Sunday, July 27, 2008

So Fresh and So Clean, Clean.

Vaginal douching is something that has been around for years. This is when a woman rinses her vagina with water or other solutions to flush out discharge or other contents. Many women are under the assumption that this is perfectly normal and a great way to keep the vagina healthy and free of disease. However, they are incredibly wrong. Pretty much all doctors will tell you that vaginal douching does much more harm then any good. When you douche, you change the chemical balance of the vagina, which makes your more susceptible to infection and disease. Most of the time it will introduce new bacteria into the vagina that can spread up into the ovaries and fallopian tubes. That can be very dangerous.

There are a couple common reasons why a woman feels she must douche. 1) After sex to prevent pregnancy or disease. However, it will not reduced pregnancy risk and makes your more susceptible to STDs. 2) To reduce odor, however every vagina has a mild odor, which is healthy. If it seems worse one should visit the doctor, because douching will just make it worse. Regular douchers face a 73% greater risk of developing bacterial vaginois or pelvis inflammatory disease, which is a chronic condition and can lead to infertility or even death.

The safest way to clean your vagina is to let it clean it self. It naturally produces mucous for that reason. Besides, do you really want your vagina smelling of tropical rain or summer blossom? I personally don't want people thinking I have flowers hidden away up there.

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