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I am wondering what the best way to clean myself out before anal sex is. I know it's best to be empty inside before sex but Iím afraid that there could be something still in there that could make a mess.

Most†resources suggest running cool water in your butt prior to sex to help you empty out and feel cleaner. There are attachments that can be placed on the shower that run a hose to a tube that slides into you. Once you are full of the water, you can release it into the toilet. You can also use an enema bag easily found in most drug stores. Try to avoid using douche products. The chemicals in them aren't helpful to the cleaning out process for sex and can actually encourage you to have a bowel movement sooner. In some cases, they can weaken your anal membranes, making you more susceptible to certain STDs.

More information on cleaning out and anal sex can be found in the book Anal Pleasure & Health by Jack Morin, available at

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
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