Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How Do You Douche or Don't? Please Take Our Rectal Hygiene Survey

International Rectal Microbicides Advocates (IRMA) and researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Public Health are conducting a brief survey to help us better understand the types of products people use rectally for anal sex including lubricants and enemas or douches.

We are trying to gain a better understanding of rectal practices and behaviors that may affect the risk for sexually transmitted infections among people who practice anal intercourse.

It is a brief survey (takes less than fifteen minutes) and is completely anonymous. It is also available in many different LANGUAGES! This includes English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Thai, and German!

We have been having trouble getting women to take the survey, and we really want to include their perspectives and experiences in the results, as well. Take the survey and if you could, email this to your listservs and help promote the survey! Anyone can take the survey whether they use douches/enemas or not! Thanks so much for your time! You can find our survey here:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at

[If an item is not written by an IRMA member, it should not be construed that IRMA has taken a position on the article's content, whether in support or in opposition.]

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