A Guide On How To Anal Douche
By Carnal Queen.
Douching. How to anal douche is a subject that comes up an awful lot. People have asked me questions about it, have searched for things on Carnal Queen about it, and I’ve been asked to write about how best to do, several times. So here it is, finally. There are a lot of people sat on the fence about the process – for some it’s a vital procedure, and they wouldn’t consider play without any form of prior douching. For others, the worry about doing it is real. They don’t know how to do it safely, and easily. Some worry about NOT doing it, and therefore about the consequences of having sex without any form of internal cleansing. I hope that this guide is helpful to you. My aim is to cover the basics and help you make your own choices, and be comfortable with them.
What is Douching?
Douching is the process of introducing a stream or jet of water into an internal cavity, for either medical or hygiene reasons. Traditionally, the word ‘douche’ referred to vaginal cleansing, with ‘enema’ being the preferred term for the same process in the anus. However these days, douching is most commonly associated with anal douching, and if you’re looking online for equipment to use for anal cleansing, you’ll need to be searching for anal douches to find what you’re looking for.
For the purposes of this guide, we’ll be focusing solely on anal douching and how to use an anal douche, because that’s what y’all asked for …
It doesn’t matter what your preferences are or how you identify, if you want to engage in any kind of anal sex or toy play, you might be concerned with the cleanliness of it, and you may be wanting to try and minimise any poopy issues before you get down to it. On the other hand, you might be perfectly happy to just dive straight in with no prior preparation, and good for you! Douching is a personal choice, it’s not going to be for everybody, and that’s fine. For me, it’s an essential step. I rarely ever have any kind of anal sex without clearing the way first. I’m not naïve, I know that if you play in the dirt, you’ve got to expect to get a little dirty, but for me, it goes a long way to putting my mind at ease and helping me to relax. And as we all know, being able to relax for any kind of bum fun is really important. I have a very temperamental tummy (mild IBS), so using an anal douche gives me confidence to be able to enjoy anal sex.
Is Douching Safe?
There are differing opinions about whether a DIY anal douche is safe or not. I think the idea for it not being safe comes from people questioning if it’s actually really necessary or not. Your body is built to self-cleanse, and under normal circumstances it does a very good job. I’ve douched before anal sex for many years, and have never had any negative responses or effects from it. I think it’s important to remember everything in moderation. I certainly wouldn’t encourage you to douche daily for example, but once a week, before anal play is perfectly fine.
The problem with excessive anal douching is the removal of too much good bacteria. Bacteria never sounds like a healthy thing, but the good guys that hang around inside your gut certainly are. Their job is to keep any bad bacteria to a minimum, and to help your body process food and nutrients. It’s an important role they have, and removing them and stopping them from fulfilling their purpose can leave you open to upset stomachs and the like. Not nice. I think the key is to use common sense. If you think you’re douching too much, and are suffering symptoms that seem to back that theory up, you need to cut back. Listen to your body, it will tell you everything you need to know.
So, What Do I Need?
Well in reality, there’s not really much kit needed to be able to successfully cleanse. I certainly would recommend that you buy dedicated products, meant for the task in hand, instead of trying to concoct some kind of homemade anal douche. They’re inexpensive, and will make the process simple and straightforward.
You have three common types of anal douches to choose from, and I’d suggest making sure you understand what each of them entails and have thought through the practicality of each, before you settle on the system that’s right for you. I didn’t do that, which is why I’ve tried all three before finding my preferred method. Learn from my mistakes!
Let’s look at them …
Water Bottle/Bag Douche
Ever seen a portable camping shower? The water bottle style douche is essentially along the same lines as a camping shower. The bottle or bag holds the water, and a series of tubes and nozzles attach to it. They have to be hung above you, because this type relies on gravity to force the water up inside you. They often have cut-off valves to allow you to regulate the flow. They’re simple to use, but since I don’t really have anywhere suitable to hang it, that’s near enough to the toilet, this method doesn’t really work for me very well. They need to be placed on something that’s sturdy; a flimsy hook won’t do because the water bags can be fairly heavy. I found it all a bit of a faff.
The one I opted for was the Colt anal douche shower kit, and I was quite excited to try it. In theory, it seemed like the perfect choice for me. Kits like these install by simply removing your shower-head, or head and hose, and putting the anal douche in its place. It’s very easy to do in fairness. Then you use the nozzle, or phallic shaped end to push inside you and introduce the water. In reality though, this method was short lived for me. Firstly, connecting it to the shower meant I had less control over the water temperature. Sure, I can set my shower, and that’s usually fine. But have you ever been in the shower when someone in the house turns the tap on, or when the washing machine hits a filling cycle? It’s not fun. I was cautious of icy cold or too hot water, and that made me tense. Secondly, the tiny holes in the cock shaped nozzle became a concern. They’re so tiny, and I felt that other than forcing them through with high-pressure water, I couldn’t really get in to clean them thoroughly after I’d used it. I also left it to dry once, and went to put it away a couple of days later to find a couple of tiny black specks in the holes. Eww. Totally put me off. Besides which, unscrewing showers and installing these kits, then putting it all back again afterwards is time consuming. I want to spend more time having anal sex, not doing the prep. You can get kits which you can leave installed permanently, alongside your shower-head, but I can’t see many people wanting it on show.
