Future Method Just Changed the Anal Sex Prep Game… Again.

The brand's Anal Douche Powder Packs are Future Method's latest innovation in convenient, body-friendly prep

July 12, 2022 6:00 am
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Some people have the luxury of thinking about their assholes with relative infrequency. Sure, it’s there, but you never have to look at it, so as long as it seems to be functioning as god and nature intended, why worry about it?

Those people aren’t having anal sex, though, so is that asshole oblivion really worth it?

Some degree of “mess” is a normal and sometimes inevitable reality of backdoor play — and, to be crystal clear, there is absolutely nothing wrong with or shameful about that. As Dr. Evan Goldstein, renowned anal surgeon and founder of Bespoke Surgical and Future Method, puts it: “If you’re going to have anal sex, you better believe that shit happens.”

Still, while reducing the mess- and bottom-shaming that all too often prevents folks from exploring or fully enjoying anal play should be a top-line goal for all of us as a sex-having society, no one can really blame anal-sex havers for wanting to make sure they’re keeping things ultra-clean down there. And that’s where Future Method comes into play. 

Co-founded by Dr. Goldstein and informed by his lived experience as an anal surgeon who has seen first-hand the havoc improper anal prep can wreak on an asshole, Future Method seeks to provide a science-backed approach to sexual prep and wellness to the LGBTQ community and beyond. From the first and only anal douche solution that is actually compatible with your body’s natural chemistry (yes, that matters and no, tap water is not) to “Butt and Gut” probiotics that help backdoor enthusiasts protect the sacred anal microbiome, Future Method is a first- and one-of-its-kind company in the increasingly saturated sexual wellness space. Their latest innovation? Anal Douche Powder Packs, the on-the-go, TSA-approved answer to the sometimes inconvenient realities of anal prep.

A follow-up to Future Method’s pre-mixed Anal Douche Solution, (a first-of-its-kind product that boasts a body-friendly and renowned-anal-surgeon-approved formula paired with a small, over-douching-proof bulb) the Powder Packs are designed to maximize convenience while upholding Future Method’s unparalleled standard of actually, scientifically butt-friendly douchery.

But first, a word on douching

While douching has been a mainstay of anal-sex prep within the gay community (and the growing poplulation of anal-sex-havers of all genders and sexualities) for, well, ever, it hasn’t always been the best way to prep for anal sex, healthwise. 

“​​Douching with tap and bottled water or with store-bought enemas does damage to the tissues in the rectum,” says Dr. Goldstein. This damage is then compounded by the act of anal sex itself, and can leave individuals more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections and other complications. 

For these reasons, Dr. Goldstein actually tends to advise against douching. According to him, a proper diet high in fiber (and probably supported by fiber supplements like Pure for Men’s line of Stay Ready products) and use of the right probiotics should be enough to keep the vast majority of people clean and anal-sex ready. The bottom line (pun kind of intended)? “Most people don’t need to douche,” says Dr. Goldstein. And over-douching, douching unnecessarily or improperly is doing most people much more harm than good. 

That said, Dr. Goldstein knows that people are still going to douche. This is thanks, in large part, to some deeply problematic bottom-shaming and a cultural obsession with “cleanliness” during sex (which is likely rooted in some lingering Puritanical beliefs that see sexual activity of any kind as inherently “unclean,” morally speaking, but we don’t have time to unpack all of that right now). Still, Future Method is all about meeting people where they’re at. 

“No matter what I say, people are going to continue to douche,” says Dr. Goldstein. And they’re gonna douche way too much, they’re gonna use unsubstantiated methods, they’re gonna get HIV or STDs or have anal issues.” 

So for Dr. Goldstein, the question then becomes: “How do we make people feel confident and comfortable and allow them to douche, but do it in a way that is safer, that is targeted to the communities that we serve, and that ensures they’re doing it in the right way?”

The answer? A doctor-developed, pH-balanced, butt-friendly approach to douching, first in the form of Future Method’s original, pre-mixed solution, and now with the brand’s convenience-primed Anal Douche Powder Packs.

What makes Future Method’s Anal Douche Powder Packs Different?

Developed in direct response to consumer feedback, the Anal Douche Powder Packs were created to provide the same level of butt-safe care as Future Method’s original douching solution, while maximizing convenience and customization.

Dr. Goldstein describes the the Anal Douche Powder Packs as a natural follow-up to Future Method’s Pre-mixed Anal Douche Solution, informed by the unique needs of the communities Future Method serves. “Recognizing that consumers have preferences on bulbs for cleansing, I created a first-of-its-kind powdered solution to fit any bulb, anywhere, with convenient, travel-friendly packs that are TSA compliant.” 

The Anal Douche Powder Packs are simply mixed with water (one powder pack mixed with half a cup of water should do the trick) and are compatible for use with any bulb (since many seasoned douchers already have their favorite) and can be used on-the-go, anytime. Their body-safe formula boasts a pH-balanced, isotonic and iso-osmolar solution, which essentially translates to: it’s formulated for maximum compatibility with your body’s natural chemistry. Moreover, the Powder Packs are also formulated with Panthenol, which is a moisturizing miracle that helps keep things calm and hydrated down there, as well as licorice root extract to help comfort, soothe and prevent the irritation that often accompanies improper douching. 

In other words, it’s douching made safer, made easier, made more convenient, and made to help anal sex enthusiasts of all gender and sexual identities feel more confident exploring the joys of anal play. 

“Anal sex is just another way to seek pleasure, and there should be no shame in that,” says Dr. Goldstein. “Anal orgasms are in a league of their own and should be experienced by everyone. And our products are really, truly developed for anyone with an asshole.”

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