- 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.