Keeping Your Douche Clean
An anal douche is a device containing a balloon-type part or bulb (for holding a liquid), and a nozzle has the form of a short hollow tube for passing water out of it. By injecting water into the anus and rectum, the rectum is irrigated, and any leftover bacteria and faeces are flushed out. Aside from the obvious reduction to the risk, you encounter faeces during your anal sex adventures; douches have a few other benefits. Not having to worry about any accidents can make both partners feel much more comfortable exploring anal activities. Being more comfortable can make the process much more enjoyable, as each partner will be able to relax and fully focus on the feelings and sensations of the experience.
Cleaning the douche
It is important to have a clean douche. Infection is the wrong kind of dirty when thinking about sex. Keeping things clean so you can have fun without a bacterium nesting in the rectum is important. STIs and general hygiene are the two main concerns about having a clean douche.
STIs aren’t just limited to intercourse or oral; they do thrive on toys, Not cleaning the material thoroughly afterward can result in bacterial or yeast infections When the anal douche enters the rectum/anus, there are even more hygiene issues to contemplate, and this includes cleaning. Toys can add crazy fun to the bedroom, but cleanliness becomes the most important tool at your disposal to fight off germs.
This starts from all the way from washing, cleaning and drying it up. However, most people always overlook drying it. With no proper drying, mold builds inside the bulb and tube, increasing chances of nasty infections.
The douche can be cleaned easily using warm and soapy water. The douche is first dismantled, separating the bulb and nozzle. Soapy water is then run through the nozzle. The bulb can be cleaned by refilling and draining with any safe liquid to clear any bacteria present. To avoid any soap absorbing into the toy and causing itchiness, later on, be sure to rinse the toy thoroughly with water.
Sex toy cleaning sprays and wipes are also an option to keep in mind because they're specifically formulated to clean the douches without damaging them and they are not too expensive. The kill 99.9% of germs and includes zinc salts to reduce the chance of irritation. This spray is pH-balanced and has anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. The safe body formula does not need to be rinsed off the toy afterward. They are designed to work with latex, rubber, and silicone materials.
However, for a thorough cleanup, one can use a diluted bleach solution. The best way to disinfect the equipment is with a 1:10 bleach solution (one part bleach to ten parts water). The dismantled components of the douche are soaked for at least an hour in the diluted bleach solution and then rinsed. However, this is not recommended as a regular cleaning method since the bleach can breakdown the materials.
When the douche material can withstand heat without deforming, one can also use boiling water to clean it up. The douche is submerged into the boiling water for several minutes. The heat destroys anything that was left on the douche. This is crucial for partners who are sharing the douche a possibility that you could pass bodily fluids (and potentially an STI) to your partner via the toy. Boiling disinfects the douche completely making it safe.
For a dry clean-up, you can use the UV-C germicidal light? After using the douche, you simply wipe or rinse, then place it into the UV-machine. In about 10 minutes the UV-C light kills 99.9 percent of bacteria found on it. The light gets into every nook and cranny, but unlike with water or liquid cleanser, the douche stay dry. So, there’s no need to worry about mildew or new bacteria growing between uses. The UV-machine also provides a place to store and lock up the sex toys. Such machines include the Uvee
The biggest factor to consider when cleaning your douche is the material. Different materials react to heat and chemicals in different ways, and it’s important to keep that in mind. Materials like cyber-skin are highly sensitive, so just a little soap and warm water should be used to clean it. Make sure you use no more than necessary, as too many soapsuds can damage the material.
It is also recommended to be gentle when cleaning the douche. An option for fragrance-free, mild soaps is preferred to avoid any unwanted irritation. You can go antibacterial if you want to, but mild and fragrance-free work as fine.
Drying the Douche
After washing the douche, it is important to dry it to avoid mold building up on it.
The most common method for drying the douche is through use of paper towels. The douche components are patted with a paper towel, both inside and outside to absorb leftover moisture. Avoid using the dingy hand towel hanging in the bathroom, because typically the towel is definitely holding some bacteria hostage unless you live alone and never have guests over, or you wash your bath towels daily.
Once completely dry, the douche should be stored a cool, dry place, preferably inside a plastic bag with additional towels. The extra storage towels absorb any buildup moisture during storage. Regardless of how sanitary the sex toy storage space is, even slightly damp the douches are susceptible to mold and mildew growth.
Not only will fungus likely ruin the douche, but it's also obviously not something you want to rub on or inside of yourself. Avoid chucking it uncovered into places like bedside drawers, which are a haven for dust and crumbs. Alternatively, you can store the douches in the bags you bought them in
Frequency of Cleaning the Douche
The douche should be cleaned immediately after every use. Any time wasted after usage makes any collected bacteria multiply. Since the process of cleaning is easy and short, it is advisable to clean it after every usage to minimize risks and any damage to the body.