*reposting this with a better format for people to read*
I cringe every time I see “just use an enema” whenever anyone mentions anything about anal/butt stuff. It’s a really common response, which is honestly annoying as Hell when people haven’t bothered looking at the risks associated with them.
Risks with them:
- Addiction development
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are all possible side effects of an enema, warn the researchers who covered the risks of colon cleansing in a clinical article for The Journal of Family Practice. If you experience symptoms of nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, dizziness, or fever after an enema or a colonic, seek care immediately.
- Medical grade ones easily cost 100+ us bucks
- The repeated use of enemas can, over time, cause problems with the muscles in the intestines.
- The regular use of enemas can prevent the muscles of the intestine from doing their job properly to move stool along. You should not need to use enemas to have a bowel movement.
- Regular enema use can also lead to a condition called hyponatremia (also called water intoxication). Hyponatremia is an imbalance of the electrolytes that occurs when the body does not have enough sodium (salt).
- Acute hyponatremia can be dangerous and may require treatment with medication or IV fluids.
- Any time got put something in your butt, you risk anal tissue tearing
- Re-used (instead of single use) enema kits may carry bacteria, which could result in an infection.
- Extensive use of enemas could result in dehydration
- Absolutely don’t use fleet enemas. Hypotension (very low blood pressure), extreme hyperphosphatemia (electrolyte imbalance that causes: muscle cramps, and numbness or tingling), low serum calcium levels, and death are all risks of fleet enemas. A fleet enema works as a hyper-osmotic laxative that draws in water into the gastrointestinal tract
- (for coffee based ones) There is no credible evidence to suggest that coffee enemas can help with insomnia and cognitive problems.
Never use unapproved enemas without clear guidance from a physician. Enemas can be purchased over-the-counter, but they only contain water and salt, mineral oil, or a mild laxative. The introduction of other materials (vitamins, electrolytes, coffee) into your rectum is not recommended, and may be harmful.
Increase fiber in your diet (supplement or food will suffice), and drive plenty of water. If constipation lasts longer than 1 week, see a doctor. If you’re really concerned (normally concern sets in around 3-4 days without pooping), see a doctor. Foods that have good fiber: whole grain, fruits, and vegetables . Fiber isn’t the one trick pony for all (If pain and constipation get worse, STOP). Avoid caffeine and coffee.
Food takes anywhere on average 6-9 hours to go from your mouth and out your butt. This is why I don’t recommend “starve yourself” if you’re planning anal.
I get it, people are disgusted by poop and body fluids. It makes sense. However, you’re all 18+ people. If poop does happen with anal or any kind of butt stuff, clean it up and assure your partner(s) that its an inherent risk every time you do butt stuff.
Since the topic of butt sex pops up frequently among sex workers, please heed this post.
Cause people keep pissing me off with how much they recommend them. Stop recommending them!