Anal douching

If you don't want to be bothered by shit or bits of shit during anal sex, you can give yourself an enema, which means flushing out your rectum with water. This is widely known as anal douching or rectal douching. There are different ways to give yourself an enema or anal douche, but unfortunately none of them are free of risk. The water removes not only shit, but also healthy intestinal flora. If the mucous membrane lining of your intestines has small any tears or scrapes, anal douching will greatly increase your risk of contracting HIV or an STI.

Rinsing out your rectum with a shower hose 

Anal douching is the most common way to make sure you won't encounter shit during anal sex. There are different ways to do it. The quickest way to rinse out your rectum is with a shower hose. Remove the showerhead and clean the end of the hose carefully before using it. The most hygienic solution is to screw an end piece (douche nozzle) on to the end of the hose. That way, the shower hose itself will not come in contact with your anus.

General tips for anal douching

  • Before you start, first sit on a toilet and take a shit.   
  • Wash your hands and use clean equipment.
  • Lukewarm water will make the douching easier and more pleasant. 
  • To prevent damage to your anus and rectum, make sure the water pressure isn't too high. 
  • Do not rinse out your rectum with a laxative or soap.
  • Apply lube in your anus and on the tip of the nozzle. 
  • Relax your sphincter and push the nozzle gently a few centimetres inside. 
  • Each time you rinse, let the water flow in slowly until your rectum feels full.
  • Then sit down on the toilet and relax your sphincter, letting the water flow out along with the shit.
  • Repeat this process a few times until the water that comes out is clean.

Douche nozzles, hand pumps and enemas 

Both online and in sex shops or leather shops you can buy nozzles that you can screw on to a shower hose. They also sell various kinds of hand pumps that you can fill with water. Those are also handy to bring along with you when you travel. The pre-filled enema sets that you can buy at pharmacies can also be handy for travelling. Make sure you don't buy one with a solution that contains a laxative. 

The risks involved in anal douching

Anal douching is not completely free of risks. The water removes not only your shit, but also part of your intestinal flora. Your intestinal flora consists of all kinds of good bacteria that you need to digest food and to maintain your intestinal immune system. Douching too often can (seriously) disrupt your intestinal flora. Similarly, careless douching, for example with too much water pressure, can damage the intestinal wall.  

More risk of HIV and STIs through douching

Using too much water or too strong of a jet of water can cause tiny tears in the mucous membrane of your intestines. Those little tears will make it easy for HIV and other STIs such as Hepatitis CNog  to enter. In that way, anal douching can increase your chances of contracting STIs. The disruption of your intestinal flora makes your intestines extra vulnerable to other pathogens. That is why it’s always best to use a condom or gloves with plenty of lube. And to get yourself vaccinated against Hepatitis B

Don't douche afterwards

If you have been fucked without a condom and someone came inside you, it is a very bad idea to try to flush it out afterwards. Giving yourself an anal douche in that case would irritate your intestines even more and you would end up moving the sperm and any pathogens even further inside. That would increase your chances of becoming infected.

Cleaning your equipment

Clean the equipment well with soap and hot water after each use. If someone else wants to rinse out his rectum using the same equipment, make sure you clean it thoroughly. This will prevent the transmission of STIs such as HIV and Hepatitis C. 

  • The best way to disinfect your equipment is with a 1:10 bleach solution (one part bleach to ten parts water). Let the tools sit in the solution for at least one full minute and then rinse them thoroughly afterwards with water. 
  • An alternative is to boil the equipment: put it in a large pan with a lot of water and let boil it for at least three to five minutes. 

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