|DISCLAIMER: While its been proven that enemas in and of themselves do not necessarily present any health risks, using any of the solutions listed below might. Use some common sense when experimenting with your body. And do NOT take what you read here as the gospel truth. If you have ANY PROBLEMS see a physician immediately!|
Note: While browsing the 'Net in search of more info on this "deep" subject, I discovered the "Rest of the Story" the following FAQ was taken intact from http://www.sexuality.org/l/fetish/enemafaq.txt. This is a GREAT resource site. Ms. Star
The 4 Quart Enema: Fact Or Fiction?
Enema Solutions Chart
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My Favorite Enema
The Snake and I
Mineral Oil Special
The 4 Quart Enema: Fact Or Fiction?
Elf Sternberg writes:
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If you start out with one quart of water administered with the bag about 2 feet above you, and try to hold the water in for 5 minutes, and then expel completely, you should get most of the large fecal masses out of the bowel.
A couple of points: One, not everyone can take one quart, much less the two Jonathan recommends later. If you're going to play with enemas, play safely-use the valve if you have to and, as with any sex games, if it hurts when you don't want it to, something is wrong and it's time to stop.
Yes, most certainly, if it hurts, or is even uncomfortable, stop the flow and relax until the pressure passes. Certainly, there is considerable variation in all aspects of human anatomy, and the colon is special in that a dimorphism is well recognized in the sigmoid colon. Some people have a short one, some have a long one, and few people have one in between. I think that nearly all adults can take at least 3 quarts, but the colon must be empty of fecal matter, free of air or gas, and completely relaxed and free of cramps. This is tricky! To artificially empty the colon with enemas, which are irritating at some level to the colon, and then to have the colon completely relaxed requires some work, but it can be done.
The other point is that the bowel is not really intended to take a whole lot of pressure, especially not pressure applied externally. The best books on enema play recommend *one* foot above the top of the bowel, so if you're standing, the bag should be just about even with your breastbone, and if you're kneeling, the bottom of the bag
should probably be hanging just above your belly, and no higher.
Further to the 4 Quart Extravaganza
Research gastroenterologist have measured the force exerted by the muscles of the rectum as providing 50 Pounds per square inch of pressure during a bowel movement. Now this is the rectum, not the entire colon, but the pressure of water standing at a height of four feet is less than two pounds per square inch.
Nursing textbooks and radiological textbooks suggest heights from 1 to 3 feet for the bag. As long as you control the flow with the clamp, you should have no worries about harming the bowels. When gastroenterologists have a case of intususception (infolding of the bowel), a free flowing enema with the bag 5 or more feet above the patient is used, the enormous pressure pushes the intususception out and back to normal. This procedure is done under light anesthesia, and would undoubtedly be unbearably painful, but the doctor who developed this procedure wrote that he had done hundreds of these procedures and never burst a patient's bowel.
Now, I'd like to describe the method for taking the largest enema you can. This isn't a dominance issue, some people find that by stretching the bowel with a large enema they receive fantastic sexual stimulation. It is probably due to pressure on the internal pelvic organs (both male and female), which can't be provided any way from the outside. This is true for me.
First, the bowels must be completely cleaned. You can start with a one quart enema (or as much as you can get in) taken slowly in the knee-chest position. You can make the enema soapy by holding ivory bar soap in the water as it fills the bag. The water should be warm, about 102 degrees F (39 C). This water will actually have cooled to body temperature by the time it enters you. Take it slowly, stop the flow with the clamp when you feel pressure, but try to take about one quart and hold it for 5 minutes. Massage the belly gently while the water is going in, and while you hold it. Expel on the toilet until you feel that you got all the water out. Repeat this procedure at least 3 more times, preparing 2 quarts of water each time, in case you will be able to accept more than one quart. Relax, let the water flow in, and try to take as much in as you can. You might allow as much as ten minutes for the enema to flow in (with pauses as needed), although if you use soap, you probably can't wait that long. Again, hold it for 5 minutes, if possible.
