Virginia Cleansing Morning Vaginal Douche
What is douching?
The word “douche” means to wash or soak in French. Douching is washing or cleaning out the vagina (birth canal) with water or other mixtures of fluids. Most douches are prepackaged mixes of water and vinegar, baking soda, or iodine. You can buy these products at drug and grocery stores. The mixtures usually come in a bottle and can be squirted into the vagina through a tube or nozzle.
Women douche because they mistakenly believe it gives many benefits. Women who douche say they do it to:
- Clean the vagina
- Rinse away blood after monthly periods
- Get rid of odor
- Avoid sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Prevent pregnancy
Is douching safe?
Most doctors and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend that women don’t douche. Douching can change the delicate balance of vaginal flora (organisms that live in the vagina) and acidity in a healthy vagina. One way to look at it is in a healthy vagina there are both good and bad bacteria. The balance of the good and bad bacteria help maintain an acidic environment. Any changes can cause an over growth of bad bacteria which can lead to a yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Plus, if you have a vaginal infection, douching can push the bacteria causing the infection up into the uterus, fallopian (fuh-LOH-pee-uhn) tubes, and ovaries.
What are the dangers linked to douching?
Research shows that women who douche regularly have more health problems than women who don’t. Doctors are still unsure whether douching causes these problems. Douching may simply be more common in groups of women who tend to have these issues. Health problems linked to douching include:
- Vaginal irritation
- Bacterial vaginosis (vaj-uh-NOH-suhs) (BV)
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
Some STIs, BV, and PID can all lead to serious problems during pregnancy. These include infection in the baby, problems with labor, and early delivery.
Should I douche to clean inside my vagina?
No. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggests women avoid douching completely. In most cases the vagina’s acidic environment “cleans” the vagina. If there is a strong odor or irritation it usually means something is wrong. Douching can increase your chances of infection. The only time you should douche is when your doctor tells you to.
Virginia Cleansing Morning Vaginal DoucheTMMild and made with natural ingredients for natural feminine care that will leave you feeling clean and fresh.
Virginia Cleansing Morning Vaginal DoucheTMpH-balanced formula
Virginia Cleansing Morning Vaginal Gynecologist tested for gentleness
How to use:
vaginal douche with application