Enemas VS Anal Douches

Enemas VS Anal Douches


An anal douche is a gadget containing an inflatable sort part or knob (for holding a fluid), and a spout has the type of a short empty cylinder for passing water out of it. By infusing water into the rear-end and rectum, the rectum is flooded, and any remaining microbes and excrement are flushed out. Besides the conspicuous decrease to the hazard, you experience excrement amid your anal sex undertakings; douches have a couple of different advantages.

Not stressing over any mishaps can make the two accomplices feel significantly more happy with investigating anal exercises. 

The enema is a more extreme version of the douche. An enema is essentially just a larger version of an anal douche. Rather than a bulb and nozzle, and enema is made up of a bag and tube. The tube is placed inside the anus, and the natural force of gravity causes the liquid to move downwards and into your rectum and eventually colon.

The bag part of an enema can vary wildly in size, from small bags around a liter or less, right up to four liters and larger. The length of the tube can also be different depending on which kit. Traditionally, enemas are used in a medical sense. Most often they will be recommended for people who suffer from constipation and difficulty passing stools.

They are often used for other reasons though, such as intense bloating, yeast infections, weight problems and most controversially, cancer. Those probably aren’t the reasons you’re here though. Regarding sexual intercourse, many people like to take part in enemas before engaging in anal sexual activity. This makes sure that there is no leftover fecal matter to surprise either partner during sex, which would surely kill the mood.

Factors to consider when deciding what to use

It may be challenging for one to choose the preferred toy. Ideally, trying both would be the best idea to know which the better option is. When you experience it for yourself, you’ll be able to know for sure which one you are more comfortable with, and which level of cleaning you require. However, it is expensive to own both tools, and since they both serve the same purpose, it's better to weigh and decide which one to acquire. Below are some factors to consider before making the decision.

Working Mechanism

An anal douche is used to clean out the rectum. The nozzle is inserted directly into the anus. Liquids are put into the bulb part of the douche, and then gently squeezed into the rectum. Once inside, the liquids are held for a short period before being expelled again, carrying any leftover feces and bacteria with it.

Enemas are used in a slightly different way, as they intend to clean much deeper into the colon itself. The nozzle is still inserted directly into the anus, and the bag at the top filled with fluids. Rather than squeezing the liquid in though, an enema bag will be hung up, at a level higher than the anus. This lets gravity naturally pull the liquid down through the tube, and gradually fill up the rectum and colon gently. An enema will typically take much longer to perform than an anal douche but will be much more thorough. While a douche will only clean out the rectum and anus, an enema will travel much further into your body, cleansing the entire colon. In most cases for anal sex, a douche will be more than sufficient as you will only be making use of the rectum in most cases.


Both the enemas and anal douches are identical when it comes to cleaning. It is important to have a clean douche. Infection is the wrong kind of dirty when thinking about sex. Keeping things clean so you can have fun without a bacterium nesting in the rectum is important. STIs and general hygiene are the two main concerns If the product is disposable, then it will be a simple matter of throwing it away. If you buy a reusable kit, then you will need to properly clean and disinfect your kit after every single use to prevent a build-up of bacteria which can then infect your body.


There is a little difference between the douche and enema. Both have cheaper options depending on the materials they are made of. Both can also be used severally, with one only needing to refill the cleaning liquid.


The enema will be much more uncomfortable than an anal douche. It takes a long time for water to reach the deeper parts of the colon, and cramping is common. You are also required to keep the liquid in for a longer period with an enema, so your colon can properly fill and cleanse. Douches, on the other hand, are a simple in and out process, needing to be held for a lot less time and expelled much sooner.


Douches will be safer in general, as they interact with less of the body. The main concerns with douching are that adding water into the anus can damage the delicate lining of the bowel. This can increase the chance of sexual infection. Regarding actual damage they can do, the effects are the same. With an enema though, this risk is increased, as you aren’t just exposing your rectum but also your colon to outside influence.

Lastly, water removes part of the intestinal flora. The intestinal flora consists of all kinds of good bacteria that you need to digest food and to maintain your intestinal immune system. Douching too often can (seriously) disrupt your intestinal flora. Similarly, careless douching, for example with too much water pressure, can damage the intestinal wall.

This may cause tiny tears in the mucous membrane of your intestines. Those little tears will make it easy for HIV and other STIs such as Hepatitis to enter. It’s thus advisable to take precaution when using either enemas or the anal douche.

Fiona Petree

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