Cleansing Your Colon: What is an Enema?

An enema is a more extreme version of an anal douche, which helps you make absolutely sure there is no faecal matter left when engaging in anal play. These will stimulate right the way up the colon, and are often used for many other health reasons as well as just for cleanliness. If you’re interested in starting to use enemas, but don’t know where to start, then this article is just for you.

What is an enema?

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, much like an IV drip you’d see in the hospital. 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 litre or less, right up to four litres and larger. The length of the tube can also be different depending on which kit you buy. Be sure to do a little research and decide exactly where you’ll be using your kit so that you know what size bag and tube you’ll need.

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. In terms of sexual intercourse, many people like to take part in enemas before engaging in anal sexual activity. This makes sure that there is no leftover faecal matter to surprise either partner during sex, which would surely kill the mood.

When should you use an enema?

Using an enema is not a quick and easy process. You’ll always need to set aside a significant amount of time, and have easy access to a bathroom when you decide to use one. With that in mind though, you can essentially use enemas whenever you choose. You should be wary of using them too often though, as your colon and rectum also contain a lot of good bacteria which repeated enemas will wash away, potentially causing permanent damage.

That’s all there is too it really. Enema’s have been a bit of a hot topic in recent years, so if you’re looking for a little more detailed information, be sure to check out our guide to safe enema usage.