Idiopathic constipation - when enemas become a necessary activity. I had to relearn what constitutes the proverbial “Good Enema”. After a lifetime of enjoying enemas for pleasure I had to figure out what a truly good cleansing enema entailed.
Up until this relatively recent point in my life, I hardly paid attention to the colon emptying effects of my enemas. I did weekly enemas for pleasure. I took coffee retention enemas followed by a rinse enema and orgasm. I used baking soda in my enema solutions for the soothingly mild effects. I challenged my capacity with four quart enemas and typically took three and a half quart enemas when I employed dual enema bags for coffee and rinse in one go.
My doctor suggested that I stop using the baking soda and use water and soap instead. I bought a new bottle of Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint soap and began keeping detailed records of my bowel habits and enemas. I eventually determined that an enema every three days comprised of two and a half quarts of 103F water with a half of a tablespoon of liquid soap produced the cleansing action I desired.
I’ve worn out several enema bags in my collection since beginning this regimen. An old rubber two quart bag not only proved not to be sufficiently large for an effective enema but also showed signs of wear. A custom made latex bag ripped after twenty or so uses. I liked that bag’s curved black nozzle and shutoff clamp so the components have been repurposed. I cycled through my three Kylstra bags for several months before deciding on a new, dedicated enema bag (Seeking Health four quart model) and a Bard FR30 Foley catheter.
I employ an intermittent flow for my enemas. I am prone once the tube has been fully inserted. I open the clamp for thirty seconds and close it for sixty until all of the enema solution has drained into my colon. What you could call retention time during the enema. It usually requires six fills to drain the bag, with the final fill running until the solution bounces in the hose. I do not dry insert the tube. I push it in as the enema flows until it is fully inserted.
The majority of my enemas are free of both major cramps and leaks yet still produce the pleasant sensations of “getting an enema.” Evacuation still begins with the familiar gush of liquid but then continues with a thorough, and cramp free, emptying of the upper colon that I do not obtain from a baking soda solution enema.
I still enjoy the sensations of a baking soda enema so about once a month I will indulge in one, incorporating an abdominal massage from Wifey as the enema flows.
Speaking of Wifey, she recently needed an enema (it had been years since her last one). I employed the same techniques for her session to great results. She was able to take all of the soapy enema plus ask for a rinse enema.