The douche jokes write themselves...
July 28, 2011 9:43 AM   Subscribe

NSFW product recommendation.

I've finally come to accept that douching is probably now part of the SOP for anal sex. But I've never done it before, and it has been years since I've had anal sex, so I have no idea which product to buy. Is this something I can buy at CVS?
posted by this *is* my happy face to Human Relations (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
Um, do you mean douching or an enema? I can't imagine why you'd need to douche for anal sex. Anyway, both are available at the drugstore, yes.
posted by WorkingMyWayHome at 9:50 AM on July 28, 2011




Tristan Taormino (she has a website, check it out if you like) recommends the cheap Fleet bulb douche things at the drug store, only take the solution out of it and just replace with gently warm water. Use it two or three times if you like, to make sure you feel ready. And that's it.
posted by ifjuly at 9:53 AM on July 28, 2011 [4 favorites]


i follow the twitters of some porn stars, straight, lesbian, gay, mainstream, and indie and they all seem to use the drugstore fleet enema and do what ifjuly suggests, dump the solution, fill with warm water.

i've known some anal sex enthusiasts in person who preferred the classic red bottle but those seem to have leaking problems.
posted by nadawi at 10:01 AM on July 28, 2011


i follow the twitters of some porn stars, straight, lesbian, gay, mainstream, and indie and they all seem to use the drugstore fleet enema and do what ifjuly suggests, dump the solution, fill with warm water.

Let me reiterate. Dump the solution. Dump the solution. Dump the solution. Do not actually take a Fleet enema — it's a pretty strong laxative, which is not at all what you want. You just want the miniature enema bottle that the laxative stuff comes in. Once you have dumped the solution and refilled it with plain clean warm water, it will work just fine.
posted by nebulawindphone at 10:41 AM on July 28, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yup, you want the bottle but you don't need the solution.

Test the temperature of the water on the inside of your wrist or thigh to make sure it's not too hot. Cold water can be uncomfortable too.

For what it's worth, I don't use enemas every time I want to have anal sex (the planning and time that would entail sounds unfun). I just use them when it feels like I need it, so I don't think it's necessarily "SOP". If you don't feel comfortable with it, don't feel like you have to do it.
posted by the young rope-rider at 11:29 AM on July 28, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, FWIW, I agree with rope-rider on the "as needed" point.
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:00 PM on July 28, 2011


Agreed with all the above comments. The drug store Fleet Enema with just warm water. Please please dump the solution.
posted by jaksemas at 4:14 PM on July 28, 2011


You could go for the (EMPTIED!!) Fleet bottles, or you can get something reusable, in which case you're looking for what's called a rectal syringe. It's basically a rubber bulb with a small nozzle that attaches, which you fill with water (or Seven-Up, or magical unicorn tears, or whatever floats your boat) at home. I literally walked into a CVS and grabbed one off the shelf before my first adventure with anal sex, so yes, you can definitely get it there. It should be near the Fleet enemas, etc, in the laxative section. Cost about $10, I think.
posted by This sockpuppet asks awkward questions at 6:37 PM on July 29, 2011


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