If there is substantial gas in the colon, it may be very difficult for the colon to lift water when large air bubbles are present. These like to collect at the hepatic flexure, high on the right side just under the ribs, and can be detected by a rumbling sound when you press there. If you want to get the gas out, you can sit on the floor and make sure the gas is at the hepatic. Roll slowly onto the right side, then massage the transverse colon, which sags from just under the ribs on the right, down about 2-3 inches below the belly button, and then back up to just under the left ribs, following its course with your hands. You will know that you are moving that gas by the rumbling.
When you have the gas moved to the splenic flexure high on the left, move quickly to the knee-chest position. Now massage the descending colon upward, from the ribs to the groin on the left side (you're upside down, remember) until the gas has moved up to the sigmoid (in the groin region, and hard to feel). It is behind the bladder. Use heavy massage in the groin area, to move water out of the sigmoid, and move the gas in. When this is done, get on the toilet quickly, and you should be able to expel a prodigious gas blast. You may have to repeat this procedure several times, but when all the gas is out of the colon you should be able to expel the water quickly.
The above procedure sounds like a real ordeal, and is only necessary when there is a large amount of gas in the colon. But if you can't get that gas out, the whole enema experience will be very uncomfortable and crampy, instead of an incredible turn-on.
Don't sit on the toilet for more that a few minutes if there is no water coming out. Sitting too long and straining are the chief causes of hemorrhoids. Those will certainly ruin your enema pleasure. If nothing is coming out, lie down either face down or up, or lie on your left side, or get into the knee-chest position. These will help the water move, and soon you can go back to the pot.
If you have used soapy water, take one more enema with plain water with one teaspoon of salt per quart to flush out the irritating soap. If you have given enough time to expel each enema, your bowel should be almost completely clean. The first enemas may take a half hour to expel, but the later ones may only take ten minutes or so. When the bowel is completely empty of water and gas, as can readily be felt with the hands, you are ready to find out what your capacity is.
Prepare a full enema bag and a 2 quart juice pitcher both with water salted as above and at a temperature of 110 degrees F (44 C). Again, the water will have cooled about 5 degrees when it enters you, so it will be warm, but not hot. An excellent position for obtaining the best filling is standing up, but it requires you or someone to hold the tube in. Hang the bag so it is about shoulder height (Elf will have a fit) and start the flow. Stop the flow whenever the pressure is uncomfortable. When the bag is nearly empty, stop the flow to avoid drawing air into the tube, and refill the bag from the juice pitcher.
Start again, and see how much you can take. I took my first full 4 quarts at the age of twelve, and I was a scrawny kid! If the soap causes any strong cramps, You will probably do best without any soap when trying to find your maximum capacity.
With 3 or 4 quarts in the bowel (to the point of being *very* full but not quite painful), your sexual organs should be tingling, and the slightest stimulation will cause an earthshaking orgasm that leaves you completely drained sexually. I'm usually interested in sex again 24 hours after an orgasm, but after an enema orgasm it is 2 to 3 days.
Obviously, it is much more stimulating (for me) with an enema. I don't say that enemas are for everyone, but some experts have suggested that 10% of the population can be turned on by them.
