As the Bidet Turns 300, New Adaptable Models, like Taharex, Increase Bidet's Popularity

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As the bidet approaches its 300th anniversary, adaptable bidets, like Taharex, are increasing accessibility to the health benefits of the bidet with their small size, portable nature, and low price. Adaptable bidets provide comfort from a wide array of health and hygiene problems. They also require no additional plumbing, take up almost no space, are environmentally friendly, and virtually maintenance free.

As the 300th birthday of the bidet approaches, some reports indicate that bidets are finally gaining popularity in the United States. This may, in part, be attributed to the availability of adaptable bidets, such as Taharex. These units provide greater access to the health benefits of the bidet because of their small size, portable nature, and low price, but rather than pondering the benefits of adaptable bidets, some people may still be asking, “What exactly is a bidet?”

The first reference to the bidet is from the 1710s, though it was most likely created by French furniture makers in the early 1700s. The word “bidet” originates from the French word for pony because the first bidets were used by “straddling the pony,” but today bidets resemble a toilet more than a pony.

Traditional bidets are independent fixtures generally found adjacent to the toilet in most bathrooms. Their purpose is more similar to a washbasin, as they are used for cleansing – primarily the posterior and genital areas.Bidets are quite common throughout Europe, South America, the Middle East, and parts of Asia and are often considered more hygienic and comfortable than toilet paper.

For people who want better hygiene, but are living in cramped spaces, the thought of adding another bathroom fixture is unbearable. Adaptable bidets, like Taharex, are an easy and inexpensive alternative to more traditional bidets. Adaptable bidets attach easily to existing toilets and provide improved hygiene just like traditional bidets. However, adaptable bidets do the job of traditional bidet fixtures even better, since they provide hands free water wash yet take up no extra space because they remain hidden under the toilet seat when not in use. These portable units require no additional plumbing and are virtually maintenance free. Taharex does not use electricity and is environmentally friendly – by using natural water wash and reducing toilet paper usage.

Adaptable bidets, like traditional bidets, provide comfort from a wide array of health problems. Columbia University’s Health Services website at writes that bidets “help prevent vaginitis, urinary tract infections, and other ailments; and … are clearly a huge help for people with hemorrhoids, diarrhea, rashes, and infections, which toilet tissue can aggravate, spread, and add to already painful situations. Bidets help mentally challenged people, the elderly, pregnant women, post-surgical patients, people who are paralyzed, and others for whom standing, reaching, bending, and other movements are painful, difficult, or impossible.”

“A lot of people don’t know that adaptable bidets, like Taharex, are more hygienic than using just toilet paper and provide relief for many health problems,’ says Mr. Evren Ay, President of New-York based Taharex. He adds, “Another good thing about Taharex is that it allows people with mobility problems to regain their independence and comfort.”

Price may be one reason that bidets are gaining popularity. Larger, electric, or permanent bidet installations can cost anywhere from $300 to $4000 and are often difficult to install or require additional plumbing, but adaptable systems are comparatively inexpensive. Taharex, with its durable full-metal chrome-plated body, sells for $64.95 to $74.95 at

The high price, large size, and permanent nature of traditional bidets may have limited access to the health benefits of the bidet in the past, but adaptable systems, such as Taharex, which take up almost no space and offer the same level of hygiene as traditional bidets – all at lower prices, now allow these benefits to be accessible to everyone.

For information about Taharex, please visit

Contact: Evren Ay, President

Phone: (212) 687-1825


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