One of the more popular searches that lead to this blog – somehow – are for “enemas.” I haven’t actually done a proper enema post, so I figured I’d give the people what they want! So, let’s discuss enemas and douches, their uses, some things to consider when administering an enema, and the usage of alcoholic beverages as an enema. By the way, it should go without saying (but I’ll say it) that I’m not a physician or expert on enemas or douches. All the information I’m providing I have found on my own through web searches and various reading materials. Obviously, if you are serious about engaging in any of the activities described below, please seek out more information.
An enema is the procedure of using a device to put liquids into the rectum and colon. This can be done with a syringe and bulb, a hose and bag, or a hose and shower attachment. There are a variety of devices available to anyone interested in giving or getting enemas. If you’d like to see the many options available, you can click HERE. Most people like to differentiate between an enema and a douche by saying that an enema is strictly for the anus and a douche is strictly for the vagina. But, really, they are exactly the same concept; flushing water into an orifice as a means to cleanse and increase hygiene. For the majority of this post, I will be discussing enemas.
Here are the reasons that a person may want to use an enema:
- Hygiene. Many people will use an enema before anal sex as a way to clean out any fecal matter so that anything being inserted will not come out dirty. This is believed to reduce bacterial transmission and risk of infection. Also, some medical procedures require that a person be given an enema prior to the procedure (such as a colonoscopy).
- To stimulate the bowels and relieve constipation. An enema is much faster than taking a laxative as the introduction of water into the bowels will cause an immediate bodily reaction to expel the excess liquid. Depending on the type of liquid used, a person’s bowels may be very forceful about expelling the liquid and this can sometimes lead to craps and discomfort.
- The administration of substances into the bloodstream. This is mostly done in patients who are experiencing such nausea that taking any medication orally will be pointless. This often makes the medication more effective because it does not have to pass through the digestive tract in order to get into the bloodstream. Also, anesthetics have been known to be administered through enema. Many people have also found that using alcohol in an enema can cause intoxication (more on that later).
- As a form of sexual foreplay and sexual play. Many people, both straight and gay, use enemas during sexual play. A lot of men find that it also stimulates the prostate gland and therefore increases sexual sensitivity. Both men and women have found that an enema introduced during orgasm will intensify the sensation of an orgasm (this is obviously for the more experienced). Klismaphilia is the term given to finding sexual enjoyment from getting enemas.
- To rehydrate the body quickly. Often times, when a person is too dehydrated to even drink enough water to help, an enema can actually be the fastest way to rehydrate them. Does anyone remember that episode of ‘Man vs Wild’ where Bear Grylls gave himself an enema to rehydrate himself? It’s an actual survival technique that can be used only when you have contaminated water than is too gross to drink but need hydration to survive. Obviously, this is a worse case scenario where you are trying to stay alive and will have to deal with whatever possible infections may come from such bad water. Here is that episode for those that don’t believe me or never saw it:
Kind of crazy, right?
Now here is a video on how to safely administer an enema:
Pretty simple and easy.
Strange Fact: (from Wikipedia) in the 18th century, a tobacco smoke enema was often used as a medical method for resuscitating victims of drowning. Not sure how this was administered so soon after a drowning or even what the medical belief for even trying this would’ve been, but there you go. A strange fact that I’m glad is not still in use.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
- For Douches – when introducing liquid into the vagina as part of sexual play, there is a limited amount of space available and therefore a limited amount of liquid can be used. Don’t be fooled into believing that just because a woman gives birth she can stretch out to receive more water. It doesn’t work that way. As far as reasons to use a douche: many women use douches to get rid of vaginal odors, some use a douche to flush out menstrual blood before sexual intercourse, others have used douching as a method to prevent pregnancy after sexual intercourse (this is not proven effective). In recent times, a lot of the medical community is against using a douche as they say it disrupts a women’s natural chemistry and can do more harm than good. It’s probably best to discuss this with a doctor.
- For Enemas – the amount of liquid that can be retained by a single person will vary and depend on things like how clean the colon is and whether there is gas present. Doctors have determined the capacity of the human colon to be about 7 quarts, but that was using the colon of a cadaver. Most pre-packaged enema kits are less than 2 quarts. However, only about 40 or 50 years ago, pre-packaged enema bags used to come in 4 quarts. So, just pay attention to how you are feeling.
- When using a shower attachment, be very careful about the water pressure and temperature. If the water pressure is too high, you can cause serious damage internally such as ruptures in the bowels or rectal tissue, hemorrhoids, internal bleeding, and infections from intestinal bacteria. Also, this will wreak havoc on the bodies natural chemical balance and micro-organisms. Obviously, using a temperature that is too hot can scald the colon and nobody wants that. Water temperature should get no hotter than 45C or 113F. But, you’ll probably want to start with something much cooler.