Jim... one of our members, Bark, who has considerable medical expertise, created this chart of solutions a couple of years ago. We both thought we'd lost it and were lamenting that fact, but i ran across it on my office computer and now can't find Bark's address to send it to him. Soooo... i thought you might like to use it in the newsletter for the E-SIG which should both get it to Bark and get it to anyone else who might like it. :)
(Note 2 quarts is roughly equal to 2000ml) (105F is 40.5C) (tw is tap water) Solution Amount Comments Tap water
2 quarts Mild cleansing. Not isotonic meaning it does not match body electrolytes, depleting salts. Saline
Isotonic. Recommended temp is 105F but is easier to hold water 2 quarts cooler. Best enema for frequent use. Soda
Useful in relieving diarrhea. Retain 5 min. or longer Soapsuds
Commonly referred to as "SSE"
Cleansing, irritating. Follow with tap water or saline enema
Saline and Soda
Soda and Soapsuds
Less irritating to expel with the addition of soda. Follow with tap water or saline enema Peroxide
Gas expelling. Insert a rectal tube after 10 min. Epson Salt
Glycerin and Water
Sometimes called "G&W" enema OR
Small gas moving enema
Milk and Molasses
Warm milk to 110F, add molasses. Administer rapidly. Very strong cleansing action with brutal cramps. Follow with tw or saline Turpentine
Stir well. Turpentine is irritating to mucous membranes. Follow with tw or saline
or olive oil
Precede with a tw enema for initial cleansing. Briskly boil water, add coffee and stir well. Continue to boil for 5 min. then remove from heat and steep 5 min Strain, add sufficient water to make 2 quarts. Cool to 105F. Retain 10 to 20 min. Useful in
relieving cold symptoms or a toxic headache. When introduced through the colon coffee does not act on the nervous system.
Precede with a tw enema. Add catnip to boiling water, cover and steep 15 min. Strain, add to make 2quarts,cool to 105F. Retain10 to 20 min. This is a soothing calming enema. Very nice Honey
Precede with tw enema. Dissolve honey in water and add lemon. Retain 10 to 20 min.
wine (white recomm.)
Use Equal parts
Heat to 105F and slow administration are the keys. Retain indefinitely or until totally absorbed. Cold water
Useful as fever reduction therapy. Solution should be 50 to 60F. The enema MUST be given slowly and retained for enough time to permit heat absorption. The saline version is useful in treating heat exhaustion or heatstroke. tbs=Tablespoon tsp=Teaspoon qty=Quantity tw=Tap Water
The Salt Water enema (Saline Enema) is just warm water with one tablespoon of salt to the quart. The salt is to prevent absorption of the water by the colon. It does this by bringing the salts content of the solution closely in balance with that of the body fluids. Thus, transfer of fluids through the colon walls is virtually halted.
The baking soda enema (which can also have salt added as above) has one or 2 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in each quart of water.
WaterLuv's favortite recipe is one teaspoon of salt and one tablespoon of soda per quart of water.
Soaps: Ivory Bar soap works well. Hold the bar above the top of the bag while the water fills it. For a stronger soapy solution, use a container and swish the water around to dissolve more soap.
Ivory Liquid dish-washing detergent should be used in very small amounts, such as one teaspoon per quart. It can be fairly irritating.
Castile Enema soap in premeasured packets. Standard packet is 2/3 Oz of soap. Instructions on packet usually say something like : Dilute contents of packet with 1 or 2 quarts of lukewarm water. This is too strong for me, I use it about half that strength.
Castile Liquid soap (Dr. Bronner's is one brand). Use about 1 teaspoon for each quart of water. Dr. Bronner's soap is available in plain (green label), with Peppermint (blue label) and with Eucalyptus Oil (brown label). Never use the Eucalyptus oil in the bowels, it will cause a very bad reaction. The peppermint oil is a cooling additive, but I prefer the plain Castile soap. If you use any Castile soap, you may want to finish with a plain water enema to prevent any soap from remaining in the bowel to cause irritation.
Kirk's Hardwater Castile Soap is a very fast dissolving bar soap. If you hold it in the running water filling the bag, take the soap away when the bag is about half filled, or the solution will be too soapy.
Hair Shampoos can be used like soap for enemas. Look at the label, don't use any with formaldehyde. Use a small amount, perhaps a teaspoon per quart or less.
Non-soap: Plain tap water can be used, but be warned that your colon will absorb quite a bit of the water, which will dilute the blood electrolytes. Then the various tissues of the body absorb the excess water and swell. Your brain swells, too, and there isn't any place for it to expand into. This is called cerebral edema. A few 2 quart plain
water enemas won't do any harm, but if you take large or many enemas, use salt.
