What is a vaginal douche?
A vaginal douche consists of cleaning the inside of the vagina with water, soap, antiseptic products, or using a specific device such as an enema bulb.
The ideas received
To avoid getting pregnant : Some women perform vaginal douches, wrongly thinking of reducing the concentration of sperm.
To mask odors: It is normal and natural for the vagina to have a slight odor. On the contrary, an internal enema can lead to an imbalance in the vaginal flora and therefore... a stronger odor than normal.
The imbalance of the vaginal flora
Douching can change the naturally acidic pH of the vagina. There are bacteria in the vagina that maintain the pH below 7, thus limiting vaginal infections, cystitis, and STIs such as bacterial vaginosis or candidiasis.
Irritations & dryness
Frequent use of scented douches and cleansing products can irritate the vagina and cause a feeling of dryness. This can make the area more prone to discomfort, itching, and irritation.
The risk of ovarian cancer
An American study published in the journal Epidemiology in 2016 shows an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who regularly douch…
The vagina is self-cleaning, it doesn't need anything!
Little reminder: The vagina (external part) is self-cleaning, it does not need anything to clean itself properly. However, it is possible to take care of your privacy with suitable products.
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