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The Future of Anal Douching is Isotonicity

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The Future of Anal Douching is Isotonicity

by Dr. Evan Goldstein

  • 90% of men who douche before sex use tap water
  • Tap water (hypotonic) and store-bought enemas (hypertonic) cause significant cellular damage to anal cells
  • Isotonic solutions do not disrupt anal cells—they simply cleanse the rectum

90% of men who douche before sex use tap water, but what happens when the solution you insert into your rectum comes in contact with your cells, or the mucous membrane?

Let’s start with the basics. Water is considered a hypotonic solution, while an enema is a hypertonic solution, meaning while they are on polar opposites of the spectrum, both induce similar cellular destruction. So, where on the spectrum should your solution be?

The answer: isotonic. It’s a state which allows for the free movement of water across the cells membrane without changing the concentration of its solutes. When it comes to douching, isotonic solutions are known to neither draw electrolytes from the body, nor draw water into the body — which allows the act of douching to truly cleanse your rectum, rather than stripping it of the essentials. No one wants localized trauma or cellular dysfunction to occur, nor being more susceptible to STDs. We only seek gentle cleansing with soothing capabilities to allow us the heightened sexual experience we desire and deserve. Now that’s settled, you may now be asking yourself: what truly happens when I use non-substantiated products improperly? Learn more about the negative effects of altering one’s microbiome.

The views expressed in this article intend to highlight alternative studies and induce conversation. They are the views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Future Method, and are for informational purposes only, even if and to the extent that this article features the advice of physicians and medical practitioners. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.

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