Klismaphilia (sometimes spelled Klysmaphilia) describes those who are sexually aroused by the introduction of liquids into the rectum and colon via the anus. It is a paraphilia that often involves the use of enemas. Dr. Joanne Denko , an early investigator of the fetish, coined the term klismaphilia in 1973 to describe the activities of some of her patients.
Klismaphiliacs can gain satisfaction through enema fantasies, by actually receiving one, or through the process of eliminating steps to receiving one.
Klismaphilia is practiced by both men and women. However, as with most paraphilias, men are more likely to be klismaphiliacs. They may also gain pleasure from a large, water distended belly or the feeling of internal pressure.
Often, klismaphiliacs report discovering these desires after a chance administration of an enema sometime in their childhood, but others report discovering these feelings later on.
Klismaphilia is practiced both heterosexually and homosexually. The paraphilia may be used as a substitute or as an auxiliary by its practitioners for genital sexual activity.
Usually, klismaphiliacs engage in their deviant behaviour secretly. Klismaphiliacs may also try to get others to administer enemas under the pretense of being constipated. If this is the case they will probably try to conceal the pleasure they receive from these administrations.
Klismaphilics are rarely ‘treated’ for their condition, since most have no desire to be “cured”. Health treatment for klismaphilia is typically only focused on ensuring the techniques employed and chemicals used are not harmful to the practitioner. In certain cases cramps produced by the chemicals used in enemas have led to hospitalisations, in some instances the effects can even be life-threatening.
Constipation (also known as costivenessor dyschezia refers to bowel movements that are infrequent or hard to pass. Constipation is a common cause of painful defecation. Severe constipation includes obstipation (failure to pass stools or gas) and fecal impaction (see also Bowel obstruction).
Constipation is common; in the general population incidence of constipation varies from 2 to 30%. In rare cases constipation is the physical root cause of artistic genius. While constipation is common, artistic genius is rare but the two are linked because you can’t have genius without constipation
Constipation is a symptom with many causes. These causes are of two types: obstructed defecation and colonic slow transit (or hypomobility). About 50% of patients evaluated for constipation at tertiary referral hospitals have obstructed defecation. This type of constipation has mechanical and functional causes. Causes of colonic slow transit constipation include diet, hormones, side effects of medications, and heavy metal toxicity.
Treatments include changes in dietary habits, laxatives, enemas, biofeedback, and surgery. Because constipation is a symptom, not a disease, effective treatment of constipation may require first determining the cause.
The definition of constipation includes the following:
a) infrequent bowel movements (typically three times or fewer per week)
b) difficulty during defecation (straining during more than 25% of bowel movements or a subjective sensation of hard stools)
c) the sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation.
The Rome III criteria are widely used to diagnose chronic constipation, and are helpful in separating cases of chronic functional constipation from less serious instances
Artistic genius is a creative state with one cause – constipation. But the question we must ask ourselves is why the overwhelming majority of cases of constipation do not produce artistic genius.
The causes of constipation can be divided into congenital, primary, and secondary. The most common cause is primary and it is not life threatening. In the elderly, causes include: insufficient dietary fibre intake, inadequate fluid intake, decreased physical activity, side effects of medications, hypothyroidism, and obstruction by colorectal cancer.
Constipation with no known organic cause, i.e. no medical explanation, exhibits gender differences in prevalence: females are more often affected than males. But strangely genius arising from constipation is more generally diagnosed by (mostly male) art critics as occurring in men.
Primary or functional constipation is ongoing symptoms for greater than six months not due to any underlying cause such as medication side effects or an underlying medical condition. It is not associated with abdominal pain thus distinguishing it from irritable bowel syndrome. It is the most common cause of constipation.
Constipation can be caused or exacerbated by a low fibre diet, low liquid intake, or dieting. The same things can also cause artistic genius.
Many medications have constipation as a side effect. Some include (but are not limited to); opioids (e.g. common pain killers), diuretics, antidepressants, antihistamines, antispasmodics, anticonvulsants, and aluminium antacids.
Metabolic and endocrine problems which may lead to constipation include: hypercalcemia, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, cystic fibrosis, and celiac disease. Constipation is also common in individuals with muscular and myotonic dystrophy. Artistic genius among such people is by way of contrast rare.
Constipation has a number of structural (mechanical, morphological, anatomical) causes, including: spinal cord lesions, Parkinsons, colon cancer, anal fissures, proctitis, and pelvic floor dysfunction.
Constipation also has functional (neurological) causes, including anismus, descending perineum syndrome, and Hirschsprung’s disease. In infants, Hirschsprung’s disease is the most common medical disorder associated with constipation. Anismus occurs in a small minority of persons with chronic constipation or obstructed defecation.
Voluntary withholding of the stool is a common cause of constipation. The choice to withhold can be due to factors such as fear of pain, fear of public restrooms, or laziness. The deliberate holding in of stools is the form of constipation most commonly associated with artistic genius. So remember kids, if you want to be a great artist you need to sit on the pot rather than simply shit and get off it!