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  1. Tammy
    April 27, 2018 @ 9:57 pm

    This is a subject I have wondered about for a long time, being from the south where we don’t really have bidets. I commend you on your creative content and thank you for being bold and brave enough to tackle it.

    Not sure I’d want to have one in my home as grandchildren might decide to have some creative play time in the new “tiny pool” … you just never know what they will come up with these days.



  2. kmv
    April 29, 2018 @ 12:14 am

    Thanks for the tips on how to dry off after using a bidet. We are getting ready to purchase a couple of portable bidet…and to be honest, we were not sure what happens after you clean everything up.

    It seems like a paper towel (not toilet paper) would be best, as it doesn’t fall apart when wet. Which got me wondering…is there any brand of toilet paper that is strong like a paper towel?

    My only concern with using two ply heavy duty tp is that we have a septic system…and too much of this stuff can cause problems. But then again, since you are just drying off, the paper towels or tp could just be tossed in the waste bin.

    Anyway, thanks for the helpful article!


    • Advance My House
      May 2, 2018 @ 2:31 am

      Hi, guys,

      We recommend using a specific towel strictly for drying or a good brand paper towel after using the bidet.

      Toilet paper brands which you can consider getting are Charmin Ultra Strong, Cottonelle Ultra ComfortCare or the Scott 1000. These are the strongest we see on the market.

      You shouldn’t have a problem with clogging your septic tank, just as long as you are using small quantities of TP, and of course, you could simply pat dry and dispose in a lined bathroom trash can.

      All the best as you get your new bidets.


  3. Wendy
    April 30, 2018 @ 10:18 pm

    Thank goodness you explained how to use a bidet. I think I would be totally lost. Boy, it sure seems like a lot of work just to go to the bathroom but just like anything else, I think people would get used to it. It does seem a bit intimidating though.


  4. Derek Marshall
    May 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm


    Talking of Bidets which are actually quite common in Europe but not the UK. I was, when I immigrated to Asia confused in regards to the spray bidet more commonly known amongst expats as the bum gun..

    ..I actually thought the darn thing was for washing my feet, while a friend thought it was for cleaning the floor…

    I do actually prefer bidet now, much cleaner!


    • Advance My House
      May 9, 2018 @ 7:20 am

      That’s hilarious, Derek! LOL…

      In-fact, many people (especially in the western world) do get confused because they are not sure what bidet toilet seat really are.

      Well the good news is that we have provided a great explanation here. It’s a highly recommended read for you & anyone else who wants to know what a bidet toilet seat really is.

      Thanks for dropping by to leave your comment.


  5. spargop
    May 8, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

    Very good article and the first I’ve seen on the use of a bidet. I think they are a more hygienic way of going about things than the toilet paper method we seem so fond of in the west.
    An Asian chap once told me of his bemusement at our use of toilet paper in the west – ‘if you had chocolate around your mouth you’d wash it off, not smear it all over your face with paper’ – was his view, I think he had a point.
    The Japanese style automated toilets seem very good, have you encountered these? Heated seats I believe! Luxury!


  6. Tucker
    May 11, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

    Hi Jason!

    What a great topic for an article!! While I’ve never personally used a bidet (though I’ve been curious as to how exactly to do so properly) I’ve never even thought about drying methods once you are clean.

    I’ll admit that I had the same misconception that you mention in regards to a bidet leaving things a bit of a mess down there. But now I know more and feel more prepared for my next trip to Europe or Asia.



    • Advance My House
      May 15, 2018 @ 5:15 pm

      Hey Tucker. 

      It’s great to know that you have learned something valuable from the article.  Feel free to browse the site for more helpful advice. 



  7. Ha
    May 13, 2018 @ 11:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing how to dry after using a Bidet. Very neat and would be a great value to add to a remodeled bathroom. It’ll come in handy.

    I wonder if it is common or necessary to add a drain near the toilet as well for draining excess water from the bidet?


  8. Raoul
    May 12, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

    “Dry up”??? Don’t you think that “dry” by itself is good enough? What about “dry off,” “dry out,” “dry through,” “dry forward,” “dry back,” “dry forth,” or “dry down”?? Don’t be redundant. You don’t have to add meaningless, unnecessary words. Maybe you’re paid by the word.


    • Advance My House
      May 15, 2019 @ 5:36 am

      Hi Raoul,

      I see your point here and we have made some changes.

      Thanks for your contribution which helps us to improve.

      Kindest regards.


    • Katy
      November 22, 2019 @ 9:02 pm

      Raoul, how does the choice of wording hurt you? Seems a weird thing to get worked up over.


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