Is anal douching that important for anal play?

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Is anal douching that important for anal play?

PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter 11/17/2012

I'm dipping my toes into anal play since my husband is hoping I'll actually find some sort of enjoyment from it. I'm willing to try, never know until you truly do! Anyway, I was wondering what the importance of anal douching is and if I should get one. If you think I should, which one would you suggest?

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PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
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RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
Not needed. Just have a good bowel movement before you try it, and a shower beforehand is never a bad idea either.
11/17/2012
Badass Badass
Quote:
Originally posted by RedKyuubi
Not needed. Just have a good bowel movement before you try it, and a shower beforehand is never a bad idea either.
I totally agree..
11/17/2012
RonLee RonLee
Perhaps not needed... but we do anyway.
11/17/2012
Bill220 Bill220
All of my anal play is solo and I do it just because I'm a clean freak and don't want any surprises.

I don't use a large volume of water at all. I bought a small fleet enema at the drug store (2 pack), dumped out the solution and just use warm water in one of the bottles, sometimes 2 if necessary but I do them one at a time. It's just enough water to clean things out but not enough to give me cramps or make me uncomfortable. I don't enjoy it but it's really not that big a deal. I felt weird about it at first, though.
11/17/2012
Supervixen Supervixen
I like to do it, even though we've had spontaneous anal before...if I haven't, um, gone to the bathroom yet though, I usually guide him to something else, and he understands. It's just this unspoken thing between us, because I don't want any mishaps...however if they do happen (and they've only happened to me once, and it wasn't that bad), you and your partner, if you guys are comfortable with each other and mature, it's not that big of a deal. In general though, as long as you have a bowel movement, take a shower and get clean down there, take things slowly and gently, it's a lot of fun. I love anal, and it does feel great if you relax and go with it. Usually I clean myself out with a dental syringe, like the kind they give you to shoot water into where your wisdom teeth used to be, and that seems to work just fine. I've considered getting the universal tube cleanser and they have available here and Eden. It's cheaper seems to get the job done, according to the reviews. But my little dental syringe works great, so I'll probably just stick with that.
11/17/2012
Mr. E Mr. E
In our opinion the very best and most convenient solution is a washlet toilet seat. I received one as a gift last year. She purchased it at Costco on the cheap. We love it. Always fresh. Always clean. Always ready to play.
11/17/2012
Apirka Apirka
I have never doucched period. If you're worried about cleanliness, try showering before play. Simple as that
11/17/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
If you do not have to have a bowel movement, then your rectum is empty. If you were to "scope it" at that moment, with an anoscope or colonoscope, you would discover nice, clean, pink tissue with very little residual material, in a healthy normal intestinal tract.

We have thus done decades of anal play (my hubbies penis, toys and fingers in me, my fingers and toys into him) and never had a single incident of "soiling". Not once, not ever. Oh..and we never, ever douche or use enemas.

Now, having said that, we have played with some enema play and have played with douche toys, and in a prior couple relationships, hubby had girls who were seriously into enema play, but I will say that every time we put water in, down there, it stimulates the bowel and increases discomfort and makes it more likely, in our opinion, of soiling. Sorry...just our experience over well over 30 years each of anal play.
11/17/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Apirka
I have never doucched period. If you're worried about cleanliness, try showering before play. Simple as that
Exactly.
11/17/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by RedKyuubi
Not needed. Just have a good bowel movement before you try it, and a shower beforehand is never a bad idea either.
Well said. We agree fully.
11/17/2012
no longer here no longer here
Neither of us douches. We just wash well. Relax and start SLOW...build up to larger...but yea, we don't douche. Mrs Scotch says it would take the spontaneity out. Mr Scotch says our exploits are not usually planned, sometimes we go "there" and sometimes we don't. You never know so keep it clean and then you can just go with what feels good.

