Enema images courtesy indirectly and directly from
Were these purely for medical value, or was there eroticism behind their creation?
A girl about to recieve an enema by Watteau.
Two young women trying to give another a forcible enema by French illustrator Chéri Hérouard under his nom de plume of Herric
A fifteenth cemtury illustration of the works of the Greek physician Galen
La Soubrette Officieuse by Swiss artist Alexandre Chaponnier (1753-1805)
Le Curieux by Pierre-Anroine Baudouin
This delicate watercolour by Baudouin (1723-1769) shows a maid about to giver her mistress an enema using a clyster syringe, which was the usual way of administering an enema from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
“Enemas were not just a medical solution to constipation and dehydration but were also used to quickly introduce drugs, both medical and recreational, into the system. In the eighteenth century picture above, physicians administer a tobacco smoke enema. This was not only used to treat stomach pain but also to revive victims of near drowning.”
Der gefaellige freund (the obliging friend) by Helga Bode
Die gefürchtete kanüle (the dreaded needle) by Helga Bode
Das Geduldige Opferlamm (the willing sacrificial lamb) by Helga Bode
“Helga Bode was a German artist active in the nineteen twenties. She specialised in spanking art (more of which another time) but also produced a lot of enema themed drawings and watercolours. Some of her illustrations appeared in German medical books in the thirties but very little is known about her.”
Im Schlafsaal des Internats (in the boarding school dormitory) by Helga Bode
Klistierstunde im Pensionat (Clyster hour at boarding school) by Helga Bode
Bode didn’t miss the possibilities of the extra threat posed by a male protaganoist, however, and, as we can see by the two examples below, much of her art is about the anticipation rather than the act itself.
Peinlicher Befehl (the embarrasing instruction) by Helga Bode
You can see the transition from fear to happy expectation when going from Bode to Gaal’s work.
“This one by artist Jim Black, again, has a reluctant looking victim at the mercy of two older women. Black was one of the pseudonyms of French Artist Luc Lafnet (1889-1939)”
“This picture is by another illustrator of ninteen thirties French spanking novels, JX Dumoulin. It is an illustration from a novel called Humiliations Chéries by Jean Claqueret, a pseudonym for an unknown French author.”
“This is an illustration from a novel by Sadie Blackeyes which was a pen name for French author and songwriter Pierre Dumarchey (1882-1970). Dumarchey was the author of the novel Quai de Brumes which was made into a film by Marcel Carné in 1938.”
“This illustration by Richard Hegemann really piles it all on. A man with bound wrists has sex with a woman who is tied to a chair. She is receiving an enema whilst a woman in a see through slip and boots whips them whilst an excited little dog looks on. Hegemann was probably actually a woman, active in Germany in the twenties.”