Ask anyone who’s ever suffered from hemorrhoids and you’re bound to get pretty consistent responses: uncomfortable, embarrassing, painful and even debilitating. However, one word that will probably be missing from the description is “common.” According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, or NIDDK for short, an astounding 75% of Americans over the age of 45 have hemorrhoids.
Now that we know that hemorrhoids are common, what exactly are they? Hemorrhoids are a condition that occurs when veins around the anus or just inside the anus become distended and inflamed. The symptoms – while not usually dangerous – can be extremely irritating. These include: itching, rectal bleeding and even severe pain. Most often hemorrhoids are noticed as bright red streaks on toilet paper but blood can also be found on the stool, underwear or even in the toilet bowl.
Common causes of hemorrhoids are prolonged sitting, straining at the stool, stress, constipation and irritants in the diet. They are also common during pregnancy due to the pressure from the fetus in the abdomen and the hormonal changes that cause blood vessels to enlarge. Obesity, chronic diarrhea and anal intercourse can also lead to hemorrhoids. If you or a loved one is dealing with hemorrhoids there’s good news: most hemorrhoids disappear on their own after a few days. However, there are others can persist becoming hard and painful and even require surgery!
There are a number of conventional therapies for hemorrhoids. Many of these are well known such as dietary changes and over-the-counter remedies such stool softener and others. Dr. Andrew Weil, the renowned Harvard doctor and alternative therapy evangelist, offers a number of non-traditional therapies including: taking triphala supplements, a combination of three bowel tonifying herbs from the Ayurvedic tradition, applying aloe vera gel to the afflicted are and sitz baths. Sitz baths are when one sits in a bathtub with enough warm water to cover the anal area for fifteen minutes several times a day. While sitz baths may be a recommended and effective treatment for hemorrhoids, it may not be feasible or efficient for people without bathtubs or even time to perform several times a day.
We here at Superior Bidet also agree with Dr. Weil about the healing effects of water for the treatment and soothing effects on hemorrhoids. However, we have an effective, low-cost way to use water to treat hemorrhoids: the attachable bidet. For less than $80 and 20 minutes of your time, you can purchase and install any of our Superior Bidet models. Whether you decide to use the stream of water to wash after a bowel movement or only to soothe pain and discomfort from hemorrhoids, we are sure you will love our bidets. So sure in fact that we offer our customers a no non-sense money back guarantee on all of our products. Not satisfied with your Superior Bidet? Just send us the product back and get a 100% refund (less shipping). It’s that easy, it’s that simple. So, go ahead: give Superior Bidet a try and get ready to experience the cleanliness and comfort that only pure water can provide.
An interesting thing happens when you type “how to properly wipe” into the Google search bar. It is followed by the words “after pooping.” You would think that this would be something most people would already know how to do. However, we think this reflects a more common problem than most people care to admit. Further still, we think the problem is not with the user but with the tool. That is, cleaning oneself with toilet paper is neither hygienic nor effective.
Not only is proper toilet wiping a common Google search item, but many lifestyle publications are tackling the topic as well. While some of these articles are humorous (after all, it is potty humor!), they also address the real problem many people face when trying to clean themselves effectively.
So, maybe the question shouldn’t be: how does one properly wipe after going to the bathroom? Perhaps the real question is: how can you feel “shower-clean” after going to the bathroom? The answer is simple: use water! For less than $100 and 15 minutes of your time, you can install one of our Superior Bidet attachments and use the gentle cleaning action of water to completely transform your daily toilet hygiene. Once you use our product once, we are 100% convinced you will never go back to wiping! We’re so sure of this that if you purchase one of our models and are not 100% satisfied, you can return your bidet for a full refund – no questions asked! So join the “never-wipe-again” revolution and experience the clean that only a Superior Bidet can deliver!
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We’ve Been Living in the Dark Ages! – How America Needs to Ditch Paper for Water for its Toilet Hygiene Needs
We are living in interesting times. The pace of technological innovation has increased dramatically and the adoption of new technologies has had a positive impact not only our life expectancy, but on the quality of our lives as well. In only the last hundred years, at least 90% of American homes adopted stoves, electricity, cars, fridges, clothes washers, air-conditioning, color TV, microwaves, and cell phones, to name a few. One place where innovation has been largely absent has been in our bathrooms, especially when it comes to our toilet hygiene.
Since antiquity, humans have been using all kinds of items and methods to clean themselves. In 1857 a New York entrepreneur by the name of Joseph Gayetty invented the predecessor to the toilet paper: aloe-infused sheets of manila hemp dispensed from Kleenex-like boxes. Unfortunately for Gayetty, consumers were slow to adopt the product and soon became accustomed to wiping with the Sears Roebuck catalog – that is until the catalog began to be printed on glossy paper. Ouch! It wasn’t until 1890 that two brothers by the names of Clarence and E. Irvin Scott popularized the toilet paper roll and it became a mainstay of American toilet hygiene. In other words, we have been cleaning ourselves in a similar manner for over 125 years! We ditched the horse-and-buggy for the automobile around that time. We should do the same with toilet paper!
