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Pooping is a shame-free fact of life, everyone does it. But, while prepping for Anal sex questions arise over the possibility of poop finding a way to ruin the moment. First and foremost, it's perfectly natural to encounter a bit of poop during your Anal adventures. However, some individuals opt for Anal Douching as a go-to solution for cleansing before Anal sex. If you're considering this method, here's all the knowledge you need to cleanse with comfort.


  1. What is Anal Douching?
  2. Why Should I Use an Anal Douche?
  3. How to Prepare to Use an Anal Douche
  4. How to Use an Anal Douche
  5. The Best Anal Douche Kits & Accessories
  6. Anal Douche Aftercare

What is Anal Douching?

Image Features Items from the bVibe Anal Education Kit

"Douche" means "shower" in French, but when it comes to Anal douching, there's more to unpack. Anal douching is the process of flushing out the anal canal with water to clean it. It works by gently pushing liquid into your rectum, softening stool residue, and relaxing your anus to help release excrement. Some people use Anal douching to prepare themselves for Anal play, while others incorporate it into their hygiene rituals.

Why Anal Douching?

Some people have reported that Anal douching helped them feel cleaner and more prepared when exploring Anal play or Anal sex. Cleansing preemptively can reduce the worry of leaving unwanted residue on your partner, so you can feel present and focused on the play. The act of Anal douching also helps minimize contact with feces during butt play, reducing the risk of exposing your partner to bacterial infections from fecal matter.

Despite how good the Anal douching process might make you feel, don’t go overboard with it. Too much of anything can be harmful, and we recommend only douching up to three times a week maximum.

Tips to Prep for Anal Douching

Before you start, make sure to prepare the bathroom area first, then do the douching process in the shower. A toilet can also be used in last minute situations. Bottom line, it’s important that you are in a sanitized and slip-free zone where contents from the douche and your anal canal can fall freely and be washed away.

Tip 1

Cleanse your tools. Before beginning the process, thoroughly clean your douching materials, such as nozzles and hoses. If you use soap or disinfectants, be sure to rinse well with water several times to prevent surfactants from entering your body. Read your labels, always looking for body-safe options that are free from risky ingredients.

Tip 2

For the best results, use a saline solution designed specifically for Anal douching. These saline solutions are meant to compliment your bodies natural electrolytes.  If you plan to use tap water, check your water temperature before filling your hoses. Finding the right temperature that feels comfortable for you is important. If you use water that is too hot, you can risk damaging your anus’ mucosal lining. This is easy to avoid. Just test the lukewarm water on your hands before amply filling your hoses. Avoid using tap water for daily anal cleansing in order to prevent electrolyte imbalances.

Tip 3

Lubricate the tip of your Douche. For easy insertion and a painless experience, take your favorite Lube and apply a generous amount around the tip of your Douche. A Silicone Lube may be preferable since it is naturally thicker and it will last longer against the water, but make sure to use a lubricant that is compatible with the material of your Douche.

How to Anal Douche?

The Anal douching process is straightforward and leaves you feeling fresh. Stand securely to avoid slipping, then follow these steps:

Step 1

Elevate one foot onto a shower stool or bench and gently spread your legs to reach your butt more easily. Before using the Douche, consider inserting a finger into your anal canal to ease into the sensation.

Step 2

Next, lubricate the Douche tip, take a slow, deep breath, and insert the tip through the anus into the rectum. Try to relax and go with the flow.

Step 3

Firmly squeeze the bulb to send a surge of water inside, but avoid forcing the water too deeply or quickly. The goal is to fill the anal canal, not push into the colon.

Step 4

Hold the liquid inside of you for a few seconds and then let it out. It's normal for poop and grime to come out with the water– this means the process is working!


Continue until there's no residue left in the water. If the bulb is small, you might need to refill it to finish the process. Some Douche Kits come with larger bulbs or sacks, so you only need to refill them once per session.

Anal Douching Kits and Accessories

Explore our collections of body-safe cleansers, lubricants, and douching tool kits, made for all bodies. Whether you're new to anal care or a seasoned expert, we've got you covered. Choose the tools that feel just right for you and your needs.

The Most Popular Anal Douches & Kits

Ultimate Cleansing System
, $36

Contoured to your body, the Ultimate Cleanser System features a flexible nozzle and angled tip for effortless use. Whether you're new to anal care or an expert, you'll appreciate this worry-free system that reduces the number of tools needed and is easy to clean.

CleanScene 4 Piece Travel Bulb Douche Set
, $14

Douche on-the-go with the discreet CleanScene 4 Piece Travel Bulb Douche Set. This Anal Douche kit includes two easy-to-use bulbs, both designed for comfortable insertion. Plus, it comes with a handy drying and storage bag.

b-Vibe Anal Training Kit & Education Set,

Get intimate with anal play in a safe and enjoyable way with the b-Vibe Anal Training Kit & Education Set. This kit includes an user-friendly Anal Douche and three graduated Butt Plugs for a personalized experience. Slip it into the chic travel pouch and take it with you on all your escapades.

Best-Selling Toy Cleaners for Anal Douches

Lovers Misting Toy Cleaner
, $10.50

Keep your toys fresh and clean with Lovers Misting Toy Cleaner. Safe for all toy materials, this cleaner leaves your toys sanitized and primed for playtime. Whether it's Silicone, TPE, ABS, PVC, Rubber, TPR, Stainless Steel, or Glass, it outshines mild soaps, making sure no harmful residues are left behind. Simply spritz, rinse with warm water, and dry thoroughly for unbeatable toy hygiene.

JO Refresh Foaming Toy Cleaner
, $13.50 - $18.50

Meet your go-to travel buddy for intimate hygiene the Jo Refresh Foaming Toy Cleaner. Just apply a quick coat of foam, wait 5-10 seconds, and rinse for squeaky-clean toys. With its gentle and fast-acting formula, keeping your intimate items fresh and safe is a breeze.

Wicked Simply Cleene Antibacterial Toy Spray
, $12.50

Keep your toys in top condition and your worries at bay with the powerful Wicked Simply Cleene Antibacterial Toy Spray. Crafted with natural ingredients, it effortlessly eliminates germs, leaving your playthings sparkling clean. Plus, it's free from harsh additives like fragrance, alcohol, triclosan, and parabens, so you can enjoy it with peace of mind.

The Best Lubricants for Anal Douching

Wicked Anal Jelle, $16.50 - $28.50

Elevate your backdoor fun with Wicked Anal Jelle lubricant. Perfect for your anal adventures, it's safe for all toys, including silicone. Experience comfort and bliss with just a small amount. Clinically tested, hypoallergenic, glycerin-free, and pH balanced for maximum enjoyment.

Intimate Earth Ease Anal Silicone Glide
, $18.50 - $24.50

Explore the alluring world of backdoor play with Intimate Earth Ease Anal Silicone Glide. Crafted to elevate your pleasure, this luxurious lubricant gives good glide for longer, more sensual experiences. Infused with all-natural Bisabolol extract from the chamomile plant, renowned for its soothing and healing properties, it transforms your intimate moments into a blissful journey of relaxation and arousal.

Anal Douche Aftercare

Now you can take a shower, relax, and proceed with your normal self care routine. Enjoy cleaning the rest of your body knowing you have now reached new heights of cleanliness. If you’re planning on anal play afterwards, feel free to wait an hour or two to ensure all the liquid is out.

Further Readings:

A Beginner's Guide to Anal Douching: Healthline
What You Need to Know About Anal Douching: WebMD
Do You Have to Use an Anal Douche for Anal Sex: Planned Parenthood



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