The Oil Retention enema is an injection of about 4-8 fl. Oz. of mineral oil, vegetable oil or olive oil. It is held in the colon for 1 hour or more before a soapy water enema is given. The soapy water enema can be very strong because the oil will protect the colon from irritation. The oil coats the lining of the colon, and also softens the bowel contents, making for a spectacularly powerful evacuation. When the oil is in the colon, do not be fooled by what feels like the urge to expel gas. If you do so, you will expel a blast of dirty oil with it, and it will be a mess. If you absolutely must pass the gas, get into the knee-chest position for one minute, and then hold a piece of toilet paper over the anus, to prevent the release of the oil. Do not expel the oil before taking the soapy water enema. You will need to take at least three soapy enemas to remove all trace of the oil, or dirty oil will leak out of the anus for about 12 hours.
Coffee enemas have been used in the past for cleansing. The theory is that the coffee assists the large intestine and liver in getting rid of the toxic substances that have accumulated there. It does seem to work. They are still popular among certain US naturopaths, and are widely available outside the US in specialized clinics.
Exotic Enema Solutions
Beer (usually warm) or wine can be used. It is pretty irritating. Obviously, you will get drunk. A word of caution. Use any form of alcohol sparingly. It is absorbed in the intestines much more rapidly than in the stomach, and once it's in the bloodstream, you can't readily get rid of it. Also, whenever alcohol and sex are mixed, there is increased risk of doing foolish things that compromise safer sexual practices. Play should be fun, so do play safely.
Lemon Juice is said to help dissolve fecal masses. Use 1/3 cup real-lemon per quart, similar to a lemonade recipe. It is also said to dramatically enhance cramping; so consider lemon-juice enemas if cramping is your bag.
Epsom Salts (2 tablespoons per quart) can be soothing to the colon.
AIR can be pumped into the colon. An easy way to do this is to disconnect the hose from the enema bag and insert the nozzle into the anus. Take the other end of the hose into your mouth and blow. Don't mix air and water. If you have taken enemas, make sure you get all the water out before you put the air in. A mixture of water and air in the colon causes terrible cramps. If this ever happens to you, you may have to expel in the bathtub, where the flat position makes it easier for the colon to push the water out without the large air bubbles defeating the peristalsis.
Barium Sulfate is injected into the colon for diagnostic purposes. It absorbs X-rays, leaving a picture of the shape of the hollow inside of the colon. Sometimes some of the barium is released and then air (or CO2) is injected. This double contrast enema leaves barium coating the colon wall, and gives a clear but ghostly image of the lining of the colon.
Urine is sometimes used by the "Golden Showers" crowd. While you might catch something from the urine of an unhealthy donor, your own won't hurt you. You certainly won't contract any disease from it that you don't already have. In fact, yogis drink their own; and claim great restorative powers for the practice. No question that the practice would at least let you exercise your control over your gag reflex.
Jmelson's Favorite Enema
This is the description of the way I normally take an enema. I do this at least once a week, and will do it about twice a week if I get a chance.
