#12 Notes for bidet-toilet seat

2022 . 06 . 05

Now, let’s take a time to think together about the bidet-toilet seat that is installed in most our western-style toilets!

Around the buttocks and, in women, at the entrance and inside the vagina, live fungi that serve a variety of purposes.

The right thing in the right place.
The mechanism is a close to perfect miracle.

Since many pathogenic microorganisms cannot survive in an acidic environment, the vagina is kept acidic by lactic-acid bacilli.

However, the power of resistance, the right number and the right thing in the right place may decrease, and inflammation around the anus, vaginitis, urethritis or cystitis may develop.

There are many causes, but one of which I suspect includes frequent use of bidets.

The water comes from the bidet is tap water.
Japanese tap water contains chlorine, and it is quite highly concentrated.

Chlorine is a strong disinfectant and has been pointed out as a carcinogen, but even if you use a water filter for drinking water and take other precautions

You are not very aware of chlorine that is absorbed percutaneously.

It is said that 99% of the chlorine we take into our bodies comes from transdermal absorption.

Anything that enters through our mouth has a chance to detoxify through the liver, but anything that enters through transdermal absorption immediately enters the bloodstream and has a much greater impact than one might imagine.

And the place that the bidet hits (genital) is noted to be 42 times more transdermal than the inside of the arm if the inside of the arm is 1!

The mucous membranes of our anus and vagina may have absorbed chlorine and other chemicals in tap water at a very high rate.

Now what do we do!!
We can reduce our risk with a few ingenuity.

Chlorine is added to tap water that comes out of bidets, but it is well known that when it reacts with organic matter in water pipes, it produces a carcinogen called trihalomethane.

The higher the temperature, the more trihalomethanes are produced.


When using a bidet, shift it slightly so that it does not hit the mucous membranes directly.

Make it in lower water pressure.
Make it in lower water temperature, preferably turn off warm water!

Do not scratch mucous membranes by rubbing with toilet paper.(The chemicals are more easily absorbed)

Then in the tank of water, submerge something that can remove chlorine, such as charcoal to adsorb chlorine.

In addition, let’s prepare your body for a good defecation that doesn’t require much of a bidet! lol

If you know any other good ways, please let me know!

Prevention of disease onset is not something special, but something that is very familiar in our daily lives.

Why not have fun and try to make the bidet comfortable to use.

Author ; Mayumi Inoue