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When Should You Douche Before Anal Sex?

While anal douching is a relatively simple process, you might be wondering when you should actually do it. Should you do it before every time you have sex, only sometimes, occasionally? Hopefully this article should clear some of that up for you.

Douching before sex

The main intention of anal douching before sex is to prepare and clean out your rectum before engaging in anal intercourse or anal play. This would imply that the only time you’d need to douche would be when you are expecting to engage in any kind of anal sex. It’s not always that simple though.

Some people go so far as douching every day, as part of their normal routine. To these people, anal douching is just as normal as showering. Others will douche on a regular basis, maybe once a week or every couple of weeks. Then there are the people who just douche when they are expecting anal sex, such as before a night out or a date. There’s no hard and fast rule as to how often you should douche, so make sure to listen to your body as it’ll usually tell you when it becomes too much.

How much is too much?

Again, there’s no definite rule on this. If you douche every single day though, then it is likely to cause some damage to your rectum. Continuous douching will dry out the rectal walls, causing anal sex to be more painful, and more likely to cause tears or rips. It will can also lead to an electrolyte imbalance, and slowly remove some of the natural intestinal flora and bacteria.

So, if not every day, how often? Well my advice would be a few times a month. This gives your body some time to adequately recover between sessions. You can time them however you like, being on a regular basis or before specific events.

If I can’t do it all the time, why bother?

Well that’s entirely down to you! It’s by no means necessary to douche before anal sex if you and your partner are comfortable with some level of faeces and mess during the activity. If that’s something you’ll worry about though, then you might want to douche any time you specifically before anal sex. Or if you enjoy the feeling, then do it more often! The important thing is to listen to your body, and as soon as anything feels a little off you need to stop douching and give your body some time to recover.


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