Hope that helps!
11/17/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
Quote:
Originally posted by RedKyuubi
Not needed. Just have a good bowel movement before you try it, and a shower beforehand is never a bad idea either.
I agree with this.
11/17/2012
Terri69 Terri69
A bowel movement and a shower is all you need
11/17/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
We've had anal sex lots of times, I just didn't know if it would be different for use with toys, especially larger ones. I do always make sure I've gone to the bathroom and have showered if I think we're going to do something there, just was unsure if it was different when it came to toys, especially larger ones.
11/17/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
I don't and haven't. I have heard several people say that when they try it they end up in the bathroom and shitting all night. Yes the toys get dirty but they do clean up.
11/17/2012
Sinfully Sinfully
I don't douche but I do like to shower beforehand.
11/17/2012
Real or memorex Real or memorex
Find hygienic, non-porous toys and use lots of lube. It doesn't really get that dirty. You can always add douching in later if you want to play around with it.
11/17/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
So long as you have a good diet douching isn't strictly necessary. Sometimes it can put you more at ease mentally though, knowing that no nasty surprises are going to be encountered while you're in the middle of things.
11/17/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
It's not necessary, but if it makes you feel better it doesn't hurt either. Just use plain warm water, soap is not only completely unnecessary, but it will also make you cramp.
11/17/2012
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
As long as you are clean
11/17/2012
Rossie Rossie
Quote:
Originally posted by RedKyuubi
Not needed. Just have a good bowel movement before you try it, and a shower beforehand is never a bad idea either.
Yup, that's what I do.
11/17/2012
skeeterlynn skeeterlynn
Quote:
Originally posted by Apirka
I have never doucched period. If you're worried about cleanliness, try showering before play. Simple as that
Agreed
11/17/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
I dont see the point in it
11/17/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
Isn't Necessary
11/17/2012
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
Isn't Necessary
11/17/2012
Inkkythesquid Inkkythesquid
No need. Just use the bathroom and shower before you try and it shouldn't be a problem
11/18/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
I don't really need to douche
11/18/2012
nosrslylol nosrslylol
It seems pretty unnecessary to me. Just make sure you've gone beforehand!
11/18/2012
spineyogurt spineyogurt
No need
11/18/2012
bunny love bunny love
Eat fiber. Use lube. Relax!

I was terrified that butt sex would be messy and gross. I've never had a problem with anything excessively gross happening. There might be a little something on whatever has been in my butt, but it's minimal.
11/18/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I don't feel it's necessary, but sometimes it can be fun if you're into that sort of thing.
11/18/2012
amazon amazon
Thorough cleaning in the shower is more than enough
11/18/2012
shorejen9 shorejen9
Not needed.
11/18/2012
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by RedKyuubi
Not needed. Just have a good bowel movement before you try it, and a shower beforehand is never a bad idea either.
Yep, this exactly.
11/18/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Not needed
11/18/2012
Gdom Gdom
Not necessary.
11/18/2012
jr2012 jr2012
I have never douched, and nothing embarrassing has ever happened.

I'm no doctor, but I do think having a high-fiber healthy diet has helped me in this regard.....this may be TMI but a healthy poo seems to leave the butt cleaner.
11/18/2012
B/C I CAN B/C I CAN
Me and my girlfriend never douche, I'm actually pretty uncomfortable with the idea. Seems like a pain
11/18/2012
Nurse Katie Nurse Katie
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
not necessary in my opinion
11/18/2012
Lavendar Lavendar
I don't think its necessary but it is a good idea sometimes
11/18/2012
ScottA ScottA
Depends on you and your partner.

Many people don't need it and are OK with that.

Some people need it to be clean every time because of their body makeup and/or diet.

Some people are uncomfortable with anal play without an enema. In this situation it's your call, but if your the bottom and you're worried then you and your bottom will probably find it hard to be really relaxed and comfortable, and this might be worth doing an enema.

Some people need it sometimes, depending on the day and what they eat. Others will just not have buttplay on those days. Personally I'd rather take the enema and have the buttplay if everything is working out except my bottom (as opposed to calling it off and maybe not doing it again for a while, depending on schedules and how she's feeling).

My advice is to take a few minutes alone with yourself and a toy in the bathroom. Go to the bathroom if possible, then slide the dildo in and see if you're clean enough to be comfortable. If you feel you need an enema then take one, if you don't need one then you're still confident that things will be clean.

Also, watch what you eat on the day. Things that may mess with your digestion aren't a good idea.

If you do take an enema then use only warm water, take as little as possible, and let things rest for about an hour before play.
11/20/2012
Girly Juice Girly Juice
I have the Ultra Douche and it works pretty well. You don't strictly need to do an enema, though. I just like to do one before partnered anal play because of my own insecurities.
11/21/2012
geliebt geliebt
I agree with a good diet, bowel movement a while beforehand and a shower My boyfriend and I are big fans of anal play, and neither of us douche. So far, we've had no issues!
11/21/2012
CarrieCatt CarrieCatt
Wow, I really disagree with the majority. If I am alone and feel like I'm relatively clean, I'll often forego the enema. But, most of the time, even during solo play, I'll use an enema first. I would never feel comfortable with my bf hard thrusting without cleaning with an enema beforehand.

