"An anal douche is a tool for removing any fecal remnants from the rectum, typically in preparation for receptive anal sex, through rinsing the rectum," explains Emily L. Depasse, sexologist and ...
To be clear, anal douching is the act of flushing out one’s rectum with water. What’s the point? For most people, it comes down to peace of mind and the elimination of the ick factor.
What is Anal Douching? Anal douching (aka rectal douching) is the act of cleansing the rectum and anal canal, most traditionally done with liquid expelled from a douche bulb. It is not meant to treat a medical condition, such as constipation, and can be done before and/or after sex.
Anal douching isn’t something we talk about much in our community and we aren’t given many opportunities to learn about it. My high school coach taught sex ed. He said “Keep it in your pants, boys. Keep it in your pants.” Surprisingly, he never covered anal douching. Yet, we are all supposed to somehow know all about it.
Also known as an anal cleanse, an anal douche is a power wash for your butt. It involves pumping water (or a special solution) into the anal canal with a hose or lightbulb-shaped device to rid the rectum walls of any residue that may be left behind, explains Dr. Goldstein.
A rectal douche involves the insertion of liquid into the rectum to empty the bowels. A rectal douche , also called an enema , is the insertion of fluid into the anus in an effort to empty the bowels of fecal matter.
Rectal douching is a hygienic practice to clean the rectum to void hardened stools as opposed to a pharmaceutical method to soften the stool. Rectal douching is distinguished from anal cleansing , which is the routine cleaning of the anus after defecation , and enema , which is the rinsing of part of the large intestine .
Many store-bought anal douches come in the form of a squeeze-bulb that contains a chemical solution of rectum-cleaning liquid.
A daughter may ask her mother about tampons and her period, but most gay guys don’t have the luxury of asking family or friends about butt sex. That’s why I created a how-to guide for anal douching. Sure, it’s not pretty; it’s real and raunchy, but it’s certainly something that I wish existed when I was 16. You’re welcome.
The most common way is to clean your anus using a douche. “The goal of douching is twofold: cleanse the anal canal and rectum with as little trauma as possible to the region,” says Goldstein.