How To Dry Your Bum After Using A Bidet? The Bottom Line

So you took the plunge and bought a bidet. Using a bidet can help save money, time, and your tushy but it can be a little confusing if you haven’t owned or used one before. 

There are so many questions regarding the proper way to use a bidet but the biggest question may be “Now what?”. How can you dry off after using a bidet? Here are a few different ways to tackle how to dry your bum.

Bidet With Dryer Function

Some newer and nicer bidet models may come with their own dryer feature. 

This seems like a luxury feature, but it can also be seen as very necessary. The more hands off the process is, the more likely you are to use the bidet. And then comes the peace of mind knowing that your hands don’t have any extra germs on them. Or anywhere else for that matter. Of course, either way you are washing your hands after going to the toilet so it may be a non issue for some and they just enjoy the dry process.

This method may not be 100% effective though and can take a little longer. 

Instead of quickly drying the area, you may be unpleasantly surprised by dampness in your sensitive areas and will need to sit there for a few minutes. This feature is getting more effective as time goes on but it will not be a quick fix. If you are pressed for time, skip using the drying feature.

The drying process can be quite comfortable, however, as the warm air feels good. Sure, it adds some time to your daily ablutions, so to speak, but the time is spent in a luxurious moment of peace as your rear end is being pampered by a warm breeze. 

The Woodbridge Smart Bidet toilet bidet combo shown below is the bidet with dryer function that I highly recommend. It has a lot of other features that make it ideal, but the powerful dryer function can be adjusted for the perfect temperature for your tastes.  

WOODBRIDGE B-0960S B0960S Smart Bidet seat Toilet with Integrated Dual Flush with Remote Control, White
  • ✅ [TOTALLY HYGIENIC]: Posterior wash, Feminine wash, Pulsating wash,...
  • ✅ [AUTOMATIC FLUSH]: the seat will activate the self-cleaning bidet/spray...
  • ✅ [AUTO OPEN AND CLOSED]: Smart toilet features begin as you approach the...
  • ✅ [AIR PURIFICATION]: The deodorizer effectively cleans the air around...
  • ✅ [HIGH EFFICIENCY FLUSH] Quiet and powerful Siphonic 1.6 GPF/1.0 GPF...
family cloth toilet paper alternative

Cloth Towel

One of the most eco-friendly options for drying after using a bidet would be to use a clean towel. You can keep a stack of clean, dry washcloths by the toilet and pat dry after each use. Just put the dirty towel in a hamper after using and then wash them when it’s time to do laundry. 

They will not be that dirty after use since the bidet will do all the cleaning prior to use. A soft washcloth or towel will probably be the most comfortable way to dry off and will be highly efficient.

rolls of toilet paper

Toilet Paper or Paper Towel

This method is very similar to using a regular towel but is the most wasteful way to dry on this list. It will quickly and effectively dry the area but you may need to use a good bit of toilet paper or paper towels to achieve complete dryness. 

Failure to do so will result in the paper getting damp and ripping or tearing while in use. People who use this method often report having toilet paper stuck to them afterward.

There is a trend toward going toilet paper free and one of the biggest benefits of using a bidet is the fact that you don’t need to use toilet paper. So, drying with toilet paper after using the bidet defeats the purpose.

Air Drying

If you have a lot of time on your hands and no other way to dry, you could always just air dry. This is not the most effective dry method but it is super eco-friendly since there is no waste associated with just sitting there. It is doubtful you will be able to totally dry while waiting, so you will probably be a little damp pulling your clothes up.

Bottom Line

You can use any of the methods listed above to dry off after using the bidet. Some are more effective than others and some may suit your lifestyle more than others. There’s not really a wrong way to dry off after using a bidet, so long as it is sanitary and considerate to others. Whatever works for you and meets your needs is the best option.

Of course, my recommendation is to use a bidet with an air dryer function. If you haven’t bought your bidet yet and wanted some answers before your purchase, then this should be high on the list of advantages.

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