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How to prepare for anal play: Anal douching

on November 21, 2019

Douching is an act of cleansing the anal cavity to prepare for anal sex. The goal of douching is to minimise the chance of any poop residue and/or bad smell from ruining any anal play session.

Anal douching may not be familiar to others. When having anal sex, some couples wouldn’t even douche at all. But in reality, anyone doesn’t want to be bothered by poop residue during anal sex.

To prepare you for anal play, here is a blog post on how to anal douche properly and safely. Read on here.

What is anal douching

Anal douching or rectal douching is the process of cleansing the rectum and anal canal. It is mostly done with liquid expelled from a douche bulb. As most people don’t know, anal douching is not meant to treat a medical condition such as constipation. Anal douching is usually done before and/or after anal sex.

Different types of anal douche

Below are the 4 main types of anal douches. Read on now.

1. Shower enemas – these are douche nozzles that are attached to the shower hose.
2. Enema bulbs – these are bulb-shaped enemas that are used before anal sex.
3. Fleet enemas – these are enemas for medical purposes. It is filled with special saline solution.
4. Enema bags – these are old-fashioned enemas. These are usually difficult to use, a little outdated and slow.

Nowadays, some users do not recommend using fleet enemas. This is because the saline solution inside it can have side effects on the colon. Moreover, these solutions were not meant for anal sex preparation.

Proper way of anal douching

Here are the things that you should know when performing anal douching. Read on below.

Use the right water

Using tap water when douching is fine especially when you are not douching every day. However, douching too much with tap water can cause electrolyte imbalance.

Remember not to use any other liquid such as olive oil, bleach, alcohol that will cause harm to the butt.

Before starting any douching session, do not forget to check the temperature. Take note that the mucosal lining of the intestines and colon is more sensitive than the skin outside the body. This means that if the body can tolerate a hot shower, using the same temperature for douching can burn you inside.

Make sure to test the temperature of the water first with the hand. Adjust the temperature until it feels lukewarm.

Prepare the butt

Do not just shove the nozzle of the enema bulb or just shot up the nozzle of the shower on the butt. Make sure to prepare your butt first. You might hurt yourself when not properly loosened up.

The external muscles in the butt can relax on their own. However, the internal sphincter only loosens up if it senses pressure. Thus, it is better to use the finger and lube it up first. Then, insert your finger with the lube and loosen up the butt before trying to push anything inside it.

Use lube before sticking it

Aside from the finger, anything that is put inside the butt must be lube up. Unlike the genital, the butt doesn’t produce natural lubrication. Thus, inserting hard nozzles from anal douche and shower shots can easily cause tearing.

It is recommended to put enough amount of lubricant on the nozzle. Then insert it gently to avoid tearing and ripping.

Put yourself in the right position

When douching, see to it that you are close or near the shower or toilet. To start, stand in front of the toilet. Put your dominant leg up on the toilet. Once you already loosen up your butt, gently insert the nozzle with lube into your butt. Then, slowly squeeze the bulb to release or squirt in the liquid. After that, pull out the nozzle.

Try to hold the liquid inside. If you can’t, sit down on the toilet immediately. But if you can, try to jump up and down before sitting on the toilet. Do this carefully to avoid injury.

Give yourself enough time before diving in

After douching, most of the water will immediately come out of your butt. However, you won’t be able to have sex right after douching. Wait until all the water that was squirted inside will come out. An hour or so may be enough to make sure that all water comes out.

Douching risks

• Do not overdo douching. Some doctors even recommend not to douche at all before anal sex. However, if it is needed, only use a very small amount of liquid.
• In any douching session, make sure to always start slow and gentle. This is to avoid anal irritation or injuries on the anal muscles.
• Using liquid other than water and saline solution is not allowed.
• Before performing any douching act, make sure to have your research first.


Being dirty and a little messy down there during anal play is normal. If you are having anal sex, poop or any dirt is going to make an appearance sometimes.

Anal douching is a method to make sure that everything down there is clean and fresh before anal sex. With this guide, douching can now be done safely and properly.

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