No Soap!! Get the PDF version of this article. Soap may be an important part of your bathing routine, but how do you wash your anus? The answer may surprise you. There should never be soap on or in the anus.
Anal Douching Practices
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Anal sex is a common sexual practice across genders and sexualities. Cleaning up before and after anal sex can help all parties feel more comfortable and less inhibited. It may also prevent the spread of infection.
All forms of douching carry downsides, like a risk of injury and infection, and can also disrupt your electrolyte balance. In extreme causes, it can cause water intoxication — a real condition that can be life-threatening. And if possible, use a tool designed for the process rather than grabbing a water bottle.