An enema involves inserting a tube into the rectum to inject liquid and cleanse the colon. In a sexual context, this is usually done as a way of cleansing prior to anal sex. The enjoyment of an enema can also be a kink or fetish called klismaphilia. In this case, the enema itself is considered pleasurable and is typically called an erotic enema. Enemas are also performed for entertainment purposes in pornographic scenes, where people enjoy seeing the enema tube or bulb being inserted, as well as fluid flowing in and out.
Although enemas are used medically to treat constipation and may include other ingredients, enemas used for cleansing or pleasure typically consist of only water. An enema may also be referred to as an anal douche.
While an enema is not required in order to have safe and pleasurable anal sex, some people like to ensure the rectum is as clean as possible before inserting anything into it. In other words, an enema is a matter of personal preference and comfort.
How do you actually perform an enema? In general, once liquid is injected into the rectum, the person will feel the urge to defecate. The water is then released. This process is often repeated until the water runs completely clear.