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Are bidets really more hygienic for a bathroom?

Yes, bidets are more hygienic than toilet paper alone

The answer is simple enough, but the why requires some explanation for those who aren’t familiar with bidets. If you’ve never used one, it’s easy to imagine an awkward experience, but it’s really quite simple. Modern features like you’ll find in Bidetmega toilet seats help keep your home environment cleaner, and more hygienic.

Your bathroom stays cleaner with a bidet

A common misconception is that a bidet’s water might accidentally spray everywhere, causing a big mess. The truth is that bidets release only a small, controlled amount of water—not an aggressive jet spray. And advanced systems like Bidetmega with customizable water temperature and pressure ensure a convenient and hygienic way to clean. And with automatic air drying, you don’t need to wipe with paper or use your hands at all.

Another wrong assumption is that bidets use the water from the toilet bowl. Nope! Bidet water comes fresh from the tap, just like when you shower. It’s all connected to your existing plumbing, and no big adjustments are necessary.

You stay cleaner, too

Even a small spray of water does a much better job of washing away bacteria and residue than toilet paper. Imagine a person trying to clean up after working in the garden. They wouldn’t be able to wash away much of the dirt off their hands. Bidets using fresh water do a much better job of washing away things that shouldn’t be there, in a safe, hygienic way.

A bidet ensures a more thorough wash in the genital area, which can prevent people from spreading harmful pathogens during human contact. Beyond that, Coway’s i-wave technology in every Bidetmega seat uses a multiple-stage wash for an elevated level of hygiene you won’t find with an ordinary bidet.

It’s time for a more hygienic bathroom

The experience isn’t even close—when comparing the risk factors involved with using your hands and dry toilet paper, bidets are by far a safer, more hygienic option. Advanced bidets like Bidetmega help create a cleaner environment, and can even make washing up more enjoyable.

Explore more about Bidetmega here.


1Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
→ Tested with Airmega Aim, 100, 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S, ProX

299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
→ Tested with Coway Airmega AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S
→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.

All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.

- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes

3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.

4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S

5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.

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