The Ins & Outs of Enema Play

The Ins & Outs of Enema Play
By Lynda Mort

People use enemas for sex for all kinds of reasons, some more obvious than others. Sometimes it’s to clean themselves out before anal play – the most conventional or known reason – while others find the process itself arousing and make it a regular part of their intimate routines. Enemas can be self-administered or provided by a partner, either in a sensual manner or given as punishment to disobedient submissives, and one thing’s for sure – there’s more than one way to do it. So considering their versatility, how do you know what type of enema equipment to recommend? Let’s look deeper into this practice so you can best assist your customers.

What is an Enema?
Giving an enema is the process of putting water into the lower intestine via the rectum to empty the bowels. This is can be for medical reasons, cleanliness, or for erotic purposes. Enemas are sometimes referred to as anal douches, and they vary in style from simple handheld bulbs to set-ups that attach to a separate water source.

Enema liquid can be held inside the body anywhere from approximately 5 to 30 minutes, during which time the water softens the stool to encourage its expulsion. Disposable kits from the drug store often contain a stimulant added to the enema liquid for a more powerful release, but this ingredient is not necessary for a complete result. Warm water – often salinized – is often the perfect option.

Why Do People Enema?
One of the most common uses for enemas in a sexual setting is to clean out the rectum before anal play. Although this isn’t always necessary before anal sex, many take comfort in minimizing unexpected mess. Since anal play requires the receiver to relax, an enema beforehand gives some the confidence they need to have a stress-free experience.

Sometimes the feeling of fullness experienced during an enema can be an incredible sexual turn-on. In these cases, an enema can be used during foreplay or as the central activity in a sexual scene. For those that engage in BDSM, the trust and power elements of receiving and administering an enema can be part of the draw. Enema play is also wonderful for humiliation junkies; the embarrassing aspects of the process can easily be played up, and enemas also can be a punishment, reward, or used in a roleplay scenario like nurse/patient.

What’s the Best Way to Administer an Enema?
A plain water or water and salt enema (2 tbsp of sea salt per liter of water) are the most common types. Milk, coffee, or water mixed with herbal solutions are sometimes used but can be risky and a bit less comfortable. Before using something other than water, research recommendations for enema use to determine safety risks. Enema liquid should be lukewarm and never forced into the rectum. It’s also imperative to have a bathroom nearby when using enema.

The most comfortable position for receiving an enema is lying flat on the back or on the knees, head down and ass up. Lying on the left side with the right knee to the chest can be most effective for a deep cleansing. Before inserting the enema, lube up the nozzle of the apparatus with a lubricant suitable for anal play. (CleanStream Ease Hybrid Anal Lubricant is an excellent choice.) After inserting it into the anus, let the water flow at a natural pace into the rectum. How you control the liquid flow depends on what type of device you’re using.

What’s the Best Equipment to Use?
That depends on what kind of enema you’re giving and the personal preference of the recipient. Enema kits come in different types with bulb, bag, and shower attachments being some of the most common. The CleanStream line of enema products offers a wide variety of equipment for every type of user.

Bulb enemas like the Premium One-Way Valve Anal Douche, Smooth Cleanse Double Tip Enema Bulb System, and CleanStream Thin Tip Silicone Enema Bulb are great for beginners. This style is compact, inexpensive, and perfect for cleaning out before backdoor play.

Those wanting a deeper clean or that enjoy the fullness sensation are best off with higher-end kits. Bag styles like the Silicone Open Flow Top Douche and Enema Bag or Quart CleanStream Water Bottle Cleansing Kit allow for a deep clean and hold more water than basic models. The CleanStream Premium Enema Bucket Kit with Silicone Hose uses a metal bucket and is comparable to a bag setup.

The CleanStream Silicone Double Bulb Nozzle and CleanStream Inflatable Enema Plug are essential pieces of equipment for extended play. The bulb creates a seal inside the anus preventing any liquid from escaping. To use the sink, shower, or toilet as a continuous water source, the All In One Shower Enema Cleansing System or Toilet Enema Attachment Set are ideal.

Enema aficionados can further customize their experience with higher-end kits that fit optional attachments. The Universal 3 Piece Silicone Enema Attachment Set provides a wide variety of insertable tips for deeper delivery and pleasure. For precision water flow control, add the CleanStream In-Line Accelerator Bulb to the kit.

Enema play can be quite intimidating to those without prior experience and shopping for supplies can be overwhelming at first. There are so many different styles, attachments, and ways to play, which makes it imperative to know how to answer questions and make thoughtful recommendations. Now that you know a little more about this practice, as well as the array of accessories to help shoppers explore, you can better guide customers to the products that suit their specific needs.