Anal Douching Bulbs
The cheapest of all three methods, it’s the quickest to do, and my method of choice. It works, so why mess with it? It’s usually a rubber, but sometimes a silicone bulb, with a nozzle on the end. You fill the bulb with water, insert the nozzle into your anus, and squeeze the bulb to expel the water into your rectum. Inexpensive, portable and straightforward, the only thing you need to consider differently from the other two methods is the possibility of creating a vacuum and sucking faecal matter back up into the bulb. To avoid this, you just need to ensure you don’t let go of the bulb until you’ve removed the nozzle from your body. It’s not a pump, you don’t squeeze-release-squeeze-release, it’s just one good squeeze, hold the bulb in its compressed form and then remove. Because it’s handheld and highly portable, this type of douching can be done fully over the toilet, so you know you’re not going to have any mishaps.
Douching Do’s …
Although each piece of douching equipment is different, the general process is exactly the same. Here’s a checklist to make sure it all goes smoothly!
- Ensure you have everything you need close to hand. Towels, lube, and douching kit of choice. You need to be by a sink for portable douches, and you also need to be close to the loo. Trust me on this; be as close as you can. If you’ve never douched before, the feeling may be overwhelming and catch you out. Hell, even if you’re a seasoned doucher, you can be caught short!
- Clean anything that’s going in or near your body, thoroughly! You don’t need me to explain this one to you.
- Get your water temperature right. Don’t use cold, but it mustn’t be hot either. Luke warm works well, and remember, it’s likely to feel even warmer when it’s inside your delicate back passage.
- Lube up. Yourself and the nozzle. Even if you think the nozzle is skinny and you’ll be fine with it. It being wet will add resistance. So lube, lube, lube!
- GENTLY insert the nozzle. Don’t go crazy fast, and don’t push it in too far. For normal anal play you only need a gentle, shallow cleanse. Only the lower part of your rectum needs flushing, any further and you may experience stomach cramps, or water reappearing much later on. Which when you want to play, can be inconvenient or embarrassing. A couple of inches of insertion should suffice.
- Fill up. If you’re using the shower or bag method, don’t be tempted to overfill. You won’t get the process done quicker by forcing a bit more water up there. If you’re using the bulb, one firm squeeze, hold the bulb and remove. You’ll feel full, but it shouldn’t be painful. Get yourself on to the toilet, quickly!
- Expel the water, which the first time is the weirdest feeling in the world – like you’ve got diarrhoea, but without the diarrhoea-ry feels! Make sure you’ve pushed it all out, and then make sure you’re clean and the toilet is flushed.
- Repeat again. You’re aiming for the water to come out of you clean (or as near as dammit), a couple of times is generally all you need, and perhaps one for luck. Excessive rounds will just mean you end up forcing water higher inside, and you don’t want that.
- Now, just wait. You’ve douched, so now it’s a case of allowing any remaining water to work its way down and out. You might not get any; you might get quite a bit. It depends on how far you’ve pushed that nozzle and how much water you’ve used really, there’s no hard and fast rule. I usually wait around 45 minutes, and I’d say anything between 30-60 minutes is fine.
And Douching Don’ts!
- NEVER use anything other than plain water for douching. Soap will mess with the PH balance and can cause reactions and all kinds of nasties. H2O, nothing else!
- Don’t insert the nozzle too far
- Don’t try to hold the water inside you for too long
- Don’t use extremely hot or cold water
- Don’t worry if you get a little bit of water show up during play – it’s sometimes unavoidable
- Don’t continue to douche if you experience pain or discomfort
So there you go, that’s anal douching in a nutshell. It’s easy to do, and for some will be the difference between being able to have anal sex or not. It doesn’t make you gay if you use an anal douche (yes, I’ve heard that being said!), both men and women do it, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it! It’s a personal choice, and if it will give you peace of mind, it’s definitely worth learning how to use an anal douche, and doing it properly.
I hope this anal douching guide has given you all the tips and techniques you need to be confident in your cleansing. Just remember, that even the most thorough cleaning routines can still result in a little mess, be it water or poo, and that’s something that can’t be helped. Fuck on towels for easy clean up, laugh it off, and enjoy having an incredible anal sex experience.