yourself in someone’s bathroom wondering, “how do you use a bidet toilet seat?&rdq...
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How Do You Use A Bidet?

As the bidet gains popularity in the United States, many Americans find themselves discreetly asking, “how do you use a bidet?” Whether you’re currently trying one for the first time or just planning for future bidet encounters, we’re here to give you answers. What is a...
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How to Install a Bidet Toilet Seat

How to Install a Bidet Toilet Seat In this land of Do-It-Yourselfers, Americans want to know how to install a bidet by themselves. The truth is, if you have no plumbing experience, you simply cannot install a freestanding bidet – but you can install a bidet toilet seat! Think about it: t...
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Bid-hey Girl, Hey - Six Ways Bidets Benefit Women

“Bid-heyyy, girl, hey!” Have we got your attention? We hope so, because we have some great news for you - did you know that bidets are a great resource for helping women feel so fresh and so clean “under there?” While bidets are for everyone, today we are going to disc...
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Brondell Home Improvement Holiday Gift Guide

  While there are many wonderful things about the holiday season, holiday shopping always seems to be at the bottom of everyone’s list. We’re not surprised. What’s more stressful than running around during the holiday season, trying to take care of last minute holiday s...
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"I'm A First-Time Bidet User - What Should I Buy?"

Quiz: What do you do after you “go”? A: Wash B: Wipe If your answer was A - great job! You are already the king or queen of your porcelain throne!  If your answer was B - you failed the quiz (for now), but it’s okay. We’re here to help you gain control of your por...
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Introducing the Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Seat: Our Top Five New Features!

Introducing the Swash 1400 Luxury Bidet Seat:Our Top Five New Features! It’s been over six years since the Swash 1000, the last generation of our award-winning line of electronic bidet toilet seats, was released. During that time, Brondell has been compiling suggestions and reviews to furt...
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Homes in Japan have a bidet. Why don’t you?

Over 100 Million of these have been sold worldwideand nearly 80% of all homes in Japan have one.    What is it?  It’s a bidet toilet seat! Japan has proven to be an early adoption culture of consumer technology.  Japan was the first mobile phone culture, Japanese comp...
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World Toilet Day: Bringing Awareness To The Global Sanitation Problem

Here in the U.S., we’re lucky enough to have access to a variety of toilet systems for our homes, including safe and clean restrooms, sanitation systems that effectively dispose of and treat wastewater, and even environmentally-friendly composting toilets, but many places in the world are...
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The Gift He's Always Wanted: A Bidet for Father’s Day

Let’s get right to the point here- backside hygiene isn’t something many of us guys like to talk about, though it’s always in the back of our minds. As any guy will tell you, a clean rear end equals confidence, and when you feel clean, there’s just no stopping you. But w...
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All Moms Want for Mother’s Day is to Pee in Peace

Before Children, women often don’t think about the time they spend behind the closed doors of a bathroom. They simply understand it as nature intended. It’s only After Children that you begin to view your bathroom habits as a privilege rather than a right. When you have a n...
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Clearing Up the Top 10 Misconceptions about Bidets

    “Bidets are weird”, “Why do I want cold water shooting up my butt?”, “I thought bidets were just for women.” Have these thoughts ever crossed your mind? Well, here it goes: Brondell is clearing up the most popular misconceptions about electroni...
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What Is A Bidet Attachment?

Bidet attachments have grown in popularity over recent years as they are both affordable and versatile. With an easy do-it-yourself install, bidet attachments fit nearly all toilets. No need for additional plumbing or electrical and no need to replace your toilet seat. Bidet attachments install b...
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Bidet Seats In America

Bidet Seats first gained wide acceptance in Japan, where according to the government, over 72% of all homes have one of these seats. Although bidet seats were introduced in Japan in the 1980’s, here in America many are just beginning to discover what a bidet seat is. Different tha...
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Prevent Urinary Tract Infections with a Bidet Toilet Seat

Prevent Urinary Tract Infections with a Bidet Toilet Seat Urinary tract infections are never fun. Because fecal matter is responsible for so many UTIs, maybe it’s time to look at how we’re cleaning ourselves after using the bathroom. Smearing bacteria around with dry paper doe...
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Remodeling For Retirement and Beyond – a baby boomer trend

It’s official, Baby Boomers are retiring. According to PEW Research Center Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 Boomers a day. This avalanche of retirees will continue for the next 19 years. The most active and fiercely independent generation is entering their golden years and they...
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Fall 2012: The Eco-Friendly Bath Trend

It seems like everyone wants to be environmentally friendly these days.  Recycling is up and oil consumption is down, but the bathroom should not be overlooked in this green revolution.  Every little bit counts and there is a lot you can do with your bathroom to save the environment bot...
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What is a bidet?

The bidet was invented by the French.  The first known use of the word is 1766 and translated it means pony.  The name is derived from the way in which the user would have to straddle the wash basin, as in riding a horse. The traditional bidet is a separate fixture, usually made of p...
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Summer 2012: iBathroom | Technology for the Ensuite

The bathroom has overtaken the kitchen as the top remodel priority for US households.  How are homeowners transforming their dull functional bathrooms into private enclaves?  With the technology of course.  Along with their iPhone, iPod & iPad they are creating the iBathroom.&n...
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Bathroom Trends: It’s All About the Experience

Now that 2012 is well underway, it’s a great time to check out what trends are shaping the home for 2012.   Much has been said about furniture and color, but the one consistent theme across many trend lists is the “experience” factor.  Here are a few ways  to...
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The Spa Bathroom Trend

The bathroom is the most private room to retreat to in any home, and homeowners are allocating remodel budgets to prove it.  One of the hottest trends currently is the spa bathroom.  Remodel projects are sacrificing spare closets, and in some cases spare bedrooms, to the spa bathroom.&n...
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