Well ladies and gentlemen, tops and bottoms — well, mostly bottoms and those vers folks amongst us — it’s time. It’s time to pressure wash those walls.
The Tom of Finland Store hosts a ton of sexy things. Zines, underwear, fragrance and now, an electric auto-spray douche bulb. Yes, a motor-powered douche for those times when a squeeze of the hand just won’t do.
With five speeds, all powered by a button, the silicone device boasts five jet openings along the nozzle and has a design that prevents backflow. Glad that’s taken care of. Rechargeable and waterproof, it also contains a weighted internal hose which means you can spray down your insides down from whatever angle and position you desire.
But like … is it safe? “I don’t have specific worries about a five-speed or multi-speed douche,” Will DeWitt, MD, Director of Anal Health at Callen-Lorde wrote to Out in an email. He specified that enemas as a whole should be done sparingly — haven’t any of you heard of adding fiber to your diet?! But if you’re going to do it, do it right.
“I would recommend starting with the lower settings, as water pressure isn’t really a necessary component of enemas,” he said. “One feature of this particular douche that I do like is that this has a limited reservoir as opposed to the unlimited supply of a shower attachment because it would discourage folks from overdoing it.”
“The most important thing to note is that if it stings, burns, or hurts when you’re using it, STOP!” he continued. He cautioned that douching can cause small injuries and inflammation of the anal cavity, which could increase risk of transmission of some sexually transmitted infections. “It may be helpful to use a lube to reduce tearing, but be sure not to use silicone-based lubes with silicone products like this one. Also, make sure to wash the device regularly, especially if you were recently diagnosed and treated for an STI like gonorrhea or chlamydia.”
But other than that, pony up your $89, and fire away!