Healthy Living Blog

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

Americans are just now discovering the benefits of using a bidet… something the rest of the world has known for a long time! With this discovery, people in the United States are gathering the information they need to add bidets to their homes. It’s now easy to add a bidet to your b...
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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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New Year, New You - Diets That Improve Digestive Health

  New Year’s resolutions aren’t always the easiest feats to conquer. Going to the gym more, adding healthier foods into your diet, quitting smoking, reading more books - we know these things are good for us, but breaking in new habits can be difficult. With that said, the ne...
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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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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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Bidets: The Ultimate Bathroom Solution for Seniors

Seniors can benefit greatly from bidet products - restore independence and dignity to the bathroom experience. As we age, our muscle strength gradually begins to weaken, and we become much less mobile than we were in our younger years. We begin to experience physiological changes, like thinning...
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Bathroom Hygiene, Simplified: Meet the Bidet

The Evolution of Clean! #WashDontWipe For many of us in the western world, the idea of a bidet is a foreign concept—literally. Just saying the word with its silent “T” calls to mind something that may or may not be French, and suddenly you find yourself pondering whether the w...
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Hemorrhoids Happen: Why They Develop and How to Deal

It starts with itching and irritation after using the bathroom, and you’re not sure what caused it or why you have it. It could have been something you ate, or it could have been that uncomfortable toilet seat you used the other day. But no matter what caused this pain, the fact is that hem...
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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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#Wash Dont Wipe

Our bums are under attack! Over the past month, it has been nearly impossible to avoid some level of exposure to Kimberly-Clark’s most recent product launch – Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths. Backed by a massive advertising budget, the online and Twitter campaign #LetsTalkBums b...
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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 before? Well, here it goes: Brondell is clearing up the most popular misconceptions about el...
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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

Bidet toilet seats can be an effective way to prevent urinary tract infections (also known as UTIs) in women, especially when aging as hormonal changes that take place after menopause can cause bacteria to be found in the vagina which makes its way into the urethra causing infection.  Urinar...
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The #1 Best Hemorrhoids Remedy

There is no way around it… hemorrhoids causes discomfort and in many cases, pain.  Hemorrhoids present themselves in the anal rectal areas with swelling, inflammation, itching, burning, and/or bleeding.  Here is a more full description of hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids Description Vide...
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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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LumaWarm Heated Nightlight Toilet Seat

  The toilet hasn’t changed much since Thomas Crapper installed cedar toilet seats on Queen Victoria’s thirty lavatories in the 1880s. As technology in our world advances at warp speeds, the toilet has stayed shockingly cold. Sure, you can find a toilet seat inlaid with fake g...
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Washing With Water Around The World

Washing with water is common in many parts of the world.  You would be hard pressed to visit a bathroom in many countries that does not have the option of washing yourself with water after having used the toilet.  Although in most Western countries it is still viewed as normal to wipe o...
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Why You Don't Need Toilet Paper

Toilet paper as a commercial product came to life in the United States. Credited with inventing the first commercially-available toilet paper in 1857, Joseph Gayetty created aloe-infused flat sheets of paper for purchase. In 1883 the first United States patent was awarded for toilet paper and dis...
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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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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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