I use a 4 quart bag made from a Faultless brand ice bag. It has a 6 foot hose with a #28 Fr. colon tube, and a hanging hook added to the bag. I sprinkle some salt into the bag, and then fill it with warm water while holding a bar of Ivory soap in the stream. When the bag has a little over 2 quarts in it, I screw on the cap and shake it a few times to mix up the salt and soap. I then hang it from the doorknob on the bathroom door. I let the water run from the tube until it is warm, and all the air is out. I lie down on my back, with my head propped up against the wall. I take the greased colon tube and push it into my rectum, and then with a little twist I work it up through the second sphincter into the sigmoid colon. This puts the end of the colon tube about 8 - 10 inches into me. I then open the clamp. With the bag at this height, the flow is slow, and with a few stops it takes about 3 to 4 minutes to get 2 quarts of water in. When it is all in, I get up and go to the bed. I lie on my stomach, with a pillow under my chest, to take the pressure off my belly. I try to lie there for at least 5 minutes. When that time is up, I go to the toilet and let it all out. I usually don't get a lot of material out the first time, but whatever was in the sigmoid or lower colon comes out quickly. When I have expelled as much as will come out, I start over again with three quarts or a little more in the bag, prepared the same way. I now hang the bag from the towel hook on the back of the door, to get a little faster flow. I lie down on my back again, and put the tube in. This time the water flows more easily, and I can often take the three quarts without stopping. When I am full, and I don't always take the full bag, I go to bed, and again try to hold it for 5 to 10 minutes. When The pressure gets to me I go to the toilet and expel. This time a great amount of fecal matter comes out, and if I am lucky, the "mud" from the cecum comes out on this second enema. This diarrhea-like material is difficult and unpleasant to expel, but I know that I have gotten pretty clean if it comes out on the second. Anyway, when I feel that I have expelled everything, I prepare the third enema. I need to decide if three will be enough, or I want to go for four. The time available and how clean I already am enter into this decision. If I am going for four, the third enema is the same as the second. But for the last enema, I use water that is a little warmer, 42-43 C, and usually only use a little soap. I fill the bag up to the full 4 quarts, and hang it on the towel hook. I lie on the floor and try to take the fill without stopping. I massage my belly as the water expands my colon. Whenever I feel really full, I stop. This is almost always at least 3 and a half quarts, especially if this is the fourth enema. When I get up, I always look in the mirror to see how large my belly has gotten. I am usually swollen from my sternum (breastbone) to my pubic bone, and from one hip bone to the other. The bulging belly is a big turn-on. I go to the bed, and lay on the pillow, laying on it completely down to my groin. I put my penis under the pillow, and it is much like missionary position sex. I then lift up my upper body on my elbows, and squeeze my breasts. Not much there, but my breasts are about as sensitive as my wife's. It usually only takes about one minute to have an enormous orgasm that leaves me panting and sweating.
This procedure leaves me in a sexually tingling mood for an hour or more, and it is usually two days before I have much interest in sex again. I love the clean feeling after the enemas are over, and I don't have to think about BM's for about 4 or 5 days. I think I sleep better for 2 to 3 days after my enemas because the fecal matter and gas is not constantly moving around in my bowels while I try to sleep. Maybe it's just cerebral edema that makes me sleep better, I don't know. Or maybe its just being totally sexually drained. Any comments about sleeping better after enemas? I have seen others report this.
The Snake and I
Some years ago I ran across a length of smooth, large-diameter rubber hose in a laboratory. It was 5/8" (16mm) in diameter, with a (6 mm) inside diameter, with a wall thickness of 3/16" (4.5 mm). Being a complete enema nut, I immediately thought of some interesting uses for such a fine piece of tubing, and "borrowed" it. I made a gigantic colon tube with it by rounding off one end of the tube. This was not such an easy task, but with scissors, fresh razor blades and such, I got it fairly well smoothed off. I attached the other end of the hose to the bathtub faucet, and set the faucet for a slow flow of warm water. I lubricated the hose with vaseline, and laying on my back in the tub, I started to insert the hose into my rectum. To my surprise, it slid in easily, and further than I had ever gotten a tube in before. After letting the hose fill me for a while, I evacuated my bowels on the toilet. When I felt empty, I got back into the tub, and repeated the process. This time I decided to try to slide the hose as far up into my colon as I possibly could. I relaxed on my back, and eased the hose back in. I let the water fill me for a moment, and then I started to twist and push the hose inward. When the end of the tube reached the top of the sigmoid, I felt some resistance, and just gently pushed and pulled back on the tube while twisting it constantly. After a moment it slipped in farther. I could really feel the tube moving around inside me, and it was great. I kept gently pushing, and the tube moved farther until the tip was at the bend between the sigmoid and the descending colon, far down on the left side. I had a bit of difficulty getting past this point, but I pressed in with my fingers at that point on my abdomen, and worked my fingertips around in a circular motion, and the tube eventually moved up into my descending colon. Ahhh. I could feel even more sensation now. I kept pushing gently, and worked the tube all the way up to the top of the descending fairly quickly, and then wiggled it through the splenic flexure (behind the stomach). Now the tube was passing across the transverse colon, and I was starting to get filled up. The sensation was incredibly stimulating, and I could feel the tube's progress across my belly with my fingertips. The tube made a firm lump whenever I felt the appropriate part of my colon. It was getting hard to make the tube progress farther, and when the tip reached the hepatic flexure, I pushed on the part extending from my anus until the loops inside me hurt. I realized that I wasn't going to get it any farther up me than this, so I let the water fill me until I couldn't take any more. I then pulled the end of the tube from the faucet and let the water start to drain out. I had a marvelous orgasm at this point as the water gently ran out from the tube. When I could feel the end of the tube sucking at the interior of my bowels, I started to pull it out, slowly. I finished my evacuation on the toilet. I worried that this might not be a safe procedure to perform, because it was at least uncomfortable, and at times fairly painful. I now know that when people are examined with a fiber optic colonoscope they are sedated, but that instrument hadn't been invented when I did this. This same tube is now the hose on my high volume (1> Gallon) (6 Liter) enema setup. No, I have never taken (or even tried to take) the whole can. I really only did this whole procedure once, so you could say it was a once in a lifetime thing, but it was quite an experience.
