DISCLAIMER: This is a sponsored post. I was given the Luxe Bidet Neo185 to review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers Network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by any of the companies. I will always give you an open, honest review of any product I receive.
I’ve struggled with Irritable Bowel Syndrome since I was a teenager. For me, it manifests as spasmodic diarrhea that just will not stop until I am almost about to pass out. Making multiple trips to the bathroom to wipe over and over again causes burning, raw pain that is miserable. And since our property uses a septic system, we have to be careful about throwing paper into the toilet. So yep…that means the used tissue will pile up in the waste basket while I’m in the midst of one of these episodes while I’m doubled over in pain in my bed.
Not only that, I’ve also struggled with heavy periods and endometriosis for years. And oh joy, sometimes everything will flare at the same time, and life gets really messy.
I’ve heard of bidets before but never thought about trying one. So when I was offered the chance to try the Luxe Bidet Neo 185, I was happy to give it a try. A bidet is a device that gets installed on your toilet that shoots a stream of water onto your bottom to clean the area which will reduce or even eliminate the need for toiled paper.
I have no mechanical skills whatsoever, so my handy husband got it installed in about half an hour. Other reviewers who installed it themselves were able to do it with little difficulty.
The Neo 185 fits seamlessly in my bathroom, and I do have a pretty small bathroom. It isn’t clunky at all. It has two knobs, one controls the water pressure and the other directs the cleaning from front to back. I’ve kept it really simple since I’ve been using it. I just use a low pressure and shift forward when I need to.
This model is not temperature controlled. Since I live in Florida, this isn’t a big issue but others in northern climates might want to take that into consideration and get a version that heats water.
At this 50-something stage of my life, I can honestly say that I wish I had one of these years ago instead of struggling with a raw bottom for so many years during and after an IBS flare. Another benefit is a reduced need for toilet paper, though you will want to use a small amount to dry yourself after use.
A bidet is also a great product for families of children or adults with special needs who need toileting support and could even help to increase independence in this area. I’m hoping to get one for the second bathroom for my son when we can (a heated version is going to work best here!)
This bidet also includes an 18 month warranty and free extended warranty when you register your bidet online. The Luxe Bidet company promises to provide full customer support anytime you have questions or concerns.
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