Friday Focus 07.14.17

July 14, 2017 Friday Focus, Sex Toys & Lubricants - , , ,

I received a request for information on the variety of anal douches (aka enema kits) that we carry in our stores. While my personal experience is limited, I have access to some amazing resources. I did some searches and consultation then compiled my findings into a nice clean overview. (Pun intended!) When it comes to enema equipment, we have three basic styles available; bulb, shower, and water bag. All three have strengths and weaknesses, so it’s worth taking some time to figure out what you are actually looking for.

First up, is the bulb style kit. Construction for these is very straight forward and consists, typically, of only a bulb to hold water and a long tapered nozzle to introduce that water into the body. Once filled with water, the probe end is lubricated and inserted before the bulb is gently squeezed to push water into the anal cavity. Bulbs are the most common on our shelves, usually the least expensive, and are typically considered the easiest to use. Bulb douches are less suited to a deep cleanse.  This makes them well suited to mild exploration and gentle to average play.  The user will also want to be very careful to fully remove the nozzle before releasing the bulb to avoid…unfortunate backwash. That said, there are some styles designed to reduce backflow. If you find beveled channels with holes in the sides of the nozzle rather than a big one on the tip, you are less likely to suction back water you don’t want in the bulb.

 

Next is the Shower Douche. As the name would suggest, these attach directly into the pipes of an average shower head. The variety within this family is quite wide, with some attach permanently into your bath set-up, with a toggle to direct water from the shower or the enema, while others need to be installed and removed as needed. If you have reliable water pressure, you will find this type offers a constant and easily adjustable rate of flow and amount of water pressure. Since these offer longer insertion nozzles and higher pressure, one can get a deeper clean. This makes them a better choice for an experienced user that enjoys more extreme anal play with deeper penetration. The downside to the shower rig is more parts that need more time to clean and maintain.

 

Last is the water bag douche. These are the “iconic” style that uses gravity to draw water from a pre-filled bag. (I will point out the possibilities for medical role play over and above the aim of tidiness.) These offer the controlled flow of a shower unit with the portability of a bulb. Unlike a shower unit, they are not subject to the water pressure of the home they are used in. When it comes to maintenance, set up, and ease of use they are a middle ground between a bulb and shower rig. Gravity bag enemas are also good for a deeper cleanse. When it comes to detraction, the flexible bags will wear and need replaced sooner than the parts of a shower rig.

 

When it comes to actual use, it will vary widely from user to user. The following, however, are some universals to keep in mind (no matter what style of enema is best for you).

It should go without saying, but do make certain to douche near a toilet. When the need comes to evacuate, you will not have time to dally.

Rinse your kit to make certain it is clean and dust free before use.

Use warm water and nothing else! No soap or other chemicals. Not only would that be irritating, but your intestines are designed to absorb. That is, very literally, what they do.

Don’t use too much water at once. You’ll make yourself uncomfortable, but will not get clean any faster. Fill only until you begin to feel pressure. It is better to fill and rinse multiple times (typically two or three cycles of fill and evacuate).

Don’t douche too often. While how much is too much will vary from person to person, upsetting gut flora is never a good idea.

Please, like any sex play, don’t be ashamed to use plenty of lubricant when inserting your nozzle tip. The point is to maintain your comfort, after all.