I remember seeing the enema sets in the Sears store in the 1960s. I would make it my business to walk over to that section and wonder if the enema would feel different from different bags. I was about 10 at the time.
The old Sears catalogs have wonderful descriptions and illustrations of all kinds of enema gear.
I got so nostalgic regarding this subject that I once purchased several vintage Sears & Roebuck catalogs from a book store specializing in collectables for $40 so that I could reproduce the enema pages from the sickroom sections and copy the enlarged pages on good paper. I still have both the originals and reprints should anyone be interested.
There is something to what vince 2001 says. Essentially, take the 1971 price, multiply by 10, you will, for most things have the 2011 price. Divide that 1971 price by 2 and you will have the 1951 price.
Some things that we spend a lot of money on obviously did not exist then. Some things that were everyday stuff then barely exist now. Keep in mind that, since enemas are no longer considered must-buys for every home, and young girls are no longer taught to douche, there is no economy of scale on enema bags in today's world.
The Sears catalog really brings back a fond memory for me. At 16, my family and I were visiting my uncle's place and while the adults were chatting in the kitchen, I was sitting in the den with not much to do, so I started leafing through a Sears catalog that was sitting on a side table of the couch, focusing primarily on the lingerie ads and being careful not to let the adults know what I was looking at. I was obviously aroused and continued on to the pages of enema and douche equipment. I got a bit too engrossed and didn't notice quite fast enough when my female cousin and a friend of hers walked into the room. I closed the catalog quite quickly but knew I had been caught given the grins on the girls faces, though they didn't say anything with the adults nearby. We left a bit later and I felt the incident was over. However, when I ran into my cousin's friend at school, she grinned at me and came over to chat. Out of earshot of everyone else, she asked if I was enjoying myself when looking at the catalog or whether I was just curiously exploring. Not even waiting for an answer, she blew me away by saying she was turned on by the fact that I was looking at those things. Long story short, it became a reason to get together in private where one thing led to another, and we ended up sharing our interest in enemas, as we both came from families who viewed their use as a cure for most things when we were young. When the opportunity came that her parents were away, I was invited over to her place where we physically explored our mutual interest along with having some of the best teen sex I can recall. We did this a few more times before we went our separate ways to college after high school and our "relationship" drifted away. I never suspected that that Sears catalog would have such an impact!
I've been looking for one of the 90oz. types on Ebay for quite some time... No luck yet, but I will not give up so easily!
I remember spending hours looking at bags & bulbs in the SEARS catalogs. Locally, we had a Rexall drug store that always had a rather large display of enema equipment.
I wish I had a time machine to go back to those days... I hate Fleet!
Enema Equipment Collector and fan. Mom was an old time nurse, sis and I were on the receiving "end" during the 40's and 50's. Have a very large collection and somewhere have a number of old Mail order Catalogs, 1900 to 1970's, purchased for the Syringe ads and also Rubber Girdles. Found a number of them, no I don't wear. A former girlfriend wore for me one evening after I gave her 2 vintage Playtexs.
I trade some and share photocopies (no PC at home) by mail, have many related manuals from 1900 to 1970's. Always looking for photos I don't have. Also films, 8mm, 16mm, VHS, DVD, CD.
Growing up in the 50's and 60's it was common to see enema and douche bags and bulbs displayed in the local drugstore windows. Most drugstores carried a wide variety of equipment. The Sears and Wards catalogs carried two or three pages of stuff. In the 80's the selection of equipment started to fall. And is almost nothing in todays stores. (Those were the days).
I can't help but wonder why anyone would want an old enema bag, given the technological advantages of the new ones.
It's really amazing how some things never change. Same arse same system.
I'm wondering when the "SuperFlo Tornado" enema sets (that spin the flow in a swirling direction to really wake up your colon) will be coming out, or the "Pulsating Vibrofil" that sends vibrations through you in the water as you fill up.
We need enema scientists/engineers.
If anyone can get their hands on an old Eaton's catalog from Canada, they sold 2-Imperial Quart syringes at least into the 1970s.
At +/- 2.4 quarts that would be a collector's item!!!
My very first introduction into enemas was from seeing all the enema bags and rubber goods available in a Sears Roebuck catalog!
I was not brought up with enemas and this exciting discovery came some years later quite by chance and knew immediately I wanted a combination set to experiment with and the rest is history!
