King Louis XIV’s Enema Buttons

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King Louis XIV’s Enema Buttons

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Fashionable Parisians, convinced that inner lavements purified the complexion and fostered good health, took as many as three or four enemas a day.  The craze was often burlesqued on the stage, notable by Moliere, and it was a lively topic of elegant discourse in the salons.  Louis XIV is said to have taken over 2,000 enemas during his reign, sometimes holding court while the ceremony progressed.  Aristocrats had their enemas delicately tinted and scented.  The were also widely used as a means for poisoning prompting Louis XIV toarrange for a special detective agency to combat the wave of enema-murders among nobility.

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