Prepare for Anal Play with an Anal Douche
Good hygiene is essential to make anal sex pleasurable, whether you’re doing some solo play or you’re getting it on with a partner. Knowing there’s nothing up there will give you peace of mind and help you relax.
An anal douche is the number one product you should be looking into when preparing for anal stimulation or sex. It could be used by both women and men. Anal douching is recommended before inserting an anal dildo, a large butt plug or an actual penis in the anus.
Anal Douches FAQ
Is Anal Douching Necessary?
If you have regular bowel movements and you follow a good diet, anal douching may not be necessary.
Feces descend to the rectum only when you need to go to the bathroom. During other times, the final portion of the rectum is pretty clean.
With that being said, some people worry about having an accident during anal play. If you have such concerns and you worry they may ruin the experience, do go for anal douching.
What Are Some Safety Considerations When Using an Anal Douche?
Each type of anal douche comes with very specific and easy to follow instructions, as well as safety precautions. You can also learn a bit more about the safe use of anal douches in our buying guide.
How Often Can You Use the Anal Douche?
Here’s another pretty common question and if you’ve done some research, you’ve probably come across some pretty contradicting answers.
Here’s what you need to know about frequency - the intestinal lining is very delicate. You should also be aware of your microbiome – the good bacteria that live in your gut and that impact digestive processes.
Excessively frequent douching can potentially damage the intestinal lining and alter your gut flora. You also risk experiencing an electrolyte imbalance that can disturb the natural frequency of your bowel movements.
Ideally, anal douching should be limited to no more than two times per week. There are experts out there who have a different opinion on the topic. Use your common sense and exercise some caution when deciding how to prepare for sex.
Is There Anything Else to Consider Before Using the Anal Douche?
You should be careful if you suffer from internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids or anal fissures.
Anal douching can aggravate these conditions and it’s not recommended until your rectum and anus is healed.
What kind of water should I use in my anal douche?
Regular water from the faucet or shower is fine if you don’t use your anal douche every day. Doing so can cause an imbalance of electrolytes. A saline solution is the most recommended, but this won't be possible for shower type anal douches because of how they’re set up.
Can I use a laxative instead of douching?
This might sound like a good idea, but these cause irritation in the intestinal lining and can lead to abdominal cramps and other unwanted side effects. These will only cause you to use your bowels more often, rather than cleaning the inside of the rectum. You shouldn’t take any drug for anal cleansing.