Using alcohol in
enemas is one of the most dangerous additives that you could use and we in no way
If it is in your mind to try experimenting
with alcohol in an enema please follow safety guidelines.
Beer or wine can be used and you will want them to
be warm. Be prepared because you will get quite drunk. It is a very good idea
to mix wine at half-strength the first time you try alcohol in an enema and to insert only
Alcohol is absorbed directly into the bloodstream in
the intestines unlike the stomach, so you need to be extremely careful. If you must
experiment this way, having someone with you is a good idea.
Using hard alcohol is a bad idea! In
the process of drinking, alcohol is metabolized in the liver by the enzyme alcohol
dehydrogenase. This breaks the alcohol down. Alcohol in an enema, bypasses this fail
safe and it becomes much less controllable. Alcohol poisoning is a real concern.
It is worth mentioning that mixing any type of drugs (alcohol in
this case) and strange medical procedures is a bad idea.
Copyright 1998 by Jay Wiseman, author of "SM 101: A
When we drink alcohol (or take medications) by mouth, and they are absorbed into our
bloodstream, they are taken by a network of veins called the portal venous system directly
to our liver and usually at least partially metabolized. This is called "first-pass
effect." The veins of the stomach, small intestine, and most of large intestine drain
via the portal venous system.
However, there are two small veins at the very end of the rectum (called the middle and
inferior rectal veins) that drain _directly_ into the veins of the systemic circulatory
system -- thus, anything absorbed via this route goes directly into the main circulation
without being subjected to first-pass effect.
I'm not sure that anything absorbed via rectum is in fact absorbed significantly more
quickly (I might be wrong about this) but something absorbed via the last few inches of
the rectum -- remember, most of the large intestine is drained via the portal venous
system -- does reach the systemic circulation without having
been subjected to first-pass effect and is thus in a more un-metabolized, and thus often
more potent, state.
It's worth remembering that alcohol is indeed something of a poison and if you take too
much too quickly it can be directly fatal. This typically occurs when one's blood alcohol
reaches about the 0.4% level -- with 0.1% or 0.08% usually considered the upper limit of
alcohol level compatible with the ability to drive without being significantly
Alcohol taken by mouth has something of a very primitive protective mechanism in that the
more intoxicated one becomes the harder it is to continue to drink, and this makes it
difficult to ingest a fatal amount if one drinks relatively slowly. (Alcohol is absorbed
more rapidly by a relatively empty stomach and more slowly by a relatively full stomach.
It should be noted that various cheeses have something of a "coating action" on
the lining of the stomach and thus are particularly effective
in slowing the rate of alcohol absorption.) Alcohol given by enema obviously lacks this
"safeguard" and can even be given to an unconscious person.
Most of the case reports of fatalities I have heard of that were related directly to the
toxic effects of alcohol -- as opposed to intoxication-induced injuries, aspiration of
vomit, etc. -- were due to binge drinking where the person drank a large amount all at
once by mouth (I once saw a half-gallon-sized beer mug with "I bet you can't"
printed on it; personally, I found that a rather chilling sight, and maybe a future
wrongful-death lawsuit looking for a place to happen) or was given a large amount of
alcohol by enema. Fraternity initiations account for a large percentage of such cases.
As an entirely separate issue, it's worth keeping in mind that a "substantially"
intoxicated person is considered unable to meaningfully consent to sexual activity. It's
very well established in law that getting someone too intoxicated to understand what is
happening to them and then having sex with them is rape. (How the authorities would regard
someone's giving "prior consent" to becoming intoxicated and then participating
in sex and/or BDSM, I don't know.)
If one decided to experiment with an alcohol enema, it would be wise to keep in mind that
it could go into the system of the recipient in a more potent state (and that once it's in
it cannot be removed except by being metabolized) and adjust both the dosage and the rate
of administration accordingly.
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