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Is anal douching safe?

Is anal douching safe?

Depends: Anal douching would be similar to daily enema use. Safety depends on what you are using to rinse with as well as how it is applied. Some instruments can cause anal / rectal irritation and even ulcers. So be careful what you use and how you use it. Recommend you consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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Is daily anal douching safe?

Is daily anal douching safe?

Not safe: No. Destroying your natural rectal and colon environment leads to increasing risk or more dangerous infections or bacteria. Frequent douching increases HIV risks. I know of no physician that would recommend even one douching let alone repeated douching. ...Read more

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Is douching before having anal sex safe?

Is douching before having anal sex safe?

Contact a physician: You will need to contact a physician as I am a Dentist and your question is not one that I have the expertise to answer. ...Read more

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What other methods could be used to clean the anus before anal sex? Would using an ear syringe be safer than douching or still no?

What other methods could be used to clean the anus before anal sex? Would using an ear syringe be safer than douching or still no?

Enema: An over the counter enema with electrolytes (i.e Fleet's) would be safest way to clean yourself. A syringe would probably not give you enough volume to clear residual stool from the rectum. Of course, understand that enemas are not required for your health but are relatively safe to use to increase your and your partner's enjoyment of sex. Also, take good care of yourself and practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Are there any bad consequences of douching your anus?

Are there any bad consequences of douching your anus?

Yes: Chemical proctitis from toxins not meant to be introduced there; anal fissures from traumatic insertion leading to infections; herpes and other severe infections from unclean equipment--just a few of the things I can think of. Use an enema made for this purpose if you need to irrigate the rectum for whatever reason.. ...Read more

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Is anal doucheing dangerous?

Is anal doucheing dangerous?

= enema: Enemas have been used for 100s of years to help soften constipated stool. Unless high pressure, large volumes or abnormal substance used--not likely a problem. Hopefully this answers your question. ...Read more

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Is it OK to douche your the anal canal?

Is it OK to douche your the anal canal?

Not recommended: Douching the anus can traumatize sensitive tissues and may provide a route for infection. ...Read more

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Does anal douching relieve constipation?

Does anal douching relieve constipation?

N.F.L.: Trying to remove that rectal 'football'? Well, enemas will initially work, but 'not for long'. Once the moisture is taken out of feces you will continue to play 'hardball'. Drink plenty of fluids, eat fiber rich foods, and have a first meal of the day evacuation plan that keeps the rectum from being a 'storage silo' for long periods of time will provide long term results. ...Read more

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Is anal douching (for anal sex) bad? I've gotten mixed answers & research has produced mixed results. Pros/cons? If not bad, what's proper procedure?

Is anal douching (for anal sex) bad? I've gotten mixed answers & research has produced mixed results. Pros/cons? If not bad, what's proper procedure?

Anal sex: Douching can be traumatic to the tissues and lead to inflammation of the rectum which makes it more easy to catch stds. Douching with any soap it chemicals makes that even more likely. ...Read more

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Is anal douching with diluted Dettols before anal sex a good idea to keep my inside clean and disinfected? Could it be harmful? Is there any risk?

Is anal douching with diluted Dettols before anal sex a good idea to keep my inside clean and disinfected? Could it be harmful? Is there any risk?

Not advisable: Even when diluted, Dettol can cause serious toxicity when taken internally. It contains phenols and is used to kill agricultural pests in Australia. Should be used to clean surfaces and not used internally. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I would love to have anal sex with my boyfriend but I want to make sure it's clean sex can I douching or enema and cleaning anus and a bit of rectum?

I would love to have anal sex with my boyfriend but I want to make sure it's clean sex can I douching or enema and cleaning anus and a bit of rectum?

Water enema is safe.: Feel free to use a water enema to clean yourself before being intimate. Some people evacuate completely after each bowel movement and do not have any issue with "cleanliness" during anal sex. Other people may need the help of an enema beforehand. As you get to know your body better, you will be able to determine if enemas are optional for you. ...Read more

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I'm having internal anal wart outbreak. I can see blood on toilet paper when I wipe. Can I use diluted Dettols to douche to disinfect? Is it harmful?

I'm having internal anal wart outbreak. I can see blood on toilet paper when I wipe. Can I use diluted Dettols to douche to disinfect? Is it harmful?

Anal warts: There are many possible causes of the symptoms you note, which include warts, but also other things. Topical treatment is generally not recommended in this setting due to the risk of more serious diseases like cancer or a cancer pre-cursor. I suggest you see your physician to exclude more serious issues. ...Read more

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Is douching safe to do?

Is douching safe to do?

Not really: Douching is not recommended. It kills off the natural bacteria that protects and cleans the vagina by maintaining normal pH balance. Douching sets you up for frequent yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis. ...Read more

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Is douching safe for women?

Is douching safe for women?

Yes.: If not done too frequently and with harsh materials. Water alone can do the trick for most women. ...Read more

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Is douching bad? Is there any safer way to cleanse?

Is douching bad? Is there any safer way to cleanse?

It is bad: We are being told since years douching would remove the good bacteria from the mucosa and add to the risk of getting yeast infection. ...Read more

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Which is more safe-feminine wash or douche?

Which is more safe-feminine wash or douche?

Douch is no good: Douch can cause problems some water can be retained in vagina causing infection never take a douch. ...Read more

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Is summer eve's vag wash safe? NOt the douche, just Use for external washing, gel like texture, like body wash.

Is summer eve's vag wash safe? NOt the douche, just Use for external washing, gel like texture, like body wash.

But it's unnecessary: The external only product is probably safe. But it's also not necessary. A warm wash w/ the same item you use all over yourself is enough. If you really have an odor that is bad - it's a reason for an OBGYN exam - not a cover-up. If there's an infection - you need to cure it, not hide it. But yes, use is okay if you're healthy otherwise. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more