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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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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