I had been douching for a while previously until I got a vaginal infection from, obviously douching too much. I was told by the doctor not to douche but lately i've been feeling a bit odorly down there. I just wanted to know if it was okay to do it at least once. it's been over a month and a half since i last did it. is it ok now?
Should i douche? or is it unsafe?
Douching can be very bad for you. Your doctor is right. There is no reason to douche. The vagina is self cleaning.
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Normally, a douche involves a fluid filled bag with a long tube-like apparatus. The idea is that the woman inserts the tube-like apparatus into her vagina and squeezes the bag, causing fluid to flush out the vagina. The fluid is normally a water/vinegar solution that's formulated to match a woman's natural pH. Although women do this to “clean” their vaginas, douches can interfere with a vagina's natural cleaning mechanisms, causing more harm than good.
uck. you should really not douche. your vagina cleans itself, and if you are experiencing an unpleasant odor it is because you possibly have some type of normal infection, not because you "need cleaning".
as mentioned, douching is not good. it upsets the normal healthy balance of your vagina and can CAUSE problems.
all you need is to shower daily and wash or rinse the area. eating a healthy diet also helps maintain the normal balance of good bacteria. (yes, bacteria. it's a good thing!)
problems with unpleasant odor should take you to the doctor for a definiitave diagnosis and treatmant.
finally, please, don't buy into all the marketing shit telling you that you need to douche and use some type of spray to keep things smelling good. your vulva and vagina should smell and taste like a vulva and vagina! not some synthetic fake thing like honeysuckle or whatever.
it really, really pisses me off that those companies make up lies and try to make women feel like they smell and need to cover it up. your normal healthy smell is normal and arousing!