A Year With My Bidet: What a Blast!


bidetI’m not the first to mention that March 2021 marks the 1 year anniversary of our pandemic life. This month, many of us have Facebook memories popping up highlighting our naïvety around COVID-19, and how dramatically our lives would soon change. And gosh did they change! And for only slightly longer than the 2 weeks we were initially told. 

Anyways, we all have our stories. We have our battle wounds. We have our emotions. We have our reckonings. We have our new hobbies and lost relationships. But one thing I do not regret at all is…

Getting sprayed in the face by a bidet this time last year.

It was one of the best decisions I made that has impacted our daily lives, because we are keeping it reg-u-lar in the Ross household (if you know what I mean).

Now, I will admit properly installing the device and then proceeding to get sprayed in the face, not once but twice, encapsulates most of the learning curve of owning a bidet. However, we did need to acclimate to the chilly water temperature, but that was easy since we are hearty Minnesotans, after all. 

I will say, one new behavior I have adapted is a little bidet dance while rinsing my nether regions. When my son barges in on me in the bathroom, he will giggle and say “Mama, you dancing?” while I remain seated, spraying refreshing water, and moving my body in a slightly circular motion to get all the goodies. (Is this too much information? Well you’re the one reading about my bidet experience so…)

I also noticed that because we use this device regularly, it no longer phases us unless duty calls when we’re out and about in a public place. It is then, the harsh reality that the luxuries I have grown deeply accustomed to are indeed lacking within these facilities, and I find myself thinking, “What? Am I an animal?” as I proceed to wipe.

But how does one clean the toilet with a bidet attachment? Let me explain. The contraption has a setting for self-cleaning which is sufficient for the nozzle. When cleaning the toilet bowl, I proceed as normal. The only thing I really have to spend extra time on is dusting the dials on the side. 

We haven’t yet had the privilege of having company over, but I imagine myself eagerly waiting outside the bathroom door, in a non-creepy way, excited to hear our friends’ and families’ review of their bidet experience. This of course is just one of the many things I am looking forward to in a post-COVID-19 life. 

Did you end up buying one? What are your thoughts? Are you now thinking of getting one? Dooooooo it!

Some may call me a bidet influencer, and I will wear that crown with pride. So this is me inviting you to join us worldly bidet users, “Come on in, the water is fine!”

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Erica was raised in Stillwater, MN and never thought she would leave the Twin Cities area. However, this extroverted librarian was on the hunt for a new challenge. At the end of 2018, she convinced her high school sweetheart, their two-year old son Milo, and their three cats to move to Rochester. She has been having a wonderful time exploring the area and later sharing her treasured finds with loved ones. In her spare time, Erica is constantly binging audiobooks and podcasts, wrangling her toddler, working on sassy embroidery and trying out new recipes (but dreads the clean-up). She has decided her new life’s goal is to convince friends and family, one by one, to move to the charming city of Rochester. Follow Erica on Instagram @ericarossmn