Hi all, despite the fact that enema equipment is not as readily available in usa as it formerlyy was, you are still lucky by comparison with us in the UK
Recently I was away from home and, due to medication, genuinely required watery help. I tried several chemists but could not get any equipment at all and was even told it was not allowed to be sold in UK. I asked for Fleets or equivalent with equal lack of sucess. I tried to get an appointment for a colonic practitiioner to help but none was available. In the end ( get the pun) I had to use a bisacodyl suppos (Dulcolax) which when repeated several time produced a decent clearance but what nonsense to deny the population the simple facility to squirt some water up the bowel
When you really get focused on the enema and its effects, you don't really pay attention to how old the bag is, or where it came from.
Never owned one, but loved the sears ads. more of a latex davol fan
I had a friend with whom we shared a fascination with equpment as boys.We frequently went to Montgomery Wards to peruse the equipment and all the catologs our families had.
As pre-pubescent kids, the images would cauee an erction from viewing alone. The bags in the stores had a distinctive rubber scent, particularly the Sojourn latex bag. Alternative health network (Kristina Amelong)carries a very good copy which I have recently purchased. Top quality.
It should last a lifetime.
Our first enema bag at home was a xmas present. at 5 yrs/old i was intrigued since i'd never seen one up close. Got my first bag enema that night.....hooked ever since
Ah, the Sears catalog !!!! How I loved looking at the pictures of the bags and nozzles in it and imagining what it would feel like to have one of them . I remember the reprint of one of the early 1900's catalogs and the large number of different bags it showed. Too bad Sears stopped carrying enema bags(they never called them enema bags, they called them "fountain syringes".
Although I do not know for sure, I strongly suspect that the red enema bag with red hose, and black nozzle that the folks used on me as a child probably came from the Sears & Roebuck catalog, since much of the stuff we had around our house back in the 40's and 50's came from Sears. I also recall sneaking looks at the "fountain syringes" in our Sears catalog. If I saw my mother coming, I would quickly flip to the toy or bicycle section of the catalog.
I don't remember seeing bags in the store but I rubbed out quite a few orgasms looking at the bags in their catalog.
The girdle and stocking section was a close second.
The bags, bulbs and other equipment pictured in the old Sears catalogs
were simply fascinating. Maybe Sears should start carrying a variety again to pump up the struggling company.
A neighbor mom had a Sears Best enema syringe in her bathroom back in the early 1960's. I spent one summer with that family and her mom used that bag on me; I was used to frequent enemas from my nanny, but that Sears bag was awesome. It was a 3 quart open top model and I almost fainted when I saw it hanging in the bathroom, full of warm water with a big bar of Ivory soap floating in it. The black hard rubber nozzle was glistening with vaseline; obviously ready for action and I knew that I was going to get it. Gosh, did I go potty after that enema.
My friend Sue bought a Ward's enema set (similar to Sears) from Ebay; it's an old one that was never used; what a beauty! The heavy red rubber bag is oversized with ribbed rubber tubing; designed for long service. There are 4 black hard rubber nozzles: a tiny infant-size, a larger child's size, a curved douche nozzle and the most often used regular enema nozzle. Compared to the small straight white plastic enema nozzles seen on todays sets, this adult regular enema nozzle is quite large. It's fairly long and the head is much fatter than the base; once that nozzle is gently slipped into the rectum, it's going to stay put until the enema is over. Mom's who used these older enema sets had an easier time giving enemas; the bags held plenty of soapy water and the nozzles stayed in place even if the recipient was squirming and less than cooperative.
Gosh, I had forgotten the catalogs! I used to pore over these pages, as many times as I could do so discreetly! Loved them! I probably wouldn't have been so anal erotic had I never seen these catalogs!
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My friend Sue bought a Ward's enema set (similar to Sears) ....
Montgomery Wards was a competitor of Sears in the 1960's, with very similar department stores and catalogues. Their nickname was "Monkey Wards."
Ahh yes -- If it weren't for the Sears catalog and National Geographic, how would any child of the 50's and 60's have learned about anatomy or hygiene?
As a kid I remember looking a the enema equipment in both the Sears and Wards catalogs. I think the Speigels(in Chicago) catalog also had enema equipment in it.
As a boy growing up in the rural midwest the arrival of the new Sears and Wards catalogs was a big deal. If mom or dad was watching, the subject was guns, trains, or other toys but as soon as I had some privacy it was the enema equipment that got my attention. Looking back it is just amazing how many different kinds of bulbs and bags were available in the 50's and 60's. After I had my fill of that, it was to the bras. What a difference to what you see today. Then they were mostly white and quite industrial looking. Nothing like Victoria's Secret of today.
Oh! Boy! The old Sears Catalog. I loved sneaking peeks at the "fountain Syringe" section! What a charge!
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