I kind of kneel on the edge of the tub until I've got all the water in. Then I get down on the floor. The first time there were a few blunders, but now I NEVER make a mess! Ha! Just like anything else in life. What's even funnier was that my husband wanted to try an enema too because it was working so well for me. So I had to help him get started! Our cleansing has actually improved our relationship on many fronts, helping someone out with personal stuff seems to bring you much closer.