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Anal Douching 101: How to Do It Properly

When it comes to sex, the majority of gay men don’t have access to proper sex education, nor has there been safe and appropriate anal douching products, both of which can have real consequences.

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As a result, we’ve all been douching wrong. Let me break it down.

Should I Use Tap Water or Enemas?

What type of liquid should be used for anal douching? Without getting too technical, there are essentially two types of cells in our anorectal cavity, and when we douche, the mucous membrane can be affected.

These cells are hypersensitive so when somebody douches with tap water, ultimately depleting these protective cells.

As a result, there’s a chance that micro-cuts and tears can happen, which may increase the chance of contracting STDs and, over time, can require douche dependency to defecate.

Enemas are meant to be used only a few times over the course of your life, if even at all. Their main purpose is to relieve constipation and prepare your rectum for an examination or procedure, like a colonoscopy.

While enemas can assist in the removal of waste, there is a common misconception that enemas are a safe option for anal sex prep. If used consistently, this cleansing method actually has potentially dangerous results.

How Much is Too Much Anal Douching?

Cleaning too deep, with too much force, or with too much tap water - also known as over-douching - can cause long-lasting problems, including douche dependency and irritation of the region.

Aside from the health risks, over-douching can also loosen stools that are higher up in the rectum, which wouldn’t normally come into contact with anal sex, making it even messier than if you hadn’t douched at all.  

Finding an Isotonic Solution

Throughout my years as a surgeon treating specific health issues within the gay community, I’ve always kept a close eye on the market and could never recommend products for douching - until now.

Enter Future Method: a new type of sex care, focused on bringing healthy, mind-blowing sex to the gay community.   

The Future Method Anal Douche & Solution is truly the first of its kind on the market. It’s a scientifically-formulated, isotonic douche designed to properly support anal engagement and empower the way you play.

Isotonic is essentially is a state that allows for the free movement of water across your cell membranes, without disrupting your anal cells and, therefore, properly cleansing the rectum. Using isotonic solutions, such as Future Method, will ensure you’re well prepared for any intimate moment.

It’s my philosophy that preparing for sex should be just as enjoyable as sex itself. With 4.5 million gay men in the US, it’s about time our community had a brand designed to meet our needs.  


Dr. Evan Goldstein is the founder of Future Method, a new kind of sex care focused on bringing healthy, mind-blowing sex to the gay community. Dr. Goldstein is also the founder and CEO of Bespoke Surgical, a surgical practice for modern males based in New York and Los Angeles. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002.