Anal Douching Guide For Beginners: What You Need to Know about Douches

Okay, so you’ve got your prostate toy geared up and ready to go, but you’re afraid that any backdoor action might leave an unsavory mess.

After all, the butt is where poop lives. Anal douching is a practice that can be performed by men or women before using anal toys or in preparation for anal sex, in order to give peace of mind that there won’t be any accidents.

Now, by no means does this mean that anal douching is a necessity for everyone.

For many people, simply having a bowel movement, showering and then waiting 30 minutes should be enough preparation. However, everyone is different, and for some people, it may be a necessity.

To give a personal example, I suffer from a mild form of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) meaning that no matter how many times I visit the bathroom I can’t be assured that I’m completely “cleaned out” down there. For people like me, anal douches are a godsend that allows us the peace of mind we need to relax and get into the moment properly.

So first, let’s take a look at what douches actually are and how they work.


A douche is a device with a nozzle that you put in your ass, and which introduces a small stream of water into your rectum.

When douching, the rectum is really the only part of your body that you are trying to clean. Essentially, the function of the rectum is a waiting room for poop. Making sure it’s cleared out should be enough to spare you any unpleasant surprises. With most toys and even anal sex, the rectum is about as far as can be comfortably penetrated anyway.

The most common type of douche used today is known as the bulb douche.

The typical bulb douche, pictured above, is exactly what it sounds like. It is usually a two-piece kit consisting of a squeezable bulb which can be filled with water, and a small attachable nozzle to be inserted anally. You can check out this one and ones like it at

This type of douche is extremely easy to use. The only caution is that you should not be using very hot or very cold water to douche yourself, as you may wind up hurting yourself. The best way to go is using warm or lukewarm water to do the job.

If this is your first time douching I would recommend putting a bit of water based lube on the nozzle as well as your ass to make it easier.

Remember to not use silicone-based lubricant if your douche is made from silicone, or oil-based lube if it is made from rubber, as these products can cause each other to break down over time. At this point, you can insert the nozzle into your ass, and squeeze the bulb to release the water into your rectum.

Next, you should hold the water inside of you for about 20 seconds.

You can try jumping up and down, do a faux hula hooping dance, or twerk if that’s your preference. This gets the water moving around in there and makes sure it’s picking up the stuff that you want out. At the end of this 20 seconds go to the toilet and release like you’re taking a dump.

Then, refill the bulb and repeat this process another 2 or 3 times until the water coming out of you is crystal clear. Once you’re satisfied with the results, wait about 20 to 30 minutes to make sure that any residual water is absorbed or expelled, and then you’re on your way to having fun!

Cleaning The Douche

After each use, you should clean the anal douche using a sex toy cleaning solution or mild hand soap along with warm water. Store it in a safe place away from heat and sunlight until the time comes when you need it again.

Is Douching Safe?

According to doctors, douching can have risks, especially if done too often.

Douching washes away some of the protective mucus linings inside your ass and can potentially lead to irritation. It is also recommended that you not douche extremely often, as this can result in your body becoming reliant on the douche to take a proper crap.

Your gut is also home to good bacteria that you rely upon for digestion, and overenthusiastic douching has the potential to wash some of those away and lead to an upset stomach or bad digestion.

But, all of this I can give my own personal anecdote.

I have been douching for more than five years now, although not more than 3 to 4 times a month. I can’t say that I’ve ever suffered any ill effects from it, and it should always be remembered that doctors tend to point out the worst possible outcomes right off the bat to cover their asses on medical questions.

While I don’t recommend going crazy and douching all the time, if you are interested then I would say to make sure you douche carefully and in moderation. For the peace of mind it can provide, I believe that it’s worth it.

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