When you need to get things moving in the right direction, in other words if you are constipated, then an enema can do the trick.
Yet, giving yourself an enema is pretty intense and not many people like to try.
If you are thinking of getting a bidet, then you can get one with an enema function and have all the hygiene benefits of a clean bum with the bonus of a safe and easy enema.
So, the answer is that you can give yourself an enema with a bidet as long as you have the right kind. You can’t do it with every type of bidet.
In this article, I will go over some of the ways a bidet can help with some intestinal issues and which ones are best for you.
Best bidets with enema function
How does a bidet enema work?
A bidet with an enema function doesn’t use a nozzle that is inserted in the anus. In fact there is no reason to even touch yourself during the enema process with a bidet.
The way it works is that the jet is powerful enough to enter the anus and will stimulate your muscles there. You may find that even a bidet without the actual enema function will give you a strong enough stream of water to loosen your muscles in your anus anyway.
You simply position yourself and the nozzle so it directs a stream of water right to the anus without ever touching you with the wand or nozzle.
The water is warm and the jets provide a gentle massage. This may help loosen a hard stool that you are having trouble moving along.
An electric bidet is your best option since you can warm the water and they also have massage jet options. A non electric is probably not going to make the water spray strongly enough and the water will be cold.
Below is a list of the bidets that do have an actual setting for enema in addition to all the other settings for cleaning your anus and genitals.
How do an enema with a bidet
The key to a successful enema with a bidet is to position yourself well. This is going to take some trial and error and probably a wet bum a few times before you get it right.
Basically, the idea is that you need the angle of the water stream to be close to the anus and able to penetrate just based on the angle.
Use the settings for different strengths, starting with a lower strength and increasing until you get the right penetration.
Different bidets will have different enema settings, from pulsating to massage to turbo. Read the instructions carefully depending on the model.
When done right, it should only take a few minutes to complete the enema.
Does a bidet help with constipation?
Even if you don’t have a bidet with a specific anal douche function, you can still get some relief from constipation. Many electric bidet seats will give you enough water pressure and temperature control to loosen the muscles.
You don’t even need the jet of water to enter into your anus in many cases to find yourself ready to pass that hard poop.
For light cases of constipation, the warm water and pulsing jets of water can be enough to stimulate the bowels to get moving again.
In cases where the constipation is a bit more stubborn, then you can get a bidet with an enema function and easily, safely and cleanly get your bowels moving when the jet of warm water enters the anus and in some cases can even reach the lower intestinal tract to encourage the bowels to evacuate.
Bidet and hemorrhoids
There isn’t a lot of research being done on bidets and if they help with hemorrhoids.
One thing is for sure, though.
If you do have hemorrhoids and it happens frequently, a bidet is far more comfortable than wiping.
The warm water and gentle pressure will clean your bum without you needing to rub it. You’ll find it a very soothing sensation and will be glad to not have to wipe with toilet paper, or those flushable wipes. Which aren’t even actually flushable!
It may even help if you have frequent hemorrhoids from being constipated. Your bidet can help you get your bowel moving without you needing to push hard. Pushing is what makes the veins swollen and leads to an outbreak of hemorrhoids.
So, in this way, a bidet can help prevent hemorrhoids. If you have a bidet and still get hemorrhoids, however, at least you will get plenty of relief from not needing to wipe.
Bidet for itchy butt
If you frequently get pruritus ani, (that’s just a fancy word for itchy butt) then a bidet will help immensely. It is mainly caused by either not wiping well enough or from wiping too hard or frequently.
A bidet gently cleans the bum so you won’t be dealing with that discomfort that comes when your bum just feels itchy all day.
Then there are those who have an actual medical condition that isn’t just uncomfortable, it can lead to a lower quality of life from the pain.
Doctors can prescribe medication, but even with that, a bidet will do wonders for you.
If you do use a free standing bidet and wash up in its bowl, make sure you are using a natural, soothing soap and avoid anything with harsh chemicals that irritate the skin. A baby soap is usually your best bet because they are gently formulated.
Bidet enema danger
Using a bidet for enemas is not inherently dangerous, but there are a few things you should know beforehand.
An enema that is administered wrong can be very dangerous as you are using a tip that enters your anus and can rupture the soft tissue inside. A bidet doesn’t do this as it is just a jet of water.
That said, if your colon is particularly sensitive, and you use water pressure that is too high, you might do some damage. That is very unlikely, however, and if you are careful then you won’t have any problems.
Where you could have problems is that since the bidet is so easy to use, you perform enemas too frequently. Doing this can disrupt the balance of microbiota in your gut and end up leading to other problems.
You’re also risking getting very low in electrolytes that your body needs.
Don’t use the enema function unless you need it for constipation or to clean up before anal sex once in a while.
FAQ About Enema Bidets
Most frequent questions and answers
In 99% of cases, a bidet is perfectly safe and sanitary. You can run into problems if you use it too often for enemas. You could end up disrupting your gut flora if you do this too often. Also, if you use too high a water pressure stream, you could possibly cause an anal fissure.
When used as a feminine wash, it can also disrupt your micro flora in your vagina. Only use it to clean your genitals on rare occasions as a vagina is generally self cleaning.
If you use it to wash your bum instead of wiping and only occasionally use it as an enema then you will be fine.
Bidets don’t cause diarrhea. In fact, you may have less frequent diarrhea when you use a bidet as you usually have a cleaner bum and are less likely to have harmful germs there.
A bidet is no cure for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), but it is much better to use when you have it than using toilet paper.
If you have IBS and use the bathroom frequently, then using toilet paper too much is going to cause irritation. Some people opt for flushable wipes, but they do serious damage to sewer systems.
A bidet is the best option as it gently cleans and also gives soothing relief to people with IBS.
If you need the occasional enema, a bidet is the ideal solution. Get your bowels moving with a safe anal douche instead of an invasive enema. It feels better, it is effective and you’ll get the added benefits of a clean and dry bum whenever you poop.
Plus, never have to deal with TP shortages again!
I can’t think of a bigger win-win scenario.
If you have any questions about bidets, then drop a line below and I will get back to you ASAP.