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@Meghan Dickey, I haven't had a separate bidet but do have Toto washlets. You should have a look. There is no big splashy mess. There are two wands (front and back) and they have gentle sprays (especially on the oscillating function). Ewater (electrolyzed water) mists and cleans the bowl after every use.

From the Toto web site:


Using the incoming water supply, a premist wets the toilet bowl surface aiding in the elimination of waste about 80 percent better than a dry bowl.


Electrolyzed water is a proven disinfectant used in food preparation and cleaning. After each use, ewater+ mists the bowl with electrolyzed water, reducing the need for harsh cleaning chemicals.

Self-Cleaning Wand

Wand is cleaned before and after every use.


The deodorizer effectively cleans the air around the toilet using powerful filters. Air is drawn in, passing through an ionized carbon filter to eliminate unpleasant odors.

So the toilets and the people using them are cleaner. Plus the seat is heated!

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I own a bidet and have had it for 25 years. We use it two to three times per week, or in between showers. I say WE because my husband uses it occasionally as well. Bidets are just as clean as your bathroom use fresh water each time... Hello, just clean the bowl with an amoniated cleaner the same as your bathroom sink. I prefer the spray up from the bottom style v. a rim spray. Unfortunately, most people do not know how to use it properly... The bowl needs to be filled with warm water before you turn on the spray, which then gently washes you... It acts like a soft "bubbler". From a femine hygiene stand point, it is marvelous. It does wonders too, if you are plagued by UTI's . Note.... Your legs and bottom "seal" the rim so you do not splash water everywhere. Remember, you straddle it like a horse... Not sit on it like a toilet. Bidet is French derivation that means small or little horse.... I understand it was started by the French Calvery after riding all day. As a professional designer, I have specified and designed in a number of bidets for our clients. Biggest issue is having a bathroom large enough to have space for the toilet and bidet. It is typical to have them side by side and require a minimum of 5'-0".

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Thanks! I was always too embarrassed to ask! Bidets were not too commonly seen as a farm child in Minnesota.


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