- Using an enema too often can rob the body of electrolytes especially when using a sodium phosphate solution. It is much safer to use a saline solution because it is less irritating on the bowels and is neutral enough that it won’t draw water from the bloodstream.
- It is not recommended to use a water and soap solution as this has been found to irritate and inflame the bowels and in some cases cause colitis. However, in the past, a water and soap solution was the chosen method.
- There are a couple recommended positions for receiving an enema: lying on your left side, on your back, on your elbows and knees, lying face down, and lying on your right side. These positions afford the best advantage for the water to enter unobstructed and in some cases with the help of gravity. It is not recommended that you administer and enema standing up.
- When using an enema where the liquid is meant to be mostly absorbed through the colon (medications, alcohol), it is important to note that in order for this process to be effective, the enema must be held in for as long as possible. For the first timer, it may be difficult to hold it in for even 5 minutes. But, with practice this should not be a difficult task. However, special care must be taken with alcohol to prevent alcohol poisoning (more on that later).
- Most people prefer to get rid of their enema by sitting on the toilet. Some people prefer the bathtub, but you should consider the extra clean up that will be necessary when using the tub. Be aware that you should not sit on the toilet for more than a few minutes if nothing is coming out. This can cause hemorrhoids. If nothing is coming out, you should lie back down to help the water move. Sometimes, it is necessary to rotate on the ground from back to left to front to right to back again. Remember to breathe and relax.
- There has been a lot of talk about coffee enemas. Coffee enemas are used for detoxing the liver and a lot of people on cleanses swear by them. Also, a lot of people going through cancer have found coffee enemas to be very beneficial. Check out this humorous but informative video on coffee enemas:
I know, this was a little cheesy but it got the point across.
BEER, WINE, AND ALCOHOL ENEMAS
Make no mistake, alcoholic enemas can be dangerous if done improperly. Most people recommend that you only use about half of what it would normally take for you to get drunk by ingesting. Also, you should consider that since the alcohol is not passing through your stomach to be digested and metabolized, that you are taking in a much higher concentration of alcohol directly into your bloodstream. Add to that the fact that there is a delay between how much you have absorbed and how drunk you are feeling. Most people suggest that once you start to feel buzzed, you should probably release and expel the alcohol enema. And yes, you will have to hold in the enema for a while to feel the full effects.
Here are some things to consider:
- Always, always, always dilute your alcohol. Whether it’s beer, wine, champagne, vodka, rum, or whatever. You don’t have the benefit of your stomach taking the first pass at the alcohol. Even if you’re dealing with low alcohol content and especially if this is something you have never done before. Your best bet is to start with a 50/50 mix and test the waters. You can always add more or change the ratio of alcohol later. You can never come back from an alcohol poisoning death.
- Introduce the alcohol solution a little at a time. It is best to use either a syringe enema or an enema bag with a clip on the hose so you can control how much goes in. This is not a kegger at the frat house. Take your time. It will sting at first, but then you can enjoy the mild burn sensation after. Everybody is different in how fast their body reacts to this, it’s best to try it out slow at first. Once you have done this a few times, you will know what to expect and can speed things up a bit.
- Beer produces a lot of gas on its own. If some enemas can cause a person to cramp, imagine what beer can do. When using beer, you should always open the beer and allow it to go flat at room temperature. The less fizz the better. Considering where it’s going, it doesn’t need to be ice-cold and fresh from the tap. Just sayin’.
- Champagne also produces gas due to carbonation. The same rules apply for champagne. Open it and allow it to go flat. You’re not making a toast afterall. The important part about this process is getting the alcohol safely into your rectum. No need for extra bubbles.
- When using wine, consider the fact that red wine does stain. Whether it will eventually end up in the toilet or the bathtub, red wine stains can be a pain to clean up.
- When using any hard liquor, you should never ever use alcohol straight from the bottle. Always dilute your alcohol. Most people recommend a 50/50 mix to start. I know this was said above but it deserves to be repeated.
- As for whether one alcohol is better than the other, it’s all about preference. Alcohol is alcohol. You just need to careful of the alcohol proof. Most people I’ve read have said that wine is the best way to start. It’s not as expensive and causes less trouble with gas and cramping. A lot of people recommend not using hard alcohol at all or until you become more experienced.
- Never administer an enema while intoxicated. It’s just a bad idea to be shoving things up your butt when your motor skills are impaired. There are very sensitive tissues that can tear and cause a bunch of problems. If you’re going to do this, it should be to get a buzz not keep one going. Once you have that buzz, you’re better off just drinking for the rest of the night.
- If you have never done this, it is advisable that you don’t try this for the first time alone. Hopefully, you have someone to share this experience with that is more experienced than you are. If not, it is recommended that you try giving yourself a regular enema a few times before attempting one with alcohol.
Well, I think that about covers it. If you’re interested in this topic, please search out more information. Do not rely on this information as if it is complete. Talk to people who are practiced at giving and receiving enemas. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.