Let's be honest, hygiene is everyone’s biggest worry when it comes to getting the backstage pass. It's a completely valid concern but we’re hoping to put your mind at ease!
Read on to learn how to use an anal douche to cleanse your anus and rectum before you embark on your steamy anal escapades.
Anal douches are super handy tools for lovers of anal sex toys and anal sex. Essentially, they are anal cleaners which rinse the anus and rectal passage, ensuring it’s as hygienic as possible for your anal play session.
Many people who indulge in anal sex benefit from using anal douches in the sense that they ensure you’re feeling clean and confident between the sheets (or should we say cheeks).
Taking these measures to ensure your anus is clean before rushing into anything means your intimate play won’t be messy and also gives you the peace of mind that there won’t be any unexpected rectal-related mishaps.
So, using an anal douche gives many people the reassurance they might need to fully relax into anal play. And when it comes to anal play, there are so many ways to stimulate your partner(s) and tip them over the edge into blissful pleasure.
Whether you’re testing the waters with a cheeky finger, discovering the delights of the rim job, easing into anal intercourse or delving into extreme anal play like fisting, an anal douche kit is a fantastic way to prep.
How Does an Anal Douche Work?
Put simply, an anal douche floods water into the anus before it is expelled, leaving it clean and hygienic for your backdoor adventures. They’re mainly used to prepare for anal sex or anal play but some people are turned on by using douches and enemas (a kink known as Klismaphilia). Douches come in different sizes, shapes and styles to suit all levels of experience and are incredibly simple and intuitive to use, even if it’s your first time!
Different Types of Douches
You might be wondering if there is a difference between anal douches and anal enemas? In short yes, there is some variation in douching equipment. Let us run through the basics.
Used to flush out the immediate section of the anal passage
Most commonly used for anal play prep
Consists of a nozzle tip and a compressible bulb
Operated by hand
Enema Kit/ Enema Bulb
Typically used for a deeper and more thorough cleanse
Hold more liquid
Consists of a larger bag to contain the liquid, a tube and a nozzle tip
If you’re new to anal cleansing, we advise starting with an anal douche rather than an enema. Anal douches hold a smaller amount of water and are easy to control intuitively.
How to Use an Anal Douche
1. Lube up
There will be absolutely no surprise that we recommend lubing up! When it comes to anal play the golden rule has to be: liberally apply lube. Unlike the vagina, the anus does not naturally lubricate itself, so go to town with this one. Apply your favourite water-based anal lube to both the nozzle tip of the douche and to yourself to ensure comfortable and effortless insertion.
2. Fill your bulb
Next up, you’ll need to fill the bulb of the anal douche with lukewarm water. To do this either squeeze the bulb so it empties of air and immerse it in water (so it can suction in) or remove the tip and run it directly under the tap.
3. Get into position
We advise using an anal douche while you’re sitting on the toilet. Not only will this give you an ideal angle for insertion but it also minimises the clean-up process since when you release the water it’ll go right down the toilet.
4. Rinse and repeat
Once inserted, squeeze the bulb of the douche to release the water into the rectum, which will gently cleanse you, removing waste from the lower part of the passage.
The intensity of the flow of water is completely under your control. The firmer you squeeze on the bulb the faster and more powerful the flow of water. We’d recommend starting off slowly and going from there depending on how it feels.
Once the water is inside you, carefully remove the douche and hold the water until you feel the natural urge to release it. Repeat this process a few times until the water runs clear, then you’re good to go!