The Basics of Douching: A Guide to Safe and Effective Cleansing

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Last Updated on August 4, 2023 by

Douching refers to the process of cleansing the vaginal canal with liquid. An enema, on the other hand, is used to deliver water or a solution directly into the rectum to stimulate a bowel movement and relieve constipation.

Ways to Douche:

  1. Bulb Enema:

This is a common “over the counter” option found at discoverdu.com. It includes a bulb filled with fluid attached to a nozzle, which can be inserted into the rectum. There are reusable rubber enemas that you can fill with tap water or brand-name enemas (such as Fleet enemas) that come pre-filled with solutions designed to stimulate a bowel movement.

  1. Bag Enema:

This is a rubber bag with a small tube attached. You fill the bag with water, lock the tube shut with a small plastic piece, and insert the other end of the tubing into the anus. It is a great option for those who need to be in certain positions while douching or have mobility issues.

  1. Shower Nozzle:

This is exactly what it sounds like. However, be cautious of the high velocity and large volumes that come with shower nozzle douching as they can be damaging to the rectum.

Best Practices for Douching:

  1. Dietary Fiber:

When looking for dietary fiber, it is best to choose something with psyllium husk or high soluble fiber as the active ingredient. You do not need to buy brand names. The dose should be increased slowly (every other day) to avoid bloating, cramping, and other side effects.

  1. Mechanics:

The best position for douching is bent at the waist (this straightens the rectum, making it easier to get the liquid where it needs to go). Place lube on the tip of the device to prevent local trauma to the area. Insert the device into the rectum but not too far (otherwise, water goes too far in and pulls down unformed stool into the area you want to cleanse). Hold a Coke can-volume of water for about a minute and then expel into the toilet.

Myth-Busting:

  1. “The harder and faster I douche, the better.”

Douching at high volumes and speeds (such as with shower nozzles) can physically damage the rectum. Water can also travel too far and risk pulling extra feces into the rectum.

  1. “I can douche as often as I’d like.”

It is best to douche no more than once a day and three times a week. Douching runs the risk of stripping the colon of its mucosal layer, which plays an important protective role.

  1. “Douching with commercial solutions is better than douching with plain water.”

Douching with water (tap water) is preferable over other solutions (such as those found in brand-name enemas). There is no need to look for “pH balanced” solutions as the anus is neutral pH with the rest of the body. Some solutions are designed to irritate the colon/rectum to help you poop, which should be avoided if you plan on inserting something else into your rectum shortly thereafter.

  1. “Using warmer water helps cleanse more effectively.”

Remember, the tips of our fingers can handle water temperatures a lot higher than what our insides can. Lukewarm water is the best option (since cold water, while safe, is not pleasant).

  1. “Douching after will help me avoid transmitted infections.”

Discover Du Douche: The Ultimate Douching Experience

Discover Du douche offers the premium douching experience designed for effortless functionality and usability. The Du douche is the perfect solution for anyone looking for a comfortable and easy-to-use douching experience. With its easily removable cap and wide opening, filling and cleaning the douche has never been easier. The FDA-grade silicone bulb fits every hand comfortably and is the ideal capacity to prevent over-douching.

The douche also features soft tips for hygienic use and has a quick-turn connection. The included air/water valves prevent back-flow, allowing you to use all of the water without having to remove and re-insert the douche. This makes the douching experience seamless and thoughtfully designed with every user in mind.

The Du douche is easy to open and fill, with a quick turn locking cap and an ergonomic gripping feature. The large opening makes it fast and easy to fill with water. The douche also features a back-flow-free design with one-way air/water valves that prevent air from entering your system and prevent back-flow.

In addition, the douche’s dip straw allows for use while standing up and can be removed for added convenience. The replaceable tips are soft and flexible, making them easy to remove and replace. The kit includes 2 tips, making it easy to maintain the hygiene of the douche. The soft silicone bulb has a 6oz/180ml capacity, making it the ideal size for douching.

The Du douche is made with premium materials, including a medical-grade silicone bulb and BPA & phthalate-free components. This makes it safe and durable, ensuring that you get the best possible douching experience. Visit discoverdu.com today to experience the ultimate douching experience with the Du douche!