I just read your response to the topic, Enemas scare me, and I was surprised, but delighted to see how you approached the issue and some of your thoughts and suggestions. I certainly appreciate your feelings regarding rectal ministrations, done obviously for legitimate, healthful, beneficial reasons, such as rectal temperatures, and use of the enema, both which are not designed to be more than either a diagnostic measurement (rectal thermometer/temperature taking) or a cleansing/purging of toxins by means of a slowly, controlled administered enema.
Your suggestion of starting out with a rectal thermometer is a good idea. At least I believe it is. When I started colonics, though I'm pretty much now enema oriented, I was, you might say re-acquainted with the rectal thermometer temperature taking practice,(something I thought was no longer going to be done after the age of about ten) as I would have my rectal temperature taken prior to my colonics
by either a nurse or the therapist. I figured, what was a thermometer compared to the colonic
specuulum that soon followed. To this day, I'd never take an oral or ear or underarm temperature. I found rectally done, my temperature is accurately measured and I'm very use to and comfortable with it being taken rectally. Just a note here. I still get an occasional colonic
and if lucky enough, am given an enema instead, and I will request a rectal temperature be done, sometimes having it taken, sometimes not (that I could never figure out-other than the facility I'm at not having thermometers.( so I'll bring one with me-in case) Though I guess some places don't see a need or feel it's a "medical procedure" and they can't do it for that reason.
Recently I talked with a new friend trying to guide her with respect to taking enemas, and I too said take things slowly and in a controlled way. Again I think you said some very prudent things in your response, and I'm glad to see someone who is not burdened by some of the thinking we tend to encounter when the subject of enemas, colonics
or other rectally administered practices are discussed.