Do you need a bidet seat? Well, that’s a matter of very personal choice. But since the early days of the pandemic, when toilet paper was often hard to come by, more people are answering yes.
A bidet seat replaces your existing toilet seat, attaching to the bowl. It draws water from the toilet’s supply line and electricity from a nearby outlet. With the press of a button on a remote, a wand extends beneath you and trains a stream of water powered by an electric pump to clean your underparts. Some bidet seats have fancy options, such as seat heaters.
There is also a more bare-bones bidet option—a bidet attachment. It simply mounts between the ring of your existing toilet seat and the bowl and requires no electricity (which in most cases means you won’t get heated water).