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Out to Dry: Dirty Business Without a Paper Trail

Posted by Steve Scheer on Nov 3rd 2020

graphic of toilet paper roll unraveling into green money bills

If you came upon this article while researching hedge fund fraud or like the Enron saga of ’01, you’re in the wrong place. If you’re looking for ways to save time, money, and resources on that one daily activity no one really likes to discuss, read on! We’re talking about wiping of course… Yes, the chore we’re all way more familiar with than anyone feels comfortable admitting to. And though advances in bidet seat technology have opened the market to quicker and cleaner sanitation solutions, setting the TP tradition in decline, most bidet users still rock the roll for one reason or another.

So what is paper’s place in the loo evolution? Many wonder, “If bidets are supposed to be the end of TP waste, how do you dry yourself after using a bidet?” As the world’s most trusted bidet innovators, we’ve dedicated some time to addressing the common myths, mysteries, and misconceptions around the role of TP and the duty of drying in a bidet-equipped world.

Advanced Bidet Seats with Warm Air Dryers

Americans use about 36.5 billion rolls of toilet paper every year. This is enough paper waste to take down about  15 million trees or a forest the size of Lake Tahoe! With eco advances in modern bidet seats, this problem could be drastically reduced with the promotion of bidet warm air dryers. Yes, you read that right! As if you needed another reason to love bidets, many models now come stocked with warm air dryers, allowing users to have a totally touch-free, paperless washing experience.

Using a warm air dryer couldn’t be easier. All you need to do for the cleanest butt on your block is take a seat, do your thing, then wash. After you’re sufficiently cleaned, you can turn on the air dryer function, usually by the touch of a remote, then let the good times blow. With a warm air dryer there’s no need for toilet paper, saving you money and saving the environment from deforestation, climate change, habitat destruction and other costly consequences of paper harvesting.

Throwing in a Bidet Towel

Though this next method isn’t for everyone, let us assure you that it is a thing and it’s been catching on for years. Okay, time to do a little mind opening exercise as we explore the pros and cons of what are commonly known as bidet towels. Bidet towels are exactly what the not-so-subtle name implies. These extra-absorbent eco cloths, about the size of hand towels, are usually woven from terry, twill, or bamboo. In many homes they hang from a hook above the bidet and are stored in a hamper after use. The concept is the same as drying off with a bath towel after a shower. They make great alternatives to toilet paper, but could potentially throw off unenlightened house guests and make for, well, interesting conversation…

To use a bidet towel, simply pop a squat, do your business, wash yourself clean, then dry off with the bidet towel before throwing it in the hamper for its own wash. We recommend a one-and-done use between washes.

A Dab of TP Will Do

Perhaps the most common solution to the problem of how to dry off after using a bidet is toilet paper. Yes, one of the chief benefits in owning a bidet is the positive impact it will have on the environment, and many people are sold on bidets from the ecological aspect alone. However, a quick pat down after your wash doesn’t mean you aren’t still doing your part and saving a substantial amount of paper and resources. Just think about what a difference one or two squares for a little post-squirt dab means versus the wads and reels used in heavy duty cleanup. And we’ve all been guilty of that…

Using toilet paper with a bidet is simple. All you need to do is sit down, do your thing, activate the wash, and dab yourself dry. A few squares and you’re good to go – minimal impact, maximum clean!

We’re Here To Help

Whichever technique you employ in the battle against damp derrieres, we guarantee you’ll save some money, resources, and be doing your part for a healthy, sustainable environment by joining the #washdontwipe revolution. We understand questions come up as old methods improve and technology advances. In the western bidet world, concerns are as common as they are diverse that’s why at Brondell we’re here to make sure your inquiries are heard and addressed, helping you walk around clean, healthy, smiling with a totally, unmistakably, thoroughly dried butt.