If I'd left the tube in, I could have gotten a high colonic irrigation, but I really hadn't even heard of colon irrigation before.
I got somewhat in excess of 4 feet (about 130 cm) of tubing inside me, and because of the thickness of the tube and my ability to feel it through the abdomen I know it wasn't curled up inside me.
This tube was of a type made for vacuum use, it is very soft and flexible, but its wall thickness makes it resistant to kinking and folding up inside. I have several other large diameter colon tubes, but their stiffness makes it too hard to pass them around the many bends of the colon. The metric conversions are for those readers abroad who don't want to think in the old "English" units.
Mineral Oil Special
I would like to describe a new (for me) enema which I just tried, and I thought went rather well. I saw it described in Waterworks Vol. 3 No. 2 from at least 10 years ago (they never put a date in those things). I used to take a mineral oil enema about an hour before I took a soapy water enema, and the evacuations were wonderful, but holding 6 Ozs. of oil for an hour was not the most pleasant way to do it. The writer described a method of pouring the oil into a colon tube, and then connecting the colon tube to the bag of soapy water. I improvised with the equipment I had available in the following manner.
First I slid a standard enema bag-type steel clamp onto the colon tube. I attached a small funnel to the end of the colon tube. Holding the colon tube at both ends, and with the clamp open, I slowly poured vegetable oil into the funnel, slowing down when I guessed that the oil was about to reach the end you insert into the rectum. When the
oil did reach that end, I closed the metal clamp. The few drops of oil that made it out of the tip of the tube were smeared all over the end of the tube, and I inserted it into my anus, while lying on my back. I slid it up as far as it was easy to insert. I then filled the funnel with oil and raised it, and then opened the clamp. As the oil level dropped, I refilled the funnel twice. This was a very small funnel, so I probably got about 4 ounces of oil into me.
When the funnel was empty, I clamped the tube, removed the funnel and attached the tube from an already filled enema bag to the colon tube. I then opened the clamp and the soapy water rushing in pushed the oil farther up into my bowel, as I pushed the colon tube farther in. The sensation was great, and I held the soapy water and oil in for ten full minutes. As before, holding the oil for an hour and then getting the soapy water enema, I had a terrific evacuation that seemed to leave me cleaned out much better than just a standard soapy water enema. But this method didn't require the holding of the oil for an hour to get the same great result. After using the oil, I always take 3 soapy water enemas to get all of the oil out. If I don't take three soapy enemas I tend to leak oil from the rectum for several hours, which makes a bit of a mess. I wait till the third enema to come, it's a little hard to wait that long, but the results are worth it! I try to take as much water as possible for the enema I plan to have my orgasm on, and make it a little hotter than the ones that went before. This enema technique also seems to cause less irritation of the anus, which I sometimes have trouble with, especially when I have to strain to get it all out. This enema comes out with a gush and no straining. Let me know what you think of my discovery!