Who? You’d Be Surprised!
A great many people regularly use enemas, a process of inserting fluid in the anus and flushing the bowel. They may be used alone or with a partner, as an aid to health or to cleanse before anal play, as part of a sexual encounter or as a sensual end in itself. Whether you are an experienced klismaphiliac (person who finds enemas erotic) or a first-timer, the following information may enhance your safe enjoyment of this type of water sport.
Who? You’d Be Surprised!
The earliest known reference to enemas dates back to 1500 BC and grew to the point of near-obsession beginning in the Middle Ages, as physicians advised purging the body of “ill humors.” Chaucer discusses enemas in The Canterbury Tales and Shakespeare mentions them in Othello. In Gulliver’s Travels, Swift has his hero punished by being given an enema! The French courts of Louis XII through the XVI adored enemas for health and hygiene and to increase sexual potency, with the nobility taking three to four enemas a day. Even Casanova was said to have enjoyed multiple daily colonics.
By the mid-1800’s the popularity of enemas had dropped off because of the recognition that overuse impaired the normal function of the bowel. Today, enemas are still enjoyed in moderation for health, cleansing, and enjoyment. Some enthusiasts believe the regular use of enemas creates the foundation of good health — Mae West openly extolled their virtues and Princess Di advocated colonic health. However, mainstream medical opinion does not support this belief.
Many people use enemas for health reasons or to cleanse, particularly in preparation for anal play. But enemas themselves can be quite erotic. They can impart a feeling of fullness, and men often enjoy the stimulation to the prostate.
Most people like to roleplay. Whether your passion for enemas stems from childhood when you had close physical contact with a parent while purging, or you are discovering the erotic potential of cleansing later in life, the roleplaying scenarios are limitless. Here are a few of our favorites:
Ageplay. One partner plays the “older relative” who delivers a colonic to a defenseless “child” (their adult partner). The “parent” could show loving, tender concern for the health of the “child”. Or a stern “mother” could reprimand the disobedient “son”, complete with an over-the-knee spanking before the enema.
Medical Scene. A kind “nurse” administers a colonic to a helpless “patient” for medical reasons. Or a cruel Nurse Ratched-type figure places her “patient” into rigid bondage before the procedure.
BDSM. An austere Dominant gives an enema as punishment or discipline for their submissive. This scene could involve restraint, erotic teasing and humiliation, fetish wear, clamps, and other BDSM toys.
With Domination/submission (D/s) enema play, the power exchange is explicit. For the Dom, it’s a way to exert control over your sub. Typically the Dom is dressed and the sub is at least partially nude, and the Dom completely controls the flow of the liquid in and out of the sub’s body. The sub acts out their vulnerability in a primal way: the anus is exposed, fingered, and penetrated, and the release of the fluid into the toilet often occurs in the presence of the Dom.
No matter what your scene, if you and a partner enjoy enema play together, the receiver must feel extreme trust and confidence in the giver. Enthusiasts enjoy the anorectal stimulation and colonic pressure of a skillfully given enema, and report feeling cleansed and relaxed afterward.
DeepMemories carries a number of enema kits. In the most general terms, they include a bag or large syringe to hold a solution, a length of tube leading out of the bag, and a nozzle at the end of the tube to be inserted in the anus. Valves or clamps are often found on tubes to adjust the flow of liquid. Some tubing has flared or inflatable tips for secure fit. Always sterilize your equipment before use. For the liquid, we recommend using previously boiled, filtered, warm water. Some klismaphiliacs enjoy experimenting with exotic solutions. Use caution because additives are rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream via the bowel.
Most people say it takes a little time to get used to enemas and derive pleasure from them, so if you’re an enema virgin, be patient and try them more than once. As with any sexual play, the giver and receiver should communicate exactly what about this experience turns them on — Dominance and submission? Should the process involve bondage, spanking, caressing, sex? Is the recipient accustomed to anal play? The following step-by-step instructions are directed toward one person giving an enema to another, though they can be adapted for solo play:
Preparation. Make up a quart of boiled, filtered water. An adult of any size should easily be able to handle this volume, though many experienced players take 2-3 quarts. Adding 2 teaspoons of table salt per quart of water creates a solution that more closely resembles your body’s natural fluids. Make absolutely sure the water has cooled and is about 100 degrees Fahrenheit when you are ready to begin. In a Dom/sub scene, you could leave the equipment on the bed with a note instructing the sub to sterilize the equipment, prepare the fluid, and assume a certain position before your arrival.
Position. Many klismos love the ass-in-the-air position. However, first-timers may want to try lying on their left side, bottom leg bent, top leg pulled up to the chest. This position exposes the ass and genitals, but doesn’t feel quite as vulnerable. The over-the-lap position can be reminiscent of a parent/child enema scene, and the recipient can position his or her belly between your spread knees so the belly can extend as the liquid flows in. Some people prefer to lie back on some towels in an empty bathtub to eliminate concerns about leakage.
Lube. Water-based lubes will not dissolve the nozzle or tubing and are safe for internal use. While spreading the butt cheeks to expose the rosebud of the anus, gently massage a generous amount of lube onto the anus and work some of it inside. This process will allow the nozzle to insert smoothly.
Insert Nozzle. Allow air to escape from the tubing before inserting the nozzle. While spreading the butt cheeks, slowly insert the nozzle in the anus. Never force it; if you’ve used plenty of lube, it should slide right in. You may have to insert the nozzle in stages if the recipient is a newbie, allowing them to adjust as you go along. Encourage your partner to relax and take deep breaths as you insert.
Start Flow. The bag or bulb should be no higher than one foot above the top of the bowel (for example, if kneeling the bottom of the bag should be just above the recipient’s belly.) Let the liquid flow in slowly. A well-administered enema can take as long as 15 minutes to inject. Don’t give the entire bag without stopping. Pause frequently. Check in with your partner. Rub the belly. Encourage him or her to open up mentally to receive and accept. Cramps may come, especially for a first-timer: Encourage your partner to breathe deeply and continue to massage the abdomen. If the recipient says he or she cannot take more liquid or has to go to the toilet immediately, stop the flow for a few moments, then try again slowly. Relaxation is the key to a good experience.
Sexual Play. Some enema recipients find it enjoyable to be sexually stimulated at this point. Try touching your partner’s genitals with your hand or mouth, or explore other sensitive areas. Don’t be surprised if your partner has a powerful orgasm.
Expel Liquid. As the enema finishes, encourage your partner to breathe, allow the belly to bulge, and have them hold the liquid, if possible. (An anal plug can be used to help retain the fluid.) Help your partner up with the nozzle in place and guide him or her to the toilet. After your partner is seated, carefully remove the nozzle and allow the liquid to flow out. It should be easy for both partners to avoid direct contact with feces. After this initial cleansing, some people enjoy a second enema, during which they focus more on pleasure than cleansing.
Many users report feeling lighter, more empty, cleansed, even euphoric after a well-given enema. Especially if it is the first time, both partners should stay relaxed and communicate continually. Remember, it should be enjoyable for both of you, even if within a BDSM “scene” of punishment. As always, this article is not meant to replace the advice of a physician.