Sometimes referred to as paperless toilets, bidets offer an alternative personal cleansing method. They feature a faucet with spigots that allow gentle and thorough cleansing of the genitalia, anus, and inner buttocks. Also useful for foot washing, the bidet, when found in its usual stand-alone style next to a toilet, resembles a toilet without a seat or lid.
For Your Health and the Earth's
Healthcare personnel views bidet toilets as a more sanitary way to cleanse, thus preventing infections that can occur when residue is left behind. Bidets are also useful for foot washing. In addition to the bowl style, bidets come in handheld and battery-powered versions. They can be affixed with a spray, such as is found with kitchen sinks, for greater ease in cleaning.