Like someone else mentioned in this thread, I just use the Fleet disposable enemas. I pour out the enema solution and refill with plain warm water. It may take 2-3 bottles, but I continue until the water runs clear.

I don't understand the comments about showering. Sure, it's always great to shower before sex, but how does showering clean your rectum?
11/21/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by RedKyuubi
Not needed. Just have a good bowel movement before you try it, and a shower beforehand is never a bad idea either.
What RedKyuubi said!
11/21/2012
Kirill1171 Kirill1171
Isn't Necessary
11/24/2012
Why Not? Why Not?
I don't and it really isn't a problem for me but everyone's body is different and some people play differently. I've heard many say that if you are playing deep (over 8" say) is more prone to messes.

Me, I stick to my anal sex with my parter and short stout toys, and I have learned to listen to my body tell me when it is a better time to play.
11/26/2012
Sima-pusya Sima-pusya
Isn't Necessary
11/27/2012
RemusHalifax RemusHalifax
I think it depends a lot on how important cleanliness is to you. Some people are very squeamish about this sort of thing, others aren't.
11/28/2012
Mr Dj Mr Dj
I have ultra douche and I clean myself up if I feel dirty up there.. or after using shit ton of lube, I like to clean that lube out and use the douche with warm water
11/28/2012
CrazyDazy CrazyDazy
PRobably not necessary, just be sure to clean the toys well afterwards, or use a condom on them for easy cleaning.
12/09/2012
AwesomeAmanda AwesomeAmanda
I just shower first
12/10/2012
butts butts
Not ENTIRELY necessary but if you just can't go poop and/or if you want to make SURE you're clean, definitely use an enema. We're quite clean with sex and don't risk unwanted surprises during/after anal, so we always make a bowel movement and shower (using an enema) beforehand. I'd say, get one if you plan on playing around with anal, but it's not necessary every time.
12/10/2012
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
You can do without it.
12/10/2012
SecretKinksters SecretKinksters
Not needed. But we do own one that is something like the unisex douche...we use it every so often if you "really" want to feel clean.
12/10/2012
Suisei Suisei
This may seem like an odd suggestion, but taking a bulk-forming fibre supplement (e.g. original Metamucil) daily can really make a difference in terms of cleanliness. It aids in complete, clean evacuation and is good for you, too. Just remember to get the kind that gels in water if you leave it for too long; the dissolving clear varieties aren't the same.

I generally feel clean, and have found douches to cause more irritation than they are worth in the past. One thing you should consider is that using too much water can lead to some of it becoming trapped higher up in the colon, and it may become problematic later in your endeavours when it decides to escape.
Furthermore, frequent douching/enema use can lead to dependency, making it difficult to evacuate the bowels without one. The mucous lining of the rectum also suffers, and you will likely require extra lubricant to prevent internal injury.
12/10/2012
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
You just need to know your body and it kind of depends upon the type of anal play you are engaging in. I have yet to use one myself when it comes to normal finger play, using plugs, or attempts for penis insertion. Now, when it comes to my anal beads, I have thought about having an enema before we start any play including these after seeing a little smudge of something post playtime. Just have a towel on the bed and you should be fine in using them if you haven't had a cleansing before hand.

On a side note, I was iffy about any anal play after a VERY bad experience in a previous relationship, but with my hubby I am so happy and eager to engage in these things now that I am with someone who knows what he is doing. Just go slow and have patience in all anal play. Don't worry about doing any enema stuff before a session until you really feel the need to.
12/10/2012
satinlady550 satinlady550
Quote:
Originally posted by PropertyOfPotter
Which one of these anal douches do you think would work the best, or do you think it's not necessary to douche for anal play?
It isn't necessary
12/10/2012
ohmai ohmai
Sounds unpleasant. Not into poop (not that there is anything wrong with that,be safe though), and it seems like it increases the risk for disaster
01/10/2013
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
I usually clean out before any anal play (especially with a partner), but I am not sure it's necessary for solo play.
01/11/2013
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