The perfect replacement for toilet paper is the attachable bidet. Bidets use an adjustable stream of water instead of paper to clean the nether regions. Imagine feeling “shower-clean” after every trip to the bathroom! For less than $100 and 15 minutes of your time, you can install one of our Superior Bidet attachments and completely transform your daily toilet hygiene. Once you use our product once, we are 100% convinced you will never go back to wiping! We’re so sure of this that if you purchase one of our models and are not 100% satisfied, you can return your bidet for a full refund – no questions asked! So get out of the Dark Ages and experience the clean that only a Superior Bidet can deliver!
1-Thompson, Derek. ” The 100-Year March of Technology in 1 Graph.” The Atlantic Mag. , 7 Apr. 2012. Web. 18 May 2016.
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Crocodile Dundee is one of the most loved and successful movies of the 1980’s. One of the main plot lines of the story relates to how Mick, the main character and Australian “cowboy” of the Outback, encounters and ultimately adjusts to the “strange conventions of civilization.” In the clip above, Mick encounters a bidet for the first time in the bathroom of the fancy Plaza Hotel in New York. This hilarious scene, where Mick tinkers with the device while his companion Sue awkwardly attempts to explain to him what a bidet is, highlights two main issues with bidets in America: lack of familiarity with the product and a generalized discomfort with talking openly about matters relating to toilet hygiene.
Although the scene above occurs in New York City, with the exception of very high-end hotels, bidet or bidet toilet attachments are largely absent from most American bathrooms. This runs contrary to many countries, particularly in Asia, Europe and South America, where people are have embraced and highly reliant on bidets for toilet hygiene. Researchers have attempted to understand this phenomenon including Harvey Molotch, a New York University professor of social cultural analysis and the author of the 2003 book “Where Stuff Comes From: How Toasters, Toilets, Cars, Computers and Many Other Things Come to Be as They Are.” His contention is that the American public’s rejection of the bidet is related to its association with sexuality.
The bidet, which was invented by French furniture makers in the early 18th century, was rejected by Victorian English consumers, who deemed the imports as tainted with hedonism and sexuality. According to Professor Molotch, that sentiment traveled to America, where incidences such as public protests over installation of bidets in upscale hotels in Manhattan, demonstrated the American public’s moral uneasiness with the device. That sentiment was only reinforced during World War II, when American soldiers encountered bidets in European brothels, perpetuating the idea that bidets where associated with immorality.
This view however seems to be slowly changing as Americans travel more, immigration exposes Americans to new customs and issues of sexuality are discussed more in the mainstream media. This appears to be making Americans more comfortable with bidets. The National Kitchen and Bath Association kept statistics on bidets for the first time in 2006, and according to Ed Pell, the group’s manager of market research, of the 5.3 million bathrooms built in the United States that year, more than 650,000 included one. Ultimately, the proof is in the pudding: almost without fail, most people who give bidets/bidet attachments a try become hooked for life; many of them even become fanatical. My favorite reaction to an American bidet user comes from David Sax, a writer for online publication Good, where he waxes poetically on his devotion to the bidet:
“I am a fan of the bidet toilet seat. No, wait, not a fan. That’s too mild a term. I have been a fanatical, unquestioning devotee of the bidet toilet seat since the first time I used one in a hotel in Japan. It is my water closet’s personal messiah, the pinnacle of my morning constitutional. I have lived two lives: the itchy wilderness before my bidet toilet seat and the garden of delights that followed. When I am on vacation without it, I feel cast back into the desert, with nothing to clean myself with but squares of paper. In those moments, I feel no better than a filthy savage.”
So, what are you waiting for? Join the bidet revolution and feel the cleanest you’ve ever felt in your life!
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The Bidet is an excellent ally in daily personal hygiene for people of all ages and walks of life. Most bathrooms do not have standalone bidets however there are toilet attachable bidets which offer the same benefits for a fraction of the price. Installation is straightforward and does not require specialized knowledge or tools. Your attachable bidet can be fully operational and ready for use in under 20 minutes.
Never does a bidet provide more relief or cleanliness than during pregnancy. Bidets thoroughly cleanse body parts associated with urination and defecation. Many women also develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy, which can cause painful discomfort due to the enlargement of the perineum. With the ability to control water pressure and temperature, pregnant women can adjust the bidet to provide the most soothing, comfortable experience possible.
During the later stages of pregnancy, as the womb expands, it becomes increasingly difficult to twist and flex in order to wipe following a bowel movement. Attachable bidets eliminate the need to maneuver as the positioning of the nozzle easily targets the affected area removing any fecal matter all while sitting in a normal, confortable position on the toilet. Additionally, bidets with dual nozzles such as Superior Bidet’s Supreme model easily remove excess vaginal discharge and urine with the turn of a dial.
The bidet’s usefulness does not end during pregnancy, as its benefits continue into postpartum. Bleeding and discharge commonly experienced during recovery can effectively be cleaned through daily bidet use. The genital region, which can become tender after delivery either through natural or cesarean births, can be relieved by the gentle washing action of the bidet. Bidets can also eliminate the need for paper products that can contribute to even more inflammation and pain. From pregnancy through motherhood, bidets offer sanitary and therapeutic benefits unmatched by any other product available to expecting and new mothers.