What Is An Enema?

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When investigating the world of anal cleansing, there are a few different options available to you. An enema is one option that many people are vaguely aware of, but don’t completely know the details. In this article we’ll be giving you a short overview of what an enema is, and how to use it.

What Is An Enema?

The first thing to tackle is what exactly an enema is.

In short, an enema is very similar to an IV drip you might have seen in a hospital. There is a bag, which holds whichever liquid you’ve chosen to clean your body out with. This bag is suspended in the air, with a small tube coming out of the bottom.

The tube attaches to a nozzle, which is inserted into the anus.

Gravity then does the rest of the work for us, gradually pulling the liquid down the tube and slowly filling up your rectum and then colon with liquid. Once you’re finished, you simply expel the liquid and let it carry everything out of your body along with it.

Each enema kit can vary in different ways. You might have a larger bag, capable of holding much more liquid than some smaller versions. You can also get tubes in a variety of lengths, allowing you to choose the height you place the bag and get something that suits your own situation perfectly.

Why Should You Use An Enema?

Traditionally, enemas are used as a medical treatment for various conditions. Most commonly, they are recommended for people who suffer from constipation or difficulty passing stools.

Using the liquid helps your body with the natural processes it might be struggling with and lets you clear yourself out regularly. Other conditions that might warrant an enema include intense bloating, yeast infections, weight problems, and if you listen to some, they might even help with cancer.

If you were using an enema for a medical reason though, you’d likely have all the information you would need from your doctor. Even if you didn’t, you probably wouldn’t have ended up here. So, it’s more than likely that you’re looking to use and enema for a sexual reason.

It’s completely common for people who regularly engage in anal sex to want to cleanse their bodies before they do. Avoiding any leftover faeces during the process can take a massive weight off of everyone’s shoulders and make it all much more enjoyable.

Due to the deep cleansing possible with an enema, many who enjoy anal sex use them almost ritualistically before sex.

How To Use An Enema?

When it comes to actually giving yourself an enema, it’s definitely not a quick process. You’ll usually want to set aside at least half an hour to get it done, and most people prefer to do them at least a couple of hours before you’re planning to have sex. This gives your body adequate time to return to normal after you’ve finished.

While slow, enemas are relatively simple. At its core, you simply hang the bag, insert the nozzle, and let gravity work its magic!

You’ll want to lie down on the floor, as it will take a while for the liquid to make its way inside your body. This means you’ll want to have somewhere comfortable you can stay for the duration. The bathroom might seem like a good idea at first, and it definitely makes cleaning up easier if things go wrong but lying on a cold hard floor for over half an hour doesn’t feel great.

A favourite among many is any place in your house with a soft floor, and some natural sunlight to keep you warm while you lie there. Just make sure you aren’t too far from the bathroom as rushing to reach it with a stomach full of water is not a fun experience.

How Often Should You Use an Enema?

With something that requires as much commitment and time as an enema, I’d like to hope that you aren’t planning to use one before every single time you have sex. But just in case, don’t do that!

"An enema washes much of this away along with the bad stuff, so we need to give our bodies time to recover and replenish before we do it again. For most people, using an enema more than once a week is a bit too excessive."

While enemas can be great for your insides, there are also many healthy bacteria found in the rectum and colon that play an important role in your biology. An enema washes much of this away along with the bad stuff, so we need to give our bodies time to recover and replenish before we do it again. For most people, using an enema more than once a week is a bit too excessive.

As far as the basics go, that covers what you need to know about enemas. If you plan on using them though, you should definitely check out our guide to safe enema usage. There’s a fair share of controversy about the benefits of enemas, and we cover it all in much more depth there so you can enjoy the fresh feeling of a clean colon with none of the worries!


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